Top Rated Indian Movies About Strong Womenby imdb_india_editors | created - 07 Mar 2017 | updated - 07 Mar 2017 | Public
Celebrate International Women's Day with movies that feature strong women from IMDb's Top Rated Indian Movies Chart.
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1. Dangal (2016)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
Votes: 127,029 | Gross: $12.39M
In Dangal, two young girls are given the opportunity to test their physical and mental strength as professional wrestlers.
2. Queen (2013)
Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama
A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.
Votes: 55,753 | Gross: $1.43M
A young woman is on the path to a traditional life as a supportive wife when her life takes a turn that is at first traumatic but eventually becomes empowering.
3. Pink (III) (2016)
Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Thriller
When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.
Votes: 33,006 | Gross: $1.24M
This movie challenges the double standard prevalent in even apparently progressive communities when it comes to gender. Three young women, assisted by their lawyer, insist that they deserve the same rights and freedoms under the law as the powerful young men who seek to shame them.
4. Chak de! India (2007)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
Votes: 67,176 | Gross: $1.11M
This movie promotes athleticism and self-confidence in women, and shows that with support, community, self-confidence, and effort, women can literally hit their goals.
5. Kahaani (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.
Votes: 52,456 | Gross: $1.04M
It's poetic that Kahaani is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its release right on the heels of International Women's Day. The movie chronicles the quest of an incredibly tenacious pregnant woman determined to find her missing husband.
6. PK (2014)
Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
Votes: 140,125 | Gross: $10.62M
Anushka Sharma plays a modern woman with a successful career and an open mind.
7. Roja (1992)
137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.
A small-town girl's world is blown open by her exposure to the harsh realities of violence in Kashmir. In the process of fighting for her husband's life, Roja evolves into strong womanhood.
8. 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.
In this classic movie, Nargis plays the archetypal Hindi movie "Ma" figure. In order to feed her children, this mother works herself to the bone, while maintaining her dignity and morality.
9. Masaan (2015)
109 min | Drama
Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and... See full summary »
Masaan takes an unflinching look at the oppressive ways in which traditional social structures like gender and caste play out in the lives of young people.
10. 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: 30,668 | Gross: $1.67M
A gentle homemaker is ridiculed for her struggles with spoken English until she takes charge of her own education and gains the respect of everyone around her.