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Bollywood films on the changing biology of the indian family tend to be melodramatic
VICKY DONOR | 2012
This year's sleeper hit, ‘Vicky Donor' , was set against the backdrop of sperm donation and infertility. The film, starring erstwhile VJ and debutant actor Ayushmann Khurrana, took a light-hearted view of a subject society is still queasy to talk about. Things are ironed out in the end when family and wife both come to terms with Khurrana being a ‘professional' sperm donor.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this film explores human relationships and surrogacy. Tabu and Sushmita Sen play two close friends and when one of them is told that she will be unable conceive, the other friend volunteers to be a surrogate mother. This results in misunderstandings and jealousies, illustrating how complicated surrogacy can be.
KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM 2001 |
Adoption was a pivotal theme in this Karan Johar multi-starrer . Shah Rukh Khan plays an adopted son who is disowned by his father because he marries against his wishes. The younger brother (Hrithik Roshan) tries to bring about a reconciliation between the two. The movie ends with the father (Amitabh Bachchan) swallowing his pride and welcoming elder beta and bahu back into the fold.
CHORI CHORI CHUPKE CHUPKE | 2001
Another movie based on surrogacy. Preity Zinta, who plays a prostitute, agrees to become a surrogate mother for the money. Complications arise when she falls in love with the husband (Salman Khan) and grows emotionally attached to the unborn baby. In the end, Zinta hands over the baby to Khan's wife (played by Rani Mukherjee) and leaves to start life afresh.
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