It feels great to see that modern cinema has given birth to some amazing women characters. Women today are no longer used as supporting chicks or seen doing item numbers. Many dynamic young ladies are now spearheading the movement of independent filmmaking as well. They write, direct and act, giving us stories that are instantly relatable and thoroughly entertaining.
Recent example of such lady is Kangana Ranaut who has appeared in the historical drama, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi not only as the female lead but the actress has co directed the film as well. The year 2018 has definitely changed the taste of audience when it comes to watching movies.
Even in commercial cinema, women’s powerful screen presence and diversified talent is attracting full house audiences and critical accolades. So, here are some movies about women who are ambitious careerists, fearless lovers, relentless adventurers, and much more.
Vidya Balan nailed it as Mrs. Vidya Bagchi, Didn’t she? That spine-chilling thriller wouldn’t have been the same without Vidya. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Parambrata Chatterjee were too shiny in the background as she swept the audience off their feet. Vidya always stands out as an actor and has given powerful performances in movies like Tumhari Sulu and Kahaani 2. The actress has never failed to leave an impact on the audience.
Kangana Ranaut is known for being bold and fearless as a person and this quality of the actress clearly reflects on the screen. She is being highly appreciated recently for her role in Manikarnika but before that also the actress has given power packed performance in Simran and Queen. We saw Rani (Kangana Ranaut) go on her honeymoon, alone. How often do you see that? Kangana left us wanting more after every scene and we didn’t want to see anyone else but her. Kangana won a national award for the movie. A movie doesn’t need a hero, it needs a queen; hence proved.
Sridevi is an amazing actress and has always been selective about her roles right from the beginning of her career. She has always taken care of the fact that she gets noticed on the big screen no matter whom she is working with.One of the movies we’d love a sequel for. Sridevi made a great comeback and became an all-time favorite. Sridevi made her presence felt on the big screen as a woman who is a lot more than a mother and a wife. The way Gauri Shinde has helmed the movie is brilliant.
From her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite King Khan to her first ever movie production the actress has made her own path in the industry. Anushka not only produced this movie but made sure she single-handedly handles the script on screen as well. And with this movie, we loved Anushka Sharma even more! In the movie, her husband is killed by the local gangster family. She survived and killed the family who killed her husband played by Neil Bhoopalan. Shout out to Deepti Naval for being an amazing antagonist!
No One Killed Jessica
This movie saw a powerful combination of two amazing actors, Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan together for the first time and we cannot deny the fact that the ladies simply set the stage on fire. The story was inspired by the Jessica Lal case. Rani Mukherjee played the journalist who helped Vidya out and we couldn’t get enough of Rani’s character. There is no scope to look at anyone else except these two gorgeous women!
Nil Battey Sannatta
Swara Bhaskar is known for her lead as well as supporting roles but her best performance was seen in Nil Battey Sannatta. Swara Bhaskar shines in this Ashwini Iyer movie. She plays a single mother who goes back to school to get her daughter to concentrate on studies. The daughter believed that there is no use of education as her mother is a maid and she also has to be one. The movie has many scenes that will touch your heart but most of the work of keeping you invested in the movie is Swara.
Fashion Icon of Bollywood Sonam Kapoor has delivered many hits in her entire career but her character Neerja is still remembered. Sonam Kapoor won a national award for this film. Neerja Bhanot’s biopic was acclaimed by the critics and the audience alike. There are many heartwarming scenes and we can’t imagine anyone else as Neerja. You could connect, smile, and cry only because Sonam Kapoor did justice to the character.
Lipstick Under My Burkha
This movie that the censor board didn’t want India to see. A story about four women who wish to break out and live their desires. Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Ahana Kumra, and Ratna Pathak Shah are the women you have to watch out for. If there is anyone you make it watch worthy it’s the women and Ratna Pathak Shah as she breaks every stereotype you have made
Alia Bhatt made an impact in the movie in spite of the fact that she played lead opposite Shah Rukh Khan. The actress delivered a powerful performance in the movie and Kiara definitely made Depression seem less of a taboo and more of mental illness. Alia proved that Bollywood deserves more such movies.