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5 Bollywood movies to watch on World Mental Health Day

5 Bollywood movies to watch on World Mental Health Day

5 Bollywood movies to watch on World Mental Health Day

Visual from the movie Taare Zameen Par

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  • World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year around the world.
  • WHO states that anxiety climbed to 25% during Covid-19.
  • Mental health is necessary for survival.
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Mental health is crucial. Without equilibrium, humanity won’t survive. World Mental Health Day highlights mental health. In the first year of the COVID-19 epidemic, anxiety and despair rose 25% globally, according to the WHO.

Mental health cannot be ignored. We must act together now. We must remove stigmas surrounding mental health. Here are a few movies you can watch to learn more about mental health concerns and hopefully spark your thinking.

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi, directed by Gauri Shinde, was one of 2016’s most critically acclaimed and highest-grossing films. Alia Bhatt plays Kaira, who fights mental health in the film. Shah Rukh Khan plays Jug, Kaira’s therapist in the film. The well-told story helps viewers understand mental illness.

Chhichhore

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The film Chhichhore stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla. The film stresses preserving mental wellness and not lowering self-esteem due to test anxiety.

My Name is Khan

My Name is Khan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, was a box office triumph in 2010. Shah Rukh Khan plays Rizwan, a man with Asperger’s condition. Kajol plays Mandira, who assists him on his journey. The movie was directed by Karan Johar.

Tare Zameen Par

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Aamir Khan directed and produced 2007’s Taare Zameen Par. Darsheel Safary, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer, Vipin Sharma, and Tisca Chopra co-star. This film about an 8-year-old dyslexic boy, Ishaan (Safary), was a box office triumph. Khan helps Ishaan combat mental illness in the film.

Karthik calling Karthik

Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar starred in the 2010 box office sensation. Farhan plays Karthik, a man with mental health concerns in the film. Shonali (Deepika Padukone) helps him receive therapy during his voyage.

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