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The word "Porn or blue films" are enough to make people raise their eyebrows or to make a person feel ashamed of what they just said, Porn in India is considered as a taboo.
Though its banned in India, it still has most highest traffic on the porn sites.
Some of us watched it when we shouldn't have, some of us watched it by mistake, some of us watched it too late and some of us are yet to watch it. Anyway, at some point everybody have have watched porn which is also known as 'Blue Film'.
Have you ever wondered why is it known as Blue Films?
In ancient times when B-grade or porn movies were played at the local theatres, the movie posters were launched with blue background so that it wont attract the attention of people like other normal movie posters do.
Before the porn industry came into existence, the movies used to be shot at a lower budget. The director and the producers had to find cheaper ways of converting their black and white reel into a coloured one. And so they had to compromise with the quality of the film which left a blue tint on the movie print.Instead of proper colour.
Hence the name ‘Blue Film’ came into existence,though the practice has stopped and now it can be seen in HD but the name continued.
Earlier, video stores packaged the VSR cassettes based on their type. For porn and adult movies, they would use a blue paper bag.For other normal movies white polythene bag was used.
There was law known as "Blue Laws", which existed in many states. Prior to 50 or 60 years ago, according to the "blue laws," most businesses were not allowed to operate on a Sundays.So even the 'Blue Movies' were not showed on Sundays.