256 film denied certification between 2001 to 2011
Lucknow, Feb 8 : Central Board of FilmCertification,fondly known as Censor Bord, has denied certification to 256 films between 2001 and 2011.
The maximum number of films denied certification in one year was 59 in 2006, followed by 33 in 2002 and 31 in 2004. Only nine films were denied certification in 2010. In 2001, all the 19 films denied certificates were English films.
According to the information, obtained by Lucknow-based RTI activists Amitabh and Nutan Thakur here today, in all 78 Hindi films have been banned followed by 52 English films.
Among South Indian films, 51 Tamil, 33 Kannada, 15 Telugu and 14 Malayalam films have been denied certification in this period while five Marathi films have also been denied certificates.
Only one Bengali film (2011- Kaal Aaj Kaal) and one Gujarati film (2010- Hun Re Vijogan Tara Nam Ni) was banned during this entire period while two Bhojpuri (Garda Garda Ho jaaye, Mumbai Bam Visfot Kand) and two Haryanavi films (Jija Teen Taang Ka, Padosan Thanedar) in 2006 were not given certificates.
Most of these rejected films had sexually implicit material. They include films like Frivolous Lola (2001), Adamkhor Hasina, Qatil Shikari, Khooni Raat (2002), Aalingnam (Malayalam- 2002), Biwi Tumhari Bacche Hamare (2003), Yoga Teacher, Divya Teacher (Tamil- 2003), Aag Hai Ye badan (Hindi- 2004), Bhookh, Jo Andar Fit wah baahar bhi Hit (2005), Maa Ninello Naanalle (Kannada), Preethiya, Rambha (Kannada-2006), Husn Bewafa, Sanam Harjai (Hindi) 2006, Model (Kannada)- 2007, Mumbai Aamchich (Marathi- 2007), Master Eke Master (Marathi- 2008), Maadosha (kannada- 2008), Bedherencha Bayangaram (Telugu- 2008), Back to Honeymoon (Hindi- 2009), Thee, Naalai Namade(Tamil- 2009), Paribhavam (Malayalam), Hawaa, Mestru (kannada- 2009), Deva Leelai (Tamil), Panchavati (Kannada), Yaar, Kattupuli, Itumbu (Tamil) etc.
Other films include The Irreputable Truth about Demons (New Zealand horror film), The Mexican a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and Rahul Dholakia directed Parzania (English, partly Gujarati- 2005), based on Gujarat riots.