International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is just another day to pay tribute to the dynamic and powerful women of the world who not just inspire other women to come forward but try to bring a change in the society. And what better way to bring a change than doing it through the movies? While Bollywood is quite dominated by the male force, women filmmakers have been making a mark through their exceptional styles of story-telling in the past years that they are not just getting recognition but putting forward issues which were never talked publicly before. Their thoughtful movies have made the world understand where they come from and where they are going. On this Women’s Day, let’s pay a tribute to these women and list out the dynamic female filmmakers in Bollywood. Have a look!
Zoya Akhtar has just delivered Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully boy and there is no denying that the world has bowed down to her feet after watching feet. The powerhouse of talent, Zoya Akhtar became a household name after she debuted with film Luck By Chance and then went on to make Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Her style of capturing the minute details of life and presenting it beautifully on the big screen earned her much praise and applause every time. She hasn’t just marked her name in Bollywood as the best director but also a writer.
Gauri Shinde is the force behind films like English Vinglish, Shamitabh and Dear Zindagi. The filmmaker is well-known to put forward different ideas on the big screen that not just entice the audience but also leave a mark on their minds. We are all aware how Dear Zindagi enlightened us about mental health in the most beautiful way or how English Vinglish worked as a catalyst in building our self-confidence.
After Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti is the second name to whom Gully Boy’s success is credited to. The filmmaker knows exactly how to shape the socially relevant issue into her world of cinema. With films like Gold, Bombay Talkies, Dil Dhadakne Do, Rock On, Talaash, it is quite evident that she is here to stay.
Who doesn’t like Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi? Meghna Gulzar took us into a different world of emotions, thrill and patriotism with the film and it is still difficult to take out memories of Raazi from our minds. Not just Raazi, but films like Talvar, Dus Kahaaniyan and others also proved that Meghna Gulzar’s film making prowess is hard to match.
Mira Nair has been nominated for the Oscars for her film Salaam Bombay!. Mira may be the most internationally renowned director on our list, but her ability to portray a story in the most basic way makes her the most worthy. She is not just a dynamic but a fearless filmmaker.
Ekta Kapoor has been ruling the small screen since ages but when she stepped into the world of Bollywood, everyone was sure she would leave a mark. By picking up controversial and bold subjects to present to the progressing audience, Ekta made sure everyone know that she is not going to play by the normal guidelines. With films like The Dirty Picture, Veere Di Wedding, Ragini MMS and others, she engraved her name deeper in the industry.
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