Movies that brought the topic of mental-health into the limelight

Mental health has long been a taboo topic in Indian society, with people often shying away from discussing it. However, in recent years, Bollywood has taken a proactive stance in addressing mental health issues through its films. Here are five Bollywood movies that have brought the topic of mental health into the limelight.

1. Black (2005)

This Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie tells the story of a blind and deaf girl who struggles to communicate with the world around her. The film explores the emotional toll that isolation and lack of communication can have on an individual's mental health. The movie also highlights the role of education and support systems in helping individuals overcome these challenges.

2. 15 Park Avenue (2005)
This film explores the topic of schizophrenia and the challenges faced by both individuals with the disorder and their families. The movie sheds light on the stigma associated with mental illness and the need for greater awareness and understanding.

3. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
This film, directed by Aamir Khan, tells the story of a young boy who struggles with dyslexia. The movie sheds light on the importance of recognizing learning disabilities and the impact they can have on a child's mental health. The film also highlights the need for a supportive environment that can help children overcome these challenges.

4. Barfi! (2012)
This romantic comedy-drama features a lead character who is deaf and mute. The film explores the challenges faced by people with disabilities and the impact they can have on their mental health. The movie also depicts the importance of companionship and emotional support in overcoming these challenges.

5. Dear Zindagi (2016)
Starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan, this film explored the topic of mental health in a nuanced manner. Bhatt's character suffers from anxiety and depression and seeks help from a therapist played by Khan. The movie tackled the stigma associated with mental health issues and encouraged viewers to seek help.

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