Movies these days convey a strong message that inspires people especially the youth globally. In films, women are playing pivotal roles in both Bollywood and Hollywood. The year 2016 saw movies dwelling upon women’s confidence and highlighting their spirit. Here’s a look:
PINK: Pink is not just any regular women-centric film that speaks about women’s rights. It’s hard-hitting and realistic. There have been so many movies based on rape and molestation, but Pink stands apart. No woman or girl deserves to be molested, raped or gawked at irrespective of what she wears or how she speaks.
Ghostbusters: It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise and serves as a reboot to the previous films about four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.
Suicide Squad: This antihero team movie garnered most of the attention worldwide especially Harley Quinn. In Suicide Squad, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned super villains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for leaner sentences.
Then there have been the likes of Queen Of Katwe, Neerja, Akira, Sarabjit, Saala Khadoos and others which won critical acclaim.
Looking ahead in 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Disney’s film which is all set to release this December globally tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes, who in a time of conflict band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
Moana: Moana talks about the adventure of a young woman who go in search of a fabled island. In this animated movie, a young woman (voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho) uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island.
Arrival: Twelve mysterious extraterrestrial spacecraft, nicknamed “Shells” by the U.S. military, touch down across Earth. Their purpose in arriving, as well as whether there is logic behind the specific landing sites, is unclear.Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is selected to lead a special team created to enter one of the Shells which touched down in Montana, due to her skills in translation and her pre-existing Top Secret security clearance
Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot portrays the role of Princess Diana/ Wonder Woman. In the early 20th century, the Amazon princess Diana, living on the island of Themyscira, meets American military pilot Steve Trevor when he is washed ashore. After learning about the ongoing events of a world war from him, she leaves her home to try to help end the war. After leaving her all-female Island, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) discovers her full powers and true destiny while fighting alongside soldiers during World War I.
Kahaani 2: This thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh starring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal in lead roles is not a sequel to Kahaani (2012). The trailer and dialogue promos have already made it the most anticipated of the year-end!
Dangal: The upcoming Aamir Khan starrer is biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It talks about a father who leaves no stones unturned to make his daughters wrestling champions. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The former is India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55 kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver (51 kg).
Noor: The film is based on Pakistani author Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me! It follows a Pakistani journalist-writer Noor’s misadventures and love life as she navigates her way through Mumbai. The film has Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role.
Haseena: Shraddha Kapoor will play Haseena Parkar in the story of Haseena and her brother, gangster Dawood Ibrahim in the biopic.