Bollywood churns out a number of films every year. Many films turn out to be a hit at the box office while some get lost in controversies. With 2019 coming to end in just a couple of days, here we get for you the top six movies, that made it to the headlines for its controversial content. Either a dialogue or the plot, films like Kabir Singh, Batla House, Pati Patni Aur Woh and many others ticked off a few people, the wrong way.
To begin with, we have Kabir Singh. The movie divided the society into two groups, one who dished the misogyny displayed on the screen and the other, who was okay with it. A remake of Telugu hit flick Arjun Reddy, it starred Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the Hindi remake. Violence against the female lead in the movie, gave rise to a lot of debates on various platforms, with stars themselves too taking their stand either in favour of it or against it. Despite all this, Kabir Singh marked Shahid Kapoor’s highest-grossing film of his career. ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi Birthday: 10 Best Selfies Of Our Bollywood Celebs With The Honourable Prime Minister
Next in the list is rom-com, Pati Patni Aur Woh. Before its release, the movie faced a lot of backlash due to one dialogue in the trailer. In the movie, Kartik Aaryan jokes about marital rape and that didn’t go down well with the viewers. The makers had to remove it fom the movie. The dialogue that got the movie under the controversial list is “Biwi se sex maang lein, toh hum bhikaari. Biwi ko sex mana kar dein, toh hum atyachaari aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke uss se sex haasil kar lein na, toh balaatkaari bhi hum hain.”
The Accidental Prime Minister which saw veteran actor Anupam Kher step into the shoes of former Indian PM Manmohan Singh called for a lot of controversies. It was picked up on because it was being released during the election. Also adding fuel to the fire was showing of the former PM as a mere puppet used by a political party, unable to exercise his power despite being in a powerful position.
Helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Panipat starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in the lead was banned in many theatres for the incorrect depiction of Maharaja Surajmal in the movie. It showcased Maharaja Surajmal demanding Agra fort in barter to lending a helping hand to Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau portrayed by Arjun Kapoor to fight against the Afghans. However, according to Historian Ramveer Sharma, Maharaj had protected the women and children belonging to the Maratha camp.
John Abraham’s Batla House was under scrutiny as well. The movie came under the radar after Maya Sharma, widow of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, martyred in the Batla House incident sent a legal notice to the makers. According to her, makers did not stick to the actual facts and figures, thus hurting the feelings and sentiments.
Judgementall Hai Kya that starred Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in the lead had controversy written over it from the word go. First, the Psychiatric Association of India had a problem with its initial title 'Mental Hai Kya' as they objected to the word mental. The makers changed then changed the title to Judgementall Hai Kya. Post that Kangana Ranaut had a showdown with a journalist at an event and got banned by the Entertainment Guild too. Tough later everything eased out, the critics ended up giving positive reviews for the film.
Lastly Uri: The Surgical Strike got the tag of being a controversial film due to Vicky Kaushal’s dialogue, though the makers were never pulled by the audience or critics for it, they quickly chopped it from the trailer to avoid any trouble.
The dialogue was “Apni 72 hooron ko hamara salaam bolna! Kehna daawat par intezar karein, aaj bahut saare mehmaan bhejne wale hain.”
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