17 Of 793 Films Banned In India Since 2000 Were Punjabi – Here Is the Full List

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The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, Nutan Thakur, a city-based activist, was told by the film board that between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2016, the Censor Board refused to “grant certificate for exhibition to 793 films”.

As many as 231 Hindi films were refused certificate, followed by 96 in Tamil, 53 in Telugu, 39 in Kannada, 23 in Malayalam and 17 in Punjabi. Twelve films each in Bengali and Marathi, apart from projects in other languages, were also banned during this period.

Sadda Haq, Kaum De Heere, Nanak Shah Fakir, Ik Onkar, Toofan Singh, Jinda & Sukha,2 Bol, Baghi, Dilli 1984, Dharm Yudh Morcha and Blood Street are just a few of the 17 Punjabi films that were banned by CBFC, check out the Ghaint Punjab video below which highlights all 17 films and why they were banned in India.

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