Khandaani Shafakhana: The film depicts the journey of a young girl who inherits her dead uncle's sex clinic in Punjab. It is a quirky take on the taboo around sexual disorders which features Sonakshi Sinha taking over her uncle's 'Sex Clinic' after his demise.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, the film dealt with erectile dysfunction and impotence in men.
Lipstick Under My Burkha: The film, starring Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, talked about women's sexual desires and how their dreams are thwarted by societal norms.
Vicky Donor: This film is a light, breezy watch on infertility and sperm donation, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor
Poster Boys: This Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade starrer was a satire about men's sterilisation and family planning methods in rural India.
My Brother Nikhil: The movie was a bold take on homosexuality and the topic of AIDS which hadn't been explored so openly in Indian films, during its released. It starred Sanjay Suri, Purab Kohli and Juhi Chawla.
Matrubhoomi: This movie, starring Tulip Joshi, Sushant Singh, was set in a dystopian society and future where there are no women remaining for men to marry and have children with. It deals with several issues of female infanticide, gang-rape and polyandry.
Prem Rog: Starring Rishi Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure, this 1982 released takes on the issue of widows and widow remarriage in the Indian society.
Fire: Acclaimed director Deepa Mehta's film Fire explored homosexuality and received a lot of flak for showing intimates moments between the lead actresses, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. However, the film is still considered one of the masterpieces by the filmmaker.
Udaan: A bold take on domestic abuse of another kind - parents beating their children was highlighted in this Vikramaditya Motwane film.
Paa: It took on the subject of a rare childhood disease progeria and also of unwed motherhood. Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Abhishek Bachchan acted in this film and was lauded by critics and audience!
Some films expose the ugly side of society and how certain taboos have to be eradicated. As Khandaani Shafakhana hit the screens, a look at movies that have created awareness about social taboos
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