Indian Cinema now does not hesitate to try new things, experiment with social issues, mature subjects, liberal themes in the movies. Many such open-minded experiments get stuck into controversies for one or many reasons like the story, bold scenes, swear words and other unacceptable content. Although a movie imitates life, sometimes the truth is really hard to digest. Let’s read about the most outrageous movies made by Bollywood.

Aandhi (1975)

Directed by Gulzar, the movie was banned as it was mildly inspired by Indira Gandhi and was later aired when congress lost election in 1977. Aandhi was banned by Indira Gandhi as she felt that the movie was mildly influenced by her life.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

The film was banned because of provocative dressing of Zeenat and extremely steamy scenes between Shahi and Zeenat. It was banned for some time and later became a huge success and won various awards.

Kissa Kursi Ka (1977)

The film was released in 1977. The film was banned by the government and the prints were confiscated and the negatives were burnt. It was aimed at a political leader who was behind Maruti car project. The director made the film again with a new cast but the film tanked miserably.

Insaf ka Tarazu (1980)
Insaf ka Tarazu (1980)

Insaaf ka tarazu: (1980)

Rape scene of a 13-year-old girl played by Padmini Kolhapure, lead to many controversies.

Bandit Queen (1994)

Directed by Shekar Kapoor, the movie is based on real-life story of infamous Indian Dacoit turned politician Phoolan Devi. Controversies started because of violence and the graphic nudity and brutality shown in the film

Fire (1996)

The first film based on lesbianism which revolved around two sisters-in-laws was too explosive and bold subject for Indian audience at that time. The movie had to face a revolt from the public and especially Hindu people.

Ek Choti Si Love Story (2002)

The film’s story is based on a teenage boy attracted to a married middle-aged woman. Manisha Koirala accused the film production of using the body double for steamy scenes in the movie without her consent which created controversies.

 Black Friday (2004)

One of the most controversial movies ever made. The film narrated the intense events of the gruesome 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

movie scene from water
Scene from Water

Water  (2005)

This film caused controversy by showing aspects of Hinduism and the plight of Indian widows. Hindus were so furious that Deepa was forced to shoot the entire film in Sri Lanka.

Sins 2005

The film is based on a sinful relationship between a Catholic priest and a young lady. The movie was not only banned due to its highly erotic content, but also the content of the movie was greatly resented by the Christian community. The film was released with an A certificate and was banned in some parts of the country.