Happy Women’s Day 2019: 10 Bollywood Women-Led Movies That Shatter All Stereotypes

Bindhiya Nhi |Mar 08, 2019

In celebration of Women's Day 2019, we pick out ten Bollywood women-led movies which tell inspiring stories of modern women in the 21st century.

In celebration of this year Women's Day, we show our great respect to the women who manage to shatter all those stereotypes in their life. Moreover, Bollywood now has a lot of women-led movies in which proves that they are the real heroes of the 21st century. The industry has tried to escape from all those male-centric movies, which deserves a big round of applause.


From breaking down the prejudice to capturing the hearts of the audiences, those movies will not let you down Women's Day. Let's check out our top 10 Bollywood women-oriented movies below!



Starring Kangana Ranaut as Rani, Queen proves that women can be the real heroes in this world. Rani was hurt because her lover broke up with her right before their wedding day. Later, she goes on a journey of discovering herself and finds out that she can live happily without a boyfriend. The movie has a powerful way to tell a simple story, which is both entertaining and touching at the same time.

English Vinglish


Directed by Gauri Shinde, English Vinglish is a must-watch comedy on this special day for the women. Sridevi plays as Shashi, a woman who enrols in an English class to stop her family members' mocking her bad English. Later, she finds out that English is not only a tool of communication. It is also a big chance for Shashi to prove herself to the world.



If you need something thrilling on this day, Raazi starring Alia Bhatt is an excellent choice. The movie is adapted from Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat which tells the life of a female Indian spy. The film proves that women do not only care about their personal life. They also have an abiding love for their country.

Tumhari Sulu


In Tumhari Sulu, Vidya Balan plays as Sulu, a woman who tries her best to balance both of her work and her married life. Moreover, despite being less educated, she always thinks big and dreams big. The movie portrays the emotional life of a woman in its fantastic way.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga


Sonam Kapoor has a special role in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga as her character falls in love with another woman. She always wants her family to accept her sexuality, but it is challenging due to her religion. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is also the first Bollywood movie to feature a lesbian love story.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha


Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a movie for any woman who is not confident of her look. Bhumi Pednekar plays as a woman whose husband does not love her because she is overweight. Later, her husband slowly realises that his wife still has her charms and finally falls for her. This is the debut movie of Bhumi, yet she manages to pull off her role in a brilliant way.

Veere Di Wedding


Veere Di Wedding has four different stories; each one is portrayed respectively by Kareena Kapoor, Sonam K Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania. These four women are best friends who reunited at a wedding, and later they have to solve their problems. This light-hearted movie proves that one should never label a woman based on their marital status.

Mary Kom


This is a biographical movie starring Priyanka Chopra as the real-life and famous boxer Mary Kom. It depicts her journey to become a success boxer, showing how Kom overcomes challenges and manage to win the hearts of people. The movie also reveals that athletes women are still mistreated in the country.

Lipstick Under My Burkha


Lipstick Under My Burkha is another women-centric movie which has four exciting stories. Starring Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aha Kumra and Plabita Borthakur, the film takes a closer look into women's sexual life. They all have their desires and try to shatter society's stereotypes to fulfil them.



Pink is a social thriller starring Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan. It shows that a woman has the right to says "No" if she does not want to do something. If she says it, then she means it, and a man should understand that fact or else it will lead to something worse. Pink will blow your mind with its thrilling and stimulating plot.

On this Women's Day, which women-led movie will be your choice? Tell us your opinion.


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