7 Indian Films Written By Women

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Chashme Baddoor (1981)

The cult comedy film was written and directed by Sai Paranjpye, with Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval in the lead roles.

Firaaq (2008)

Nandita Das wrote and directed this film about the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti wrote this friendship drama that Akhtar directed.

Liar's Dice (2013)

Geethu Mohandas wrote and directed this awards favourite that takes place largely on the road and deals with the lives of migrant workers.

October (2018)

The Varun Dhawan-Banita Sandhu starrer directed by Shoojit Sircar was written by Juhi Chaturvedi.

Chhapaak (2020)

Meghna Gulzar and Atika Chohan wrote this film, basing their screenplay on the life of Malti Agarwal, the survivor of an acid attack, a role essayed by Deepika Padukone.

Soorarai Pottru (2020)

Sudha Kongara and Shalini Usha Nair wrote this Suriya starrer inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G.R. Gopinath.

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