A number of films have celebrated women who broke the glass ceiling and emerged triumphant despite all odds, or lost their lives in the line of duty or broke the system and redefined their roles in society. So, as we have watched with great admiration films such as Zubeida, Bandit Queen, Manikarnika, Mary Kom, Neerja, Chhapak, Raazi, we look forward to these as well!
Directed and written by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra under his banner Abundantia Entertainment, the film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, who was also known as the “human computer” along with Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh.
Directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the film stars Janhvi Kapoor as Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian female airforce pilot in combat, alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in supporting roles
Directed by A. L. Vijay and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh under their respective banners Vibri Media and Karma Media And Entertainment, the film follows the story of the life of J. Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, with Kangana Ranaut playing the role of Jayalalithaa. Arvind
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, written by Utkarshini Vashishtha and produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada under their respective banners Bhansali Productions and Pen India Limited, the film stars Alia Bhatt in the title role, and is based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai about Gangubai Kothewali, the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura.
Directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner of T-Series, the film is based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal and stars Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal. Filmfare award-winning actor Manav Kaul will be reprising the role of ace badminton player Pullela Gopichand, who coached Saina Nehwal throughout the majority of her career.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Shabaash Mithu is set to become the first biopic of a female cricketer in Hindi cinema. The film is scheduled for release on 5 February 2021.
After Vidya Balan celebrated the life of southern beauty Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’, Richa Chadda is all set to follow suit. The actress will play the biopic of another popular Indian adult star Shakeela. Away from the mainstream genres, she has been a known face in the South Indian adult film industry. The film is directed by Indrajit Lankesh,the brother of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh.