Classic Women-Centric Movies That were Ahead of their Time

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2023-03-07,15:32:46 entertainment

Mother India (1957)

Story of Radha’s sacrifice for integrity, her fight against all odds in the society, her firm believe in truth, justice and equality

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

The movie exposed the ugly reality, hypocrisy and degeneration prevalent in the patriarchic Zamindar Families of pre-independence Bengal

Pakeezah ( 1972)

The tragic story of a courtesen Mehjbeen has been excellently portrayed by the tragedy queen Meena Kumari

Sujata (1959)

Sujata depicts the prevailing rigid caste system in the society, B.R Ambedkar’s fight against untouchability and the social dogmas

Umrao Jaan (1981)

Rekha as Umarao Jaan personified the role and depicted the life of courtesen in male dominated society

Arth (1982)

Film delivers one of the finest performances of the Indian cinema. It deals with issue of extramarital affair and women subjugation

Mirch Masala ( 1987)

The film represents the ordinary Indian woman who has the courage to stand against the oppression

Aandhi (1975)

The plot of the movie is about love story of a hotel manager and the daughter of a prominent politician

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