Doctor’s Day 2024: List of Bollywood Films That Celebrate the Heroism of Doctors

Honouring Medical Professionals Through Iconic Characters and Inspiring Stories in Indian Cinema.

Bollywood has long been a mirror to society, reflecting its triumphs, tribulations, and tales of heroism. Among its many themes, the portrayal of doctors and the medical profession stands out, showcasing the dedication, challenges, and humanity of those in the field. On Doctor’s Day 2024, here is the list of recommended Bollywood films to watch that have immortalized Doctors on the silver screen.

1. Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)

Based on the true story of Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, this film portrays his selfless service during World War II in China. V. Shantaram’s direction and portrayal of Dr. Kotnis make this a poignant tribute to medical heroes who serve beyond borders.

2. Anand (1971)

A timeless classic, Anand stars Amitabh Bachchan as Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee, a compassionate doctor who forms a deep bond with his terminally ill patient, Anand, played by Rajesh Khanna. The film beautifully captures the emotional journey of both the patient and the doctor, highlighting the human side of medicine.

3. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

This gripping drama stars Pankaj Kapur as Dr. Dipankar Roy, a researcher who discovers a vaccine but faces bureaucratic challenges. The film highlights the struggles and dedication of medical researchers.

4. Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

This comedy-drama, featuring Sanjay Dutt as Munna, a gangster who enrols in medical school, delivers a heartfelt message about the importance of empathy in medicine. Boman Irani’s portrayal of the strict yet humorous Dr. Asthana adds depth to this beloved film.

5. Dear Zindagi (2016)

This film addresses mental health through the lens of therapy, with Shah Rukh Khan playing Dr. Jehangir “Jug” Khan, a therapist who helps Alia Bhatt’s character navigate her emotional turmoil. The film emphasizes the importance of mental health professionals in today’s society.

6. Doctor G (2022)

Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, the film stars Ayushmann Khurrana as Dr Uday Gupta, Doctor G follows a first-year male OBGY student (Khurrana) who aspires to become orthopaedic but ends up becoming a gynaecologist.

These films not only entertain but also offer insights into the lives and struggles of medical professionals. By honouring doctors through these cinematic stories, Bollywood helps us appreciate the critical role they play in our lives.

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