Top Bollywood Movies that didn't see Pakistan release

Updated On : 11 Apr,2017 ,18:48 PM
list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Our Bollywood movies not only gain limelight in its own region but the buzz spreads all over the globe be it our neighbouring countries or overseas.

Especially, our dear neighbour Pakistan holds much credit on that.

The two countries have never ending political rivalries. The art and culture of two nations are also affected by it.

Recently after the ban of 'Naam Shabana' Pakistan once again has reminded us of all such events when our films didn't see light in the country. 

Here, we bring you the list of 10 more movies which went into controversies regarding their release in Pakistan. 

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Jolly LLB 2

Movie with a hit prequel 'Jolly LLb' has received good reviews in India but the movie couldn't receive any appreciation in Pakistan as it consisted of the issues related to Kashmir, which became the biggest reason for Pakistan to ban the movie. 

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Raees

Shah Rukh Khan starrer also couldn't entertain the audiences of Pakistan as it showcased a Muslim involved in bootlegging since Islam doesn't approve of alcohol so the Islamic region didn't approve of the movie either.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Neerja

Ram Madhvani-directed Sonam Kapoor starrer revolves around Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant on board a Pan Am Mumbai-New York flight, who was shot dead by terrorists during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986, has been banned in Pakistan allegedly for showing the country in poor light.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Baby

Pakistan Censor Board allegedly accused the makers of 'Baby' that the movie portrayed all the terrorists in the movie as Muslims. The Akshay Kumar starrer landed up to controversy regarding this ending upon a complete ban on it's release in Pakistan.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Haider

The film, starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Shraddha Kapoor in key roles, is Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Hamlet and was set in the Kashmir of 1995 when militancy was at its peak. The sources said that the film was previewed and sent to the censor board for approval. After watching it, the body decided not to go ahead with the release because of some controversial elements related to Kashmir.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Phantom

Another Kabir Khan directorial didn't see the light of day in Pakistan as the movie touched the issues regarding Mumbai's 26/11 attack. Pakistan couldn't digest showing the mastermind of the attack Hafiz Saeed in bad light. So, it opted not to make their citizens know the truth about the incident by putting a complete ban on the movie.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Earlier rumors had it that the film was banned in Pakistan as it portrayed the story of the Indian athelete Milkha Singh, who refused to go to Pakistan since his family was killed there during the partition. Later on, it got clearance by the Censor Board.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Ek Tha Tiger

Directed by Kabir Khan the movie starred Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif who played agents of the intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan respectively. Hence, the reason becomes clear why it didn't release in Pakistan.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Agent Vinod

Another Saif Ali Khan starrer was banned in Pakistan as the film showcased Pakistan intelligence agency ISI in a negative light. One of the reasons became that the movie showed high-ranking Pakistani officials in support of the Taliban regime.

list of top bollywood movies that did not release in Pakistan

Raanjhana

This got us with a surprise when a movie like 'Raanjhana' too became the victim of the ban in Pakistan's release. Not only political reasons but showing a Muslim girl fall in love with a Hindu guy also becomes a major issue to put a ban on Indian films. Well, Pakistan...Really?