Movies To Binge-watch On OTT This International Women’s Day: Hindi cinema has long been known for its portrayal of heroes saving the day, often rescuing damsels in distress. However, over the years, certain films have stood out for their depiction of women characters who are more than just love interests. These films showcase women as they are in real life – vulnerable yet strong, emotionally intelligent, caring, and sensitive. They break away from stereotypes and present women in diverse roles, from endearing homemakers to real-life heroes. Here are some movies with strong female leads that have resonated with audiences:

1. English Vinglish:

Directed by Gauri Shinde, this film stars Sridevi as a homemaker who decides to learn English to gain respect from her family. The movie beautifully captures her journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Watch on JioCinema. 

2. Kahaani:

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this thriller stars Vidya Balan as a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata. Balan's portrayal of a strong and determined woman garnered critical acclaim. Watch on JioCinema. 

3. Queen:

Directed by Vikas Bahl, this film stars Kangana Ranaut as a young woman who embarks on a solo honeymoon trip after her wedding is called off. The film explores themes of self-discovery and independence. Watch on Netflix. 

4. Thappad:

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, this film stars Taapsee Pannu as a woman who reevaluates her marriage after her husband slaps her at a party. The film received praise for its nuanced portrayal of domestic violence. Watch on Amazon Prime Video. 

5. Pink:

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, this courtroom drama stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, and Andrea Tariang as women fighting for justice after being falsely accused of a crime. The film tackles issues of consent and victim-blaming. Watch on Amazon Prime Video. 

6. Mardaani 2:

Directed by Gopi Puthran, this action thriller stars Rani Mukerji as a cop on the trail of a serial rapist. Mukerji's powerful performance and the film's gripping narrative make it a must-watch. Watch on Amazon Prime Video. 

7. Bulbbul:

Directed by Anvita Dutt, this supernatural drama stars Tripti Dimri as a woman who stands up against patriarchy and injustice in her village. The film is visually stunning and has a powerful message. Watch on Netflix. 

8. No One Killed Jessica:

Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, this film is based on the true story of the murder of Jessica Lal and the subsequent legal battle for justice. Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan deliver powerful performances in this gripping drama. Watch on Netflix. 

9. Neerja:

Directed by Ram Madhvani, this biographical thriller stars Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot, a flight attendant who saved the lives of passengers during a hijacking. Kapoor's portrayal of courage and bravery earned her widespread acclaim. Watch on Disney+ Hotstar. 

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10. Mary Kom:

Directed by Omung Kumar, this biographical sports film stars Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, the Indian boxer who overcame personal and professional challenges to become a world champion. Chopra's performance was lauded for its authenticity and grit. Watch on Netflix. 

These films showcase women's multifaceted nature and ability to overcome challenges and stand up for themselves. They serve as a reminder that women are not just damsels in distress but strong, resilient individuals capable of achieving great things.

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