7 Indian Films Without Female Leads

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A Wednesday (2008) - Netflix

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this action thriller starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher depicts a confrontation between a police commissioner and an anonymous caller who threatens to detonate bombs across the city. Despite receiving a fair amount of critical acclaim, this film lacks a significant female character.

Taare Zameen Par (2007) - N/A

Centred around an art teacher who helps a struggling student with dyslexia, Taare Zameen Par is a film that has a special place in our hearts. We join Ishaan in his quest to conquer a world that is hostile towards dyslexic children through laughter and tears.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) - N/A

Based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete and Olympian, Farhan Akhtar puts forth his heart and soul into this sports drama film. Even though Sonam Kapoor did not have a substantial part to play, she still delivered a compelling performance in an extended cameo.

Udaan (2010) - Netflix

Released in 2010, Udaan is a film of the self-discovery of a 16-year-old boy (Rajat Barmecha) who returns to his abusive father (Ronit Roy) after getting expelled from his boarding school. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film lingers with your memory with its touching story.

Black Friday (2007) - Disney+ Hotstar

Based on a book about the 1993 Bombay bombings, Black Friday chronicles the events that led to the blasts and the police investigation that followed. With no huge movie stars at the time, the film has a solely male cast that includes Pawan Malhotra, Kay Kay Menon, Zakir Hussain and others.

Jolly LLB (2013) - Disney+ Hotstar

This Indian courtroom drama film features Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani as main leads. A small-time lawyer takes on an unusual case to earn fame and fortune, while also discovering what it's like to be a lawyer.

Baby (2015) - Disney + Hotstar

Another film with a brilliant performance by a female actress but not as the one of the lead characters. In the film, an elite team of the Indian Inteliigence system played by Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Rana Daggubati strives to eliminate terrorists. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu is an extended cameo.

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