Feisty. Fierce. Female. Women Centric Films That Shook Bollywood!

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“Meri khamoshi ko meri kamzori mat samajhna” – we’ve all wanted to say these words at the right time. But chances are that a female character in Bollywood has beaten you to it. And she is not just an angry young woman anymore. Here are some films which we think, deserve a round of applause for being female centric and most importantly, being quite good.

You go girl!


1) Kahaani

Vidya Balan fights a terrorist when she is pregnant. A great performance later, she wins the box office. Amhi Shotti Bolchi!



2) Aiyya

Criminally underrated and supressed. Just like many emotions in the movie 🙂





3) No One Killed Jessica

Rani Mukerji gives a no nonsense, no holds barred, unforgiving, chauvinist defaming, male bashing…. performance! Basically she is WINNING!

No One Killed Jessica



4) Queen

From a shy and recluse dilli girl to an expressive and vivacious traveller, Rani transforms into Queen in this film which shows that discovering the new you can be such an awesome experience.



5) The Dirty Picture

A biopic which put Vidya Balan in the big league, this story about the rise and fall of a starlet has all the trappings of a masala film, including serial kisser Emraan Hashmi.



6) Lajja

4 Women. 99 Problems. But The Male Race Ain’t One.



7) Chandni Bar

Tabu won a National Award for Best Actress this. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you should win a National Award for Most Ignorant Person. Go see it now!

Chandni Bar


8) English Vinglish

A docile housewife learns a new language and transforms into a confident, assertive person.  Sridevi won our hearts right from the very first teaser of the movie till that heartwarming monologue in the climax.

English Vinglish


9) Ram Leela

She’s Feisty. Witty. Unafraid. Talks to Peacocks. Believes in the laws of ‘Tuco’ from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

Ram Leela


10) Mother India

Mother of All Women Power Films and a definitive classic. Mother India symbolically represents India as a nation in the aftermath of freedom and adverts a powerful sense of patriotism and nation-building. Nargis’ emotionally stirring performance fetched us our first Oscar nomination in Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1958.

Mother India

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