A nation without women. “Matrubhoomi” is an Indian film released on July 8, 2005, and directed by
. The movie focuses on social issues like female foeticide and female infanticide, and it shows the impact on the society without women. The film shows how a woman is forced to marry five sons because of fewer women in that village and how she faces sexual abuse and difficulties. The film shakes you up completely and will make us aware of the difficulties women go through in rural India. The movie made a successful effort in depicting reality, and it highlighted the importance of women in a man’s life in a society. Even though the film was disturbing and had many violent scenes, it was clear in conveying its social message, and it did leave an impact on the people.
2. OMG- Oh My God!
“Oh My God” is a drama- comedy film released in 2012 by
. This movie carries a social message, and they show it in a clear way, and it includes a little bit of comedy to make it more successful. OMG draws a line between faith in God and blind faith in God. The movie tackled this issue in a sensitive way, and they did great regarding conveying their social message. This movie made people think twice before they believed in anything and it showed how some people play with emotions and take advantage of them.
Taare Zameen Par
“Taare Zameen Par” film is an emotional drama released in 2007 by
. The movies revolve around a boy who suffers from Dyslexia and is forced to place first in everything. The main message of the film is to show how different each student will be and how different their needs are. It depicts how a society treats anybody suffering from disease and how they mock at the person. The message was for all the parents and to tell them that forcing will not lead them anywhere and how they should support their children in all ways. This movie did great, and it was successful in conveying the message to the society and did leave an impact on each and everyone one.
We The People “Swades” is an Indian drama movie released in 2004 by . This film deals with many social issues like Poverty, Child Labour, Education, Women Empowerment and Unemployment. The story beautifully shows how people in rural areas are suffering from these problems and that they are not developing in any way. The movie has a story based on a man (
Shah Rukh Khan
), an NRI NASA manager and he comes to India on a project and to meet someone. So he is not very happy with the state of the village, and he wants to change the system in that rural area. The movie shows how education can change a person’s life and he can help others to do the same. The movie also highlights all the social issues, and it made people aware of all the problems rural people face.
5. My Brother Nikhil
“My Brother Nikhil” is a heart touching film released in 2005 by Onir. This movie centers on issues like gayness and HIV/AIDS. It shows how that person will face many social problems in the society and the hurdles he went through for the society. The movie focuses on a swimming champ who is not accepted by his family or friends because he is a gay and is suffering from AIDS. It is a very powerful movie, and it did leave an impact on people, and it showed the reality of the society behavior towards anyone with a disease.
“Mardaani” is an Indian thriller movie released in 2014 by
. This film tackles social issues like child trafficking and child sex rackets. The story also encourages women empowerment, and it shows that even women are capable of doing anything that will help the society in any way. The film focuses on how children on the streets are not safe and that it can be dangerous for them to be alone on the streets. The movie succeeds in showing the issue, and people did get to learn a lot from the movie.
“3 Idiots” is one of the best super-hit flicks released in 2009 by
. The story deals with Education and the problems people face with it at times. The movie shows how Indian education system works and the attitude society has towards that system. Education is very important, but people should not be forced to learn something in particular. This movie is the best movie till date that could convey this kind of a message in a very simple way.
8. Table No. 21
“Table No. 21” is a lesson teaching film released in 2013 by
. This dramatic movie shows how ragging in college can affect one’s life. So it deals with ragging and torturing juniors in universities. This movie has done its best to show this issue and to show the public how the society reacts to anything like ragging. The film portrays that problems like ragging are not a small thing that people can ignore and how it can spoil a person’s life in all ways.
“Aarakshan” film which released in 2011 by
was an interesting movie. This storyline is about reservation issue, and it shows caste reservation. Even though the flick did not do well at the box office, the message was very clear to the people. Movie dwelled into serious topics, and it also talks about the education system as a whole. It wanted to make people aware of issues like reservation and whether it is helpful or not.
“English Vinglish”, which was released in 2012 by
, carried the best message ever. This movie gives out a message that even women or homemakers can do a lot more work in a better way. The story was successful in showcasing issues like women suppression in a society and how they are not encouraged to do any work and to erase that image of women only being a housewife. The movie did great, and it ended with an excellent message.