26 November is celebrated as Constitution Day also called National Law Day is celebrated in India to mark the beginning of a democratic country in India. On 26 November 1949 Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. It took almost 3 years to draft the constitution. Constitution Day is a day to honour our country and our Constitution. And to honour the Constitution Bollywood also contributed by making movies that are based on Constitution, making us understand different laws, rules sections and articles.
Check out the movies that strengthens our strong Constitution
• Jai Bhim
This is a very recent record-breaking movie. Jai Bhim is currently the highest rated film on IMDb with a score of 9.5/10. It has become the first Indian film to achieve the feat, it also surpassed the ratings of The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Godfather (1972). The movie is about Senggeni and Rajakannu from the Irula community (Scheduled Tribe), which back in 1993 was considered as a backward community. Rajakannu is declared guilty for an unfortunate incident and then goes missing from the police custody. To find him Senggeni tries to get help from a lawyer named Chandru who supports her seeks justice for them. The movie is based on the true event and life of Lawyer K. Chandru who fought for the justice of the people who are considered as lower caste and he didn’t even charge a single rupee for the human rights case.
• Article 15
Article 15 of the Constitution deals with Casteism and so is the movie. The movie is about an upright police officer standing up against caste-based discrimination.
• Section 375
Section 375, the movie is about a filmmaker Rohan Khurrana who’s accused of the rape of struggling designer Anjali Dange. In the movie Section, 375 of the constitution is discussed, which states “sexual intercourse with a woman against her will, without her consent, by coercion, misrepresentation or fraud or at a time when she has been intoxicated or duped or is of unsound mental health and in any case if she is under 18 years of age.”
• Jolly LLB 2
Jolly LLB 2 starring Akshay Kumar, is a courtroom drama about a Lawyer Jolly who deceives an innocent pregnant woman who wants to justice for her husband to start his law firm but when she commits suicide when her husband is killed in a fake encounter. Jolly feels guilty and Jolly fights the case to bring him justice. The end message of the movie was that the people of India believe in the Indian Judiciary the Constitution.
• Oh My God
Paresh Rawal’s movie Oh My God has explained the ‘Act of God’ as Paresh Rawal’s character Kanji Mehta files a case against God. Kanji Mehta’s shop is destroyed in a natural calamity and to claim the insurance money he tried to sue the insurance company but learns that the disaster claim does not cover any damage caused by natural calamities classified under the “Act of God”