Posted Thu, August 18, 2011 2:03pm IST

For a very long time, cinema has only been seen as an escape from the stark realities of life. Most films cater to those who seek entertainment, but every now and then one comes along that supports a cause and seeks to initiate either a debate or create awareness among the masses

Just like Anna Hazare is doing now, Bollywood movies have worked to bring a cause into the realm of everyday activism with a little masala added to make it more appealing. With the recent anti-corruption protests headed by Hazare getting so much attention, we take a quick look at some recent films that rooted for a cause and left a mark….