Women centric films that killed stereotypes | Upcoming & Promising

Bollywood as in… Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan or Akshay Kumar ? We love them
too but it’s high time we appreciate the actresses in the Hindi Film industry who have not only
proved their talent time and again but showcased that they are no more only the “good-looking”
aspect of the films. Few actresses like Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Alia Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu,
Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkana Sen Sharma and Priyanka Chopra are known for leading their films
and making them a box-office hit too!
Below mentioned are a few of the women centric films one must watch.

1. Naam Shabana


We doubt the idea of watching the sequels or prequels of films anticipating the outcome however,
the 2017 semi blockbuster, Naam Shabana was an action spy-thriller and a spin-off prequel to the
film, Baby (2015) where Taapsee Pannu was seen playing the lead, titular role of Shabana. The film
broke stereotypes about women in a country like India and how they are expected to behave or
portray themselves. Taapsee went out of her way and learned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Kudo
to make utmost justice to her character, and not only carried the film on her shoulders, but made it a
blockbuster hit.

2. Begum Jaan


Begum Jaan, one of the best feminist films of Hindi Cinema in recent times, was released in the first
quarter of 2017 where the supremely talented, Vidya Balan was seen playing the lead role of a
brothels madam, set in the backdrop of late Indian Independence period of 1948. A few days before
the release, five female members of the Begum Jaan cast came on an award show and spoke of the
feminist film that it was, the almost all-female cast and how in their dedication to reality, while
playing sex workers in 1947, they had stopped going to the parlour and getting themselves waxed. It
was impressive to know how they didn’t care about their looks in the film, which apparently is a big
deal in the industry. Do watch this film if you haven’t and favour yourself!

3. Queen


Queen has set a huge benchmark in the Hindi Film industry for all the women centric films. The
feeling after watching the movie, witnessing Kangana’s brilliant acting, and the story that was apart
from all the usuals, cannot be boxed into a statement. The perfect portrayal of how Vijay (Rajkumar
Rao) is dominating & narrow minded towards his fiancé’s (Rani) aspirations, and how Rani, the 24-
year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her Vijay calls off their wedding,
bagged Kangana her National Film Award for her performance. We hope Kangana’s next, Simran
could only get better!

4. Secret superstar


Zaira Wasim has already won our hearts with her power-packed performance in Dangal, and is
ready to astonish us again with her lead role in, Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar.
The trailer of Secret Superstar has left us in anticipation and excitement as to how Zaira (Insu), a
young muslim girl who is an aspiring singer faces restrictions from her conservative father and yet,
is determined to conquer her dream of being a musician.
Unveil the story on October 19, 2017!

5. Simran


The versatile actor, Kangana Ranaut has always swayed us with her acting skills, and knowing her
next film, Simran is coming up soon, we just cannot keep our calm ! The movie is loosely based on
the life of Sandeep Kaur, an NRI in the United States who has been convicted of a few robberies.
Kangana has always inspired us with her women centric characters in the movies, especially in the
film industry where the male actors are regarded as the face of the film and also specifically why
the films work. The trailer of Simran is outstanding and has already made its way to the hearts of
the audiences. September 15, 2017. Mark the date!

6. Tumhari Sulu


Vidya Balan is one of the few actresses in the Hindi Film industry who is known for her women
centric roles in the films like, Kahani, Kahani 2, Begum Jaan, The Dirty Picture, and so on. Vidya
(Sulochana a.k.a. Sulu) will be seen in an upcoming comedy-drama where she essays the role of an
enthusiastic, happy-go- lucky housewife whose routine is changed when she unexpectedly lands
herself with a job of a radio jockey in Mumbai.
December 1, 2017 it is!
High hopes there, your sincerely, a fan!


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Women centric films that killed stereotypes | Upcoming & Promising

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