Khandaani Shafakhana, Vicky Donor: Bollywood films on social taboos

Updated: 03 August, 2019 09:16 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    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.

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    Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, the film dealt with erectile dysfunction and impotence in men.

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    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.

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    Vicky Donor: This film is a light, breezy watch on infertility and sperm donation, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Prem Rog: Starring Rishi Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure, this 1982 released takes on the issue of widows and widow remarriage in the Indian society.

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    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.

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    Udaan: A bold take on domestic abuse of another kind - parents beating their children was highlighted in this Vikramaditya Motwane film.

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    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!

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About The Gallery

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

First Published: 03 August, 2019 09:15 IST