Bollywood have significantly affected in improvement and decrement of society from time to time. We can never deny its role in spreading awareness regarding serious issues which are generally neglected or less spoken off due to stigma associated with them.
Substance abuse is one such thing which strongly harms the youth of the nation; we know it; we hate it but never take firm steps against it. As a result, day after day the number of drug addict teenagers are increasing in the country; the trafficking is running successfully which is fetching millions to its traders and business is globally flourishing at the expense of the derogating youth.
But we hesitate speaking about it. ‘Drugs! Oh my God! So cheap; decent people don’t bring such things on their mouth’, this is the typical dramatic reaction our society gives to issues which are actually serious and needs treatment.
Addicts are avoided. They are never guided in the right way. They need counselling; the help of an expert to free themselves from the shackles of dreadful substances, but unfortunately social stigma hinders this process as well. Addicts are either sent to rehabs which are more like asylums and they are tagged as unacceptable or one form of mad in the society.
This attitude needs rectification first. More learning and education on the matter is required to understand the type of drugs, their ill-effects and how addicts can be helped out of the situation.
The 2016 upcoming thriller by Abhishek Chaubey, is yet another attempt to reform the negativity encircling the issues of drug abuse.
The story revolves around the life of four different people, a doctor, a cop, a rockstar and an ordinary rural girl; four different stories are intertwined with a common theme of increasing problem of drug abuse in Punjab.
This is getting hyped and popularized in this era for quite some time. However, Bollywood had significantly paved the pathway for such bold movies on substance abuse with Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) and Naya Nasha (1973).
This film stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanj in the pivotal roles and together they fight for a cause, to drive out drug trafficking from the nation and produce a clean and green environment for the future generation.
We have been researching and presenting topics on how to get rid of your addictions, hence this Bollywood film will definitely find a special place in our motion as its objective deals with the same.
Famous names such as that of Jim Morrison and Valerie Bertinelli have been associated with drug addiction. However, their fight has been incredible. They have succeeded in overcoming their weakness and hence stand as popular faces on television, film music and other creative and cultural zones of life.
"It took me years after stopping the cocaine before I was able to enjoy a sunrise and enjoy the sound of birds,” says Valerie.
No fight is an easy one; its difficult to say no to your addiction. You make a rule; you break it yourself. Trying is important and Udta Punjab plays that trial towards awareness on drugs, crimes and its ill effects and together we move and say “Drugs Di Maa Di” (no offense with the abuse please J that’s the tagline.)