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As a country, India is often depicted on the screen as a majestic land with people who are just as cheerful and welcoming. Unfortunately, there is another side to the story where the land is no more majestic and people are brutal and so are their truths of lives. A sabotaging side, where the land is discriminated, undergoing several prejudices and other harsh realities.
We are talking about the side of side which is not a typical Karan Johar movie where love blooms every now and then but about the bittersweet realities of the country. These 5 bollywood movies are no where close to the regular love stories but bollywood on another dimension.
Directed by Deepa Mehta, Earth, is based on the troubled times of the partition where Hindus and Muslims were baying for each other's blood in the northern part of the country. It depicts India as a country of ill beliefs and gets up close with the dark side of the Nation.
The Ishaan Khatter starrer is a realistic depiction of the slum life in India. In the Majid Majidi directorial, a teenage brother-and-sister duo falls prey to the conflict involving the law and the biggies of the drug mafia. They face dire circumstances after their lives change when one of them lands up in jail.
This is a story of a young Indian village girl whose life is tumultuously and irrevocably changed when she gets entrapped in the global sex trade while trying to save the one person she is closest to, her sister.
Away from the glitz and glamour of other movies, PK, an alien who comes to our planet on a research mission. He lands in India and is stunned by the religious practices and superstitions that exist in society. While the movie was the highest grossing film of the time, it met with heavy criticism by members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, as they felt the movie hurt religious sentiments.
With Shahrukh Khan in the lead, MNIK is a KJo movie that expresses Islamophobia, in which a Muslim embarks on a journey to meet the president of the United States of America and attempts to change people's perception about his religion.