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15 films that tried to uphold the socially relevant issues

Movies | IBNLive | October 14, 2012, 1:26 pm
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 'No One Killed Jessica' was directed by Rajkumar Gupta in 2011. The murder of model Jessica Lal was the theme of the film.

'No One Killed Jessica' was directed by Rajkumar Gupta in 2011. The murder of model Jessica Lal was the theme of the film.

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 'Swades' starred by Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi. Ashutosh Gowariker's 2004 film presented the problems of traditional Indian villages.

'Swades' starred by Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi. Ashutosh Gowariker's 2004 film presented the problems of traditional Indian villages.

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 'Naya Daur' released in 1957 was directed by Baldev Raj Chopra. It was centered on traditional methods of transportation which are facing a tough competition from modern vehicles in changing times.

'Naya Daur' released in 1957 was directed by Baldev Raj Chopra. It was centered on traditional methods of transportation which are facing a tough competition from modern vehicles in changing times.

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 'Achhoot Kanya', directed by Franz Osten in 1936, featured the problems of dalits in India.

'Achhoot Kanya', directed by Franz Osten in 1936, featured the problems of dalits in India.

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 In 1957, 'Mother India' directed by Mehboob Khan, tried to explain why a normal person takes up a weapon for justice.

In 1957, 'Mother India' directed by Mehboob Khan, tried to explain why a normal person takes up a weapon for justice.

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 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai', directed by Radhu Karmakar in 1960, starred Raj Kapoor, Padmini and Pran. It was based on the lives of bandits.

'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai', directed by Radhu Karmakar in 1960, starred Raj Kapoor, Padmini and Pran. It was based on the lives of bandits.

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 'Manthan' was directed by Shyam Benegal in 1976. The film was based on milk management and eradicating adulteration.

'Manthan' was directed by Shyam Benegal in 1976. The film was based on milk management and eradicating adulteration.

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 Amrit Nahata directed 'Kissa Kursi Ka' in 1978. It was a satire on corrupt political system.

Amrit Nahata directed 'Kissa Kursi Ka' in 1978. It was a satire on corrupt political system.

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 'Salaam Bombay' was based on the daily lives of children living on the streets of Mumbai. It was directed by Mira Nair in 1988.

'Salaam Bombay' was based on the daily lives of children living on the streets of Mumbai. It was directed by Mira Nair in 1988.

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 'Bombay' was directed by Mani Ratnam in 1995. It showcased the aftereffects of Babri Masjid demolition.

'Bombay' was directed by Mani Ratnam in 1995. It showcased the aftereffects of Babri Masjid demolition.

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 'Yuva', directed by Mani Ratnam in 2004, inspired the young generation to enter politics.

'Yuva', directed by Mani Ratnam in 2004, inspired the young generation to enter politics.

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 'Firaaq' hit screens in 2008. Directed by Nandita Das, it was based on the daily lives of the people affected by the communal riots in Gujarat.

'Firaaq' hit screens in 2008. Directed by Nandita Das, it was based on the daily lives of the people affected by the communal riots in Gujarat.

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 Prakash Jha's 'Gangaajal' (2003) demonstrated what is ideal for a relatively backward society.

Prakash Jha's 'Gangaajal' (2003) demonstrated what is ideal for a relatively backward society.

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 Directed by Bimal Roy in 1953, 'Do Bigha Zameen' was an important movie as it was based on the ruthless 'zamindari' system.

Directed by Bimal Roy in 1953, 'Do Bigha Zameen' was an important movie as it was based on the ruthless 'zamindari' system.

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 In 2001, 'Chandni Bar' directed by Madhur Bhandarkar hit the screens with a glimpse of underworld of Mumbai along with prostitution, dance bars and related crimes.

In 2001, 'Chandni Bar' directed by Madhur Bhandarkar hit the screens with a glimpse of underworld of Mumbai along with prostitution, dance bars and related crimes.

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