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7 Shows That Tackled Relevant Issues Like Female Foeticide In Dev DD 2, Pharmaceutical Scams in Tigers

ZEE5 Web Desk

March 30, 2021

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ZEE5 has always had content belonging to different genres. From a gripping medical thriller in LSD to a socio-political one in Naxalbari, different shows that addressed relevant issues in our society.

Cinema is highly inspired by society and the same goes vice-versa. Since its dawn, the cinema has greatly portrayed social reflection through the big screens. While some films and shows create awareness in society, others have managed to help us with a fresh perspective. And such relevant stories have always stood out as an inspiration for the audience. Similarly, ZEE5 has offered the viewers a variety of relatable yet entertaining projects across the genres. These stories have not only intrigued them but have also made the audience aware of contemporary issues.

Be it the tales of our daily-life issues or the dramas essaying national issues, these stories have definitely made a change in the way we perceive the world. And such stories need to be hailed widely for their bold and unbiased takes on societal issues. So, here’s taking a look at some movies and shows that belonged to various genres and who tackled relevant and deep issues.

Love Scandal And Doctors

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The recently released thriller show Love Scandal And Doctors kept the viewers intrigued with its engaging storyline. Unfolding as a medical whodunnit, the show captured various relevant themes which need to be appreciated. And one such essential highlight of the show was its take on the medical crimes that continue to affect the integrity of the medical field.

LSD essayed two different sides of the field, one where ego takes over the profession and the other one comes with a fresh perspective of the young interns. For instance, Dr Rana and Dr Ishaan’s clash in the story.

Black Widows

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The extraordinary story of Black Widows highlighted the problems of troubled and abusive marriages. The show perfectly portrayed the trauma of women dealing with their conflicted relationships. Amid the so-called evolved society, abusive marriages and domestic violence are still prevalent.  However, the females of Black Widows Veera, Jayati, and Kavita forge a mission to fight against their abusive husbands.


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In Prakash Jha’s Pareeksha, a poor rickshaw driver struggles quite hard to provide his son Bulbul with the best possible education. The film highlights the massive class divide prevailing in the society. This heartwarming tale explores the hardships of a common man whose luxuries are just equal to his basic needs. The film stars Adil Hussain, Priyanka Bose and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles.


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Naxalbari essayed many untouched stories of Indian politics with complete justice. The show was an action-drama that portrayed a great message on the long-ranging Naxal movement. And one such crucial point in the story was the ‘corporate-driven government’. Remember the FICA project established by a corporate leader which ultimately became the driving force of the show. The story of Naxalbari portrayed how the government is indirectly ruled by corporate agents.


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Based on a true story, Kaagaz revolved around Bharat Lal who fought a long battle against the flawed system just to prove that he’s “alive”. The movie essays nuances of India’s heartland Uttar Pradesh while also exposing the slow-paced working of the system. The film ranges from a comic drama to a relevant story, making you feel empathy towards the characters.


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Another true story is documented around pharmaceutical scams. Revolving around a Nestle Pakistan salesman Ayan, the movie is a story of an underdog struggling to expose the wrongdoings of a brand. Ayan lives a normal-yet-struggling life making his ends meet by selling baby milk products. However, his life turns topsy-turvy when he realizes the side effects of the products he is selling. He decides to fight against the same.

The film is based on a real story and hence won’t give you a heroic end. Featuring Emraan Hashmi in the lead, Tigers is a must-watch.

Dev DD 2

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The complications of modern-age romance are at the heart of Dev DD 2. The love life of Devika and her fights against societal stereotypes is the soul of this show. However, the show also highlights various relevant problems including female foeticide and homophobia. The story has a much-needed take on queer love and marriages.

Also, it captures the obsession of preferring a male child over a female. Dev DD 2 not just essays these plot points but also has a refreshing take on these long due problems.

With such different genres and varied take on different problems prevailing in our society, ZEE5 has managed to present us with a bouquet of shows that tackle relevant issues. Don’t miss out on watching them.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.


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