This writer is of the opinion that no form of art should be banned, unless it is purposefully trying to incite violence against a certain segment of people. But obviously, members of Indian rating agencies don’t agree! They believe in rigorous censorship of movies. What they don’t realize is that with the advent of internet people have access to anything, anywhere. So, any form of censorship is just an hogwash to look politically right. In actuality, it serves no purpose. With that said, let’s list down the movies that were banned from releasing in India, either by CBFC or Indian government. The list includes both banned Hollywood and Bollywood movies in India.
1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The popular Steven Spielberg movie was banned temporarily for its “negative” depiction of Indians because of a scene, set in India, where characters are served monkey brains. The ban was later rescinded.
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo