Women’s Day Vote! Which of These 4 Movies is the DCIB FAVORITE Female Lead Rom-Com????

You can also do a write-in category!!!! But I think I have picked 4 which, for most of you, will be the favorite????

Ohm Shanti Oshaana

Malayalam! Adorable! Med School! Hot Communist Farmer!!!


Rani! Libraries!!! Sexy Song!!!

Daawat E Ishq

Food! Dowry Scams! Great Clothes!!!


Caregiver Stress! Irrfan Khan! Road Trip!


I don’t know, whatever I missed.

My vote: Ohm Shaanti Oshaana. It is the CUTEST!!!! Piku is too stressful, Aiyyaa has the weird not funny humor, and ARK shows up too late in DEI.

22 thoughts on “Women’s Day Vote! Which of These 4 Movies is the DCIB FAVORITE Female Lead Rom-Com????

  1. Ohm Shaanti Oshaana because it’s perfect.
    Aiyyaa is great and I absolutely love the idea of this film, but the humour and this strange girl who works with Rani are so odd.
    D-E-I is a nice rom-com, but not my first choice when I think about rom-coms, and Piku is strange.

    I’m adding Ardab Mutiyaran, a punjabi comedy with Sonam Bajwa. She is great and her character is super fun and strong. The trailer doesn’t have subtitles, but you doesn’t need them to see how cool the protagonist is:


  2. Qarib Qarib Singlle? Aiyaa still wins though, if only for my favourite scene of all time, the petrol pump. I wasn’t really into Om Shaanti Oshana, it fell completely flat for me and I was very lukewarm on both hero and heroine. DEI was great but about on a par with QQS for me.


    • I thought about adding QQS! And then I thought no, it just isn’t the same overall quality as the others. A nice pleasant female lead rom-com for sure, but not as good.

      On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 1:06 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Aiyaa! Aiyaa! Aiyaa! Imean, how determined and cleverly plotting can one woman be in the face of constant rejection, even when the rejector is hot as fire Prithviraj?


    • Finally, some love for Piku!!! Her character is so strange and difficult, but she has to deal with a strange difficult life.

      On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 1:24 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. Fidaa!!! I love that Sai Pallavi gets everything she wants in the film! Also, Khoobsoorat! Sonam is the hero and I love that she is unapologetically herself in the film and will not change for anyone.


  5. Piku and Aiiyaaaa (can never remember how it’s spelled) really deal with women’s issues while still being funny and entertaining, and having characters and not archetypes (as opposed to, say, Angry Indian Goddesses). Of the two, Piku is the better movie so it gets my vote, but I really love the other one, however you spell it. Except for the buck teeth.


    • Yes!!! Piku is not a “feminist” movie that is hitting all kinds of Big Serious Issues, it’s a movie about a non-traditional woman in a non-traditional situation, and that’s it.

      On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 8:19 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  6. “Aiyaa” is so, so dear to me! I have great fondness for “Piku” also, and it doesn’t have so much of the unevenness in “Aiyaa,” but I think the performances in “Aiyaa are So Good and rewatchable. Those two for me, but “Aiyaa” in the front position.

    All of this talk of “Ohm Shanti Oshaana” is making me maybe want to watch it, although I am typically baffled by Malayali films.


    • You should watch Ohm Shanti Oshaana!!!! It’s the most straight forward Malayalam film I have seen. You just have to embrace that it’s a coming of age story as much as a romance, and expect our heroine to age over time instead of a nice tidy two month love story.

      aiyaa is so good! I love that all these people have picked it out here, and all have said “yeah, there are some really bad bits, but the good bits are so good it’s worth it!”

      On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 8:52 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I wind up feeling guilty always for not watching more South Indian films ) : I understand enough Hindi that it doesn’t feel like a “chore” to watch so much as another language might–I can watch a Hindi movie pretty casually. Looking away from the subtitles for a second doesn’t matter. For the Dravidian languages, though, I know nothing and have to very seriously sit down and pay attention. And of course, watching fewer of them means that I don’t know the conventions well either. Sigh.

        BUT under all your many recommendations, I will add OSO to the exorbitantly long list of Films to Watch!


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