Bollywood is renowned for being male-dominated, with women often relegated to supporting roles or purely decorative characters. However, over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of films focused on female characters and their stories.
Directed by Vikas Bahl, Queen tells the story of a young woman named Rani who goes on her honeymoon alone after her fiancé cancels the wedding. The film is a heartwarming and funny coming-of-age story exploring self-discovery and empowerment themes.
Directed by Gauri Shinde, English Vinglish tells the story of a middle-aged woman named Shashi who decides to learn English to gain her family’s respect. The film is a heartwarming and relatable tale of a woman who knows to value herself.
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Mardaani tells the story of a female police officer named Shivani who takes on a dangerous criminal gang. The film is a thrilling action-drama that breaks stereotypes about women in law enforcement.
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pink tells the story of three young women accused of a crime they didn’t commit. The film is a powerful indictment of how society views women and their actions.
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Piku tells the story of a young woman named Piku who cares for her ageing father. The film is a heartwarming and funny tale of family dynamics and the challenges of caregiving.
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani tells the story of a pregnant woman named Vidya who travels to Kolkata to search for her missing husband. The film is a gripping thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.
Directed by Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu tells the story of a middle-aged woman named Sulu who becomes a radio jockey. The film is a heartwarming and funny tale of a woman who finds her true calling.
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Nil Battey Sannata tells the story of a mother who works as a maid and dreams of a better life for her daughter. The film is a heartwarming and inspiring tale of the power of education and determination.
Directed by Omung Kumar, Mary Kom tells the story of a female boxer who overcomes obstacles to become a champion. The film is a thrilling sports drama showcasing women’s strength and determination.
Directed by Ram Madhvani, Neerja tells the story of a young flight attendant who risks her life to save passengers during a hijacking. The film is a moving tribute to a real-life hero and showcases the bravery and resilience of women.
These 10 films are just a small selection of the many female-oriented movies produced in Bollywood. Each of these films tells a different story, but they all share a common theme of female empowerment and the power of women to overcome obstacles and challenges. It is heartening to see more and more films focused on women and their stories, and we can only hope that this trend continues in the years to come.