There was an era wherein title of the films used to be based on the screen names of the female protagonists for instance, MILI, GUDDI, DAMINI, SITA AUR GEETA and many more. It seems the era is back and now we see that the era is back with various films. These days we have titles with respect to female protagonists.
Below is the list of few films that truly marks the spirit of women empowerment and inspiring.
PIKU is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by N.P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri and Sneha Rajani. It stars Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, It tells the story of the short-tempered Piku Banerjee (Deepika Padukone), her grumpy, ageing father Bhashkor (Amitabh Bachchan) and Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan Khan), who is stuck between the father-daughter duo, as they embark on a journey from Delhi to Kolkata.
NOOR is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Sunhil Sippy that features Sonakshi Sinha in the lead titular role. The film is based on Pakistani author Saba Imtiaz's novel Karachi, You're Killing Me! NOOR is a journalist who juggles her work, love and personal life on a day-to-day basis. One day, Noor's life takes a dramatic turn when she comes across an eye-opening investigative news story.
NAAM SHABANA is an Indian action spy-thriller film directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia. This spin-off from BABY (2015) provides the back-story of intelligence agent Shabana, and chronicles how she becomes a spy. Other cast includes Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Prithviraj Sukumaran play important supporting roles in the film. The film is dubbed into Tamil and Telugu languages and was released worldwide.
Vidya Balan in BEGUM JAAN plays the lead role of a brothel's madam, set in the backdrop of late Indian Independence period of 1948. It is Hindi remake of the Bengali film RAJKAHINI (2015). The film also has 11 women battling it out for her independence. The movie releases on April 21. 2017.
How can one forget Sonam Kapoor’s NEERJA which recently bagged National award in the Best film category? Sonam Kapoor was also mentioned in Best Actress category.
We simply can’t forget MARY KOM, a biopic on Mary Kom who fought against all odds to win it for her country. Priyanka’s powerful performance can never be forgotten.
Young girl Poorna who climed the Mt Everest is an inspiration by all, directed by Rahul Bose which released on Mach 31, 2017 is still loved by one and all.
AKIRA is a 2016 Indian action drama film co-written, directed, and produced by AR Murugadoss. It is a remake of the 2011 Tamil film Mouna Guru, and features Sonakshi Sinha in the titular role. A gripping action thriller about a college girl Akira, who has grown up with the ideals of being self- reliant. Her life spirals out of control when she becomes unwittingly involved in a crime involving four corrupt police officers.
HASEENA: THE QUEEN OF MUMBAI:
HASEENA: THE QUEEN OF MUMBAI is an upcoming Indian biographical crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The film is based on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. The film marks Shraddha Kapoor's first female protagonist venture as she is essaying the title role. Shraddha Kapoor's real brother, Siddhanth Kapoor portrays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, and Ankur Bhatia plays the role of Haseena's husband is a biopic.
TUMHARI SULU is an upcoming Bollywood comedy drama genre film soon to start its shoot in April 2017. TUMHARI SULU is directed by Suresh Triveni. The film revolves around an RJ who is happy go lucky person and work for the late night shows. The RJ goes by the name Sulochana or Sulu on Air, who hosts semi adult show. She was one of the most known Radio Jockeys in 2015 Indian Pakistan World Cup.
JIA AUR JIA:
A story about two starkly different women that share the same name. Together, they embark on a life-changing journey heading towards the same fate. Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin essay the role of Jia in the movie. The film is directed by Howard Rosemeyer and written by Mudssar Aziz. Jia and Jia slated to release in 2017.
Love Sonia is an upcoming 2017 Indian film directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womark. The film features newcomer Mrunal Thakur as the title character along with Richa Chadha, Freida Pinto, Demi Moore, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Rajkummar Rao and Sai Tamhankar. LOVE SONIA tells the heartfelt and brave story of Sonia, a young Indian village girl whose life irrevocably changes when she is entrapped into the vicious global sex trade network. The film is slated to release in 2017.
There are few more upcoming films that have title based on female character like BHOOMI and many more.