7 Bollywood Films That Deal With Substance-Abuse, like Salman Khan’s Radhe
Similar to Salman Khan’s upcoming film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, here are 7 other ones that tackle the topic of drug abuse.
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is an upcoming crime-action-thriller that will star the Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff. Directed by Prabhudeva the film will release on May 13, 2021, and will focus on the concerning issues of drug abuse and the underworld crimes that surround it. Bollywood has seen the making of many other interesting films, with their own unique stories and spins, on the topic of drugs and their abuse. Take a look at 7 such movies, listed below!
Watch the trailer of Salman Khan’s film Radhe here:
1. Dum Maaro Dum
Directed and produced by Ramesh Sippy, the 2011 film Dum Maaro Dum is a gripping action thriller. The film revolves around the arrest and investigation of drug dealers and interconnected international gangsters as well. Dum Maaro Dum stars eminent actors Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Aditya Pancholi, Prateik Babbar and Govind Namdeo.
2. Udta Punjab
Udta Punjab is a dark-comedy crime-drama that stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh as lead characters. This 2016 film is directed by Abhishek Chaubey. Udta Punjab showcases the drug abuse that takes place in Punjab, India by its youth and the various conspiracies that revolve around this matter.
Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, Fashion released back in 2008. The film showcases the journey of a fashion model while covering the various negative aspects, especially drug abuse and overdosage, that come with it. This fashion drama stars Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Mugdha Godse in pivotal roles.
The film Shaitan is a crime thriller directed by Bejoy Nambiar. This 2011 film has an ensemble cast of actors such as Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, Shiv Panditt, Neil Bhoopalam, Kirti Kulhari, Rajit Kapoor, Pawan Malhotra and Rajkummar Rao. Shaitan revolves around a group of substance abusers who dive deeper into criminal plans in an attempt to cover up a hit-and-run accident case.
5. Go Goa Gone
Go Goa Gone is an action-comedy Bollywood film with the unique element of a zombie apocalypse. Directed by Raj and D.K., the 2013 film showcases the drug culture of Goa with a humorous twist of zombies. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari star in key roles in Go Goa Gone.
6. Dev D
Dev.D is a romantic dark-comedy that stars Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, and Kalki Koechlin. This 2009 film portrays a modern take on the classic Bengali novel Devdas and is directed by Anurag Kashyap. It showcases how a person indulges and finds solace in drugs and alcohol intake, upon losing his childhood lover.
7. Haré Rama Haré Krishna
Starring himself along with Zeenat Aman and Mumtaz, Haré Rama Haré Krishna is directed by actor Dev Anand. This 1971 film showcased the infamous Hippie culture at the time, along with shining a light on the negative aspects of drug usage and its abuse.