5 Films That Celebrate the Enduring Spirit of ‘Unsung Heroes’

‘Not all Superheroes wear capes’ – a thought that aptly captures the very essence of human nature. Courage. Grandeur. Passion to Serve – a hero can come in any shape and size.

Here are 5 movies on some of the greatest unsung heroes of recent times that prove that a hero doesn’t necessarily need superpowers to shine.

1. Padman

Based on the works of Arunachalam Muruganantham in the field of female sanitation which has been studied in the prestigious institutes of IIM and Harvard.

Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

2. Raazi

Based on the heroic stint of Sehmat Khan, the latest film Raazi unfolds the colours of valour and true patriotism which can be witnessed on Amazon Prime Video as their Prime Day offering, 16th July onwards.

A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

3. The Imitation Game

Alan Turing’s journey to crack the Enigma Code along with his peers whilst discovering his sexuality and facing consequences of embracing it. Alan Turing was not only known as a great mathematician but also as one of the openly gay men at such a critical era.

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

4. Shahid

Shahid Azmi’s quest to fight for the right lands him to be arrested under the TADA Act and his undying spirit to fight for justice is captured in Shahid. The movie led Rajkummar Rao to win his first National Award for Best Actor and Hansal Mehta won the National Award for Best Director for the same.

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

5. The Man Who Knew Infinity

Films Unsung Heroes

The extraordinary story of Ramanujan who is quoted as the best Mathematician of India and his contribution to the subject is essayed in The Man Who Knew Infinity starring the Academy Nominee Dev Patel and Academy Winner Jeremy Irons.

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.


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