Gone are the days when the movies use to depend on the Hero for it to be a Hit. With times evolved, audience prefers female-centric movies. The actresses of Bollywood have started a new trend of female-centric films which looks like is on the verge of trending. On International Women’s Day 2017, have a look at the list of top 10 female-centric Bollywood movies recently released and loved by the audience.
Top 10 Female-Centric Bollywood Movies
1.) Fashion: Madhur Bhandarkar’s reality based bold film was hugely applauded. Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Mughda Godse were the lead actresses of the movie who portrayed the roles of struggling ramp models. They did complete justice to their roles. The film won National Award and was declared one of the most successful films of 2008.
2.) 7 Khoon Maaf: Priyanka did another female-centric film with seven actors of Bollywood who played her husbands in the movie. Though Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial movie failed at Box office, Priyanka was hugely appreciated for her intense role.
3.) No One Killed Jessica: The powerhouse of acting Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan were fresh on-screen together. The film was the first hit of the year 2011. It was a political crime thriller and set the Box Office ringing with cash.
4.) The Dirty Picture: Milan Luthria’s biggest hit of his career came with Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture. Vidya portrayed the role of Southern actress Silk Smitha. Though the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah and Emraan Hashmi, Vidya overshadowed their role with her acting and seductiveness. Vidya won the Best Actress Award for the movie.
5.) Kahaani: This is Vidya’s third female-centric movie and she did great with this one too. Kahaani solely rested on Vidya Balan’s shoulder. She impressed the audience with his superb acting. She again won the Best Actress Award for this movie.
6.) English Vinglish: Sridevi made comeback on the silver screen with this movie and she stunned the audience with her performance. Even though the director of the movie, Gauri Shinde marked her debut with English Vinglish, the audience loved every bit of the movie.
7.) Queen: Kangana Ranaut’s second female-centric went on to become a blockbuster. Queen earned many rave reviews from the masses and the songs London Thumakda and O Gujariya were a huge hit.
8.) Gulaab Gang: Two power-pack actresses of Bollywood, Madhur Dixit and Juhi Chawla came together for the first time with this movie. The movie highlighted the story of Gulaab Gang of India who protected the women in India. Film was a washout at the BO, but the performances of the actresses were worth watching.
9.) Mardaani: Rani Mukheri is making her comeback with Mardaani. The unreleased film has already become a rage thanks to its superb trailer highlighting the subject of female child trafficking in India. Rani will be playing a cop. The film is set to release this Friday.
10.) Mary Kom: This biopic starring Priyanka Chopra is hugely awaited. After the power-packed trailer released, Priyanka is flooded with appreciation for her hard work. She played the role of 5 times World Boxer Champion, Mary Kom.
11.) Neerja: Sonam Kapoor’s career best performance till date. Neerja was a biopic on air hostess Neerja Bhanot was shot and killed while saving hundreds of passengers on board Pan Am Flight 73, which was hijacked by terrorists on 5 September 1986. The movie was a big hit at the Box Office.
Almost all of the above mentioned female-centric films were decent hits at the Box Office. Moreover, these movies had power packed performances by the leading ladies.