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Khosla Committee Report

1969
Khosla Committee Report

India

The Enquiry Committee on Film Censorship, popularly known as the Khosla Committee, published its report (“Report”) on 26 July 1969. This committee was appointed on 28 March 1968, following public concern over increasing sex and violence in cinema.
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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

1970
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Japan

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter is the third of five films in the Stray Cat Rock or Alley Cat Rock series. The Stray Cat Rock films share a focus on delinquent girl gangs performing a version of early 1970s cool that emphasised sex, fashion, petty crime, recreational drugs, and psychedelic rock performed in exciting action sequences.
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Bobby

1970
Bobby

India

Directed by Raj Kapoor (of Shri 420) and launching his son Rishi Kapoor’s career as a leading man, Bobby was India’s highest grossing film of 1973. It is arguably the first Hindi teen film and it provided a template for teen romances throughout the late 1970s and 1980s.
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Chanda Committee Report

1970

India

Under Indira Gandhi’s direction as Minister in 1964, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting established a committee led by former Auditor-General of India Ashok.Chanda to investigate Indian broadcasting. It presented a report on radio and television in 1966 that was critical of the state’s financial and administrative restrictions on these media.
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K.A. Abbas Supreme Court Case

1970
K.A. Abbas Supreme Court Case

India

K.A. Abbas’ documentary, A Tale of Four Cities, was awarded an A certificate by the Censor Board because it included scenes of prostitution in a Bombay red-light district. Abbas refused the A certificate and sought to challenge the constitutionality of the pre-censorship of cinema
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Emperor Tomato Ketchup

1971
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Japan

In Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Tomao Kecchappu Kôtei) children have overthrown adults and a young boy had been made emperor under martial law. Their efforts to establish a new society descend into sexual and physical violence.
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Ek Anek Aur Ekta

1974
Ek Anek Aur Ekta

India

Ek Anek Aur Ekta was directed by Vijaya Mulay and released in 1974 by the Center for Educational Technology. It sought to teach children about strength in unity.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Sholay

1975
Amitabh Bachchan and Sholay

India

Amitabh Bachchan is the most famous actor of 1970s Hindi cinema and as the “angry young man” is emblematic of that era’s Emergency period.
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Julie

1975
Julie

India

Released shortly before Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced the Emergency and in the year the “angry young man” Amitabh Bachchan had his two biggest hits (Deewar and Sholay), Julie provides a romantic counterpoint more akin to Bobby (1973) and the subsequent Love story (1981).
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Deewaar

1975
Deewaar

India

Directed by Yash Chopra and starring Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar draws obvious allegorical parallels with the politics of the Emergency period.
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