Nudity Overloaded: 5 Flicks Depicting Nudity for the Sake of it!
By Neha Jha
Feb 21, 2018
Bollywood has had its fair share of films depicting nudity, sex and sexuality. While some of them contained bold steamy scenes as per the demand of the script, most other flicks portrayed nudity just for the sake of it. And the surrounding controversy helped their films get attention.
We take a look at 5 such movies which are less about erotica and more about titillation.
Released in 2013, Kamasutra 3D was directed by Rupesh Paul and was initially shot with Sherlyn Chopra. However, the tussle between the actor and the director caused her to no longer be associated with the movie. Not just that, Paul went on to say later on that his movie was mistaken to be an erotica, but was actually a war film. The film was rife with controversy because of its explicit scenes. Yet, it became the first film with 5 songs to be selected in the Original Song contention category for the 86th Academy Awards.
A sequel to the 2002 Jism starring Bipasha Basu, this one failed to impress the audience. The movie was the debut film of Sunny Leone with Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. Its lengthy, steamy scenes did nothing to impress people and, as a result, the film went nowhere forward except being another film featuring nudity.
Released in 2004, Murder was loosely based on Richard Gere starrer “Unfaithful” with two scenes lifted from the original. Starring Mallika Sherawat, Emraan Hashmi and Ashmit Patel, the film was a sex thriller. In spite of controversies surrounding it, the film was a hit at the box office. However, its sequels failed to make any impact.
The first in the franchise, the movie was directed by Vivek Agnihotri. Paoli Dam, known for her bold avatar, was cast in the erotic thriller which dealt with revenge. The film contained ample nudity and hordes of sexual content. Regardless, it worked at the box office and the audience has been given more sequels of it. The 4th instalment, Hate Story 4, is all set for release.
Starring Shiney Ahuja and Seema Rahmani, the film was slated for controversies because it depicted a priest indulging in sexual relationship with a young girl. The movie received a lot of flak from the Christian community. The love scenes were explicitly bold and drew a lot of attention from various religious groups. Director Vinod Pande made the film after news of a Kerala priest committing adultery and murder came to the surface. Regardless, the film failed to ring in cash registers.