Readers' Pick: Movies we wish censors HADN'T passed!
These movies have no business being out there!
Sometimes Bollywood fare is not merely obnoxious, it’s offensively too.
No wonder when such objectionable material gets green lit from the censors, viewers are left seething and sore.
In wake of Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar’s arrest for allegedly accepting bribes to certify movies with disagreeable content, we asked you, dear readers, to share your pick of Hindi films that have no business being out there.
Here are 10 responses from your curious feedback of films ranging between vulgar to appalling.
It’s bad enough to remake a lousy film but to make one so cringe worthy?
Most of you are still recovering from the onslaught of computer-generated tigers, ghastly acting from respected actors and dialogues that feel like a loud slap.
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Image: Ajay Devgn and Tamanaah in Himmatwala
Where Sunny Leone leads, erotica follows.
Ragini MMS2 mashes horror and sex to exploit the lady’s limited talents and profuse seduction skills in a manner that’s excessively, needlessly carnal for many of you.
Image: Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS2
There’s no doubt Sajid Khan’s Humshakals is bound to find a top spot in all year end lists of Bollywood’s worst films.
With its leading men Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor reduced to bikini-clad buffoons for the sake of innuendo-filled humour, Humshakals hits an all-time low.
So much that even Saif cannot hide his embarrassment for being part of such a sham.
Image: Ram Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Riteish Deshmukh in Humshakals
Where there’s talk of Humshakals, can the equally vulgar Grand Masti stay far behind?
The lewd sequel of Indra Kumar’s sex comedy leaves no opportunity to manufacture a joke at the expense of degrading its actors with gags that are demeaning, sexist and shameful.
Image: Vibek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani in Grand Masti
Can a moviegoer protest for nuisance? If yes, the batty, nonsensical idiocy of Aiyyaa qualifies fair and square.
Some of you found Rani Mukerji’s overeager, vigorous antics and lusting over a bare torso-flaunting Prithviraj too bizarre to digest. But going by its box-office performance, some is a LOT of you.
Image: Prithviraj and Rani Mukerji in Aiyyaa
Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela
Even as Deepika Padukone garnered acclaimed for her uninhibited performance and crackling chemistry opposite Ranveer Singh, Ram and Leela’s explicit display of affection doesn’t bode well with the traditionalist among us.
Especially since the hero is named after a Hindu god -- Ram, some of you argue.
Image: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela
Way too many shots of Ranbir Kapoor’s pelvic thrusts and butt cracks while Rishi Kapoor relieves himself on the potty seat ensure the nightmare called Besharam will haunt viewers for years to come.
What started out as a wonderful promise of seeing all three Kapoors -- Rishi, Neetu and Ranbir -- sharing one frame dumbs down to an imagery so god-awful, there are only two things to be said: Never again.
Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam
Sajid Khan’s asinine creations get no love from our readers.
After Humshakals and Himmatwala, they’d decided to thumb down the star-infested Housefull franchise for its shabby sense of humour that ridicules people of colour and ethnic communities while brazenly objectifying women who only appear to preen and pout in skimpy outfits.
Image: Zarine Khan, Asin and Jacqueline Fernandez in Housefull 2
When aliens resemble pumpkins and dudhis, can you blame the viewer’s urge to toss tomatoes at the screen?
Shirish Kunder’s sci-fi joke starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha tries to be whimsical but ends up getting on your nerves instead.
Forget censors, what prompts producers to champion such bunkum?
Image: Akshay Kumar in Joker
Aamir Khan expressed his concerns about how audiences would react over the wild contents of Delhi Belly before it came out. The song D K Bose, despite its suggestive lyrics, became a rage. Critics raved of the film’s racy irreverence.
While a section of the audience lapped it up, the conservative among still cannot process the crude, toilet humour Delhi Belly so lovingly exemplifies.
Image: Imran Khan and Virr Das in Delhi Belly