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Rare syndromes in cinema

DNMUM404596 | 1/4/2018 | Author : After Hrs Correspondent | WC :728

Rani Mukerji’s comeback film Hichki deals with Tourette Syndrome. We look at other Hindi movies that have highlighted seldom-portrayed medical conditions

Cinema is not just a make-believe world anymore. It often tells real stories of people, actual incidents, or social causes. Many films have depicted lead actors battling diseases like cancer (Anand, Kal Ho Naa Ho, or Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, more recently), disorders like amnesia or psychological conditions. However, many movies have also brought to the forefront conditions that are unheard of. Here are some of them.

Hichki (To release on February 23)
Tourette Syndrome
Rani Mukerji plays a teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, which is a kind of Tic Disorder that involves involuntary and repetitive movements (motor) and vocalisations (vocal/phonic). The sufferer makes sudden movements (like blinking) or sounds (clearing throa
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