What a hero does in a Bollywood film? He punches kicks, shoots and what not to put the bad guys away. But is it necessary that the hero needs to be a male? No, some Bollywood movies in the recent past have heroines who are actually the ‘hero’ of the film. These films are not necessarily women centric rather they have situations where injustice is done to humans be it male or female & our gorgeous heroine fights them with all her might.
We have all seen movies with unrealistic action sequences where the hero manages to win anyhow, but in Akira we see the same with the heroine. Akira (
), learned self-defense at an early age but misfortune lands her in Jail for three years. After coming out, in college, she again finds herself amidst a crime that involves cops. The story proceeds with Akira fighting these cops & trying to prove herself innocent. Various action scenes come packed in the movie like when Akira crushes college bullies in the college canteen while escaping from cop's grab & so on.
An extremely thrilling and brutal movie, seriously not meant for the spineless audience. As young couple protests against honor killing that too in Haryana, they land themselves in a horrific situation. Amidst hiding for survival, Arjun (
) dies which leaves Meera (
) in a helpless situation. But Meera immediately swears vengeance on her husband's killers. We see her get kicked in the stomach as she is no trained defender but quick thinking and rage keep her fighting. Finally, she slays all killers brutally, one by one.
Shivani Roy (
), a police officer who starts chasing a mafia involved in human trafficking after a teenage girl goes missing. Shivani isn't dramatic; she isn't hot, but she is what a policewoman should be i.e. a fearless fighter. The movie shows her fighting numerous times, but the action isn't as reality defying as are in Salman Khan Movies nevertheless Rani is the ‘Dabangg Woman’.
The movie is inspired from The Gulabi Gang which works for the betterment of women in the society. The film has a political touch where
) is the evil politician who wants to control the Gulaab Gang. However, the gang's leader Rajjo (
) contravenes Sumitra. Rajjo is seen fighting goons sent by Sumitra which brings the typical action sequences of Bollywood in the film.
Revolver Rani aka Alka Singh (), is a political leader who fights the rival political party to save her love, Rohan (
). Rani boldly fires shots in the air as well as in her enemies. The film is filled with make-believe action sequences but for a change it's the heroine firing shots instead of crying helplessly.
A thriller mystery, the movie is about a pregnant woman who is looking for her missing husband. Throughout the film Vidya Bagchi (
), tries to find her husband with her intellect however in climax she takes down the villain with her hair stick and then shoots him.
The film is a biopic on Mary Kom who has made India proud at various championships. The movie shows Mary's (Priyanka Chopra) struggle to pursue her interest in boxing, her hard work to become world champion as she breaks the cliché ‘boxing is meant for men only'.
“No One Killed Jessica”
Based on a real incident, this movie is the battle of seeking justice against a prominent political personality. As Jessica (
), is shot for denying drinks, her sister Sabrina (Vidya Balan) fights for the murderer to be punished. Meera (Rani Mukerji), a journalist cum activist owning a dauntless personality helps Sabrina. The case gets publicized, and all political strings pulled to save Manish Bharadwaj (
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
) loosen. A life-imprisonment was sentenced to the killer. The movie doesn't involve physical defense but the fearless Meera attacks with her words and keeps the largest power i.e. power of public on Sabrina's side.
Though a biopic, Neerja is the story of a real hero, Neerja Bhanot who was shot in an attempt to save the passengers on board in the hijacked flight (Pan Am Flight 73) in 1986.
acted as Neerja in the film which is about a confident, smart & courageous woman.
Angry Indian Goddesses
A group of friends meets for hen's party of one among them. A group of men harasses them to which they react boldly, later the dead body of one of the girls is found probably raped. As the authorities won't take action, the girls themselves kill all the five rapists & killers.