What are the films banned in India but available on YouTube? – II part

There are numerous movies that are banned in India. There are various reasons why a movie is banned. Even though the violence, agitations, and politics are involved in every movie there are certain movies that go too far. They are objectionable on multiple grounds. From the director’s point of view, these movies are to be exceptionally made with raw content so they reach the audience and create impact. Thanks to YouTube for making that possible. Here are the list of movies to be continued from the previous articles.


This film was produced by Anurag Kashyap in 2003. It showcases the use of immense violence and drug abuse. So the censor board has banned it. The board did not provide with rating but later banned it in India. However, it is accessible on YouTube.

Source: YouTube

URF Professor

The film featuring Sharman Joshi, Manoj Pahwa, and Antoor Mali was made by Pankaj Advani.  Due to the use of striking and fierce scenes in the film, the film was prohibited by the censor board. Yet available on YouTube.

Credits: Naukri Times

Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom

This movie portrayed Hinduism, Indian culture and traditions in a negative color. This reason was strong enough for the Censor Board to ban the movie in India. The ban was later removed and is available on the internet even today.

Credits: YouTube

The Da Vinci Code

The Christian minorities decided to ban the film from screening in India for the perceived anti-Christian message. There was a huge outcry and havoc in many states of India. Finally, it was banned in Punjab, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Goa, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

Credits: Mangalorean

Cannibal Ferox

The movie depicts and portraits a high level of human brutality and vigorous violence against animals and this did not pass with the Indian Censor Board. It was said to be the most violent movie ever made. This Italian film was banned in nearly 31 countries, yet available on YouTube.

Credits: Twitter

No Fire Zone

This movie depicted the violent Sri Lankan Civil War. This documentary by director Callum Macrae was not allowed for public screening by the Censor Board. Instead, he decided to release the film on the internet to make information like this reach the people.

Credits: Pulitzer Centre

The difference is to see that as the decades pass, the people have inclined to the artistic movies. Until 2014 we had numerous movies that were banned but in the past seven years, the graph has been gradually down. Rather, the directors’ belief in portraying the stories has been different.


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