Cinema has always had the power to enlighten people and make a greater impact in the society. This power of cinema has been, quite a few times, realized by Bollywood and it has presented some magnificent cinematic marvels.
These movies listed down in this article have touched the gravest issues and have changed the minds of thousands by presenting a new perspective.
This movie portrays the story of two women, one widow, and the other one, a married woman, trying to save her husband. Both of them are brought together by fate and help each other in their difficult journey. Starring Ayesha Takia and Gul Panag, this film is an exceptional piece of work.
- 3 Idiots
This Aamir Khan starrer brought about a revolution in the industry and broke various records. Addressing the issue of the stagnant and competitive system of education in our country, this movie tries to tell the audience that studying is not about being on top, it is about actually having an interest in it. Several Box-Office records were broken by this film, and it was loved and admired by thousands.
- Prem Rog
Released in 1982, this film, starring Padmini Kolhapure and Rishi Kapoor generated quite a buzz, as it addressed a controversial and sensitive topic, Widow Remarriage. When the female protagonist becomes a widow, just after a few months of her marriage, her childhood friend offers to marry her again. Boycotted by several at that time, still, this movie was a fresh subject and was quite empowering.
- Rang De Basanti
A group of young students fighting against the injustices done by the government, this movie gives an adrenaline rush and forces you to think about the political scene. This revolutionary Aamir Khan starrer created an enormous impact and initiated discussions on issues like corruption and inefficiency of bureaucracy. RDB was a huge success and inspired a great number of people.
- Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a critically acclaimed movie, which is a cinematic marvel. It is a story about a young student who suffers from Dyslexia, and how his Art teacher helps him to overcome this barrier when everyone else keeps breaking his will. This movie made people cry their hearts out, and marvelous performance of Aamir Khan and Darsheel Safari was a delight.
The perfect portrayal of women empowerment, this movie is a story about a young girl goes on her honeymoon alone after her fiance calls off the wedding. The wonderful acting of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao and the authentic description of middle-class mindset makes this movie quite inspiring.
Movies are nothing but the real life on a screen, and it is like holding a mirror in front of the society. When the movie makers decide to address a relevant issue through their skill of movie making, it really helps in generating awareness and making a big impact.