Bollywood Movies Women Must Watch

Recall when well-known singer Beyonce stated, “Who runs the world? Young ladies!” Well, ladies are demonstrating it directly with their success. Thus, to praise this International Women’s Day, we have shortlisted some of the best ladies situated movies that will cause you to feel engaged and believe that you are no less compared to men. 

1. Mary Kom 

Mary Kom manages to throw stereotypes about female people to the wind. It likewise legitimately reveals to us that getting married doesn’t affect our career life; however, it instead supports it. Giving us understanding into the biography of India’s unbelievable female fighter Mary Kom, this film will move you to benefit as much as possible from your life and get energetically. 

2. Sovereign 

We don’t need to reveal to you how astonishing Kangana was in Queen and how perfectly she changed from a hesitant young lady into a solid and free lady, who stood firm for herself and enjoyed her honeymoon alone. 

3. Pink 

What better film to begin your Women’s Day with than Pink. The Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu demonstrated that we should quit deciding on ladies by what they wear. This film additionally discusses sexual consent in its most extreme detail. 

4. Kahaani 

This film is about a pregnant lady who plots, controls, and essentially attempts each damn technique to discover her better half’s killer as well as avenging his death. Coordinated by Sujoy Ghosh and featuring Vidhya Balan in the lead, this film is loaded with turns that will keep you at the edge of your seat! Additionally, this film will support your certainty and instruct you that there’s nothing you CANNOT do!

5. Mardaani

Rani Mukherjee understands the way of playing a strong character. Mardaani is a film that you will be able to see one woman in the uniform handing criminals.

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42. Lahore (in 2010)

This movie that Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan directed is overall a sports film that is set on the backdrop in Indo-Pak. The story is of one cricketer that turns kickboxer so as to avenge his brother’s death.

43. Salaam Bombay! (in 1988)

Mira Nair directed the film. It chronicles the daily life of children who live on Mumbai’s streets. It won the Film Award at the National level for Best Feature Movie in Hindi. It was even nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. Great!

44. B.A. Pass (in 2012)

Ajay Bahl directed this neo-noir film. It is based on one short story, Mohan Sikka’s The Railway Aunty. It is one story looking at a new life’s fatal promise. When Mukesh encounters Sarika at one kitty party, he hardly knows of the city as well as its ways, aside from the means to survive. The thing that follows is one twist of destiny, one kind of story which shows up in the tabloids as crime’s heinous acts.

45. Black Friday (in 2007)

The Anurag Kashyap film is based on the Mumbai bomb blasts in 1993. It was so controversial that the film did not gain the certification by the Censor Board for three years. It was ultimately released in 2007 since the Supreme Court allowed it after the ’93 Bombay case’s verdict was eventually delivered by the TADA court. Watch it!

46. Shor in the City (in 2011)

Raj Nidimoru, as well as Krishna D.K, directed it. It revolves around the central characters who encounter challenges in Mumbai.

47. Shaurya (in 2008)

It is one Indian courtroom drama film in 2008 directed by Samar Khan. It stars Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, and Javed Jaffrey. It revolves around a Muslim officer’s court-martial.

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36. Hulla (in 2008)

This movie starring Sushant Singh and Rajat Kapoor in leading roles is the story of one stockbroker who finds himself one new home. Yet, the real deal begins when he discovers that he can’t sleep due to the loud whistle that the night-watchman blew. This leads him into one conflict with the secretary of the building – this person insists on the whistle use.

37. Liar’s Dice (in 2013)

This is one road film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa in lead roles. The movie deals with the matter of the human cost regarding migration to cities as well as the issue of migrant laborers cum their exploitation. The movie received up to two National Film Awards. Watch it!

38. Sulemani Keeda (in 2014)

Amit V Masurkar directed it. This is one comedy about the struggling writers who peddle “Sulemani Keeda” – the screenplay in Bollywood as well as embarking on one journey that you can’t miss.

39. Raghu Romeo (in 2003)

Rajat Kapoor directs this film. It stars Vijay Raaz in the leading role. Raghu Romeo is known as the story of one employee at one strip club who kidnaps his beloved actress to save this one from the mob hitmen. It won the Film Award at the National level for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Watch it!

40. The movie, Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (in 2014)

It marks the directorial debut of Vijay Raaz – the actor. The first look of the film, which is one war drama set in 1948 – the post-Independence period, was produced at the Wagah Border itself. This movie is one light-hearted take considering the Indo-Pak partition. Don’t miss it!

41. Dil Dosti Etc. (in 2007)

It is about the ambiguities of the college years. Its premise is as you are young, you trust that the possibilities are endless. 

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29. Firaaq (in 2008)

Firaaq follows various individuals’ lives – they were victims in the Gujarat riots in 2002. The film is considered the directorial debut of Nandita Das – an actress as well as winning two National Film Awards. Enjoy it!

30. Miss Lovely (in 2014)

It follows the Duggal brothers’ story – they produce sex-horror films around the 1980s. The younger brother, who Nawazuddin Siddiqui played, gets attracted to one mysterious young woman, which results in his downfall. The film attained the National Film Award – One Special Jury Award. Watch it!

31. Haasil (in 2003)

It is based in Allahabad that the student politics in one university takes one nasty turn. This film has achieved cult status across the years. 

32. Samay: When Time Strikes (in 2003)

This movie is the story of one cop who was played by Sushmita Sen – this character is on the hunt for one serial killer. The movie won one National Film Award for its best editing. 

33. Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (in 2012)

Directed by Nila Madhab Panda, it stars Harsh Mayar. The great movie focuses on the issue of female foeticide. It succeeded in winning Cannes’ Award of MIP Junior Kids Jury in October 2012.

34. Ek Hasina Thi (in 2004)

The neo-noir movie, directed by Sriram Raghavan, is one woman’s story – she is Urmila Matondkar. She gets involved with one man (Saif Ali Khan) – he sets her up for one crime that she has not committed. Then, she tries to set out for revenge as she sets him up.

35. Mithya (in 2008)

It is directed by Rajat Kapoor and stars Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Naseeruddin Shah, as well as Vinay Pathak in pivotal roles. Here, the story is about one small-time actor asked to impersonate one gangster by the police as well as how to get out of the mess.

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23. My Brother… Nikhil (in 2005)

It is a man’s story – he is found to get HIV positive. This story is set in Goa during the late ’80s. At that time, HIV was society’s big taboo. Sanjay Suri played Nikhil, who gains support only from his sister as well as his boyfriend. This movie created quite a stir since it was released and has been among the best films produced about the subject.

24. Mirch (in 2010)

Made by Vinay Shukla, this movie is one compilation of four short stories in the primary narrative. The stories get inspired from Panchtantra’s tales and are imagined in various contemporary settings. 

25. Hey Ram (in 2000)

It centers on the partition of India as well as Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. The movie was written, directed, as well as being produced by Kamal Haasan. Not all, he played as the protagonist in this movie. It was made in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously. 

26. Mr and Mrs Iyer (in 2002)

Here, Konkona Sen Sharma stars a Tamil Iyer Brahmin. Also, Rahul Bose stars a Bengali Muslim. The story is above these two lead characters on one fateful bus journey during riots in the country. It attained the Nargis Dutt Award regarding Most Outstanding Feature Movie on National Integration in India.

27. Mastram (in 2014)

It was one fictional biography of one reluctant pornographic writer aspiring to become one litterateur and is famous by Mastram – his pen name. The movie garnered positive reviews and worked to create adequate curiosity.

28. Ship of Theseus (2013)

By Anand Gandhi, this movie explores the inquiries of justice, beauty, identity, meaning, as well as death. Its title has to do with Theseus’ paradox (means, one ship restored by taking the place of every part still stays the same). Watch it today!

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16. Raincoat (in 2004)

That afternoon is rainy; a lonely wife encounters a man who she used to be engaged with. Both of them have their difficulties yet try and help each other out. The movie by Rituparno Ghosh attained the Film Award at the National level for the Best Feature Movie in Hindi.

17. The Last Lear (in 2007)

Rituparno Ghosh directs it. The film tells the story of Harish – a Shakespearean theatre actor. Amitabh Bachchan plays that role. The movie is based on Aajker Shahjahan – the semi-autobiographical play by Utpal Dutt.

18. Manorama Six Feet Under (in 2007)

It tells the story of Abhay Deol – an amateur detective, in a small town from Rajasthan. He finds himself caught in deceit, lies, as well as murder. The movie failed to do well commercially yet critics appreciated its brilliantly-written dialogues.

19. Sankat City (in 2009)

It is the story of petty car thieves that unknowingly get in a ruthless gangster’s bad books. Pankaj Advani directed this movie, and it has dark humor. 

20. The Blue Umbrella (in 2005)

It is based on the novel by Ruskin Bond. It tells a story of one girl that finds a blue colored umbrella as well as being enamored by its beauty. Then, it goes missing, which makes her left heartbroken, thus urging her to find out the one who steals it.

21. Monsoon Wedding (in 2001)

It has attained a cult status throughout the years. With the wedding backdrop, this film sheds light on different characters with their stories. Issues such as child abuse are dealt with here as well.

22. Astitva (in 2000)

It tells the story of one woman whose past returns to her after the demise of her music teacher. The movie handles the chauvinism embedded in society. Watch it!

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10. Ugly (in 2014)

It is one neo-noir psychological thriller movie that Anurag Kashyap directed. It tells a terrible corruption tale, systemic violence, and indifference which begins to unfold when an aspiring actor’s 10-year-old daughter disappears. 

11. I Am Kalam (in 2010)

One boy derives inspiration from A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – India’s late former President and chooses to change the name to Kalam. Also, the rural boy harbors the wish to meet the visionary once throughout his lifetime. Harsh Mayar – the child actor, received the Film Award at the national level for the Best Child Artist for the movie. 

12. Dasvidaniya (in 2008)

The movie starring Vinay Pathak tells the story of one man who figures out to have only three months to live. So, he creates a list of ten things and tries to realize them. This movie was highly appreciated.

13. 15 Park Avenue (in 2005)

This movie stars Konkona Sen Sharma as Meethi who experiences schizophrenia. The movie traces the relationship of Meethi with Anjali – her older sister, played by Shabana. Directed by Aparna Sen, it won the Film Award at the national level for the Best Feature Movie in English. 

14. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (in 2003)

The movie talks about the gender imbalance in society as well as presenting the near future’s fictional account when there will be few women remained in the country. It is considered a wake-up call for the community with discrimination based on gender.

15. Rockford (in 1999)

It is the story about one boy, Rajesh – he moved in Rockford Boys’ High School. Here, he experiences the agony and joy of living in one all-male boarding school, knowing how to take care of himself without his parents’ safety. This movie carries the filmmaker’s trademark subtle brilliance. Enjoy it fully!

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4. Filmistaan (from 2014)

It is a filmy man’s story. He is from India. He is mistakenly kidnapped. Then, while he is shooting a film, he is made to cross the border. When he is held hostage in Pakistan, his survival hope is Hindi films. The movie attained the National Film Award for Hindi’s Best Feature Film.

5. Chittagong (from 2012)

Directed by Bedabrata Pain, it is based on the Chittagong uprising of British India. The movie stars Manoj Bajpai as the main lead. It garnered many positive reviews from many critics and got the National Film Award for Best Debut Movie by a Director. 

6. Shahid (from 2013)

It is a biographical movie based on the life of Shahid Azmi – a lawyer as well as human rights activist. The movie focuses primarily on two significant cases of the lawyer: the Mumbai train bombings in 2006 and the Mumbai attacks in 2008. This movie got the National Film Award for Most Excellent Actor (Rajkummar Rao) as well Best Director (Hansal Mehta). See it!

7. Margarita, with a Straw (from 2015)

It stars Kalki Koechlin. The movie is a bi-sexual woman’s story. She has cerebral palsy. Lailai finds out about her self along with the course of this movie. It is a must-watch for people who are looking for coming of age stories and decent cinema.

8. Gour Hari Dastaan (from 2015)

Directed by Anant Mahadevan, it is an Indian freedom fighter’s story. This person is from Odisha. Gour Hari Das managed to fight for a certificate recognizing the work as a fighter for freedom that took three decades to arrive. 

9. Antardwand (from 2010)

It is based on the groom kidnapping’s cases in Bihar. It attained the National Film Award for Most Excellent Film regarding social issues. Watch it today!

“Legendary king” – Blockbuster epic from Bollywood

Even in its first release in India in November 2018, the film received strong attention from moviegoers and film critics. In addition to wanting to introduce to the audience the epic story from the land of curry, the filmmakers are not afraid to invest in the content but also pay special attention to the cinematic techniques. With a historical background from 300 BC, the “Legendary King” is known as one of the most costly and investment projects of the Indian film industry. Although compared with foreign markets, this budget is still much lower, but the quality of the film is not inferior to other Hollywood blockbusters.

The “legendary king” tells the historical story of one of the greatest emperors in Indian history, the founder of the Mauryan Empire. In the kingdom of Magadh in ancient India, Chandragupta Maurya – a boy who was born as a prince but had to live a life of slavery. Raised in a terrible situation, Chandragupta decided to reclaim his title and become the king of the largest empire ever in the Indian subcontinent. And through the talented mind of writer Medha Jadhav, Chandragupta’s life is described as one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever known.

In India, it is believed that great people are often born a hundred million years ago and that is also the luck of India when Chandragupta Maurya – the Great was born here. With the majestic and majestic historical background, the “Legendary King” filmmakers are also very elaborate and invest in a star movie scene that fits with history, while showing the splendor and wealth of the Maurya dynasty.

Besides the attractive content and cinematic nature, the movie “The Legendary King” also owns the famous actors faces and a series of impressive awards of Bollywood screens such as: Kartikeya Malviya as Chandragupta Maurya – Award Best Child Artist of 2017, Tarun Khanna as Chanakya – Best Supporting Actor Award in 2017, Saurabh Raj Jain as Dananan – Best Actor Award 2017.

The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 1)

There come a couple of quality films that can bring sanity back in your boring life. Such good movies in Bollywood is available. It is just that you do not hear a lot about them owing to the mainstream commercial movies’ marketing gimmicks that these ones may not, in general, afford.

Below, we have rounded up some of the underrated films that will be able to satiate your expectation for top-quality cinema. Without further ado, let’s discover what they are.

‘Masaan’ movie (in 2015)

It manages to follow two story arcs which are separately set. The setting is in Varanasi; the stories converge in the end. The first follows Devi’s journey. She has to tackle the severe loss of her boyfriend. At the same time, the character has to get over the guilt that she feels for the dead. The latter follows Deepak’s journey. This one comes from a family which burns funeral pyres from the Varanasi ghats. Critics highly appreciated the movie, and it also won a couple of awards in the Cannes Film Festival. 

Titli ( in 2015)

In Delhi’s underbelly’s badlands, Titli is a young member of a brotherhood that is violent car-jacking. He plots a bid to go away from the family business that is as shady as hell. His unruly brothers thwart the schemes. They try and marry him off without his willingness. Still, Titli manages to find an ally in Neelu – the new wife. She also nurtures her frustrated dreams. 

Ankhon Dekhi (in 2013)

Rajat Kapoor directed this film. It is known as a man’s bittersweet tale. He has an epiphany. This character only believes what he witnesses with his naked eyes. The actor who stars as the man has shown a perfect performance as a middle class family’s patriarch that lives in Old Delhi.