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World Press Freedom Day 2023: 10 best Bollywood movies about Journalism, media

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Today, everyone is celebrating ‘The World Press Freedom Day’ to remind the importance of press freedom and the obstacles faced by journalists worldwide in carrying out their duties. The fourth pillar of any society is journalism and media, which informs, amuses, and fosters social development. Because of this, journalists make for […]

Edited By : Sakshi | Updated: May 3, 2023 10:45 IST
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World Press Freedom Day 2023

World Press Freedom Day 2023: Today, everyone is celebrating ‘The World Press Freedom Day’ to remind the importance of press freedom and the obstacles faced by journalists worldwide in carrying out their duties.

The fourth pillar of any society is journalism and media, which informs, amuses, and fosters social development. Because of this, journalists make for some of the best protagonists in films. 

On this occasion, here are the 10 best Bollywood movies about Journalism and media:- 

1. Dhamaka

Dhamaka tells the tale of a daring journalist named Arjun Pathak, and it serves as Kartik Aryan’s OTT debut. Arjun receives a call from a terrorist while competing for a promotion. To gain attention from the media, which is TRP-hungry, he airs the interview, which puts him in danger.

2. Nayak

The story of a dishonest politician and a determined journalist who set out to change the world. The Chief Minister of Maharastra accepts the anchor’s open challenge, exposing the murky truth of politics, and accepts the challenge by appointing the anchor as CM for the day. The public wants the anchor to run for office and win it in light of the work he has done.

3. Page 3

The iconic classic by Madhur Bhandarkar exposes the realities of entertainment journalism, commonly referred to as page 3 journalism, which emphasises glitz and conceals the truth. It features a rather compelling plot, and both the characters and the plot have garnered high praise.

4. No One Killed Jessica

Without this movie, this list cannot be finished. This film demonstrates the effectiveness of the media trial by centring on the actual murder case of Jessica Lal. The film, which stars Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherjee, is about courageous journalists uncovering a deeply corrupt system.

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5. Kabul Express

The director Kabir Khan based the movie on his own experiences making documentaries. The film, which was shot on location in Afghanistan, depicts the follies of two inexperienced Indian journalists on their first trip to Afghanistan. Indian journalists Suhel Khan (John Abraham) and Jai Kapoor (Arshad Warsi) are dispatched to Afghanistan to write a report on how life is there now that the US has invaded the nation.

6. Noor

According to the book Karachi, You’re Killing Me! Sonakshi Sinha plays the lead in Noor. In the film, a young, driven journalist looks into a case where a doctor is killing individuals and trading their internal organs.

7. Peepli Live

Peepli Live exposes the reality of the television news industry and how they inevitably manipulate any given circumstance to garner high TRP. The lifestyles of farmers are highlighted in this film. The greatest option the two brothers discuss and come up with to get away with the loan still hanging over their heads is to commit suicide. The farmer then commits suicide out of terror after this makes national news.

8. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani

In the comedy-thriller starring Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan, two excellent reports from competing stations are discussed. The film has a hilarious beginning that makes the audience clench their teeth. The reporter exposes the rot in the political system by calling attention to it. Due to its captivating plot, this movie is a must-see.

9. Rann

The movie is about a television news programme that swears by its ethical code of delivering only the truth and is managed by Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (played by Amitabh Bachchan). Due to its emphasis on exposing the truth at a time when other stations were focusing on sensationalism, the channel starts to experience a decline in TRP. The ambitious Vijay Malik’s son sinks to a new low to win the TRP battle.

10. Madras Café

The movie, which takes place in Sri Lanka in the 1980s and 1990s, depicts the political climate of the time. The movie takes us on a journey through the events that an Indian soldier saw and which eventually led to the plot to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi, the country’s then-prime minister. The soldier (John Abraham) is helped to uncover the assassination attempt on the prime minister by a war correspondent (Nargis Fakhri).

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First published on: May 03, 2023 10:45 AM IST

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