2017 saw the release of some stellar films with powerful content. BollywoodMDB brings you these five films that featured strong female characters that surely made an impact. Let’s look back and recall some of the best female-oriented movies of this year!
Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Naam Shabana, Secret Superstar, Tumhari Sulu
Badrinath Ki Dulhania:
This Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer film is one of the most successful films of this year. The movie is a fun family entertainer that highlights the problems like dowry and freedom to females to choose their desired career paths is showcased. Alia’s character Vaidahi is strong, fierce and almost every girl resonated with it. The film crossed the 100-crore mark and made Rs. 114.24 crores total at the box-office front.
Lipstick Under My Burkha:
The film created a revolution of sorts as the censor board did not pass this film for being too bold. But, finally, the makers won the battle and the film saw the light of the day in India. However, the irony is, the movie had already been released, lauded and won several awards in international film festivals during the film when it was being banned in India. It is about four women and their desires and fantasies.
The action drama starred Taapse Pannu in the lead alongside Akshay Kumar in a cameo role. The film is about a young girl who becomes a part of a special group and is on a secret mission to safeguard the country from a deadly enemy. The film was another powerful performance by Taapsee after Pink.
This film released recently and starred Zaira Wasim in the lead alongside Aamir Khan in a pivotal supporting role. The movie talks about the dreams of a teenage girl who wishes to become a singer. How she fights her family and societal pressure to achieve her dreams forms the crux of the story.
The latest release Tumhari Sulu starring Vidya Balan is one gem of a film. Vidya’s #MaiKarSaktiHai attitude is what makes her run through life successfully. The film narrates the tale of a middle-class housewife who has big dreams. She stumbles upon an opportunity to become a late-night RJ and she grabs it rightly.