In recent times, some fearless directors have pushed themselves beyond their comfort zones and given us some truly inspiring films. Films like Badhaai Ho, Pad Man, and the newest movie, Janhit Mein Jaari are all centered on issues that are considered taboo. Such motivating films on social issues assist in educating people about important topics while simultaneously entertaining them with quirky humor. So, here is a list of 6 Hindi movies that are based on social issues.
- Janhit Mein Jaari
Directed by Omung Kumar, Janhit Mein Jaari is a movie penned by RaajShaandilyaa. The film stars NushrrattBharuccha as Mannu. She is a condom seller in a small village in Madhya Pradesh. Mannu faces a lot of opposition from her family members and the community for her profession. Discussion on subjects related to protected intercourse is still considered taboo in the vicinity. Janhit Mein Jaari was released theatrically on June 10. It will now get a digital premiere on the ZEE5 streaming platform on 15th July 2022. The movie also features Vijay Raaz, Tinu Anand, Anud Singh Dhaka, and Paritosh Tripathi in significant roles.
- Pad Man
Padman was motivated by Coimbatore social entrepreneur and real-life hero Arunachalam Muruganantham. In the movie, a husband watches as his wife uses filthy cloth during her period. He tries to find an affordable way to make pads so that women can use them and practice good menstrual hygiene. He endures a lot of ridicule and abuse, but he never loses heart in his quest to build the brilliant invention of the sanitary pad machine.
- Badhaai Ho
The hilarious comedy film Badhaai Ho exposes society’s hypocrisy towards sex. It emphasizes our resistance to considering our parents as sexual beings. In the movie, a young man deals with the fact that his parents are having sex as they become pregnant unexpectedly. Although the family is shamed by society for having sex, their son ultimately stands up for them and matures as a person.
- Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The main theme of the movie is the importance of having toilets at home. In the movie, a newlywed bride walks into her husband’s house and quickly realizes there isn’t an indoor toilet, and that the community as a whole is similarly lacking in this regard. To just ‘go’ once every day, women in the village must plan and prepare well before morning. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha emphasizes how risky it is for individuals to use the restroom in open spaces, in the heat, the rain, or the cold, with insects and snakes nearby, and the difficulties they encounter as a result of age-old beliefs.
- Ki and Ka
Director R. Balki’s Ki and Ka bust central stereotypes of gender roles in a relationship. While Kia (Kareena Kapoor), the primary character, toils away in corporate boardrooms, Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) chooses to be the homemaker. Despite Kia being three years older than Kabir, they decide to be life partners. As is to be expected, Kia’s mother (Swaroop Sampat) asks about their sexual compatibility while Kabir’s millionaire builder father (RajitKapur) lashes out about Kabir’s choices. Nonetheless, marriage happens, and with it occurs minor hiccups and misunderstandings.
- Shubh Mangal Savdhaan
The central theme of this romantic comedy is educating about erectile dysfunction. Shubh Mangal Savdhaan revolves around the life of Mudit, a meek kid who eventually wins over Sugandha, and the two decide to get married. But, before the wedding, they learn that Mudit has erectile dysfunction, which causes a rift in their relationship. This film raises awareness about erectile dysfunction in the most amusing manner possible. You can watch Shubh Mangal Savdhaan full movie on the ZEE5 streaming platform.