Cinemas are not only a source of entertainment but also serve a purpose for the education of the common masses. Several Bollywood films have sparked controversies owing to its content and have been subsequently banned.
Now, in this listicle, we will take a look at the list of 10 movies which were banned in Pakistan.
Akshay Kumar starrer massive hit, ‘Padman’ has been officially censored in Pakistan due to its taboo subject. The film revolves around menstrual hygiene and talks about the accessibility of women to sanitary napkins residing in rural areas. Pakistan has refused to screen the R-Balki directed film as it is against their culture, society, and even religion.
Neeraj Pandey directed the film, Baby had an exceptional response from his audience and did well in the box office. However, the film was banned in Pakistan as the film had depicted the arrest of an infamous Pakistani terrorist.
The film described the beautiful love story of a Muslim woman (Sonam Kapoor) with two Hindu men (Abhay Deol and Dhanush). The film was consequently censored in Pakistan as they found Sonam’s character too ludicrous for a Muslim woman.
Although Agent Vinod tanked at the Indian theatres, the film was not perceived well in Pakistan as the country was picturized to support the Taliban in Afghanistan and drop a nuclear bomb in India’s national capital, Delhi, and thus was unapproved by Pakistan film authorities.
Tere bin laden
It is no new news that Pakistan had morally backed Osama Bin Laden during the 9/11 attacks. The film revolved around the assassination of the terrorist by US covert mission under Barack Obama and didn’t sell out in Pakistan.
Comedy based, Ritesh Deshmukh starrer depicted suicide bombers was banned in Pakistan.
Udta Punjab raised several issues regarding cocaine resell, purchase, and addiction among teenagers in Punjab. The film was prohibited in both Punjab and Pakistan.
The biopic on air hostess, Neerja Bhanot, played by Sonam Kapoor who saved air passengers during the terrorist hijack, was also evicted from screening in Pakistan.
The film that starred John Abraham, Jaqueline Fernandez, and Varun Dhawan was not well received in Pakistan as the film shows how an Indian batsman is kidnaped in the middle east, portraying Pakistan in a negative light.
The banning of this film in Pakistan has come as a surprise to the team as Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani terrorist had reportedly disapproved of the movie and refused to have any relation with the past terror attacks.