Indian political system has always been accused as the corrupt one. The truth about the same is revealed with the medium of Bollywood movies. There are numerous movies that reveals the truth of the legal system of the nation .
Today, we are highlighting such movies which connect the audience with the reality check to some extent.
Pink was a brilliant film that showed just how false cases are often registered, as a way to retaliate or to scare away victims. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film is one of the most poignant ones on the Indian legal system.
2. Jolly LLB
Jolly LLB was funny, endearing, and poignant – everything that you would expect in a good film. It was also one of Arshad Warsi’s finest performances ever. If you seriously want to see the conditions of Indian courtrooms, and how the rich often twist the safeguards that are supposed to protect common people, this is the movie that you should watch.
Illegal sort of flew under the radar. It’s a great show that explores the dynamics of media trials and how it actually corresponds with an actual trial. The show earnestly shows some jarring flaws that currently plagues our justice system.
4. Your Honour
If you really want to know just how great Indian OTT shows have become, you have to watch Your Honour. This is Jimmy Sheirgill at his finest. The show, again, for some inexplicable reason has been flying under the radar. There rarely is a moment where your thought is allowed to meander off – such is the pace of the show, something that you’ll definitely notice.
5. Section 375
Although there were a lot of issues with the film, Section 375 did ask some unnerving and unsettling questions about the law, and our entire understanding of law and justice. If you haven’t watched the film, we urge you to watch it. Yes, it is uncomfortable, and yes, there will be moments when the film is unbearably harsh, especially considering that it deals with sexual assault, in a very gruesome manner. But provided that you watch the film with an open mind, it is worth it.
You have stalwart performers like Ashutosh Rana, Rajat Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, and a whole hoard of performers, under the tutelage of Anubhav Sinha. That should be a reason in itself. The dichotomy between how laws are enforced for different sections of the society and the systemic problems that have come to manifest in our legal system is one of the many aspects that Mulk tries to explore.
If you really want to understand just how absurd the Indian court system actually is, if you’re looking for the purest form of the banality of a typical Indian courtroom, this is the film that you have to watch. Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, Court was India’s official entry for the 2015 Oscars. Not bad for debutante director, if you ask us.
Although not strictly about the legal system, as much as it is about Shahid Azmi, the lawyer and human rights activist who was gunned down in his chamber for defending people who were wrongly accused of being a terrorist, Shahid is a masterpiece. Rajkummar Rao, when he is being directed by Hansal Mehta just shines through and through.