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International Women’s Day 2021: 5 must watch women-centric films

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 March 2021, 13:54 IST

March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day. To commemorate the day, we have brought some female-centric films that showcase women’s struggles, wants, and desires. Gone are the days when Bollywood portrayed female actresses as an object to lure the audiences. Several female-oriented films projected the real women empowerment and their inspirational stories.

Check out the list:

1. Thappad

The film teaches us the lesson that a ‘thappad’ is not a small issue in a relationship. A woman should raise her voice immediately if a man raises his hands at her. In the film, the protagonist portrayed by Taapsee Pannu is unable to forget the incident when her husband slapped her in public, and then she decides to fight for her respect. Thappad has been directed by Anubhav Sinha.

2. Shakuntala Devi


The film was written and directed by Anu Menon. Vidya Balan portrays the role of a protagonist. The movie was based on the life of the Mathematician Shakuntala Devi, also known as the ‘human computer’. The film depicts the story of the talented woman who created her identity in the world for solving large problems in seconds.

3. Pink


The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. The stars in lead roles were Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang. While Amitabh Bachchan was the soul of the film without whom the film story is incomplete. The performances of the three women have been praised. The Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directorial was also specially screened for Rajasthan Police to train them how to handle such sensitive and sensible issues related to women’s rights and dignity.

4. English Vinglish


The film was a comeback for the late actress Sridevi. The movie was helmed by Gauri Shinde. The story revolves around a woman who can’t speak English but a perfect housewife. The film shows her journey of learning English during her trip to the US. She proves that nothing is impossible for a woman.

5. Queen


The film was a game-changer for Kangana Ranaut’s career. The plot of the film talked about those brides who are ditched at the altar. In the film, Kangana essayed the role of Rani, a middle-class woman with little English speaking skill who decides to go to Europe, where she was supposed to go for her honeymoon—alone. During that journey, she discovers her inner strength that made her stronger.

Happy Women’s Day to all ladies out there!

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First published: 8 March 2021, 13:39 IST