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Old July 5th, 2015, 05:20 AM
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Unfreedom---banned in India

This movie which features Indian actors and made by an Indian director is partially set in India and partially in USA . However it has been banned in India due to explicit scenes of lesbian sex and crude violence . I have the explicit scenes in a video sent to me on whatsapp .

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Old July 5th, 2015, 05:37 AM
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

We've done it again. Only two days after India failed its LGBT populace by voting against benefits for same-sex partners for UN staff, it was reported on Saturday that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC, popularly known as the 'Censor Board') banned 'Unfreedom', a thriller directed by debut filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee.

The film, a contemporary thriller, features a lesbian love story as well as an Islamic terrorism-related angle. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the board was mainly irked by the nudity and the lovemaking scenes between the two protagonists and reportedly claimed that, apart from stirring enmity between Hindus and Muslims, it would "ignite unnatural passions."

The trailer for the film has taken advantage of this situation, proclaiming in big, bold letters that the film has been "banned in India" and it is the film "they don't want you to see." It is presumably an attempt to garner the same kind of attention that India's Daughter, the recent BBC documentary on the Delhi gang-rape, received after the government banned the film.

Kumar, who is based in Florida, told the Mumbai Mirror that the film was rejected by all three committees of the board — the Examining Committee, the Revising Committee, and even the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. When a film fails to clear these three hurdles, it is considered banned, unless the filmmaker moves court. Kumar is reportedly doing exactly that. "I'm making an appeal in the High Court now as the Censor Board cannot tell a filmmaker what to make and what not to," he told Mirror.

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/03...n_6966608.html
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

Lgbt ko US visa milega kya? Like Christian in India think english their language n they are Brits.
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Lgbt ko US visa milega kya? Like Christian in India think english their language n they are Brits.
They can claim Asylum in Inglistan - lot of Sardarjis there got Asyluim in 84.

And apparently GC is easier for LGBT folks. Our van pool suspected a Desi gay couple of putting a 'Dostana' act to get a GC.
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

There is a law from British Rule Sec 377, which prohibits Homosexuality. It was Challenged in Supreme Court, but SC refused to strike it down saying that Parliament should repeal this law. NDTV and a lot of PC celebs like Aamir Khan expressed disappointment with SC decision. Perhaps they should open their class 6 civics book which says that Legislature Frames laws and Judiciary enforces or interprets them.

Now, probably Censor board may feel this is illegal, but dont we have scores of movies where heroes are smugglers or underworld dons. Perhaps Pahlaj Nihalani thd new CBFC chairman is trying extra hard to keep Hindutva forces in good humour.

But look at this song from his movie 21 years back.
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

My review has spoilers

This english film with characters who either live or originate in the Indian subcontinent has been banned in India due to scenes of brutal violence and graphic depiction of lesbian sex---and banning a film is like waving a red rag to a bull as far as I am concerned . The film is easily available on the internet , and I had already been enticed by a clip of the film showing explicit lesbian sex that was circulating on whatsapp .

It deals with two parallel plots ( one originating in Pakistan and the other based in India ) that never intersect , but are interconnected anyway due to the fact that in both plots the victims have to face brutal violence for believing in their beliefs and living their way of life---and the director's message is that though technically India and Pakistan are both free countries , it is 'unfreedom' that prevails .

In one plot a muslim leader ( played by Victor Banerjee ) living in New York is kidnapped by a fundamentalist muslim ( played by Bhanu Uday ) sent from Pakistan . He is kidnapped because he preaches tolerance and moderation and he refuses to recant his views in front of the camera placed by his kidnapper . So he is forced to undergo the most brutal torture by his kidnapper using the most sharp and vile instruments---the kind of savagery which will make you puke if it goes on any further on the screen in front of you . The kidnapper himself is mentally tortured by an incident in his past and this results in a bizarre ending to the torture fest .

The other plot is more tantalising---at least at the start . It is based in Indian capital city Delhi , and here a girl ( Preeti Gupta ) is being forced to marry against her wishes by her policeman father . She cuts her long traditionally Indian hair to short tresses as an act of rebellion . But when her father admonishes her , she tries to kill herself with a pistol . Finally she plucks up enough courage to run away to the the person she romantically loves---another woman , played by Bhavani Lee .

AAH Bhavani Lee....the start of the movie itself shows her strutting about completely naked painting nude paintings and giving fiery speeches espousing lesbian and transgender rights . Her butts and her boobs are just perfect---butts are shapely and boobs are taut and erect . She is bisexual and Preeti Gupta has to shoot Bhavani's male lover ( they are shown having sex in a parked vehicle when Preeti arrives waving gun ) to kidnap Bhavani . Having kidnapped Bhavani they escape across a river and then Preeti proposes marriage to Bhavani . They marry in front of the sacred fire , and then comes what I had been waiting for---their lovemaking scene . The sight of two beautiful naked bodies entwined and gyrating in pleasure and rubbing each others privates is one of the most hot and sexy scenes I have seen in mainstream cinema---and I have seen a lot of mainstream cinema . Bhavani is more fair skinned , while Preeti is dusky in complexion with heavier breasts .

But Preeti's father has policemen after her and two lesbian lovers are caught . In the police station he asks Preeti to leave Bhavani and when she refuses , he does what is the most gruesome act I have seen in a film ever---he makes his fellow policemen rape his own daughter in front of his own eyes as punishment for her lesbianism ( which he feels is against Indian culture ) !!

The director has truly crossed all limits as far as taking cinematic liberty is concerned , and his method of showing the 'unfreedom' in the Indian subcontinent is really too way off....
Of course , the movie does leave a lasting impact and the director has made it with extraordinary zeal . Inspite of the brutal scenes , you have to credit him with that .

The film is obviously not a good advertisement of the subcontinent and will make a westerner have the most horrifying image of south asia and it's people . 'Unfreedom' does exist in both India and Pakistan , but to this degree of violence ? Not surprisingly , it is banned in India .

Acting is good by everyone and the two girls have put real zest in their lovemaking . Photography and music is decent and appropriate for the situations .

Verdict---No holds barred stuff . I would give it three stars out of five .
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

the film is now available on youtube---

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the film is now available on youtube---

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Why would anybody want to watch a movie like this Just wondering... Why
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for the scenes of female nudity at least . but it is not a bad film .
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Re: Unfreedom---banned in India

I had seen the clip on whatsapp. Didnt know at that time what this clip was or context of the scene.
Anyway, some director wants to show lesbian sex and add all kinds of things to it and call it a movie! Maybe making a feature film length porn would have made him more famous and earned him more money.
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