International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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A warm welcome to all of you. So buddies hope you enjoyed Father’s Day !

TGIS is back with a new series. 26th June is observed as the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. This weekend let’s pledge to stop drug abuse. Today drug abuse stands as one of the major problems faced worldwide.  It has in the past and still continues to ruin generations.

Day by day the cases of drug abuse are increasing. One of the major reason to this is, that we have lost control over our mind. We are not able to handle stress and failure in life. This is the time when the youth resorts to drugs to get a kick (or to escape into a happier place) Many a times people fall to peer pressure. It begins with just an occasional smoke with friends and goes on to become a severe addiction to drugs. We have almost lost the ability to say a “No” to addictions, as our appetite for trying out new things never satiates. This is the age where we may get easily influenced by such addictions.

We should say a ‘NO’ to drugs for our own good and instead choose health. If you really feel depressed and you need a high, then you can opt for meditation or even talking out what you feel can help.

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The film fraternity has been instrumental in creating awareness against drug abuse since ages.My plan for the weekend is to watch the movie ‘Requiem for a Dream’ based on the effects of drug abuse. This weekend you too can go watch a movie for a social cause and stop drug abuse.

 

Today I bring to you a list of movies based on drug abuse and its effects:

#1

Udta Punjab

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       Director:

  • Abhishek Chaubey

        Star cast:

  • Shahid Kapoor
  • Kareena Kapoor-Khan
  • Aalia Bhatt
  • DiljitDosanjh

 

About Udta Punjab:

After many controversies the film was finally released on 17th June,2016. The movie brings up the issue of drug abuse amongst the youth of Punjab. The story revolves around four lives. A rockstar Tommy Singh, a doctor, a policeman and a girl who is a migrant laborer from Bihar. The common connection between them is drugs. The dialogues in the movie are well written. The harsh reality of drug abuse and smuggling has been portrayed very well in the movie. Something that looks like a simple packet of cheese is actually a pack of drugs.

If you still haven’t watched the movie you can surely go for it on this International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

 

 

#2

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

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       Director:

  • Dev Anand

    Star cast:

  • Dev Anand
  • ZeenatAman
  • Mumtaz
  • Prem Chopra
  • Iftekhar

 

About Hare Rama Hare Krishna:

It is a Hindi movie. In 1970s there was a wave of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna movement in India. This movie was based on the Hare Rama Hare Krishna movement. It is the story of estranged siblings. Jasbir flees to Nepal and changes her name to Janice. She becomes the leader of a hippie group and a drug addict. Zeenat Aman’s hippie look gained popularity back then. Her brother finds out where she lives and tries to preach against drug abuse.

One of the famous songs from the movie is Dum Maro Dum. Hippies swaying under the influence of drugs and chanting the holy name of God best describes this song.

 

#3

The Panic in Needle Park

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       Director:

  • Jerry Schatzberg

        Star cast:

  • Al Pacino
  • Kitty Winn
  • Alan Wint
  • Richard Bright

 

About The Panic in Needle Park:

It is Hollywood’s crime thriller based on drug abuse. The movie has a love story at the backdrop of drug abuse. Bobby is a heroin addict. Needle Park is the name of an area in Manhattan where this story takes place. Bobby a heroin junkie meets Helen a lonely homeless girl. They fall in love. But the high Bobby gets due to heroin is much more than the high experienced due to the first feelings of love. He ends up introducing Helen to the world of drugs. Soon she too becomes a drug addict. They can’t live without each other. But now they cannot live without heroin too. It is their struggle for survival. They are ready to do anything and everything it takes to get a shot of heroin.

It is also the story of how a drug overpowers something as powerful as love!

 

#4

Dum Maro Dum

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        Director:

  • Rohan Sippy

         Star cast:

  • Abhishek Bachchan
  • BipashaBasu

About Dum Maro Dum:

This is a Hindi movie. It is about the far spread huge racket of drug dealers in Goa.ACP Vishnu discovers that many renowned politicians are also involved in the drugs racket. ACP Vishnu a maverick cop is determined to flush out all the drug junkies and gangsters out of Goa.

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Stop Drug Abuse, Save lives !

Live.Love.Laugh

-Swaradaa S. Joglekar

 

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