What are the films banned in India but available in YouTube ?

There is a list of films that have been banned in India. This list is based on government action against these films due to the refusal of a rating by the Central Board of Film Certification [CBFC]. The Central Board of Film Certification is said to be very strict eliminating the showcasing of nudity in the films. It cuts and edits the scenes that are erotic and against Indian traditions. It has a strict way of functioning and operation. But the sad part is that all these films are easily available on YouTube and other online video platforms.


This film is based on homosexual relations. This film is in light of gay and lesbian relations has been restricted by the blue censor board. This movie is banned by the censor board due to its explicit lovemaking and sexual scenes. Though it cannot be watched with your family together. Yet, you can watch this film freely and effortlessly on YouTube.

Source: YouTube


From the title one can understand it is an erotic film with several sex-making scenes.Therewere several erotic and adult scenes in this film depicting heterosexuality and homosexuality that led to the ban in India. It was, however, later released in YouTube with few nudity scenes being removed.

Source: YouTube

50 Shades of Grey

This is a heavily sex-centric film, which was not given a rating by the Censor Board, even after voluntary cuts were made by the distributor. They decided to stick to good old Indian values, over blindfolds and handcuffs. It was banned by the CBFC due to many vulgar sex scenes, something that Indians must not be exposed to, according to the Censor Board.

Source: Oh!Big film

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Indian Censor Board decided to ban this thriller for its adult scenes of rape and torture. The board authorities demanded that these scenes should be cut before filming, which the director David Fincher refused to do. Thus, banned in nearly many parts of the world but easily available on YouTube.

Source: YouTube


This is a 2005 Bollywood film. The film has few controversial topless scenes and nudity prone scenes, as a result of which it is banned in India. The film depicting a Catholic priest romancing a young woman was protested against by those that felt it was a negative portrayal of Catholicism and indecent. This film had been accessible on YouTube for a long time

Source: YouTube

Bandit Queen

This movie is based on the life of Dacoit Phoolan Devi of Chambal Valley. It shows how Phoolan Devi and her family were wronged. It should have been appeared on the widescreen, however, because of carnage and intense scenes in the film, the board chose that the film was good for the society. However, you can see this motion picture on YouTube.

Source: Republic World


The film portrayed misogyny and ostracism towards the widows in the rural. Thus release in certain areas caused havoc, riots, and many strikes in India. It faced numerous oppositions when it was filmed in Uttar Pradesh. Thus, it was banned by the Censor board, and it was released later in 2007.

Source: YouTube

To be continued as the next article..!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here