Happy Women’s Day 2024: List of Bollywood films based on women empowerment

Women’s empowerment has been a recurring topic in Bollywood films, showing the hardships, victories, and resilience of women in Indian society. Here are some notable Bollywood films focused on women’s empowerment:

Queen (2013)


Directed by Vikas Bahl, “Queen” stars Kangana Ranaut as Rani, a young woman who embarks on a solo honeymoon trip to Europe after her fiancé calls off their wedding. The film follows Rani’s journey of self-discovery and empowerment as she navigates unfamiliar territories and finds her independence.


English Vinglish (2012)

Directed by Gauri Shinde, “English Vinglish” stars Sridevi as Shashi Godbole, a middle-aged woman who enrolls in an English language course to prove her worth to her family. The film explores themes of self-worth, identity, and empowerment as Shashi gains confidence and respect through her efforts to learn English.


Parched (2015)

Directed by Leena Yadav, “Parched” is a powerful drama that follows the lives of four women in rural India who confront societal norms, patriarchy, and abuse. The film portrays their journey of liberation and empowerment as they strive for autonomy and freedom from oppressive traditions.


Pink (2016)

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, “Pink” stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, and Andrea Tariang as three young women who find themselves entangled in a legal battle after an altercation with a group of men. The film addresses issues of consent, victim-blaming, and gender equality, advocating for women’s rights and empowerment.


Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, “Lipstick Under My Burkha” is a bold and provocative film that explores the secret desires, aspirations, and struggles of four women from different backgrounds in a conservative society. The film challenges societal norms and taboos, advocating for women’s agency and empowerment.


Gulaab Gang (2014)

Directed by Soumik Sen, “Gulaab Gang” stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in lead roles and is inspired by the real-life story of Sampat Pal Devi and her Gulabi Gang, a group of women activists fighting for social justice and women’s rights in rural India. The film celebrates female solidarity, strength, and empowerment.


Mary Kom (2014)

Directed by Omung Kumar, “Mary Kom” is a biographical sports drama based on the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, played by Priyanka Chopra. The film chronicles Mary Kom’s journey from a small village in Manipur to becoming a world champion boxer, highlighting her determination, perseverance, and resilience in the face of adversity.