Between 2001 and 2011, a total 256 films have been denied certification by the Central Board of Film Certification, as per the information obtained by Lucknow based Rti (Right to Information) activists Amitabh and Nutan Thakur.
The maximum number of films denied certification in one year was 59 in 2006, followed by 33 films in 2002 and 31 in 2004. Only 9 films were denied certification in 2010.
In 2001 all the 19 films denied certificate were English films.
A maximum number of 78 Hindi films have been banned followed by 52 English films. Among South Indian films; 51 Tamil, 33 Kannada, 15 Telugu and 14 Malayalam films have been denied certification in this period while 5 Marathi films have been denied certificate.
Only one Bengali film (2011- Kaal Aaj Kaal) and 1 Gujarati film (2010- Hun Re Vijogan Tara Nam Ni) was banned during this entire period while 2 Bhojpuri (Garda Garda Ho jaaye, Mumbai Bam Visfot Kand) and 2 Haryanavi films (Jija Teen Taang Ka, Padosan Thanedar) in 2006 were also denied certificates. »
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