7 Women-Oriented Indian Films

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English Vinglish (2012) 

This is a film written and directed by Gauri Shinde, starring Sridevi as Shashi Godbole. The story follows Shashi as she joins an English speaking course to gain self-respect. 

Oh! Baby (2019) 

This is a fantasy comedy film directed by B. V. Nandini Reddy. It is a remake of the film Miss Granny (2014). The plot follows a woman in her 70s who magically turns into a 24-year-old self after having her picture taken at a mysterious photo studio.

The Dirty Picture (2011) 

This is a biographical drama directed by Milan Luthria. The plot is inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, an Indian actress from Chennai who became an overnight sensation as a sex symbol. 

Queen (2013) 

This is a comedy drama film directed by Vikas Bahl. The film follows the story of Rani, who goes on a honeymoon trip to Paris by herself, after her fiancé calls off their wedding.

Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey (2022) 

This is a black comedy film directed by Vipin Das. The story is a satire on gender and follows a young Jaya who is a victim of physical abuse. However, when she tries to retaliate, the story takes an unexpected turn. 

Margarita with a Straw (2014)  

This is a coming of age drama film directed by Shonali Bose. It follows the story of a young girl with cerebral palsy who relocates for her education and explores her life. 

Hellaro (2019) 

This is a period drama film directed by Abhishek Shah. It follows a group of women from a remote village in Gujarat. They find someone in the desert who helps them take rebellious step, this changes their lives forever.

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