Rani Mukerji's Must-watch Films With A Hard Hitting Social Message

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Apart from romantic and fun-loving movies like 'Bunty Aur Babli' and 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', Rani Mukerji has done some social-drama films. Check full list

Written By Chitra Jain | Mumbai | Updated On:
Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji is one of the most popular and talented actors of Bollywood. The actor is well-known for her acting skills and has given a list number one movies to the Indian film industry. She started her acting career in Bollywood with the movie Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat in the year 1997. After that, she has proved her acting mettle in many of her hit films.

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Apart from romantic and fun-loving movies like Bunty Aur Babli and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, she has also been a part of some social-drama films like Mardaani, Hichki, Mehndi, among others. From playing the joyful role of Babli to the fearless role of a cop in Mardaani, Rani Mukerji has done a wide range of films. So, here are some of the actor's best socially relevant movies that one should definitely watch.

Socially relevant films of Rani Mukerji to binge-watch:

Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat

This was Rani Mukerji’s debut film in Bollywood in the year 1997. In this movie, she portrayed the role of a rape survivor. Reportedly, the reason behind doing this film for Rani Mukerji was her mother. Even though the film did not do well at the box-office, this social-drama brought Rani in limelight and her acting prowess was noticed by critics.

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Mehndi was a Hamid Ali Khan’s directorial starring Rani Mukerji, which released in the year 1998. The story of the film revolved around Rani Mukerji playing the role of a young bride who fought the orthodox culture of dowry. The film also featured Faraaz Khan, Ushma Rathod, Shakti Kapoor in the lead roles.


Mardaani was a new phase for Rani Mukerji. In this film, she chases the case of kidnapping for teenage girls and results in finding the deep-rooted issue of human trafficking successfully as a responsible cop. Rani Mukerji was also in charge of the Delhi-based child trafficking cartel which was hard to chase. In 2014, the audience saw Rani Mukerji essay the character of a cop named Shivani Shivaji Roy in Pradeep Sarkar's directorial.

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Rani Mukerji played the role of a school teacher of 10th class students. In the movie, Rani Mukerji suffered from Tourette's Syndrome, and the film was directed by Siddharth P Malhotra. Hichki was an internationally acclaimed hit and Rani's performance was lauded by critics.

Mardaani 2

Mardaani 2, the sequel of the film Mardaani, was also a super hit film of Rani Mukerji after a break of five years. Rani Mukerji was highly acclaimed for her bold role in the film. The story of the film was based on the life of a police officer who challenges a serial killer who rapes young women. In Mardaani 2, Rani Mukerji was seen retaining her character of Shivani Shivaji Roy, and the film also stars Vishal Jethwa and Vikram Singh Chauhan.

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