Last year has been exceptionally remarkable in terms of the rise of women in every aspect of life. From sports to the film industry women showed exemplary representation in every field. The existence of women in every domain is now cordially appreciated by everyone but to reach this magnitude, it required many sacrifices and incessant enthusiasm. Vandana Kataria, an international hockey player who was subjected to casteist slurs and abuse because of her Dalit identity dodged every hurdle in life and was awarded the Padma Shree in 2022. Fighting off multiple racist and sexist comments Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first woman to serve as a Justice in the Supreme Court in the year 2022. Ariana Debose, the first queer Afro-Latina Woman is the first to achieve Oscar nominations and won best actress in a supporting role for her movie ‘West Side Story’ last year.
As our role models mentioned above, there are many Bollywood movies which have continued to inspire us and compelled us to pursue every milestone. This women’s day witness womanhood, strength, power and sexuality through a unique perspective by binge-watching these women-centric movies.
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Piku is a tale of an Indian girl who saliently balances her personal and professional life. She takes care of her old grumpy father and exudes the message of women being completely capable of taking care of their old parents. This movie revolves around toilet humor.
English Vinglish marks the return of the multitalented Sridevi to the silver screen. She essayed the role of a typical Indian housewife who is deprived of self-respect and attention from her family. Sridevi’s spectacular performance will win your hearts undoubtedly and will leave you teary-eyed.
A true embodiment of strength and power, Mardaani 2 is directed by Gopi Puthran. The protagonist Rani Mukherjee dripped in her character profoundly proves how powerful women can be. Mardani 2 is a very mainstream cat-and-mouse thriller.
A light-hearted and comedy-infused movie, Queen is directed by Vikas Bahl. Striving to overcome societal pressure and in search of her own identity Kangana Ranaut, the lead of the movie flies to Europe on her ‘Honeymoon’ trip all alone. She played the role of a sensitive but overprotective fiancé who got dumped on her wedding day. Queen is a supremely entertaining movie with real-life lessons one should learn.
No way, we are discussing feminist movies and we will leave Mary Kom off the list. Embracing the unique relationship between a North-eastern girl and sports, this biographical sports movie talks about the real-life struggle of the eponymous boxer – Mary Kom.
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Emphasizing the most vigilant topic – sexuality, Lipstick under my burkha is a stupendous movie that will forecast womanhood and woman sexuality through a unique lens. Exploring taboo issues like the sexual desires of women and marital rape through the lives of four different women, this movie has a raw and inclusive approach.