March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day. It’s a day to pay a tribute to all the powerful women in the world and thank the ones who have in our lives. While we women don’t need to mark a day specifically to glorify ourselves, it’s important for the world to know our worth. Speaking of which, our attention is drawn towards the male-dominated Hindi film industry, which, in recent times, has seen a major change. We now have more women getting behind the camera. Some of these remarkable women filmmakers have not only made their mark with exceptional styles of story-telling but have also highlighted some of the never-talked-before issues through their films. This Women’s Day, let’s pay a tribute to all these vibrant female filmmakers.
The dynamic lady just delivered Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, and the incredible direction has left us stumped! She, who has also marked herself as a writer, is also the person behind the blockbuster Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara after debuting with Luck By Chance.
She gifted the industry films like Raazi, another Alia Bhatt starrer which also features Vicky Kaushal. Daughter of the veteran film actor Rakhee and known to explore diverse subjects, she is also known for films like Talvar and Dus Kahaaniyan and others.
A filmmaker has reinvented the Hindi cinema with her unique style is Gauri Shinde. She made her debut with English Vinglish released in 2012 and followed it up with Dear Zindagi in 2016, which starred superstar Shah Rukh Khan alongside Alia Bhatt.
The Queen of soap operas has not only taken over the television industry but has also been ruling the film world. She carved a niche for herself in Bollywood with films like The Dirty Picture, Veere Di Wedding, Ragini MMS and others.
Konkona Sen Sharma
The actor-director showed off her direction skills with A Death in the Gunj, released in 2017. She also bagged the trophy of Best Director at Cannes 2017.
Kudos to these wonderful ladies who have only engraved their names deeper in the industry with time.