These movies celebrate the strength and resilience seen in their fierce girl characters!
Over the years, women in India have been marginalized and held back in many ways. Although we have made notable progress in some areas, not much has changed. Women still face barriers, from workplace discrimination to domestic violence. These issues have gained attention in recent years, but there are many other issues that often go unnoticed. The issues that women face vary by region, class, community and culture and so sometimes many are ignored. While larger issues such as women’s safety and education are finding their way onto policymakers’ priority list, we still have a long way to go. Lots of newborn girls are still killed, many young girls are still forced into marriage and women are still killed by their own families in the name of honor killings. There are some films made that revolve around fierce girl characters and have been successful in grabbing the attention of the nation and these films are definitely a gateway to change.
Some of these movies have marked us because of their appeal, story and of course their characters. These stories didn’t just focus on girls making their way against all odds, but also more subtle aspects like how these girls supported each other and made each other memorable because of their unique characters . These movies centered around fierce girl characters who know how to create and own their space are the ones we love to watch again and again because they lift us up on days when we’re not feeling too good!
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Check them out!
Dangal(2016) – Netflix
Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, trains his daughters to be much more than what society deems acceptable. It covers a brilliant story of how these characters battled social stigma.
Secret Superstar(2017) – Netflix
Secret Superstar shows us the story of a rebellious girl who goes against the wind to fulfill her dream of becoming a singer. The frequency with which she faces it in her family shows us how much strength it takes to go against the order.
Nil Battey Sannata(2015) – ZEE5, Prime Video
The film deals with a common problem with a very unique concept. Apeksha believe that education is not necessary given their financial situation. To solve this problem, her mother enrolls in the same school as a student to motivate her daughter to learn.
The sky is pink(2019) – Netflix
This film tells the story of a young girl, Aisha who knows he wouldn’t live past his teenage years due to his medical condition. Against all odds, she decides to fill her life with ambition, hope and love. And she didn’t just do it for herself, but for everyone around her also!
Iqbal(2005) – EEZ5
Iqbal might be a story revolving around a boy who wants to play in the Indian cricket team despite suffering from hearing and speech problems, but what fills our hearts was his bond with his sister in the film and how she helps him on his journey.
Dry(2015) – Prime Video
While I have watched a number of films that deal with patriarchy in society, Parched stands out somehow in its approach. It is very interesting to see how these fierce young ladies fight evil and old traditions with their will.
Which ones have you already watched? Tell us in the comments below!