Bollywood movies have always been inspiring our country and the youth. We all know that this is a man made world and women are not given all the due respect and are ill treated. Not only the man dominates women but sometimes women also obey thinking that they are supposed to be so. These Bollywood Movies on Women Empowerment not only gives the confidence to the women but also shows the world that women are no less than men.
Mother India (1957)
Indians regard India as a mother, and this movie shows the story of a woman who courageously fights all odds after her husband deserted her. Indian women have all the strength, all they need is a little confidence.
Subah (Umbartha – Marathi) (1982)
Umbartha is a Marathi movie which was dubbed in Hindi in 1982. The movie is about a woman who dreams of getting out of her home and bring change in the society. She got a chance to live her dream and meets various challenges but she comes out as a winner.
Mirch Masala (1987)
A Simple village woman chooses to fight back for herself and save herself from an evil man who tries to rape her. The movie is about the courage and strength of woman that must not be suppressed.
A woman is married in a wealthy family and is happy until one day she sees a horrendous act of her brother in law raping their innocent maid. She fights for justice, but her in laws oppose her including her husband. She leaves her home and keeps fighting for justice for her maid.
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A bold movie showcasing the male chauvinist society where a woman is given punishments and the males are let go off for the same mistake.
Bandit Queen (1994)
The movie is a real life story of Phoolan Devi, An Indian Decoit. Phoolan Devi is a courageous woman who was tormented again and again by men and this male chauvinist society. She chose to give back this male driven society a taste of revenge by a tormented woman.
Chandni Bar (2001)
Chandni Bar shows the story of a girl who is forced to become a Bar Dancer. The life of a poor girl who has lost her parents, raped by her own uncle and is forced to dance in a bar is nicely shown. But unlike any other girl, this Bar girl has the courage to fight and leave this life.
The movie is about the plight of women in India, the movie shows story of different women and their struggle from male chauvinism.
Shakti The Power (2002)
An Indian girl is happily married and staying with her husband and son in Canada. One sudden day her husband plans a journey to their ancestral village in India to meet his parents. The family of the man is embroiled in feudal gang wars. In one such gang war, she loses her husband
A movie that takes us to a nation without women. The movie is about female foeticide and its ill effects for our nation. Tulip Joshi has done a remarkable work in the movie.
A happy family leading a happy life is struck with a shock when their 10 yr old daughter is raped in a local train and leaves the world in pain in front of her grieving parents. Her mother takes a bold step to find the culprits and succeeds with the help of an honest Police Officer.
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The movie is about a young widow who is forced to give up everything for she has lost her husband. The movie is about the plight of widow women in India who are forced to live a life of slavery when they lose their husband. This widow woman finds a friend in another woman who helps her live her life and smile without getting scared. The widow woman takes a bold step and runs away from this slavery life of a widow woman to freedom.
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
A common girl whose sister has been murdered by the son of a political leader doesn’t sit back and wait for justice. She stands up and fights to get justice for her family and for her deceased sister. If she can, every woman can.
A loving wife loses her husband in a poison gas attack and later her unborn child while grieving for her deceased husband. But unlike other women she doesn’t sob and wait for our legal system to bring her justice. She comes up with a plan, goes out alone, finds and then kills the man behind her husband’s death.
English Vinglish (2012)
The movie is a story of a common housewife who is weak in English and always become a joke in front of her children and husband because she doesn’t know English. A story of every second home in India and women in India learns to deal with being a joke. But the movie shows a different story, this woman not only goes out and learns English but makes her family understand the importance of her more than her knowing English.