Ten most controversial films


Satyam Shivam Sundaram: When released in India, it caused much controversy over its erotic content, the semi-clad Zeenat Aman and the much-talked about sex scene between Zeenat and Shashi Kapoor.

Black Friday (2004): Based on journalist Hussain Zaidi's book with the same name on the 1993 Mumbai blasts, the film had to wait for two years before its theatrical release as the trial was on and a stay order had been obtained by the accused. The film was released after the judgment was passed and remains one of the most acclaimed films of all times

Sins (2005): Directed by veteran journalist Vinod Pande, the film is a take on the prevailing trend of God-con men. However, it attracted a lot of criticism from the Christian community as it depicted a Catholic priest being sexually involved with a young woman. The film was banned because of the negative portrayal of Catholicism and sexually explicit scenes.

Kissa Kursi Ka (1978):  When the film hit the theaters, the prints were confiscated and burned at the Maruti factory in Gurgaon. The reason- the film was a political satire aimed at the Gandhi family and especially at the maverick Sanjay Gandhi who was behind the Maruti car project. After the Emergency, a commission was set-up and Sanjay Gandhi was found guilty and sentenced to a month in Tihar Jail.

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