Bollywood has many ‘Dabangg’ cops to amuse us - Sangram ‘Simmba’ Bhalerao, Chulbul Pandey and Baji Rao Singham. You may think the cop universe of Bollywood is limited to cool and honest men but that’s not all! We have fearless and fierce female cops in India as well as in Indian cinema.
Presenting a list of films that showcase fierce female cops who are hell bend to fight the evil in the society turning no stone unturned so that justice and peace prevail.
Corruption has become a part of society, so much so, that today’s politicians reek of it. Jai Gangajal follows the story of two brothers- Babloo and Dabloo Pandey, the MLAs of Bankipur who are infamous for occupying land for power plants by force. Its financiers are politically backing them. Which is when IPS Abha Mathur, essayed by Priyanka Chopra arrived as the officer in charge of the area.
Believing the stereotypes, Babloo and Dabloo believed the female police officer would be lenient and forgiving towards them. They even thought Mathur will even be passive enough to stay blind towards their evil deeds. But they’re in for a surprise when she breaks all hell loose to make things right for in her jurisdiction.
Moral of The Story: Never underestimate a woman with strong will and determination.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
Mardaani deals with the ‘ugly’ side of our society. The movie shows a woman fighting of the crimes as severe as child trafficking and rape. It rightly brings a strong and intelligent woman to fight against the crime against women.
Rani Mukherji, plays the role of Shivani who rescues Pyaari from her uncle, who wanted to sell her. She then starts mothering Pyaari and inevitably gets attached. When Karan, a crime cartel-runner involving child trafficking, gets access to Pyaari, he abducts her. Shivani is now hell bent on rescuing her and would go to the ends of the earth to do the same, if need be.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
The exhilarating drama series produced by Applause Entertainment is centered on Sakthi Pandian, essayed by Shruthi Hariharan, a young and honest female police inspector who is assigned to an all-women’s police station and is determined to solve the murder of an influential politician’s close aide.
The investigation soon turns murky. On the other hand, her personal life went for a toss. Soon, things get complicated to the level where the protagonist find herself in an ethical dilemma with very few options to choose from. The film authentically describes the life of a working women, especially one who is in a challenging job like that of a Police Inspector and the problems she faces while balancing her two lives.
Where to Watch: MX Player
Like the name, the series is direct and to the point to show the dreadful situations of sex trafficking. Based in Mumbai and Kolkata, the plot narrates how teenagers are abducted by befriending strangers on social media. After the filing of a police complaint, the case lands on the tough and often rule-breaking police officer Radha.
The show revolves around Radha’s journey and thirst to get hold of the whole gang of human traffickers. Essayed by Swara Bhaskar, Radha is a fearless cop, dedicated on her duty to the nation and proves the metal for women who are dedicated to their duties.
Where to Watch: Eros Now
This one is based on an incident that shook the nation to its core. It captures the journey of two lady police officers. DCP Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) leads the investigation. The young and smart police officer Neeti Singh, essayed by Rasika Dugal is Vartika’s right hand in the investigation.
While Vartika has her own challenges of finding the culprit along with fighting poor infrastructure, red-tapism and mounting public pressure along the way, Neeti is shown to be a passionate young girl who not only unleashes her potential of being vigilant but also sympathizes with the family of the victim.
The Emmy award winning series, narrating the true events of the Nirbhaya case, is surely a spine-chilling watch.
Where to Watch: Netflix