It is very old-fashioned to say that actresses are only required to fill up for the hero or to bring in the charm. Here are few films which will make you think there is no need of a hero. Well, because these flicks released in recent times, show how remarkably good are women are at handling movies on their shoulders and keeping the audience engrossed. All of the below movies revolves around a female actor in a lead role.
10 Latest Female Centric Bollywood Movies
Queen | 2014
Queen is an Indian Comedy-Drama starring Kangana Ranaut. This movie proved to change the cliché of a hero as the main lead. A must watch movie which depicts the life of a Delhi-based girl, her strength and her desire of independence. The movie was released theatrically on 7 March 2014 and directed by Vikas Bahl.
NH10 | 2015
Anushka Sharma as a protagonist in blood revenge crime thriller NH10 is one of the must watch movie on the block. NH10 is set on national highway 10, suburbs of Gurgaon. The crime happens when the protagonist and her husband spot some hoodlums pick on a girl and her lover.
English Vinglish | 2012
Sridevi Kapoor’s return in cinema was marked by English Vinglish, A flick which revolves around a common Indian housewife’s foray into ambitions and quest for self-confidence, making her earn respect. A beautiful film directed by Gauri Shinde.
Kahaani | 2012
Kahaani is an Indian Mystery Thriller film directed by Sujoy Ghosh, starring Vidya Balan who by faking her pregnancy achieve her mission. Kahaani garnered positive reviews from critics. The movie scored great in term of Acting, Direction, screenplay and Cinematography. Kahaani was released worldwide on 9 March 2012
Margarita With A Straw | 2015
The movie directed by Shonali Bose, starring Kalki Koechlin who plays a girl suffering from cerebral palsy. The movie tries to show her effort with the normal activities of life. The movie grabbed an award at TIFF(Toronto International film Festival), and also was the only Indian movie to do so last year.
Mardaani | 2014
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Mardaani is a crime thriller based in Mumbai. Rani Mukherji plays a tough police officer who goes on length to chase bad guys. The movie is based on the life of brave Mumbai police officer who hunts the faces responsible for Child Trafficking and drugs.
Mary Kom | 2014
Starring Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom is an Indian biographical drama on life and challenges faced by Mary Kom in her career. The film depicts her life journey while she won an olympic bronze medal and won female world boxing Championship 5 times. On the lines of a motivational drama, Mary Kom is a nice movie to watch.
No one Killed Jessica | 2011
The thriller drama based on the Jessica Lal Murder Case had two actresses in a lead roles, Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherji. The movie shows the fight for Justice. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the movie released on 7th January 2011.
Listen Amaya | 2013
Listen Amaya is a 2013 Hindi Drama film directed by Avinash Kumar Singh and has Swara Bhaskar as lead protagonist. The film released theatrically across India on February 1, 2013. The movie is based on life of a girl, Amaya and her insecurity towards the relationship of her mother with a widowed photographer.
That girl in Yellow Boots | 2011
It is an Indian Thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap with Kalki Koechlin in a lead role. The movie is based about a woman who came to Mumbai in search of her father although she hardly knew him. The movie was released on 2 September 2011
These all flicks depicts the stronger side of a woman. In the end we can say “Naari Shakti Zindabad”.