15 Indian Films with Powerful Female Charactersby sneshu | created - 08 Jun 2016 | updated - 08 Jun 2016 | Public
Indian Cinema continues to create powerful and interesting roles for women. Which female characters inspire you on-screen?
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1. Mother India (1957)
Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.
5. NH10 (2015)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
On their way to a weekend retreat, a married couple find their dream vacation turn into a nightmare when they cross paths with a dangerous gang.
6. Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
7. 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.
Votes: 31,404 | Gross: $1.67M
8. Perumazhakkalam (2004)
146 min | Drama
A man accidentally kills his friend while fighting with a man who absconded with his money and is sentenced to death. His only way out is to obtain a letter of pardon from his friend's wife.
11. No One Killed Jessica (2011)
136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.
Votes: 10,254 | Gross: $0.44M
12. Karthavyam (1990)
152 min | Action, Drama
Vyjayanthi (Vijaya Santhi) is an Assistant Superintendent of Police and a sincere cop who strives to confront a corrupt local leader Muddukrishnayya and his son's atrocities. Karthavyam is ... See full summary »
15. Lajja (2001)
Not Rated | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.
Votes: 2,373 | Gross: $0.38M