Indian movies are known for the masala, music and action which is usually very male centric. The male protagonist is the one who gets the girl, fights the bad guys and wins the heart of the audience. That’s what we have seen since the beginning of the film industry and its establishment in India. However, thanks to some female centric movies people now know that a female protagonist can win the hearts of millions too. These roles played by Indian beauties will make you question norms of Indian movies with their strong personalities.
Here is our take on the best female protagonists in Indian movies
1) Devasena- Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017)
We can’t make a list on this topic without including the fierce, the fabulous and the royal Devasena. This queen from Baahubali proved to the world that princesses can fight and protect their kingdom without the help of a Prince. She is the epitome of a perfect queen with her regal views, her attitude, her fighting skills, her beauty and her royal upbringing. She is a character that many young girls will look up to in the future.
2) Mastani- Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Religion is no barrier when you are in love and Mastani from Bajirao Mastani proved that nothing can stop love from conquering. She is a princess who knew what and who she wanted and went after it even knowing the severe obstacles and challenges that we ahead of her. She managed to win the heart of Bajirao in the movie with her strong fighting skills, beauty and wisdom.
3) Sashi- English Vinglish (2012)
When no one respects you, then you earn it on your own and sut everyone up who didn’t believe in you and Sashi from English Vinglish did just that. Sashi was often mocked and belittled because she didn’t know the English language. However, she learned it and also slowly earned the respect of her peers in a way that’ll leave you with overwhelming happiness.
4) Vidhya Bagchi- Kahaani (2012)
Vidhya is a character which portrays the struggle of women in India. She is a strong, smart and well laid woman who is searching for the culprit of her husband’s murder. Oh and she is also pregnant while at it. She is smart enough to find the culprit by solving steps all on her own which only shows that a single woman CAN survive on her own in a very male dominant country to get justice. This was also one of best performances given by Vidhya Balan, the actress portraying the female protagonist.
5) Rani- Queen (2014)
Rani is a very very grounded, protected girl whose boyfriend ditches her just before their wedding! This leaves her in a turmoil and sadness. So what does she do? She leaves on a trip to enjoy her outstanding honeymoon all on her own! In the midst of her trip she learns about strength, independence and happiness in a beautiful journey that leftt the audience awe-inspired. This was also one of the best performances delivered by Kangana in the movie.
So which is your favorite female character? Did we miss any? Comment and let us know below!
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