International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. There are a lot of ways to celebrate this special day but the most popular of them is to watch a Bollywood movie with all the ladies in your life whom you want to make special. Our industry has given us a lot of movies that are women-centric and celebrate the courage, talent and power of the women. So, today on the occasion of Women’s Day, we bring you a list of some female centered films that you should must watch.
Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen is about an under-confident Punjabi girl from New Delhi, who takes off on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam, all by herself after her fiancé (Rajkummar Rao) calls off their wedding. It’s this journey that teaches her to be self-reliant and confident. In short, it changes her life forever. The film has been helmed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, and Madhu Mantena.
Sridevi starrer MOM released in 2017. The actress plays the role of Devki Sabarwal in the film who crosses all the limits to get revenge for her daughter’s sexual misconduct and herself becomes a murderer.
Piku which stars Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, beautifully depicts the relationship between father and a daughter. The film shows Bhaskar Da (Amitabh Bachchan) had only one wish for his daughter Piku (Deepika Padukone)—that she lives her life by her own terms and never get married as that will tie her down. He always wanted to see his daughter lead an independent life.
4. English Vinglish
English Vinglish is a 2012 Indian comedy-drama film, written and directed by Gauri Shinde. The narrative revolves around a woman named Shashi (Sridevi), a small entrepreneur who makes snacks. Shashi enrolls in an English-speaking course to stop her husband and daughter mocking her lack of English skills and gains self-respect in the process.
Sujoy Ghosh’s directed film Kahaani is all about a seven-month pregnant woman (Vidya Balan) who comes alone to Kolkata from London in search of her husband. The movie deals with a language barrier, the chaos and poverty of the metropolis during her brief stay in Kolkata. It also shows the warmth of the people of Kolkata shown to her.
Pink told the nation that when a woman says ‘No’ it means ‘No’. No matter what clothes she wears or what lifestyle she leads, he can’t be forced into doing anything against her will. Amitabh Bachchan plays an advocate who fights for the girls entrapped in a legal battle against notorious boys belonging to influential families.
Neerja Bhanot, the film is based on a true life story of a flight purser who was shot and killed while making sure that hundreds of passengers of the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 were safe and sound. Sonam Kapoor plays Neerja with great grit and élan.
Mardaani is the story of a female cop, Shivani Roy. It’s played played by Rani Mukerji who fights the kingpin of organised crimes involving child trafficking and drugs. It shows how the lady officer fights woman trafficking in the city.
9. No One Killed Jessica
This film is based on the real life story of Jessica Lal murder case. It’s a tale of how Jessica’s elder sister, Sabrina Lal played by Vidya Balan fights the wealthy and influential man who shot her sister. Rani Mukerji plays the gritty journalist who helps Vidya Balan fight against all odds. The film shows that even a common woman can rise above all odds and fight for justice. The film is directed by Rajkumar Gupta.
10. Mary Kom
Mary Kom is true life story of the Indian boxer who won India great accolades internationally. Priyanka Chopra plays the real life character on the big screen beautifully depicting Kom’s story. It is special because of the hardships Kom had to go through through her career. She makes a comeback post her marriage, and a mother of two Kom continues her successful journey against all odds.