Monday, 7 March 2016

Movies every women should watch

Queen (2014)

Released on International Women's Day 2013, Queen is about the journey of a simple girl transforming herself into a free-spirited and independent woman. The movie celebrates the essence of being a contemporary woman. The story revolves around a girl who goes on her honeymoon alone after her fiancĂ© dumps her just a day before their wedding. Kangana Ranaut's power-packed performance with a fantastic storyline makes ‘Queen’ a must watch.


Neerja (2016)

'Neerja' is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life to save passengers of the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. This is a film that honours the courage and the strength of an ordinary but brave woman.

Mardaani (2014)

‘Bold’ and ‘blatantly real’ are the words that go best with ‘Mardaani’, which took on the subject of human trafficking. Tough female cop ‘Shivani Shivaji Roy’ played by Rani Mukerji exposes the reality of this harsh world. The film sends out a strong message. It urges women to learn self-defense to protect themselves from predators, and at the same time demands men to respect women.

Mary Kom (2014)

This sports biopic is based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Boxing Champion MC Mary Kom. ‘Mary Kom’ showed the world a woman who is passionate about her dream of being a boxer and is ready to fight the male-dominated world for it. But, when it comes to family, she plays a perfect mother and a doting wife. Mary Kom raises a toast to the tough and indomitable spirit of a woman, who is a ‘hero’ in all aspects of her life.

Mother India (1957)

Mehboob Khan‘s ‘Mother India' is one movie that cannot be missed when it comes to path-breaking women-centric films. This movie has in the lead the perfect mother figure, who kills her own son when it comes to choosing between right and wrong. The film has Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raaj Kumar in the lead roles. The movie celebrates the inner strength of a woman

English Vinglish (2012)

A must-watch for all women. The story is about a mother who struggles but eventually succeeds in overcoming her weakness. Her English speaking skills is frowned upon by not just her husband but also by her daughter as well. The movie is laden with emotions that most women face at home and outside.

Damini (1993)

Orbiting around the issue of rape, 'Damini' is undeniably one of the best Hindi movies of the 90s. With a scintillating storyline infused with hefty dialogues (Sunny Deol’s dhaai kilo haath), director Raj Kumar Santoshi takes you on an emotional journey. The story is of a housewife who fights the world including her husband to get justice to a victim, who was raped by her brother-in-law. ‘Damini’ played by Meenakshi Sheshadri is at her best in this movie, evoking emotions and reactions of audience on the poor state of women in our country.