Bollywood showcase innumerable entertainment in various generic (from romance to action, Thriller to the biopic, from drama to suspense).Let’s explore the spices of controversial movies in Bollywood.

Bollywood has no shortage of movies which either sought significant debate or confronted an entire boycott and were never released. Curiously, these films have earned rave basic surveys and critics appreciation at global film platform. The movies on communal violence, homosexuality and political issues, have flamed the riots in Indian Film Industry.

Bandit Queen

The biopic is based on the life of Phoolan Devi, a woman dacoit who led a gang of bandits in northern India. Phoolan belonged to a poor low caste family and was married to a man thrice her age. She later took to a life of crime. The film, directed by Bafta-winner Shekhar Kapur, was criticized for its excessive use of abusive language, sexual content, and nudity. Despite the backlash, movie wins the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

Padmavati/ Padmavati

Padmavati, director Sanjay Leela Banshali was dragged to court as some right-wing groups felt that the film misrepresents history and thus tarnishes the reputation of certain communities in Rajasthan. Lead actress (Deepika Padukone), who portrays the historical queen Padmavati in the film, was threatened to be-head. The film was scheduled for release was extended to January 2018. Historians have debated the real-life existence of the queen, with many saying she was a fictional character in an epic poem. Leaving behind all these controversies the movie emerged out to be the biggest blockbuster of the year.


Starred, Mr. Perfectionist Amir Khan and the Band Baja girl Anushka Sharma, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and under the direction of Raj Kumar Hirani the Movie “PK” was the story of an alien. Scenes of the movie showcased some of the customs as superstitions and raged sentiments of the certain religious group. The controversies had not all affected the success of the Movie because it’s unique cinematic and became 5th highest-grossing Indian Film in the world.

Madras Café

John Abraham starred movie revolved around the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the Indian intervention in the Sri-Lankan civil war. There were several Tamil groups who demanded a ban on the movie.

My Name is Khan

SRK, around the release of this movie, said that he would want Pakistani players to participate in the IPL. It did not go well with the ‘sentiments’ of Shiv Sena, who threatened SRK with stalling the release of this movie.


This super-hit movie had bold scenes between Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi which shocked the masses and stirred controversies across India.

Omg- Oh My God!

The Khiladi/(Akshay) Kumar movie garnered attention for the honest portrayal of the religious situation in India but it also had a lot of controversies around it. There was a complaint against the actors of this movie for hurting sentiments of Hindus. The movie was also banned in UAE.


A Prakash Jha film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, and Deepika Padukone. Movie plot touched the sensitive nerves of some people when it portrayed the caste based reservation system in India Education. As a result, the movie was banned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh before its release.

The Dirty Picture

Vidya Balan portrayed the erotic biopic of south Indian actress Silk Smitha’s was appreciated by the audience but undergone a lot of controversies. The posters of the movie and objection by Silk Smitha’s brothers who even legal notices to ban the movie were the controversies in the release.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela

People in India are too touchy. Someone got offended with the title of this movie. It apparently hurt the sentiments of Hindus because the name was based on a Hindu mythology. There was an FIR filed against Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for the same.

Anyone who follows Bollywood knows that it thrives on controversies. There are controversies about everything, be it actors, their personal lives or their movies. Every time a thought-provoking Bollywood movie releases, we know it won’t go down the throat of either extra sensitive people or the Indian Censor Board.




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