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Bollywood films that exposed the dark side of showbiz
She has been manipulated, she has been used, she has been cheated and by no means can she save her career now. A devastated Mahee (Kareena Kapoor Khan) leaves acting behind and heads to another country to start afresh. The film is a thorough narration of a showbiz person's life, his/her professional stress, depression and turmoil in relationships.
Directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, the film garnered much critical appreciation. The film deals with repressed sexuality and how it influences the overall presentation of cinema, a woman's share of hardship towards her journey of film. .Partially a feature and partially a documentary, 'Miss Lovely' had a genre of its own and we don't find many films belonging to the same category.
Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra), a small town girl, dreams to make it big in modelling and comes to Mumbai. How would the journey be? Does success have a short cut? How are women treated here at all? How does one assimilate overnight success? The film will answer all your questions; and they are going to be brutally honest.
'The Dirty Picture'
'The Dirty Picture' will remain one of the most touching biopics in Indian cinema. Based on the life of South star Silk Smitha, it is a woman's journey from zero to fame and again to zero. An object of lust, but never respected enough, used but never acknowledged, made fun of but never understood, Vidya Balan's character is heart-wrenching to say the least.
Madhur Bhandarkar is more or less the master of this genre among the present Bollywood filmmakers. He has given us several films on the same line. In 'Calendar Girls', five girls from five different places in India come together as they have been selected for a calendar shoot for a very prestigious annual calendar. How the story develops is a treat!