Films are a form of art which project a particular message, a theme. Every director makes each and every scene with a key significance in mind. However, every film must go through the censor board to be cleared for viewing. In today’s society, it’s become even harder for the board to decide how to allow filmmakers their creativity, while censoring appropriately. After all, certain films deserve to be released without being adulterated by unnecessary cuts and edits. These films make be ones that center on aspects of life including sexuality, lust, the truth and do not deserve to be censored for the audience who deserve to see films which depict the bare reality! While the cut released in the theaters may be censored, many such films are high on demand for those who seek to see an uncensored copy of these films.
Below, we look at 6 such films whose creativity is showcased at their best with an uncensored version!
Angry Indian Goddesses – Angry Indian Goddesses arrives with audience awards from Toronto and Rome, and it’s easy to see why an international audience would appreciate this film. It presents India’s gender issues on a platter to them, which is congruent with what they read; it’s the same reason acclaimed films set in Africa often happen to be about genocide and extreme poverty.
The Wolf of Wall Street – Following the life of Jordan Belfort, a rich stockbroker who gets attracted to the world of crime and corruption that ultimately leads to his downfall. This film has some crazy scenes with drugs, sex and everything that isn’t allowed in India making it a must watch when uncensored.
Margarita with a Straw– There are two reasons to cheer for Margarita, With A Straw wholeheartedly: director Shonali Bose’s intent and actor Kalki Koechlin’s talent. Bose has packed too greater issues of reality into her script from being differently-abled, figuring out one’s sexuality, queer relationships, sexual frustration to death, making this film a must watch
Blue Jasmine – After her marriage to a wealthy businessman (Alec Baldwin) collapses, New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) flees to San Francisco and the modest apartment of her sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins). Although she’s in a fragile emotional state and lacks job skills, Jasmine still manages to voice her disapproval of Ginger’s boyfriend, Chili (Bobby Cannavale). Jasmine begrudgingly takes a job in a dentist’s office, while Ginger begins dating a man (Louis C.K.) who’s a step up from Chili.
Carol – It’s New York in the 1950s. You’re working as a shopgirl in a department store, when suddenly, you lock eyes with a gorgeous older woman in a fur coat. You sell her a train set, but she forgets her gloves on the counter. Perhaps you should give her a call. So begins the electrifying romance between Therese (Rooney Mara) and Carol (Cate Blanchett), women who develop a friendship and then something far deeper in a time when same-sex love still dared not speak its name. At long last, audiences can see Carol in all its glory through its uncensored version
Water – Water is another Deepa Mehta movie which courted a lot of controversy because of its dark insights on the life of the Indian widow. Set in a certain Ashram of Varanasi, the script of the movie was written by none other than Anurag Kashyap and took up controversial issues like ostracism and misogyny which were alien to the Indian Censor Board back then. No wonder, the movie was widely attacked by protesters and around 2000 fanatics even destroyed the sets of the film.