7 Indian Movies That Give Powerful Messages

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Bhakshak (2024) - Netflix

The strength of Bhakshak is that it resists easy answers.The film often teases with massy solutions – like the possibility of the channel’s videos going viral – before debunking them.

OMG 2 (2023) - Netflix

This film bats for sex education in Indian schools through the prism of religion giving importance to putting an ease to the topic of masturbation and desires of a human being when they go through puberty.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) - Netflix

This film addresses the issue of open defecation in rural India and promotes the importance of sanitation and access to toilets. It emphasizes the need for societal change and challenges age-old beliefs to ensure a hygienic and dignified life for all.

Article 15 (2019) - Netflix

Article 15 confronts the deep-rooted caste-based discrimination prevalent in Indian society. The film advocates for equality and justice as it follows a determined police officer's quest to uncover and confront systemic oppression and atrocities against marginalized communities.

Padman (2018) - Netflix

Inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, "Padman" aims to destigmatize menstruation and promote menstrual hygiene. It encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing social taboos surrounding menstruation.

Bala (2019) - Disney+ Hotstar

Bala explores the societal obsession with physical appearance, particularly hair loss, and its impact on self-esteem and relationships. The film advocates for self-acceptance and challenges conventional beauty standards.

Swades (2004) - Netflix

Swades is a poignant tale of an NRI who rediscovers his roots and chooses to contribute to the upliftment of rural India. The film emphasizes the importance of community development, social responsibility, and active citizenship in driving positive change and nation-building.