'Mother India' to 'Kahaani': Bollywood's 'Wonder' women

Movies | | March 10, 2012, 1:45 pm
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Shilpa Shetty's performance in 'Phir Milenge' makes your heart melt.

Shilpa Shetty's performance in 'Phir Milenge' makes your heart melt.

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Priyanka Chopra won loads of accolades for her film '7 Khoon Maaf'.

Priyanka Chopra won loads of accolades for her film '7 Khoon Maaf'.

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Have a look at the films where women took centrestage.

Have a look at the films where women took centrestage.

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Lately Vidya Balan won the National Award for her bold performance in 'The Dirty Picture'.

Lately Vidya Balan won the National Award for her bold performance in 'The Dirty Picture'.

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Dimple Kapadia also won a National award for her brilliant performance in 'Rudaali'.

Dimple Kapadia also won a National award for her brilliant performance in 'Rudaali'.

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Released in 1992, Madhoo stole the show with her performance in 'Roja'.

Released in 1992, Madhoo stole the show with her performance in 'Roja'.

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Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan in 'No One Killed Jessica' (2011).

Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan in 'No One Killed Jessica' (2011).

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Kareena Kapoor played a sex-worker in 'Chameli'. She surprised everyone with the film.

Kareena Kapoor played a sex-worker in 'Chameli'. She surprised everyone with the film.

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Known for her strong onscreen characters, Shabana Azmi's 'Arth' is one of her best films.

Known for her strong onscreen characters, Shabana Azmi's 'Arth' is one of her best films.

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Dharmendra and Nutan in a still from the movie 'Bandini', which was released in 1963.

Dharmendra and Nutan in a still from the movie 'Bandini', which was released in 1963.

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Actress Smita Patil is still remembered for her awesome performance in 'Mirch Masala' (1987).

Actress Smita Patil is still remembered for her awesome performance in 'Mirch Masala' (1987).

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Shyam Benegal's 'Mandi' is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution.

Shyam Benegal's 'Mandi' is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution.

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Ayesha Takia in Nagesh Kukunoor's film 'Dor'.

Ayesha Takia in Nagesh Kukunoor's film 'Dor'.

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Shyam Benegal's 'Bhumika: The Role' also has Smita Patil in the lead role.

Shyam Benegal's 'Bhumika: The Role' also has Smita Patil in the lead role.

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Suchitra Sen's performance in 'Aandhi' is also worth mentioning here.

Suchitra Sen's performance in 'Aandhi' is also worth mentioning here.

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Karisma Kapoor and Rekha in a still from the movie 'Zubeidaa'.

Karisma Kapoor and Rekha in a still from the movie 'Zubeidaa'.

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Nargis' 'Mother India' was released in 1957. The film also won an Oscar nomination under the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Nargis' 'Mother India' was released in 1957. The film also won an Oscar nomination under the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Meenakshi Sheshadri overshadowed all the actors in 1993 film 'Damini'.

Meenakshi Sheshadri overshadowed all the actors in 1993 film 'Damini'.

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Priyanka Chopra gave an amazing performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Fashion' as well.

Priyanka Chopra gave an amazing performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Fashion' as well.

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Bhandarkar's 'Chandni Bar' is another women centric film. Tabu played the lead role in the film.

Bhandarkar's 'Chandni Bar' is another women centric film. Tabu played the lead role in the film.

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Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen' has Seema Biswas in the lead role.

Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen' has Seema Biswas in the lead role.

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Vidya Baalan is making headlines with her performance in Sujoy Ghosh's lately released film 'Kahaani'.

Vidya Baalan is making headlines with her performance in Sujoy Ghosh's lately released film 'Kahaani'.