Cinema has evolved over the years and so has the narrative. While we did always see the patriarchal societal norms being reflected on the silver screen, over the years we saw our women shine and how with female-centric movies.
Actresses have shined through in movies like Mother India, Seeta Aur Geeta, Chalbaaz and many more. In recent times actresses like Yami Gautam, Alia Bhatt, Rani Mukerji and others have been ruling the cinematic space.
The most powerful female performances:
Lost is a thriller directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and we see Yami Gautam taking the lead. The movie also stars Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna and Neil Bhoopalam. It is a gripping plot inspired by true events of a crime reporter working on a story of the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist. The movie has already garnered a lot of love for Yami’s powerful performance and the ratings have been soaring. Lost is available on Zee5.
Hina Khan is another actress whose performance should be looked forward to. Hina was seen in Shadyantra which was released on Zee 5. Hina garnered a lot of applause for her role of a businesswoman who is being plotted to be murdered by her husband.
Salaam Venky was without a doubt one of the strongest performances by Kajol. She played the role of a mother to a son suffering from a terminal disease. Kajol was widely applauded by critics and fans for her role and her heart-touching performance. Salaam Venky is streaming on Zee5.
Rakul Preet Singh has given a stunning performance in Chhatriwali and it was a bold move given the unconventional storyline. The movie revolves around an unemployed chemistry genius who decides to educate others about a societal taboo and talk about sex education.
One of the most powerful performances which is a must-watch was given by Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi. The movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia was seen embodying the role of Gangubai. The film got extremely good reviews from critics and fans alike.