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Women-Centric Movies and their Directors

Men telling women stories! 5 male directors who won hearts with female-centric narratives! Here are they – Women-Centric Movies and their Directors.


Women-Centric Movies and their Directors

In the realm of filmmaking, there are visionary male directors who have not only embraced the art of storytelling but have also excelled in presenting strong, women-centric narratives. These filmmakers have defied societal norms, challenging traditional gender roles and stereotypes to deliver compelling stories that center around the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of female characters.

Here are our favorite 5 directors and their films:

Vikas Bahl – Queen (2013)

Vikas Bahl’s Queen (2013) is a heartwarming and empowering film that tells the story of Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut. After being jilted at the altar, Rani embarks on a solo honeymoon trip that transforms her into an independent, confident woman. The film celebrates self-discovery, female empowerment and breaking of the societal norms.

Pradeep Sarkaar – Mardaani (2014)

Directed by Pradeep Sarkaar, Mardaani (2014) is a gripping crime thriller that follows a fearless female police officer played by Rani Mukerji. The film addresses the issue of human trafficking and emphasizes the strength and determination of the protagonist as she fights against the criminals. Pradeep Sarkaar’s direction in Mardaani is commendable for skillfully crafting a gripping crime thriller that sheds light on the grave issue of human trafficking. With finesse, he presents a complex and intense narrative and through the fearless portrayal of the female protagonist by Rani Mukerji, Sarkaar delivered a hard-hitting film that raises awareness and sparks important conversations.

Omung Kumar – Mary Kom (2014)

Omung Kumar directed the biographical sports drama Mary Kom (2014) based on the life of the renowned Indian boxer. The film portrays the struggles and triumphs of Mary Kom, played by Priyanka Chopra, as she overcomes obstacles and becomes a world champion. It showcases her determination, perseverance and the indomitable spirit of a woman in a male-dominated field.

Ram Madhvani – Neerja (2016)

Ram Madhvani directed the critically acclaimed film Neerja (2016) based on the real-life story of Neerja Bhanot, a courageous flight attendant who saved passengers during a hijacking. Through his masterful storytelling, Madhvani captures Neerja Bhanot’s unwavering bravery and selflessness, leaving audiences inspired by her remarkable journey.

Anubhav Sinha – Thappad (2020)

Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad (2020) is a thought-provoking social drama that delves into the issue of domestic violence. The film revolves around a woman who decides to challenge societal norms and seek justice after her husband slaps her at a party. It sheds light on the significance of consent, equality and the strength of women to stand up against injustice. Anubhav Sinha’s directorial prowess shines brightly in Thappad (2020) as he fearlessly tackles the sensitive subject of domestic violence, creating a thought-provoking social drama that resonates deeply with its audience.

While these are our favorite few films of recent times, we are very excited about some very interesting women stories upcoming up directed by male directors: Sanaa and Ulajh directed by Sudhanshu Saria, Tejas directed by Jasti Dharma Teja and Chakda Xpress directed by Prosit Roy.


About Yashaswini K

Controversy is the second name of Yashaswini. She goes where something is amiss and picks up the threads to make a clear story out of it. She has also written 2 books in the Radha Srinivasan Mystery Series.

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