You have seen media promoting movies many times, but movies also celebrate the good works of media through their movies. Hollywood has a fair share of movies on journalism and another biopic of news stories. However, Bollywood has some impelling stories on journalists that you shouldn’t miss.
At one point you have movies like Page 3, Aligarh, and No
One Killed Jessica where you see the power of true journalism. At the same time,
there are many fictional stories that show the funny and impactful life of
people who brings news to you. Here, we enlist 9 Bollywood movies in which the journalist
tries to save the world.
1) Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Shah Rukh Khan starring Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani is a comedy-drama that revolves around the story of two reporters who belong to rival channels.
The comedy movie soon turns into serious drama when the movie draws attention towards the corrupt political system and the doggish image of present-day media who do nothing but manipulate us.
Aligarh’s movie was based on the life of a gay professor in Aligarh and how he lost his dignity once caught.Rajkummar Rao was playing the role of a new journalist who helps the professor to fight against society for invading his privacy.
Aligarh was a good movie that shows a different side of journalism.
3) Page 3
Page 3 was the gripping story that shows the reality of media and its culture in Mumbai. Konkana played the role of Page 3 journalist.
The movie focused on the dark side of the glamor world. Its ending is debating that there is more to this city besides Page 3.
4) No One Killed Jessica
No One Killed Jessica is the Bollywood thriller based on the high profile murder case of Jessica Lal. The movie is about the journey of Jessica’s sister played by Vidya Balan who skees justice with the help of lady journalists played by Rani Mukharjee.
Both the actresses were seen delivering their career-best performance in the movie. In the movie, they challenge the system and make sure that the main culprit will get life imprisonment.
Rann is a political thriller directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The main focus of the story revolves around journalism and media. The story focused on an ethical news channel CEO who gets manipulated by his own son to frame a false story about Prime Minister.
The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role who struggles after knowing the truth and set on the mission to fix the false story.
Lakshya was a brilliant movie in many aspects. It shows the journey of How Hritik Roshan’s character finds the meaning of his life and joins the army.
But the character of Preity Zinta was also an important role who covers the Kargil war fighting all odds.
The character of Preity Zinta was inspired by India’s leading journalist Barkha Dutt who actually covered the Kargil war with utmost confidence and bravery.
7) Madras Cafe
Madras Café is an amazing story set in the time period of the 1980s and 1990s. It shows the political affairs in India and Srilanka of that time. The film takes us on the events that our Indian Soldier witnessed and the plot designed to assassinate the prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
Nargis Fakhri played the war correspondent in the film who is a prominent character along with the soldier played by John Abraham who uncovers the plot that was created to assassinate the prime minister.
Sonakshi Sinha starrer Noor was based on the famous novel by Pakistani author Saba Imtiaz. The story revolves around the young journalist who tried to fit in the lifestyle of Mumbai.
She deals with the problems that are pretty relatable and her very struggle to find ethics and values in modern-day journalism that makes the movie interesting.
Nayak is the movie about an honest and ambitious news reporter who challenge the Maharashtra Chief Ministers during an interview. In a fit of rage, CM offers the reporter to be the state CM for a day.
Anil Kapoor, the news reporter accepts the offer after hesitation. And in just a day, he changes the system upside down with quick decisions and works.
After that, he actually becomes the chief minister of the state for the greater good.
These are the movies where journalism and media rocks. These
movies inspire people to pursue a career in news reporting and journalism.