Iconic films such as Shootout at Lokhandwala, Raees, Shoutout at Wadala, One Upon a Time in Mumbai, etc… are stories based on the lives of gangsters, underworld dons and mafia that rules the city. One thing common about these stories are its leads which are primarily male dominated characters. How often do we come across stories and plots that highlight the life journey of the women, especially set against the backdrop of the underworld? Women, who went all out and created a world for themselves. Not many, right?
Here’s a list of the top movies / series which bring to the fore women who take the lead, either to seek revenge for their loved ones or to create a dynasty for themselves:
1. Andhadhun – A film that went on to win the National Award in the year 2019, Andhadhun traces the journey of Akash, a piano player who pretends to be visually impaired, unknowingly witnesses a murder leading to a drastic change of events in his life, now having to report a crime that he never actually witnessed. Ayushmann Khurrana who played the role of Akash also won the National Award for the Best Actor. The film is directed by Sriram Raghavan and also stars Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan, amongst others