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16 Bollywood Movies Which Showed That You Don't Need A Male Hero

Published On: 05 June 2018 | Bollywood | By:

Most heroines were stereotyped in Bollywood for only being a showpiece in most of the movies. But these movies proved that even heroines can give performance oriented roles and they have achieved it too.

16 Bollywood Movies Which Showed That You Don't Need A Male Hero
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Here are some of the Bollywood Movies which have broken the stereotype of being a heroine:

1. Veere Di Wedding

A buddy film which consists of a clique who tend to help each other with their personal problems and also stay together during tough times as well.

Veere Di Wedding

2. Queen

A movie of self-discovery starring Kangana Ranaut, which showed that you don't need anybody to rely on all the time. With the help of her determination, she could able to face her demons and defeat them.


3. Fashion

Set against the ruthless world of fame and luxury where most of the people tend to sell themselves to obtain it but there are a handful who have the guts to fight back the cruel world of glamour.


4. Damini

 A woman's fight for justice begins at home when she witnesses a gang-rape of her housemaid taking place during the festivities. The woman goes against her family to bring the perpetrators behind bars.


5. Mardaani

In other words, she's portrayed as the real-life Lady Singham who will leave no stone unturned to finish a sex racket which boasts of political lineage and getting away from the law. She literally nailed the brutal fight scene which involved her Krav Maga skills.


6. English Vinglish

The most common issue which is faced by every single person is English. The story of a common housewife (played by late Sridevi) who proves the world that she's capable of mastering English at any age.

English Vinglish

7. Mary Kom

A biopic on India's boxing medalist of the same name, who proved that boxing knows no gender, this movie has been an inspiration to not just boxing aspirants but to married women who were able to learn to balance personal and professional life.

Mary Kom

8. Kahaani

A pregnant woman amidst the male dominated society goes into deepest and darkest parts of Kolkata all by herself to find her missing husband. Many fans started categorizing her as Durga incarnated.


9. Neerja

Based on the true story of an air hostess of the same name who put her life on the line during a plane hijacking in Karachi, in order to save the passengers from the bullets of the terrorists.


10. No One Killed Jessica

A fictionalized version of the infamous Jessica Lal murder case where a foul-mouthed journalist locks horns with the legal system to help the victim’s sister achieve justice.

No One Killed Jessica

11. Chandni Bar

 A gritty life of a bar dancer who marries a gangster and gives birth to two children. She becomes a widow when her husband is killed in a shootout and becomes a mother as well as father to her children.

Chandni Bar

12. NH10

 A modern-day working woman’s birthday trip turns into a nightmare when she and her husband accidentally get involved in a land which is controlled by criminals and the fight turns ugly when the hunter becomes the hunted.NH10

13. Bandit Queen

A movie based on the dreaded female dacoit called Phoolan Devi who became a dacoit to extract revenge against the boys who oppressed her and went on becoming a robin-hood to her clan.

Bandit Queen

14. Mother India

India’s first film to be sent to the Oscars revolved around a widowed mother who gives birth to two sons and the sons will be of contrasting personalities. The mother stands by her principles and chooses the one who is just like her.

Mother India

15. Lipstick Under My Burkha

A movie which is an anthology of 4 women of different backgrounds and age groups who dare to explore their sexual fantasies by any means possible. The movie showed that even women can dare to be bold just like men.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

16. Page 3

A mature journalist, a shy aspiring actress and a sarcastic air hostess live together in a flat. The journalist’s job is to be part of every page 3 party which happens in the city and soon realises that the lifestyle is all fake of the patrons amidst the glitz and glamour.

Move over pretty faces and damsels in distress, these are the real women we need to look up to in this age.

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