5 Iconic Shabana Azmi Films You Need To Watch Right Away

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1. Arth (1982)

Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Arth explores the complexities of relationships, love, and self-discovery. Azmi delivers a breathtaking performance as Pooja, a woman who finds herself after her husband leaves her.

2. Masoom (1983)

Directed by Shekhar Kapur, Masoom is a heartwarming film that delves into the intricacies of family dynamics and the impact of secrets. Azmi shines as Indu, who discovers that her husband has an illegitimate child from a past affair.

3. Fire (1996)

Directed by Deepa Mehta, Fire is a groundbreaking film that explores same-sex relationships in conservative Indian society. Azmi's portrayal of a woman torn between societal expectations and personal happiness is truly remarkable.

4. Godmother (1999)

Directed by Vinay Shukla, Godmother is based on the real-life story of Santokben Jadeja, a powerful woman who becomes the godmother of the underworld.

5. Mandi (1983)

Mandi explores the lives of sex workers in a brothel and sheds light on the struggles and complexities faced by these women. Azmi plays Rukmini Bai, the madam of the brothel - a strong-willed, compassionate, and fierce woman who fights against the oppressive societal conditions.

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