Feminism Hits Bollywood: 9 Women-centric Movies Releasing Back-to-back This Year!

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It looks like 2017 is finally the year of the woman—in Bollywood.

Women in Bollywood are no more just side chicks or supporting actresses. Their roles have transformed into a powerful screen presence. Today we have movies that portray every shade of women –ambitious, adventurous, fashionista, strong, fearless, funny, serious, sassy, emotional and much more. Besides, women have managed to mark their presence in directing, producing and writing.

 Naam Shabana

  Starring: Taapsee Pannu

Women cintric movies 2017

Naam Shabana is a prequel of baby.  it remains to be seen how she fares as an action performer, with Akshay Kumar offering some assistance.

RELEASING: March 31


 Begum Jaan

  Starring: Vidya Balan

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The film is an official remake of Bengali film Rajkahini, which fetched quite a few awards

RELEASING: April 14


 Maatr

  Starring: Raveena Tandon

Women cintric movies 2017

In Maatr Raveena Tandon is playing a rape victim who goes on to take revenge for te assault on her and her daughter.

RELEASING: April 21


 Noor

  Starring: Sonakshi Sinha

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It is Sonakshi Sinha, Going all out for the character of a fumbling young journalist who is living a life as imperfect as it can get, Sona is bringing her comic side to the fore.

RELEASING: April 21


 Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai

  Starring: Shraddha Kapoor

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This film is based on the character of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister. Shraddha has stepped into this role that has been given a rustic dramatic edge by director Apoorva Lakhia. A departure indeed for Shraddha after playing a series of sweet-n-saccharine characters.

RELEASING: July 14


 Mom

  Starring: Sridevi

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The veteran actress will now be returning to the Hindi film scene in Mom, which also features Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the cast.

RELEASING: July 14


 Secret Superstar

  Starring: Zaira Wasim

Women cintric movies 2017

Secret Superstar is an upcoming Indian musical drama film. The film revolves around the life of a child who aspires to be a singer.

RELEASING: August 4


  Simran

  Starring: Kangana Ranaut

Women cintric movies 2017

Simran is an upcoming Indian Bollywood drama film directed by Hansal Mehta which features Kangana Ranaut in the lead role

RELEASING: September 15


 Padmavati

  Starring: Deepika Padukone

Women cintric movies 2017

The biggest of them all will come right at the end of the year. After Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has chosen to go with just the female protagonist’s name for his next, Padmavati.

RELEASING: November 17

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