Films about women in India

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1. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Vivaan Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham

Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $0.27M

2. 22 Female Kottayam (2012)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A 22 year old nurse who was betrayed and raped exerts some extreme revenge on her tormentors.

Director: Aashiq Abu | Stars: Vijay Babu, Rima Kallingal, Fahadh Faasil, Prathap Pothen

Votes: 1,742

3. 36 Vayadhinile (2015)

115 min | Drama, Family

A 36 years old woman rediscovers her lost charisma while overcoming profound odds from a patriarchal society.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Jyotika, Rahman, Abhirami, Amritha Anil

Votes: 581

4. Aadapettanam (1958)

Not Rated | 158 min

Watch the full movie, Aadapettanam, only on Eros Now. Aadapettanam is a 1958 Indian Telugu film, directed by Adurthi Subba Rao and produced by M. Narayana Swamy, M. Venkata Ramadasu. The ... See full summary »

Director: Adurthi Subba Rao | Stars: Anjali Devi, Kannamba, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Gummadi

6. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,226

8. Amrapali (1966)

119 min | Musical, Fantasy

A victory over neighboring state Vaishai has always eluded Magadh Samrat Ajaatshatru despite being winning and taking control over all neighboring states. He attacks Vaishali only get ... See full summary »

Director: Lekh Tandon | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Sunil Dutt, Prem Nath, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 147

9. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A photographer invites her closest friends to vacation at her family's home in Goa in celebration of her upcoming marriage.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Sarah-Jane Dias, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul, Amrit Maghera

Votes: 2,435

10. Anjaam (1994)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Thriller

Vijay falls in love Shivani and proposes her only to be rejected every time. However his love turns into an obsession and turns her life into a hell.

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Tinnu Anand, Johnny Lever

Votes: 5,447

11. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)

131 min | Drama

Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar

Votes: 775

12. Anthuleni Katha (1976)

Drama, Family

The story of an elder sister trying to run a family devoid of father and a useless brother.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Jaya Prada, Jayalakshmi, Prasad Babu, G.V. Narayana Rao

Votes: 73

13. Arangetram (1973)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

When a Brahmin family finds diminishing monetary opportunities in traditional priestly functions, the daughter must go out and work.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Pramila, Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra

Votes: 85

14. Astitva (2000)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Shrikant Pandit lives a struggling life-style in a rented apartment with his wife, Aditi. Due to his busy working schedule Shrikant is unable to provide enough love and affections to Aditi ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Tabu, Sachin Khedekar, Mohnish Bahl, Smita Jaykar

Votes: 527

15. Aurat (1940)

154 min | Drama

Radha (Sardar Akhtar) is an indomitable woman, toiling away to feed her three sons and to pay off Sukhilala (Kanhaiyalal), the village's rapacious moneylender. When she learns that she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Lala Yaqoob, Arun

Votes: 24

16. Aval Appadithaan (1978)

114 min | Drama

The film revolves around a solitary women, her plight and ordeal against evil society.

Director: C. Rudraiyaa | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Kutty Padmini, Rajinikanth, Saritha

Votes: 190

17. Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance

Kavitha, a young woman, is the sole bread winner for her family. In order to fulfill their dreams and ambitions, she puts herself through the daily grind of working in an office maintaining... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Jai Ganesh, Jayalakshmi

Votes: 89

19. Avargal (1977)

167 min | Drama, Romance

The movie revolves around the trials and tribulations of Anu (Sujatha). Anu is a happy-go-lucky girl who is in love with her boyfriend. Her life changes when her father gets transferred to ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Ravi Kumar, Leelavathi

Votes: 132

20. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,972 | Gross: $0.40M

21. Bazaar (1982)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family

Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and prefers that women like Najma be financially independent, and not be dependent on men. On... See full summary »

Director: Sagar Sarhadi | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 367

22. Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

A story of an estranged woman who wanders when she will have time to live her own life, as she is too busy taking care of her mother, siblings, and her alcoholic brother's family.

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Suhasini, Kamal Haasan, Ramakrishna

Votes: 31

23. Bhavna (1984)

Drama

Bhavna is a story of a less privileged women. A lady who was living all alone in the city met a man named Ajay Kapoor in a garden, sketching. They became friends and later on friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Pravin Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Marc Zuber, Saeed Jaffrey, Rohini Hattangadi

Votes: 28

24. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 425

25. Black Butterfly (2013)

Crime

Benny, who works at a fuel station secretly falls in love with Reena who often crosses his path. On the other side, Deepak acts like a gentleman to get close to Arathy with bad intentions. A horrendous crime will bring them all together.

Director: Rajaputra Ranjith | Stars: Mithun Murali, Malavika Nair, Niranjan, Samskruthy Shenoy

Votes: 34

26. Black Home (2015)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

Rajawadi Remand Home is in lot of controversy because of many illegal activities. DK, a news channel bureau chief wants to bring the facts out but the system is not so easy to expose.

Director: Ashish Deo | Stars: Ashutosh Rana, Chitrashi Rawat, Murli Sharma, Simran Sehmi

Votes: 21

27. Butterfly (I)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A traditional Indian girl goes on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets canceled.

Director: Ramesh Aravind | Stars: Parul Yadav, Elli Avrram, Varun Shashi Rao, Sudha Belawadi

28. Calendar Girls (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

A story of a girl who came from a village to get stardom in the fashion industry. What happens next when she is surrounded by obstacles?

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Ruhi Singh

Votes: 734

29. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 66,813 | Gross: $1.11M

30. The Courtesans of Bombay (1983 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary, Music

Roughly structured over 24 hours, we visit Pavan Pool, a compound in Bombay where poor women sing, dance, and engage in prostitution. By day, they practice singing and dancing, both ... See full summary »

Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Kareem Samar

Votes: 87

32. Chandni Bar (2001)

150 min | Crime, Drama

A displaced woman is forced to become a beer-bar dancer, and sire children of a gangster.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Tabu, Atul Kulkarni, Rajpal Yadav, Shri Vallabh Vyas

Votes: 2,263

33. Chandralekha (II) (1948)

193 min | Drama, History, Musical

The two brothers named Veerasimhan and Sasankan, who fight with each other over ruling their father's kingdom and for marrying the village dancer Chandralekha.

Director: S.S. Vasan | Stars: Rajkumari, M.K. Radha, Ranjan, Sundarabai

Votes: 42

34. Charulata (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal

Votes: 4,333 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Choker Bali: A Passion Play (2003)

167 min | Drama

The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a ... See full summary »

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Lily Chakravarty

Votes: 1,175

36. Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story of Gullu, a Hyderabadi girl frustrated with dowry-seeking men and Taru (a charming Lucknawi cook), who crush old-fashioned world-view.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher, Karan Wahi

Votes: 5,048

37. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)

Drama

The Saikias are a wealthy family, consisting of father, mother, and two unmarried sons, Sanjoy and Sunil. Sanjoy is the elder of the two, who refuses to marry, and the rest of the family ... See full summary »

Director: Kalpana Lajmi | Stars: Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Sanjay Suri, Raima Sen

Votes: 78

38. Dedh Ishqiya (2014)

Not Rated | 152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two lousy crooks find paradise in the seven stages of love.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,554

40. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 35,067 | Gross: $3.50M

41. The Goddess (1960)

93 min | Drama

A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Soumitra Chatterjee, Chhabi Biswas, Karuna Bannerjee

Votes: 1,657 | Gross: $0.09M

42. The Dirty Picture (2011)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 7,945

44. Dor (2006)

147 min | Drama

Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Ayesha Takia, Shreyas Talpade, Gul Panag, Girish Karnad

Votes: 5,141

46. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 30,533 | Gross: $1.67M

47. Fashion (2008)

167 min | Drama

A small-town girl finally realizes her dream of becoming a famous supermodel but soon finds out that there's a price for her glamorous new life.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 10,940 | Gross: $0.19M

48. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two women who are abandoned by their husbands, find love and solace in each other.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

Votes: 5,360 | Gross: $0.40M

49. Fiza (2000)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In 1993 Fiza's brother disappears during the riots in Mumbai. In 1999 Fiza is tired of waiting and goes looking for him.

Director: Khalid Mohamed | Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Karisma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Neha

Votes: 3,464 | Gross: $0.62M

50. Gaja Gamini (2000)

122 min | Drama, Fantasy