Bollywood is known for hero-centric films with a macho man fighting against villains for their heroines. From few years, this stereotype is broken by women-centric films offering exceptional women of substance roles. Some of the movies are listed below:
Neerja is a biographical thriller film showing the real life incident of the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 by terrorists in 1986 in Karachi, Pakistan. The film features
, flight attendant. The movie has portrayed the struggles of Neerja in saving the passengers life. It is a very gripping film, and YOU MUST WATCH IT!
Mary Kom is a biographical sports film in which
is playing the role of boxer. The movie has shown journey of the Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through many hardships and struggles before accomplishing her dream.
Pink is an Indian courtroom thriller drama film. The story revolves about three friends Minal, Falak, and Andrea who are involved in a crime, and a retired lawyer helps them to fight the case. The dialogues of the movie are very powerful. Pink has shown the hard truth of the Indian society.
English Vinglish tells the story of a quiet housewife, Shashi who is mocked around by her well-educated husband and daughter due to her lack of English skills. The movie has beautifully shown the transformation of Shashi’s personality when she joins an English-speaking course and gains self-respect in the process.
This film centers on Rani, an under-confident girl who go on her honeymoon alone when her fiance cancels the wedding. Queen has beautifully shown the transformation of an under-confident woman to a confident, fearless, and independent woman.
Kahaani is a mystery thriller film which centers on a pregnant woman Vidya Bagchi who travels to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. The movie explores themes of motherhood, feminism in the male-dominated society of India.
The movie tells the story of Meghna Mathur, who is a small-city girl who desires to become a supermodel. It follows the journey of Meghna, her transformation into a famous fashion model. The movie has captured the reality of Indian Fashion industry, the corrupt world of haute couture and the careers of several models. This film explores the theme of female power in the Fashion industry and feminism.
8. No One Killed Jessica
It is a biographical thriller film showing the real incident of Jessica Lall murder case. The movie is based on true story character Jessica, a model murdered by the son of a wealthy politician. Journalist Meera sets out to expose the corrupt system and helps the case of Jessica.
The movie centers on the life of an actress Mahi, who was once a superstar but is now down falling. Heroine portrays the various ups and downs, struggles, and downfall faced by the actors in the film industry. The ending of the movie gives us a very powerful message TO MOVE ON in life. Even there are bad moments in life do not stuck in that, just move on.
10. 7 Khoon Maaf
7 Khoon Maaf tells the story of Susanna, an Anglo-Indian woman who murders six of seven husbands for finding the perfect love. She wants the perfect husband, with no flaws, so she embarks on the journey of marrying several times, and each time she makes her husband’s death mysteriously.