With the changing times the film industry has realized that women are not just for songs & dance or mere showpiece to attract eye-balls. There is much more to them.
2014 was indeed a women-centric year for Bollywood as it churned out maximum number (14) of female-oriented subjects. As we are approaching towards the year end, let’s have a run-through of the films that showcased women power.DEDH ISHQIYA:
Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi con Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi’s characters in the movie. The film was a sequel of ISHQIYA, where Vidya Balan had played the central role.
Madhuri Dixit runs a gang of womenfolk, clad in pink saree, who go about standing up for the meek and downtrodden, take up issues like domestic violence, the dowry system, rape, electricity matters, and education. Madhuri’s character locks horns with power hungry, mean and oppressor shrewd politician played by Juhi Chawla.
Kangana Ranaut charmed as ‘Rani’, a Delhi girl, who decides to go on her honeymoon alone after her fiance ditches and walks out of the marriage two days before wedding.
Singer-turned-actor Monali Thakur played a 14-year old girl who is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Nagesh Kukunoor’s film dealt with the harsh realities of human trafficking and child prostitution, which continue behind closed curtains in rural areas of India.
~pgbr~RAGINI MMS 2:
The film is a continuation of the prequel. Sunny Leone plays an ex-porn star in the film and gets haunted by the ghost of Ragini and goes on killing spree.
: It’s a satirical and unusual love story set against the backdrop of politics. Kangana plays the leader of a political party and has obsessive love for Vir Das, a rising star of Bollywood.
~pgbr~KAANCHI - The Unbreakable:
Subhash Ghai’s find Mishti plays an innocent rural beauty Kaanchi, who fights against power. It’s the story of the inner power of a woman who represents over one million suppressed youth against injustice in the country.
~pgbr~HATE STORY 2:
The sequel of HATE STORY has a new vengeful woman, Surveen Chawla, who has been wronged by a man. She plays a woman on mission to ruin the life of Sushant Singh, who terrorized and shackled her and also killed her love Jay Bhanushali in the film.
Rani Mukerji played the tough cop, whose interest in the case of a kidnapped teenage girl leads her to uncover secrets of human trafficking by the Indian mafia.
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was the first to play the female detective in Bollywood with this film. The film talked about Vidya Balan’s character ‘Bobby’, a Hyderabadi
woman who aspires to be a detective despite facing a series of obstacles.
The sporty and gutsy actress Priyanka Chopra played the title role in this biopic on five-times female World Boxing Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom.
Sonam Kapoor reprised the role of Rekha in the remake of KHOOBSURAT. Sonam plays a bubbly, clumsy and a loud Delhi girl, who is carefree, lives on her own terms.
Rhea Chakraborty plays the title role, she is a ghetto girl and her ‘internet boys’, who take on a greedy conglomerate that’s out to decimate their spirit of enterprise.
Rekha plays the ideal, traditional Bhartiya naari
, who cooks, prays and loves her family unconditionally. Despite being a doting woman, she gets little in return until Sharman Joshi, her US return grandson enters as an angel and changes ‘Nani’ Rekha’s status.