Must read! Take a look at THESE Indian movies that didn’t find a place in foreign countries

Mumbai: Indian films have a huge fan base. In order to reach fans living in various parts of the world, filmmakers often release their films internationally. But sometimes things go south.

These films do not always receive a warm response from film certification commissions in different countries. Often, due to the law and sentiments of the country, overseas censorship boards ban the release of certain Indian films.

Here are 11 such films that have been removed by overseas film certification boards and therefore banned in some countries.

Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmiri Files’ centering on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley has received mixed reviews. The film was banned by the Singapore censorship authority. In response to questions from the media, the Singapore government declined classification for its “provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims”.

Malayalam crime thriller “Kurup” has Dulquer Salmaan, Sobhita Dhulipala and even Manoj Bajpayee. The film was banned in Kuwait for showing a criminal trying to flee from police in India and seeking refuge in Kuwait.

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Padmaavat found himself embroiled in many controversies. From the film’s name change to the actors receiving death threats, the film faced it all. Even though the film turned out to be a success, it was banned in Malaysia due to concerns about “Muslim sensitivities”.

“Pad Man” received a positive response for raising awareness about menstruation and menstrual hygiene. Surprisingly, the film was banned in Kuwait and Pakistan for its depiction of a subject which is still considered taboo.

‘Neerja’ has won many awards in the country. However, the film was banned in Pakistan, allegedly for showing the country in a bad light. The film successfully ran in other foreign countries.

The spy thriller “Baby” had Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu in captivating roles. The film was banned from overseas release in Pakistan for allegedly portraying Muslims in a negative light.

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The story of Kundan, Zoya and Akram has found many takers. However, Raanjhanaa was banned in Pakistan for its “controversial theme”.

A thought-provoking “Oh My God” film that brought to light such a problem that religion was to end up in the mud. Despite its success in India, the film was banned in the United Arab Emirates for its religious content deemed “too sensitive”.

Vidya Balan’s portrayal of Silk Smitha was one of her phenomenal performances. The film turned out to be a super blockbuster. The film was released abroad except in Qatar.

In the context of the 1993 Bombay riots, Fiza was banned in Malaysia for its depiction of a Muslim character.

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