Padmaavat faced a ton of controversies and is now scheduled to release on January 25. Here, we look back at other Hindi films that had to face similar struggles……
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat is eventually inching in the direction of its scheduled release date on January 25. The movie has been thru various storms and controversies but this isn’t the first time that a piece of artwork, in particular a movie, has turn out to be a cause of problem for diverse political and spiritual groups. Padmaavat has seen everything, from their units being vandalised to loss of life threats, and even now the film is suffering to get a country-wide launch.
but Bhansali’s Padmaavat is not the primary film to warfare for a release. Many other Bollywood films have confronted similar protests on the premise of their content, language, name and from time to time even on the lyrics of a song. right here’s a list of movies that have been embroiled in controversies:
Lipstick under My Burkha (2017)
Alankrita Shrivastava’s “girl orientated” film was too ambitious for CBFC which refused to certify it for its ambitious content material. After a protracted conflict with the CBFC, the film noticed the light of the day whilst film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) passed it.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Karan Johar’s film confronted a number of warmth from political circles because it starred Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in a pivotal role. The movie’s release was scheduled for Diwali 2016 but because of the growing anxiety between India and Pakistan after the Uri attacks, MNS threatened the filmmaker with dire results if they launched the movie with out reducing Fawad’s portions. Karan Johar promised the political celebration that he could no longer work with any Pakistani actor within the future and donated Rs five crore to the Indian military Welfare basis.
Udta Punjab (2016)
The film became based at the drug risk in Punjab however its problem ruffled feathers. Political events across the u . s . believed that this film become showing Punjab in a horrific mild and hence, wanted many cuts in the film. The movie turned into cleared through Bombay and Punjab & Haryana excessive Courts however a Punjab based totally NGO later took their plea to the apex court to forestall the discharge. The apex court did listen the case but determined to not intervene with the excessive court’s ruling.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
The descendants of Peshwa Bajirao felt that the track ‘Pinga’ was offensive to Marathi subculture because it had Mastani and Kashibai dancing collectively. not just the music, the costumes of the main ladies and sure dialogues mouthed through Bajirao’s character had been termed as vulgar and offensive.
soon after the primary poster of the movie became released, there have been objections at the look that changed into sported by means of Aamir Khan. The poster had him sporting a jukebox with a naked frame. The makers later released a new poster where he changed into clothed. After the poster storm were given over, numerous Hindu organizations had objections to the film’s content. They felt that Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani mocked Hinduism. Effigies were burnt and various threats were made but the film managed to endure the storm.
Madras Cafe (2013)
various political parties in Tamil Nadu requested for a ban at the movie after the release of its trailer as they felt that the film carried an anti-Tamil sentiment. producer John Abraham said that he need to no longer be held at gun factor to make adjustments in the movie and he could cross ahead with anything choice CBFC takes for the movie. The film become in the end released however a few theaters in Tamil Nadu stayed away from screening it.
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
A petition changed into filed towards the film’s call, that became at the beginning titled Ram Leela, with the aid of Prabhu Samaj Dharmik Ram Leela Committee as they felt it harm religious sentiments. Bhansali modified the film’s name and the movie could then sail thru a clean launch.
student of the 12 months (2012)
The movie bumped into controversy due to “The Radha song”. The adjective sexy was used which raised objections from numerous religious companies. The word had to be replaced from “attractive” to “desi” within the very last music and the protests had been known as off.
Singh Saab The Great (2013)
The film was originally titled Singh Sahib the Great but the Akal Takht, the highest body of the Sikhs objected to the film’s title. They felt that the title was disrespectful and hence, it was changed to Singh Saab the Great.
The film’s subject dealt with the caste-based reservation system and many pro-Dalit groups in Kanpur objected to Saif Ali Khan’s casting as a Dalit man. The film was eventually banned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Later, director Prakash Jha removed various scenes from the film that could have aggravated communal tension.
Sadda Haq, the song in the film became a point of contention between the CBFC and the film’s director, Imtiaz Ali. Portions of the song were shot in McLeod Ganj and Dharamsala and the crowd scenes had people waving the ‘Free Tibet’ flag. These shots were later blurred out and it was only then that CBFC passed the film.
The film’s original title was Billu Barber but the barber community got together and raised objections as they felt that the film was demeaning their profession. The makers had to drop ‘Barber’ from their title and the film was released with a new title.
The makers of this film faced troubles when Jagannath Sena Sangathan filed an FIR against them at a police station in Puri. The line ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’ being written on a poster showing a scantily clad woman on the wall of a public toilet upset the organisation. The objectionable clip was deleted from the prints that were released in Orissa.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Rajputs in Rajasthan tried to block screenings of this Ashutosh Gowariker film as they felt that history was being misrepresented in the film. The Rajput Sabha and the Rajput Karni Sena felt that the film was factually incorrect and hence, the film should not be screened.
Black Friday (2007)
Anurag Kashyap’s film was originally made in 2004 but since the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case was still pending in the court, the release was stopped. The petition seeking a stay on the release asked that since the matter was sub judice, the movie would influence the popular opinion and could affect the judiciary’s opinion as well. The film ultimately released in 2007 after the court’s judgement was declared.
The film saw a plethora of protests soon after its release which included Shiv Senaand Bajrang Dal activists vandalising theaters and burning posters of the film. The film’s story dealt with the same-sex relationship between two women and at the time it was called “alien to Indian culture” by then CM of Maharashtra, Manohar Joshi. The film was passed by the CBFC without any cuts and that irked the protesters even more.
Kissa Kursi Ka (1977)
The political satire was a spoof on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi but the timing of the film landed it in great trouble. It was during the Emergency era that the film was supposed to get a release but the subject irked the ruling political party so much that they decided to burn all the prints of the film. The film ultimately witnessed a release after a new central government was elected.
26 weeks after its release in 1975, the film was banned. It was believed that the film was based on Indira Gandhi’s life as the promotional material hinted towards the same. After objections were raised, many scenes of the film were re-shot. A scene where the protagonist can be seen with Gandhi’s portrait in the background was inserted to re-iterate the fact that this was in fact, not based on Indira Gandhi. The film was later re-released in 1977 after a new government came in power.
Looking back at the history, we wonder how many names would be added to this list even after Padmaavat.