Some time ago, I was asked for Bollywood recs featuring ladies as lead characters and with excellent female friendships and relationships, and at the time I did not have many recs because I had not seen as movies featuring such! But now I AM BACK WITH RECS and they are allll have girls being rad!!
1. No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Look forward to: the unlikely partnership conceived in the aftermath of model Jessica Lall’s murder in Delhi; a no-nonsense newscaster teams up with her grief-stricken sister to correct the Indian justice system. Based on a true story and very moving.
2. Aisha (2010)
Look forward to: the friendships between Aisha, a carefree socialite who enjoys making matches that end in marriage, and her friends, who’d rather she sort about her own love life first. An incredibly charming adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma set in modern India.
3. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
Look forward to: the ambition, heartache, and madness that drives Susanna Anna Marie Johannes to marry seven men, and kill them off one-by-one. Priyanka Chopra was awarded Critics’ Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards this year for her performance as Susanna, and I have to say that she most definitely deserved it.
4. The Dirty Picture (2011)
Look forward to: falling in love with Silk, a runaway bride-turned-actress who paved her way by seducing the film industry and the audiences–while upsetting the critics and modest mothers–of the 80’s. Loosely based on the life of Silk Smitha, this film also crowned Vidya Balan as Popular Best Actress at same Filmfare awards.
5. Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)
Look forward to: the wacky antics of Veera, who disguises herself as a man in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional cricket player. Inspired by the American film She’s The Man, but with none of the “OH GOD HE’S GAY, GAY IS BAD”-ness of the original, amazingly!
6. Aaja Nachle (2007)
Look forward to: the passion for life that a single mother brings back to her hometown by opening a dance studio to save a historic landmark and preserve the culture she’d run away from years ago. A really wonderful story about mothers and daughters and friendship.
‘Bhangra’ is a traditional form of dance which originates from the Punjab region which was initially used as a celebratory folk dance, it normally consists of vasts amounts of energy, passion and repeated hand movements.
Aal Izz Well / 3 Idiots // Zoobie Doobie / 3 Idiots // Give Me Some Sunshine / 3 Idiots // Kajrare Kajrare / Bunty Aur Babli // Dhadak / Bunty Aur Babli // Nach Baliye / Bunty Aur Babli // Chak De India / Chak De India // Dola Re Dola / Devdas // Sheesha Se Sheesha / Devdas // Dhoom Machale / Dhoom // Dilbaara / Dhoom // Crazy Kiya Re / Dhoom 2 // Ab Aja Mere Piya / Devdas // Dhoom Again / Dhoom 2 // Dil Bole Hadippa / Dil Bole Hadippa // Discowale Khisko / Dil Bole Hadippa // Ghar Aja Perdesi / Dil Wale Dulkanian Le Jayeinge // Mehendi Laga Ke Rakna / Dil Waley Dulhanian Le Jayeinge // Tujhay Dekha To Jana Sanam / Dil Waley Dulhanian Le Jayeinge // Desi Girl / Dostana // Shut Up and Bounce / Dostana // Nagada Nagada / Jab We Met // Mauja Hi Mauja / Jab We Met // Koi Mil Gaya / Kuch Kuch Hota Hai // Kuch Kuch Hota Hai / Kuch Kuch Hota Hai // Ladki Badi / Kuch Kuch Hota Kai // Kalay Megha / Laagan // Humko Humi Se Churalo / Mohabbtein // O Mitwaa Sun / Lagaan // Ajab Si / Om Shanti Om // Soni Soni Aakhiyon Wali / Mohabbtein // Dard-E-Disco / Om Shanti Om // Aankhein Khuli Hon Ya / Mohabbtein // Do U Wanna Partner / Partner // Deewangi Deewangi / Om Shanti Om // Soni De Nakhre / Partner // You’re My Love / Partner // Dhoom Taana / Om Shanti Om // Singh Is Kinng / Singh Is Kinng // Jee Karda / Singh Is Kinng // Bhootni Ke / Singh Is Kinng // Bum Bum Bole / Taare Zameen Par // Jame Raho / Taare Zameen Par // Teri Ore / Singh Is Kinng // Bunti Aur Babli / Bunti Aur Babli // It’s The Time To Disco / Kal Ho Na Ho // Kuch To Hua Hai / Kal Ho Na Ho // Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai / Saajan // Mere Khawabon Mein Jo / Dil Waley Dulhanian Le Jayeinge // Rang De Basanti / Rang De Basanti // Pretty Woman / Kal Ho Na Ho // Yeh Ladka Hai Deewana / Kuch Kuch Kota Hai // Mahi Ve / Kal Ho Na Ho