9 Bollywood movies on rare diseases and disorders

Movies based on rare diseases and disorders have not only aware us about these diseases but has also made us understand what we need to do and what we shouldn’t be doing.

9 Bollywood movies on rare diseases and disorders 9 Bollywood movies on rare diseases and disorders Source : Press

The Bollywood industry has made some outstanding movies based on various disorders and diseases. It is heartbreaking to watch patients dealing with such rare disease and disorders on screen making it look real. But, these movies based on rare diseases and disorders have not only aware us about these diseases but has also made us understand what we need to do and what we shouldn't be doing.

So here are 10 best Bollywood movies based on rare disorders and diseases -

Paa - Directed by R Balki and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan, Paa was a movie about a boy suffering from Progeria. Balki beautifully captured the emotions a child dealing with Progeria has to go through and what his parents have to go through.


Taare Zameen Par - Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan made his directorial debut with this masterpiece of a movie. Written by Amol Gupte, the movie showcased a child suffering from Dyslexia and how every child suffers through the dilemma of dealing with parents and the schooling system. The movie was an official entry for Academy Awards Best Foreign Film 2009.

Taare Zameen Par

Ghajini - Another blockbuster by Aamir Khan, the movie was an official remake of the south movie with the same title. The movie was about a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia after he suffers from an accident. Aamir made a complete physical transformation for his role and won accolades from both the critics and audience.


Black - The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed movie starred Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in leads roles and highlighted not one but two human disorders. The movie showed a girl who is blind and deaf and how her teacher helps her to read and write who later suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Both Rani and Senior Bachchan were absolutely brilliant in the movie.


My Name Is Khan - Directed by Karan Johar, the movie is set in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks and gives us a glimpse of the adversaries that innocent Muslims living there went through after it. But along with a social message, the movie also showcased the lead Shah Rukh Khan suffering from Asperger Syndrome, making the movie all the more special.

My Nam Is Khan

Guzaarish - Another Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, the movie was about a former magician who Quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down after an accident and decides to files a petition in court for taking his own life. One of Hrithik's best performance, the movie dealt with the whole idea of euthanasia or mercy killing.


Karthik Calling Karthik - The psychological thriller directed by Vijay Lalwani dealt with a rare medical problem of Schizophrenia. Farhan Akhtar was truly amazing the movie who is haunted by a caller who had the same voice as him. Later, he finds out that it's his own Schizophrenia that's been calling him.

Karthik Calling Karthik

Hichki - After a brief sabbatical, actress Rani Mukerji made her comeback with an amazing film. The movie was about an aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette syndrome who must prove herself by educating a group of underprivileged students. The movie was adapted from Brad Cohen's autobiography Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had.


Barfi! - Directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi was a cute love story between a mute and deaf boy and an Autistic girl. Played by Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the movie shows us the world through the life of an Autistic person with a touch of some light-hearted humor throughout the movie.


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