Nov 16, 2021

 Entertainment

Ayushmann Khurrana's films on taboos 

Author: Akshat Sundrani

 Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha, addresses caste discrimination in India. It is based on the heinous Badaun rapes in Uttar Pradesh and discusses numerous real-life events

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Article 15

The film gained critical acclaim for its portrayal of an important subject matter and it grossed over Rs. 93.08 crore globally, on a budget of Rs. 30 crore

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The movie makes a brief mention of the 2012 film, Vicky Donor. The film makes a brief mention of the scarcity of sperm donors and the societal shame associated with its conduct

Vicky Donor

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Shoojit Sircar avoided presenting it as an issue-based film and instead delivered it in an entertaining manner. The movie received critical praise and did well at the box office

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The Amar Kaushik film, Bala, discusses discrimination based on appearance

Bala

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The film advises that one should stop caring what others think of one's appearance and never be timid again. It went on to become a box office success

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The 2017 film, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan addressed the highly sensitive issue of men's health and attempted to normalise erectile dysfunction

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

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The film went on to become a semi-hit at the box office, grossingRs. 64 crore

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, released in 2020, was a sequelto the 2017 film, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

It addressed same-sex relationships and attempted to normalise them. The film fared well at the box office, grossing Rs 87 croreThe film became a super hit at the box office and was appreciated by the public

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Badhaai HoBadhaai Ho revolves around a middle-aged woman's pregnancy, which causes disturbance in their middle-class household

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Badhai Ho

The film attempts to address problems such as accepting embarrassment, as anything but it, and defying societal boundaries and prejudices

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