Feminism is the new in things in movies and many directors are coming out with intriguing and inspiring stories of women all over the country, who have faced and won the world over. Women equality has been an issue everywhere in the world. Now people have started to realize this and undoubtedly movies have played a significant role in making people aware of the reality. The recently released Lipstick under My Burkha also has critics raving about it. And it is not just about the past few years, there are movies like Mother India, Fire, Water, Astitva and Zubeida that tell us, it has not begun today; it has been a long journey. So, let's have a look at the women centric movies of the decade that have left us stunned with their story and performances.
Chak De! India (2007)
The storyline of Chak De! India can be about Kabir Khan trying to prove his loyalty towards the nation but the story was about the girls who had the grit to become the world champions. Remember the scene at McDonald's and the time when they competed with the Indian men's hockey team? You get the point, right?
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Justice has always been given the leverage of taking time but serving right. No One Killed Jessica was also about the pursuit of justice which wasn't served the first time. The blind judicial system in her case had to give in to the truth, but the second time.
English Vinglish (2012)
This movie might not be considered as a really serious and hard hitting one but that is because every house maker is taken for granted. Likewise, Shashi, who was not getting the respect she deserved, enrolls into an English learning class and ends up reasserting herself as a mother, a wife, and a woman.
This movie not only changed the industry's perception of Kangana Ranaut but it also was a lesson for parents with respect to the upbringing of a girl child. From being an abandoned wife to self-discovery and confidence, Rani changed and won many hearts.
Mary Kom (2014)
Mary Kom was played by Priyanka Chopra and the efforts she put into bringing the character to life is on another level. The film showed the determination of a woman who chose to be a sportsperson over everything and a husband who always stood by her.
Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)
The first female buddy movie of the country follows seven women and how their lives change because of an unforeseen occurrence. The film showed women in a very different yet familiar light. The film was about a fight for gender equality. The same fight in seven different scenarios of seven different women.
This biographical thriller was based on the life of Neerja Bhanot who did whatever she could to save the lives of 359 people hijacked in an airplane. It was the story of a woman who, at the age of 22 years, chose other lives before hers.
Pink was the movie with a very powerful message. Another story stuck in the courtroom where justice was being manhandled by bribes and manipulations. It was in itself a message to the patriarchal system that it took an influential man's voice to make people understand the ugly truth.
Parched is about three women in Gujarat who struggled to live their daily lives. A mother, a wife, and a prostitute – all of them lacked the same thing in spite of leading such different lives – their dignity.
The Phogat family is indeed a source of inspiration for everyone. Dangal was the story of two girls trying to become a part of the history, which they did. And a father who stood behind them and pushed them beyond their limits to achieve what he couldn't.
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