Women portraying strong characters on screen in Indian cinema! , Loktej Entertainment News


Indian cinema has come a long way in portraying women on the big screen. We take a look at four unconventional strong female characters in Indian cinema who have left an indelible mark on both the industry and society. These characters are not only strong in a physical sense, but also have the strength to challenge norms, fight injustice and redefine their identity.

Daman (2001)

Raveena Tandon’s portrayal as Durga Saikia portrays a woman who refuses to bow down to her circumstances. Durga is a young woman trapped in an abusive marriage and her journey is one of survival, struggle and empowerment. Through her character, the actress has depicted the emotional troubles of Durga. At the same time, Durga has also highlighted the power of seeking justice for herself and others like her. The character’s transformation from a victim to a fighter is a testament to the indomitable spirit of women.

Brahma Zenen Gopon Komoti (2020)

Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty’s portrayal of Shabari in Brahma Jenen Gopon Komoti is a refreshing take on contemporary feminism. Shabri is a modern young woman who questions the age-old customs of her society that subjugate women. She challenges patriarchal norms surrounding menstruation and questions why women are excluded from religious practices during their periods. Through her character, Ritabhari emphasizes the importance of education, self-awareness and the right to question and challenge tradition.

Provoked (2006)

Kiranjit Ahluwalia’s character in Provoked, based on a true story, was Aishwarya Rai’s powerful portrayal of a woman who realized her true strength in the face of adversity. In this film, Kiranjit, an abused wife is motivated to take concrete steps and burns her husband in a fire. The film traces her journey from victim to survivor, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit.

Water (2005)

Lisa Ray’s portrayal of Kalyani in Water was a poignant portrayal of a widow’s struggle against social norms in pre-independence India. Kalyani symbolizes the strength to question, challenge and redefine your destiny. The character’s determination to break free from the shackles of tradition while building relationships with other widows showcased the power of unity and the human spirit.

These four unconventional portrayals of strong female characters in Indian cinema remind us that strength comes in various forms and can be found in the most unexpected of places. These strong 4 characters challenge societal norms, fight against injustice and push and challenge the boundaries of what it means to be a woman in this complex world.

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