7 best Bollywood films written by women.

7 popular Bollywood films by female writers – when women penned some finest Indian movies – Piku, Raazi. Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Indian film Industry was dominated by males. While there have been many films from different eras of Bollywood which were women centric and featured some fine performances by actresses, behind the camera it continued to be a male dominating world. However in past a dacade or so, more female writers grabbed the pen to tell a story they believed in and surprised the audience with commercial and critical success.

Here are 7 best Bollywood movies by female writers.

Piku – Juhi Chaturvedi.

Piku stars Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan telling the story of a father suffering from chronic constipation and his bond the daughter. The duo goes on a trip accopanied by an interesting character played by Irrfan Khan. The film featured some of the finest performances and gained much critical acclaim. Juhi Chaturvedi impressed fans with her fine writing in this much loved film.

Raazi – Meghna Gulzar and Bhavani Iyer.

Alia Bhatt starred in this spy-thriller as an undercover agent and earned much praises for her performances. The film marks as one of the first to establish her as the top and fine actress of Bollywood. Meghana Gulzar delivered one of the finest film of the year.

Lipstick Under My Burkha – Alankrita Shrivastava.

Writer Alankrita took a major risk writing this much controversial Indian film about women. The film talks about the women’s freedom and desire with a stellar cast including Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Konkona Sen Sharma and more.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.

Zoya Akhtar has been one of the top female fimmakers of India. While she along with Reema Kagti also wrote Gully Boy, ZNMD, takes the spot here as Gully Boy was more focussed on music and rap. ZNMD had more and better character writing as well.

Firaaq – Nandita Das.

Nandita Das has been one of the bravest and finest filmmakers of India and she proved it with Firaaq which was based on the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots. Das also directed the film and featured some of the finest actors of Indian cinema.

English Vinglish – Gauri Shinde.

English Vinglish is another women oriented Indian film penned by Gauri Shinde, who also wrote Dear Zindagi. The film tells the story of a woman who enrolls herself in an English learning class which also helps her be more confident as a woman.

Manmarziyaan – Kanika Dhillon.

Kanika Dhillon wrote this triangle relationshio about a woman who falls in love with a man but gets into an arrange marriage with another man and she starts to fall for her husband before her ex-lover shows up.

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