Director: Amar Kaushik
Cast: Rajkummar Rao as Vicky, Shraddha Kapoor as Vicky's mysterious girlfriend, Pankaj Tripathi as Rudra, Aparshakti Khurana as Bittu (Vicky's friend), Abhishek Banerjee as Jaana, and Flora Saini as Stree.
Stree is based on O Stree Kal Aana legend where the spirit of a young lady haunts men and take them away during the festival time of four days. Nothing of the men remains except their clothes which are left at the place where they are abducted by a witch/ghost/spirit. The small sleepy town of Chanderi is haunted by the eponymous Stree.
Vicky is a master tailor in Chanderi who roams around with his friends. Once during the festival time, he comes across a bewitching young lady and falls in love with her. But she literally vanishes after the festival which leads his friends to pronounce that she is the Stree. Moreover, she is not seen by any of the others. Vicky brushes off their comments.
Suddenly, one day, Vicky's friend, Jaana disappears. All that remains of him are the clothes he has worn before he missed. To save his friend, Vicky researches the myth. He meets with Rudra, a knowledgeable person who owns a local book library and finds a book which has information about the Stree. On the way back, he is attacked by the Stree but is saved by his mysterious girlfriend. How Vicky solves the mystery of Stree and brings his friend Jaana back from the clutches of her? Who is the mysterious girlfriend form the rest of the story.
Stree was released to overwhelming critical acclaim with special praise to the lead actors Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor who played the mysterious girlfriend. The film also received acclaim for its subtle message about women empowerment. The movie went on to become a blockbuster.