Ek Villain which has entered the 100 crore club and achieved this amount of success was remotely based on the character of a young disease ridden girl who is full filling her last wishes before her time comes. Did this position of movie touch you? Well that's the intention of Bollywood filmmakers who are off late basing a lot of their movies on such heart breaking diseases.
Shraddha Kapoor played the role of girl who is crossing of her bucket list when she comes across her love Sidharth and gets saved from the dangerous disease but nevertheless dies due to some psychotic killer on the loose. Even Barfi for that matter was based on heart breaking disease of Autism. Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy "Barfi" Johnson (a mute and deaf man from Darjeeling) and his relationship with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic).
Autism is a very touching subject and Barfi movie was based entirely on it with Priyanka Chopra playing the autistic girl. While she played the role to perfection, it was still a Bollywood film that banked on the heart breaking disease of Autism.
Indian audiences are emotional people who would give anything for a heart touching story, so the Bollywood filmmakers gaging the audiences preferences have off late based a lot of Bollywood films on such heart breaking diseases. Technically there is barely an actor in Bollywood who has played the role of a disease stricken person, from Shahrukh Khan in My Name is Khan to Salman Khan in Phir Milenge have all done movies based on this touching subject.
So let's take a look at all those Bollywood movies like Ek Villain, Barfi and Paa who have banked on heart breaking diseases. Take a look to find out which Bollywood films I am talking about...
The film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles, and tells the story of a hardened criminal whose terminally ill wife is murdered by a serial killer.
Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy "Barfi" Johnson (a mute and deaf man from Darjeeling) and his relationship with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic).
My Name Is Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is a patient of Asperger's syndrome who emerged as a hero despite facing religious bias & his ailment.
U Me Aur Hum
Kajol played a patient of Alzheimer's disease.
Hrithik Roshan played a quadriplegic patient who is paralyzed from neck down, a brilliant performance by the actor.
Aamir Khan played a patient of Anterograde amnesia who avenges the death of his girlfriend.
Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty played AIDS patients in the movie, there by spreading awareness about this life threatening disease.
Amitabh Bachchan played a 13-yr-old progeria patient. Inspired by real- life progeria patient Sampson Gordon Berns.
Rajesh Khanna suffered from blood cancer in this film.His character as a cancer patient drew fans closer to him.
Kal Ho Na Ho
The film narrates the story of an uptight student, Naina Kapur, who falls in love with her neighbour, Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient.
Big B played an Alzheimer's victim in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black.
We Are Family
It was a remake of English movie Step Mom, where the lead character of Kajol was suffering from cervical cancer.