Female Lead Films Week! I’m Finally Going to Review Bandini!

Okay, I came up with another theme! Not a great one, but one that should give us a decent mix of movies over the next 10 days, straight through to Saaho. And force me to finally review/watch a few classics.

My favorite thing about these theme weeks is that I can wait for inspiration to strike and then just write about whatever the heck I feel like writing about. So, no firm schedule, but these are a few films I will cover:

Bandini

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The woman-in-prison classic that, personally, I don’t much like. But it is still beautifully directed, especially the prison sequences. I don’t know, I have a complicated relationship with this film.

Umrao Jaan

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Obviously, the one with Aish. HA! No, I kid, the classic good one with Rekha. I love the soundtrack, haven’t seen the movie still. But this will force me to watch it. The most beautiful Tawaif movie of them all.

Pakeezah

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And the other classic Tawaif movie! It’s not as stunningly cinematically beautiful, but I love it. And it is a little bit more hopeful.

Laaga Chunari Main Daag

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The new Tawaif movie! Boy, a lot of female lead films are about sex workers, aren’t they? I don’t know if that is a bad thing or an accurately representative thing about who are the independent women in India.

Neerja

Such a hard watch! But if you feel up to it, a really beautiful movie with amazing central performances.

22 Female Kottayam

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Surprisingly not a hard watch! It’s the woman in prison movie I wanted Bandini to be, and the Tawaif movie I wanted the others to be.

Ohm Shanti Oshaana

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Look! A female lead movie where she isn’t a victim of male violence! It’s a miracle!

Anand (Telugu)

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A little rough around the edges as a film, but such a great strong heroine. Who supports herself and takes care of herself and has great friends and a guy who loves her and all good things.

Mardaani

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Have to admit, I still haven’t watched this movie. But now I will have to! Just in time for Mardaani 2 to start filming.

Akira

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The more I think about this movie, the more I like it. If all these other movies get you feeling depressed and powerless, this is the film to cheer you up!

Kahaani 1 and 2

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Have to admit, I’ve only seen Kahaani 1 once, and I haven’t seen Kahaani 2 at all. But I’m gonna try to watch them both!

Manmarziyaan

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Finally on googleplay! And it’s an awesome film, you should all watch it.

Okay, I could keep going and going, but I am going to force myself to stop! I’ve already committed to watching 4 movies I haven’t seen, and writing a total of 6 new reviews. Look for all these reviews to be going up between now and Saaho in some random schedule. And tell me what other films I should include!

2 thoughts on “Female Lead Films Week! I’m Finally Going to Review Bandini!

  1. I’m happy you are doing another theme week. Can’t wait for the reviews even if I saw only few movies from the list.
    (and hey, Mardaani’s poster is in polish 😉 )

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