In 2017, it’s getting more and more difficult to secure an easy release for a movie. From the copyright to the unnecessary censorship to the statements, everything is monitored. Here are 10 such movies which faced difficulties before their release dates!
Aandhi is a 1975 Indian political drama film starring Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen, and directed by Gulzar. The movie was not allowed a full release when Mrs. Gandhi was in power. The film was banned during the national emergency of 1975 a few months after its release. The ban immediately made the film a national topic.
Julie, which released back in 1975 was termed indescent by people. The story revolved around an inter caste marriage and indulging in sexual relations before marriage, which was not greet by the audiences and the censors.
Garam Hava is a 1973 Urdu drama film directed by M. S. Sathyu, with Balraj Sahni as the lead. It was written by Kaifi Azmi and Shama Zaidi, based on an unpublished short story by noted Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai. The film score was given by noted classical musician Ustad Bahadur Khan, with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, it also featured a qawwali composed and performed by Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi and his Warsi Brothers troupe.
Boom is a Bollywood film released on 19 September 2003. It explores the involvement of the fashion world with underworld crime.
Directed by Kaizad Gustad and produced by Jackie Shroff’s wife, Ayesha Shroff, the film features Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre, Zeenat Aman and Katrina Kaif. Boom was Katrina Kaif’s debut film. She was a last minute replacement of model Meghna Reddy who left the film and Katrina was cast.
The Dirty Picture is a 2011 Indian biographical musical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles. The filmmakers have clarified that the story is not officially or literally based on Smitha alone, but on many of her southern contemporaries such as Disco Shanti. It also resembles the personal lives of other women in popular culture, including Hollywood actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.The film was directed by Milan Luthria and co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, after Ekta came up with the idea and asked screenwriter Rajat Aroraa to pen a story based on it.
Rockstar is a 2011 Indian musical romantic drama film directed by Imtiaz Ali, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri, with music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film also stars Moufid Aziz, Aditi Rao Hydari, Piyush Mishra, Shernaz Patel, Kumud Mishra in supporting roles, and also Shammi Kapoor, who makes his last silver screen appearance. The film was produced by Eros International Ltd. along with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. It follows Janardhan Jakhar a.k.a. JJ or Jordan, who dreams of becoming a rockstar like his inspiration, Jim Morrison. Yet, eventually on attaining all that he dreamt of, Jordan ends up anguished and despondent without Heer Kaul, whom he so fiercely, passionately loved.
A lot of poltical partoes were hurt by this and ultinately, the scene in question was removed completely.
PK is a 2014 Indian satirical science fiction comedy film. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The poster sparked a controversy as it featured Aamir Khan posing almost nude with only a radio cassette recorder covering his genitals.
On 12 September 2012, British manufacturer Murphy Radio claimed that its trademark Murphy baby logo from its 1970s print advertisements has been used in Barfi! without permission. Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur said that he had received a legal notice from Murphy but said that there is nothing wrong in the intention, as the brand in question has been shown in a “very positive light”.
Lipstick Under My Burkha:
Lipstick Under My Burkha is a 2017 Indian black comedy film written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
The film was initially denied a release in India in January 2017, after the country’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused a certificate, stating that “There are contagious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society.
The movie, which is slated for a 1st December release might even face a boycott in some states. Even before the film’s shooting was completed, people raised objections to it. Members of Karni Sena attacked Bhansali and his team when they were shooting for the film at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur and even slapped the filmmaker claiming he was depicting ‘romantic scenes’ between Rani Padmavati (Deepika) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer). Bhansali’s production house had to issue a statement clarifying there are no such scenes in the movie.