Ayushmann’s campus comedy-drama Khurrana, Doctor G, released on October 14 to rave reviews. The film, which also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah, follows the struggle of a male gynecologist in a room full of women and is presented as light, funny and airy for the most part.

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If you like a harmonious combination of humor and social message in Hindi movies, here are five perfect recommendations for the weekend.

Must-watch Bollywood comedy movies with a social message

‘Angrezi Medium’

Medium Anrezi by Irrfan Khan
Maddock Films, London Calling Production

Image credit: Maddock Films, London Calling Production

A masterpiece by Irrfan Khan, starring Radhika Madan as his daughter, Medium Angrezi is the story of a middle-class Indian father who would do anything to fulfill his daughter’s dream of studying abroad. The film beautifully captures the anguish and all the emotions of a single father.

‘Badhaai Do’

Movie Badhaai Do
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This hilarious story of a married couple in lavender has to be on your watch list. Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in the movie pretend to be heterosexual couple to appease society and their parents. Problems arise once Bhumi’s partner decides to move in with them.

‘Dasvi’

Movie stars Dasvi Abhishek Bachchan
Maddock Films, Jio Studios, Bake My Cake Films

Image credit: Maddock Films, Jio Studios, Bake My Cake Films

Dasvi Is a unique vision of the right to education. Abhishek Bachchan plays a corrupt politician who embodies all the stereotypes associated with Indian politicians. But, things start to change once he is sent behind bars and soon realizes the importance of education.

‘OMG: Oh my God!’

OMG movie review
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Image credit: Grazing Goat Pictures, Wave Cinemas, Spice Studios

There’s a fine line between faith and blind faith – and that’s what the movie is about. He’s entertaining, well-meaning, and will have you smiling, thinking, and pausing time and time again. In the film, an atheist decides to sue God after his store is destroyed in an earthquake.

‘Street’

Movie Stree starring Rajkummar Rao
Maddock Movies, D2R Movies

Image credit: Maddock Films, D2R Films

This hair-raising horror-comedy has a powerful social message against misogyny and chauvinism. The movie has amazing actors from Pankaj Tripathi, Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. The story takes place in a small town called Chanderi, which is haunted by a female spirit. After Vicky’s (Rajkummar Rao) mystery love goes missing, people suspect her of being the “Stree”.

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