Some movies are purely meant to entertain, a superb combination of marvelous acting skills and music, able to hold your attention for a good three hours. And there are others, which, besides entertainment make you aware of events around the society. These films push you out of your comfort zone and offer a window to see through the anomalies of society. So, here we are going to discuss the movies released this year that delivered powerful social messages.

1Aligarh

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Aligarh is the story of a professor, Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) who get suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. The movie talks about the condition of gays and lesbians in India. It depicts how in India we still haven’t accepted gays whole-heartedly and see them under an entirely different light. The director has tried to deliver a very powerful message through the movie, i.e., gay is just a sexual orientation, and someone shouldn’t be judged or looked down upon for being one. Being gay is as normal as being straight; it doesn’t make them any less of a human.

2Nil Battey Sannata

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Nil Battey Sannata is the story of a single mother, Chanda (Swara Bhaskar) who earns a living by working as a maid. She goes back to school for studying so that she could further help her 15-year-old daughter in her studies. It is a light movie that delivers an affirmative message about the importance of education in our life and how there is no legitimate age to achieve that. This movie imparts the knowledge that one must never doubt his/her abilities, and should never leave hope of achieving better things in life.

3Udta Punjab

source: YT / Balaji Motion Pictures

Udta Punjab is about the drug trouble in the state of Punjab, India. It portrayed the sad state of Punjab youths due to their high involvement in the drug abuse. In fact, it showed how every person who abuses drugs for momentary high ruins his/her life in the long run. This film has shaken the souls of the audience by showcasing the miserable life of drug addicts and forced to think how destructive could it get. The important message that this film tried to deliver was instead of getting high on drugs, get high on life and live it happily.

4Pink

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The movie Pink is about three working women staying in Delhi and how some unfortunate turn of events drags all of them to the courtroom. The movie shows how an independent woman who live life on her own, dress the way she wants and is sexually active before marriage is judged on moral grounds and often misinterpreted as sexually available for any man in the world. But the director of the movie has tried his best to express how a woman is free to live life on her terms and have fun without being judged or interfered by the society.

So, all these movies besides entertaining, educate us about the social issues prevalent in our society and convey the message that how a small effort from our end can help make this a better place to live.

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