International Women's Day is celebrated across the globe on March 8th. However, the spirit of womanhood shouldn’t be matter of a day. Instead, this must be cherished every day, every hour. Women have achieved wonderful feats and it is high time that our films become vocal about it.
Want to watch something revolving around strong, independent and awesome women? Here are a few titles to help you celebrate the strength, power, and courage of every woman.
Girl gang from ‘Four More Shots Please!’
They are cool, sassy, and successful – we are talking about the fabulous four from Four More Shots Please. Siddhi (Manvi Gagroo), Umang (Bani J), Damini (Sayani Gupta) and Anjana (Kirti Kulhari) have won over our hearts with their unbeatable friendship, classy fashion sense and perfect bonding.
“Four More Shots Please!” is a story of four unapologetically flawed women from different walks of life dealing with love, heartbreak, work-life conflicts, ambitions, and anxieties in modern-day India.
Sumukhi Suresh from ‘Pushpavalli’
Girls cannot be funny? Well Sumukhi Suresh is a tight slap on the faces of such sexist comments. She is not just an actor but also a comedian, a writer, and a director.
Sumukhi has carved the niche for herself and has emerged as one of the successful female stand-up comedians. In 2020, she made an exciting comeback with her sitcom Pushpavalli Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video which bagged her “Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Critics)” at the 2020 Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards.
Women fighter pilots
No matter how strong the chains are, women have the power of breaking all shekels an fly high. A two-part series on Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh who became first three female fighter pilots defying all odds.
Streaming on discovery+, ‘Women Fighter Pilots’ is a story on the journey of how these brave fighter pilots, who face infinite challenges with tremendous courage, are at this point today.
Serena Williams in ‘Being Serena’
Serena Williams need no introduction. A legendary Tennis player embraced motherhood without compromising with her career and performance. Being Serena on discovery+ gives us unprecedented access to Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood, and marriage.
The show not only explore her work as a player but also dives into her everyday life and represent her lesser known sides as a businesswoman, fashionista and philanthropist.
Defying the gender norms in ‘Kaatelal & Sons’
'Sapno ka Koi Gender Nahi Hota' – the Sony SAB show points out correctly. Revolving around two sisters, the show challenge societal norms, stereotypes, and face hardships head-on. Inspired by a real story, the show takes the audience through the bustling streets of Rohtak to narrate a heartening tale about ‘un-gendering’ your dreams.
Kirti Kulhari in ‘Criminal Justice- Behind Closed Doors’
This one has brought a lot of topics that are kept under the rug in the fear of taboos and social humiliation. Criminal Justice- Behind Closed Doors takes on such topics, and brings them forth to the world, in an attempt to break the social stigma.
Kirti Kulhari plays the role of Anuradha Chandra, a woman who’s defending her integrity against the world. The film proved to be the much-needed stop for your thrill-seeking spirits with its nail-biter story line, and some plot twists that you never saw coming!
Shruthi Hariharan from Vadham
Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Tasa Media, the drama series follows the story of Sakthi Pandian, essayed by Shruthi Hariharan, an honest and determined female police inspector. Sakthi investigates a shady murder of an influential politician’s close aide.
The film authentically describes the life of a working woman, especially one who is in a challenging job like that of a Police Inspector and the problems she faces while balancing her two lives.