is kissing in Indian film allowed #190821-093511-001000

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 months ago
  • Answered
Maybe I'm wrong except had two sources. Does imdb declining editor know something i don't?

https://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/kissing-is-on-the-rise-in-india-but-not-because-of-bollyw...
https://www.quora.com/Why-isnt-there-any-kissing-in-Bollywood-films



What did the imdb editor read that I didn't?
Photo of MikeTheWhistle

MikeTheWhistle

  • 824 Posts
  • 1105 Reply Likes

Posted 2 months ago

  • 1
Photo of BONAFIDE BOSS

BONAFIDE BOSS

  • 24 Posts
  • 13 Reply Likes
No. Kissing in Bollywood movies is not restricted. But they do censor nudity.
Photo of Dibyayan Chakravorty

Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

  • 4414 Posts
  • 2288 Reply Likes
Hi,

The censor board of India allows kisses or sex scenes if it gets a very little amount of screen time, also the scene should not be of a very much passionate love, then it gets a cut.

Example: The kissing scene between Daniel and Monica from 'Spectre' was got cut during India release.

Also, kissing or sex with other than human beings (animal / alien) is a big no no.
Photo of Dibyayan Chakravorty

Dibyayan Chakravorty, Champion

  • 4414 Posts
  • 2288 Reply Likes
One more thing I would like to mention,

'Sex' is still a taboo thing in a majority part of the Indian society. The film censor board just acts like the same.
Photo of bderoes

bderoes, Champion

  • 1474 Posts
  • 2402 Reply Likes
Perhaps the trivia item needs to include the year the film was released in India (actually, only 2 months after the US release), and to emphasize the inter-species aspect. The articles you cite are much more recent, and standards may continue to change.

Ex: "... when first released in India (2001). Kissing, especially inter-species, is..."

Photo of MikeTheWhistle

MikeTheWhistle

  • 824 Posts
  • 1105 Reply Likes
I've actually been doing searches trying to find a link that specifies no inter-species kissing but can't find one.
I did consider the year, but the articles I put in my submission along with many others I've found are consistent that kissing was allowed starting in the 1990s.

I'm sure the reason is either no inter-species kissing and/or just not wanting kissing, but that's different than the trivia item's that kissing is/was not allowed.

If someone can find a link about inter-species kissing I'd be appreciative.
thx