With their macho roles and dramatic fight scenes, the heroes have more or less taken up the lime light in a Bollywood movie. With heroines portrayed as damsels-in-distress or sometimes just as eye-candy over the years, Indian cinema has now come a long way from flowers in their hair to guns in their hand.
The past 10 years has redefined women and through empowering scripts helped them take centre stage and deliver their worth. Women have gone from dancing in chiffon sarees around trees to standing up for their rights. Women are no longer about adding glamour to a movie, but they make a significant difference to a certain movie.
The following movies have laid out a benchmark for the coming generations of filmmakers by characters so strong and so well executed that they have stayed with us and inspired women across the globe.
- Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani
Played by Rani Mukharjee, the character of an inspector fighting to rescue young girls being trafficked is not only brave, but also inspiring to women to fight against the unjust society. The movie made an impact not only on the mind of the people but also on the box office proving to the world that a movies success does not depend on a man, as thought otherwise.The attire of a modern police woman in the movie is perfect inspiration for every day office wear. Take your pick from these kurti options.
- Rani in Queen
A more recent and a more relatable character, Rani has created a swirl across the country. The road to independence of a small town girl breaking norms and finding herself in a new country alone after being stood up by a man has inspired millions of women to stand up and make a life for themselves without being dependent on a man. The bubbly innocence of Kangana Ranaut connected with every young girl across the globe.
Travelling across Europe in her Kurtas paired with modest denims, the styling of the movie brought fusion-wear back. You can embrace your inner queen with these Kurtis from House of Naari.
- Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi in Kahanni
Punching holes in the patriarchal mindset of the people and using it against them Vidya Balan brought the character of Vidya to life with her amazing acting skills. Coning her way to get justice, she had the audience believe in her. She is an inspiration for women to fight their own battles and not hold back.
Vidya seen in the movie with Kurtas paired with a cardigan is the classic example of comfort wear. Her color blocked kurtas are just perfect to get through the Indian weather. Here are some options to get Vidya’s personal style.
- Saashi Godbole in English Vinglish
A classic underdog with the most unconventional story, Saashi was the voice of millions of housewives being looked down upon every day. Losing their dignity and confidence with every passing day, played by Sridevi, the character rose up to get back the respect she deserves. Saashi has encouraged endless women to make their ordinary lives exceptional.
Her cotton and silk Saris make us want to embrace our Indian fabrics with equal grace. We at House Of Naari bring to you the best blended cotton attire with prints perfect to fit your modern lifestyle.
- Kiya in Ki and Ka
Redefining gender roles, Kareena Kapoor as Kiya in the movie Ki and Ka tried to bring about a change in the mindsets of the present day society. The strong headed character of Kiya chasing her dreams encourages every woman to work towards achieving her dreams. The movie is an example to break through the conventional roles laid down by the society and liberate it.
Taking inspiration from Kareena’s office look in the movie, here are our top picks for office wear.