INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022: There was a time when all the attention in movies was given to the movie hero. Male actors had the biggest share on the screens, and the plots revolved around them. However, the days are over. Now times have changed and women have become the protagonists of movies. Films centered around women are on the rise, and actresses are coming up with strong subjects on women’s issues, the status of women, and other things firmly in front of the public.
As the world celebrates the power of women on International Women’s Day on March 8, we bring you groundbreaking films that have made women in Bollywood recognised.
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English Vinglish (2012)
The film was a story of all the other women in the country. A middle-class housewife who shares a lower status in her family due to her inability to speak English. The way she wins over her weakness and comes out strong. The late actress Sridevi played the role of the protagonist and it can be said that she did her role justice.
Who said you have to sit and cry after a heartbreak? Who said a broken marriage could only lead to depression? Queen is an example that a woman can have fun, live her life and lead her life on her own. Kangana Ranaut plays the role of a calm woman who is afraid to move but after her fiancé breaks off the marriage at the last moment, she travels alone to Paris for her honeymoon. The hilarious movie will make you laugh and also teach you lessons that will make you feel motivated and confident.
A film that highlighted that when a woman says “no”, it means “no”. ‘Eve-teasing is quite common in our country and various measures have been taken to stem this evil. However, those who do blame the girl for wearing certain types of clothes, drinking, partying, staying late at night, etc. Pink is a film that was a slap in the face of such a mentality. Taapsee Pannu taught the meaning of sexual consent in the film.
The true story of the late flight attendant Neerja Bhanot is an inspiration to many. She saved hundreds of passengers from a hijacked plane. Sonam Kapoor, who played the role of Neerja, gave us many moments of pride, emotional breakdown and courage throughout the film.
Domestic violence starts with a simple slap and women are told to shut up because they are told it’s no big deal. However, through Thappad, Taapsee Pannu emphasized the fact that a slap is not just a slap but is a form of violence that no one has the right to do or condone. This has motivated many women to speak up and stand up for themselves.
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