6 Best Bollywood Movies about Rare Diseases and Disorders

Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 movie, which is still loved by many different audiences including children. This movie is about what a child goes though dealing with parents and school. The character of Darsheel Safary, suffers from dyslexia, which is quite common learning difficulty that causes problems reading and writing.


Ghajini is a 2008 film, which was the highest grossing film of 2008 and first Indian movie to cross 100 crore mark. Ghajini is about a man who develops anterograde amnesia after an accident. Anterograde amnesia is when someone doesn’t have the ability to create new memories after an event which caused the amnesia.


Paa is a 2009 movie, about genetic disorder, Progeria.  Paa showcases what a child goes through as well as the parent.  Progeria is rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder, which is shown in child appearance of accelerated aging.

My Name is Khan

My Name is Khan is 2010 movie directed by Karan Johar. This movie deals with two important and sensitive issues, which are social and medical. The character of Shah Rukh Khan deals with syndrome called Asperger. People with Asperger syndrome see the world differently, it is a development disorder that categorised by difficulties in nonverbal communication and social interaction.


Guzaarish is 2010 film about an Illusionist who is a Quadriplegic. It is also known as Tetraplegia. Quadriplegic is defined as “paralysis of four limbs”, which causes total or partial loss of use of all the limbs.


Barfi! is a 2012 movie about a boy who is deaf and mute from birth and a girl who is Autistic, who fall in love. It shows what an autistic person has to face in their everyday lives. Autistic is a lifelong disability that affects how a person sees the world and interacts with people around them.