Top 10 Women Focused Movies of Bollywood

Bollywood has made many inspirational movies. It does not make a difference that how commercially the movies succeeded as long as the message reaches the audience. Women centric movies are no different in Bollywood. They are made to give a strong message to the society. There are many women-focused movies that have inspired the society for better. Here are the Top 10 women focused movies in Bollywood.

10. Mother India

Mother India

Whenever women centric movies come in the discussion, Mother India is the first to pop up. The 1957 epic movie based   in independence and inner strength of women was a huge success and is still popular. Nargis and Sunil Dutt played the pivotal role in the movie.

9. Andhi


The 1975 movie partially based on the life of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is one of the bold and narrated movies made so far. The movie is based on the life of a woman politician who remains unbeaten. It is the story of the choice of women. Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar were the lead actors of the movie.

8. Arth


The 1982 cult was movie based on a life of a housewife played by Shabana Azmi. She faces all the odds and challenges in her life to lead an independent and free life after her husband ditches her for another woman. The Mahesh Bhatt movie is considered one of the best in this genre.

7. Chandni Bar

Chandni Bar

The National Award winning performance of Tabu in the movie took the Indian Cinema to another level. It is the story of a sex worker who struggles to raise her kids and fight to keep them away from the filthy world. The 2001 movie is one of the best women focused movies.

6. No one Killed Jessica

No one Killed Jessica

The 2011 movie based on the Jessica Lal murder case was another breathtaking movie. Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan played the main roles. The movie depicts the fight two women took up for the justice.

5. The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture

The 2011 movie played by Vidya Balan was a huge success. The movie is set on the backdrop of Indian Cinema and most prominently the dark side of it.

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4. Fashion


The 2008 movie takes you to the dark side of modeling and Fashion world. It shows the ups and downs that women suffer in the industry. Priyanka Chopra walked away with National Award for this movie and Kangana Ranaut got huge praise.

3. Lajja


The movie about three movies based on four different women and their lives got huge praise from everyone. Monisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Mahima Choudhary and Rekha played a crucial role in the 2001 movie.

2. Saat Khoon Maaf

Saat Khoon Maaf

Based on the novel of Ruskin Bond, ‘ Susanne’s seven husbands’, the movie is the story of a woman who kill her husband’s. Priyanka Chopra delivered on of the best performances in Bollywood in the 2008 movie.

1. Kahani


Vidya Balan changed the trend of Indian Cinema with the epic movie Kahani in 2011. The movie based on a pregnant woman who struggles to find her estranged husband in the bustling city of Joy, Kolkata.

The movies have changed the prospects of Bollywood and started a new era in Indian Cinema.

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