Updated on 22 Nov 2023 at 00:06 IST
Kadak Singh, a Bollywood thriller, follows AK Srivastava, a financial crime officer with retrograde amnesia, on a mission to uncover a Chit Fund scam.
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In the exciting thriller Kantak Singh, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, we find ourselves embroiled in the complex world of financial crimes and a protagonist with an unusual challenge. AK Srivastava, played by the brilliant Pankaj Tripathi, is an officer in the Economic Crime Branch who, despite being diagnosed with retrograde amnesia, embarks on a mission to unravel a Chit Fund scam.
Let’s go deeper into 5 Bollywood movies based on mental illness.
1. Dear Zindagi (2016)
Directed by Gauri Shinde, this film stars Alia Bhatt as a young woman struggling with anxiety and unresolved childhood issues. The narrative unfolds beautifully as she seeks guidance from a therapist, emphasizing the importance of mental wellness and self-discovery.
2. Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
Directed by Vijay Lalwani, this psychological thriller features Farhan Akhtar as Karthik, a character dealing with schizophrenia. The film explores the challenges of mental health and the impact it can have on one’s personal and professional life.
3. Talaash (2012)
Directed by Reema Kagti, ‘Talaash’ is a suspenseful psychological thriller starring Aamir Khan. The story involves grief, guilt and the protagonist’s journey to uncover the truth behind a mysterious death, offering a unique perspective on mental struggles.
4. Phobia (2016)
Pawan Kripalani directed this psychological thriller starring Radhika Apte. The film revolves around an artist who develops agoraphobia after a traumatic incident. Phobia delves into the complexities of anxiety disorders and the impact they can have on a person’s daily life.
5. Judgmental Hai Kya (2019)
Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, this dark comedy-thriller stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao. The film explores themes of psychosis and paranoia, challenging perceptions and unfolding a suspenseful plot that delves into the complexities of mental health struggles.
These Bollywood films contribute to a growing conversation around mental health by portraying characters with depth and sensitivity and encouraging audiences to understand and understand the challenges that individuals face in their mental health journeys.
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