Most Sensual and Controversial Films of Indian Cinema

There are so many Indian Films that are actually banned and not even released on the theatres.

The reason behind is these films reflects the actual Indian society but the Censor Board fearing of bad impact specially on the young boys and girls and kids put a ban on the films liks the hot Bengali Film, Gandu and other films like Sins, Unfreedom and The Pink Mirror.

Out of these films some are finally passed and some arn’t, lets take a look about these films.


Sins is a 2005 Bollywood film directed and produced by Vinod Pande.

The movie has a few controversial topless scenes due to which the movie received an A certificate from the censor board of India. The film depicting a Catholic priest romantically involved with a young woman, was protested against by those that felt it was a negative portrayal of Catholicism and indecent. Catholic Secular Forum filed a public interest litigation to stall its release but the court cleared the film.


Gandu is a 2010 black-and-white Indian film, in the Bengali language, directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee who has described the film as a “rap musical” (as an answer to whether the film is pornographical as it contains certain pornographic scenes).

It features Anubrata, Joyraj, Kamalika, Silajit, and Rii in the lead roles. The film’s music is by the alternative rock band Five Little Indians.


Unfreedom (Hindi: Dagh Ujala) is a 2014 Indian drama film by Raj Amit Kumar, which was released in North America on 29 May 2015. Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poem, “Ye Dagh Dagh Ujala”, is the inspiration behind the film. The film stars Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain, and Preeti Gupta.

The story revolves around a Muslim fundamentalist in New York who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar with an intent to kill, while a closeted lesbian in New Delhi kidnaps her bisexual lover with the intent to love. The resulting torture and violence evokes a brutal struggle of identities against “unfreedom”.

The Pink Mirror

The Pink Mirror, the Indian release title Gulabi Aaina is an award-winning Indian film drama produced and directed by Sridhar Rangayan. Said to be the first Indian film to comprehensively focus on Indian transsexuals with the entire story revolving around two transsexuals and a gay teenager’s attempts to seduce a man – Samir (Rufy Baqal). The film explores the taboo subject of transsexuals in India which is still much misundersood and ridiculed.

In 2003, the Central Board of Film Certification, the Indian Censor Board banned Rangayan’s film on Indian transsexuals. The censor board cited that the film was ‘vulgar and offensive’. The filmmaker appealed twice again unsuccessfully.

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