International Women’s Day will be celebrated across the globe on March 8 and on this special day, the achievements of women from all over the world are honoured and therefore this day is thoroughly dedicated to them. We all know how cinema is one of the best mediums to spread awareness in the world. Cinema gives us a big platform in delivering a strong message to the audience about several aspects of society, we get you the top 5 women-centric Bollywood films which celebrated a women’s strength, power, and courage. Also Read - Year Ender 2019: List of 15 Bollywood Films That Made Sense
Here are the top 5 women-centric movies to binge-watch this International Women’s Day:
Thappad: Taapse Pannu’s recent film which talks about the topic of domestic violence is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking which was single-handedly carried by Taapsee on her shoulders. Not only her breakthrough performance in the film is getting critical acclaim, but fans also salute her courage to take up such a sensitive topic and gives a strong message on how women who face domestic violence should raise their voice. The film has been helmed by Anubhav Sinha and has been receiving a lot of praises for the brilliant direction and acting. Also Read - Deepika Padukone Was Asked to Describe Bollywood Films And What She Said Makes The Most Sense-Watch Video
Chhapaak: Starring Deepika Padukone in the lead role, Chhapaak is the story of acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who was attacked by a known person at the age of 15. Chhapaak tells the inspiring story of Laxmi who started campaigns to prevent acid attacks and also filed a PIL to stop acid sale in India. She is an inspiration for all the women out there who have ever been an acid attack victim. Deepika Padukone performed her role brilliantly and is the soul of the movie. Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak is a must-watch this International Women’s Day. Also Read - Womens Day special: Deepika Padukone, Taapsee Pannu, Katrina Kaif- Bollywood babes take action route in 2017!
Pink: Another milestone for women-centric films in India, Pink, starring Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles gives a strong message on sexual harassment and abuse. Pink tells us why ‘NO’ means ‘NO’ and how it is mandatory for a man to ask for a women’s consent before he comes close to her. Taapsee Pannu surely gave one of the best performances of her career in this one post which she becomes one of the most renowned Bollywood actors.
Kahaani: Starring Vidya Balan in the lead role, Kahaani is the story of a pregnant, alone woman searching for her husband. However, this is not it. It is the story of courage, will and a women’s strength of never giving up. The film shows how a woman, who has once decided, can go to any extend for her loved ones. With a path-breaking performance by Vidya Balan and terrific direction by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani has to be on your list.
Parched: Starring Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Tannishtha Chatterjee in lead roles, Parched is not just a movie but a fight against patriarchy, domestic violence, and marital rape. The film is available on Netflix.