December 21, 2023Republic Entertainment Desk

Paa to Guzaarish, Bollywood movies about rare diseases & disorders

Hichki: In her comeback movie, Rani Mukerji played Naina Mathur, an aspiring teacher who is rejected by many schools because of her Tourette syndrome.

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Taare Zameen Par: This Aamir Khan was instrumental in educating millions of Indians about the existence of Dyslexia. A rare feat.

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Paa: In a brilliant casting coup, Amitabh Bachchan played a 13-year-old suffering from progeria, a rare disease that causes children to age rapidly, while his real-life son Abhishek played his father.

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Ghajini: Retrograde amnesia is a common trope for Hindi filmmakers, but Ghajini had a protagonist who loses his memory every 15 minutes.

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U Me aur Hum: Kajol and Ajay Devgn headlined this rare mature marriage drama, where Kajol played a character with Alzheimer's syndrome.

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Guzaarish: In this tour de force performance, Hrithik Roshan played a paraplegic character.

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