Must Watch Movies Which Reflects The Subject Of ‘Mental Health’
Earlier, in India mental health was being treated as a taboo, people were not aware of the term “Mental Health ”and it was hardly discussed in many families, but Bollywood movies have now taken the initiative to break the taboo and raise the issue through films. As we all know movies influence viewers, thus it’s one of the most effective ways to spread awareness among society.
Here are 5 Bollywood movies that talk about mental health:
1. Dear Zindagi
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan, Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar, Yashaswini Dayama, and Rohit Suresh Saraf
This story revolves around a budding cinematographer Kaira(Alia Bhatt) who faces problems in her relationships and she’s unhappy with her life, which causes depression, then she meets a free-spirited psychologist Dr. Jehangir (Shahrukh Khan) helps her in resolving her issues with her parents and gets a new perspective in life, which leads to her following her passion, sorting her love life and an improvement in her mental health. It was a hit movie and one of its songs “love you Zindagi” totally relates the self-love.
2.15 Park Avenue
Cast: Shabana AzmI, Konkona Sen Sharma
It is a touching, agonizingly real, and hard-hitting film that, focuses on the strong-willed caretaker Anu (Shabana Azmi) who has always looked out for her younger sister Meethi (Konkona Sen Sharma), who has been suffering from Schizophrenia since childhood, and it has radically changed her life after a crisis while on a professional job. She is desperately on a quest to find her imaginary family living at 15 Park Avenue in Kolkata.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
Ved Vardhan Sahni (Ranbir Kapoor) and Tara (Deepika Padukone) fall for each other on holiday in Corsica and they both decide to keep their real identities undisclosed. Tara returns to Delhi and meets new Ved who is suffering from a personal breakdown and his mental disorder is triggered. The movie shows how he solved his borderline personality disorder. This is the reason why we can call this movie a Tamasha of mental health.
4. Taare Zameen Par
Cast: Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary
A beautiful and deeply poignant tribute to differently-abled children by Aamir Khan is “Taare Zameen Par ” It follows Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) an eight-year-old boy, who lost his innocence in a world of norms. Neither his parents nor teachers understand his situation and send him to the boarding school where he meets his new teacher Aamir Khan who helps him to get out of his situation. This is truly an epic movie that portrays the topic of child mental health.
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, and Sharash Kumar Shukla, Shishir Sharma, and Mohammad Samad
The film opens with the suicide attempt by a teenager who was not able to clear his Engineering entrance exam and get mentally so stressed thinking about society and his parents who were high scorers of their college. The film had a theme that tells you that the journey is far more important than the destination and that losing is as critical a life lesson as winning.
These are must-watch movies that give you a new perspective of living life stress-free.
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