Women’s Day 2020 on the 8th of March is a day to celebrate the power and strength of women. This day recognises and acknowledges the multiple roles that women play as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a businesswoman, a homemaker, and a healer. The spirit of womanhood needs to be celebrated every single day and not just once a year! ZEE5 and Zee Marathi have always supported strong women and paid a tribute to them by portraying influential female characters in their shows, movies, and original series. On Women’s Day, here are some female-centric inspiring films that you must watch, exclusively on ZEE5. We start the list with Naal.
Naal, starring Nagraj Manjule-the famous director of Sairat- along with Srinivas Pokale, depicts the beautiful bond shared between a mother and her child. In the film, a little boy named Chaitya, discovers that his real mother is not the woman that he has spent his nine years with. As a result, he sets out to find his biological mother. Naal takes us through the distance that Chaitya creates between him and his mother, as he begins to feel more attached to his biological mother. This film will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and is a must-watch!
The film starring Sonalee Kulkarni and Lalit Prabhakar, is the story of Isha and her quest for answers to some pressing questions. To seek them, she decides to travel to Hampi. She meets Kabir, who changes her perspective towards life. Watch this thrilling tale of love, adventure, and friendship here.
3. Dr. Prakash Baba Amte
This film based on the political leader and social reformer Prakash Baba Amte (played by Nana Patekar), is about his story of how he decided to give up riches and lead a simple life while working as a doctor and treating rural and tribal people. But behind every successful man, there is a woman and this film highlights how the doctor’s wife, played by Sonali Kulkarni, contributed significantly to his success. Watch this film here.
Starring Shreyas Talpade and Amruta Khanvilkar, this is a superhero film based on the legend of Baji. It tells the story of how a normal man turned into a superhero. And who do you think motivated him? Yes, his ladylove Gauri! Watch this exciting and fun film here.
Dhaagedore starring Sai Tamhankar is a courtroom drama that boasts of feminism. The film is based on a real-life incident, which involved an innocent man being charged guilty for his wife’s murder. Women empowerment is all about fighting for women’s rights and not succumbing to patriarchy. Do you agree? If you do, then this film is for you! Watch here.
6. Mokla Shwas
Mokla Shwas, featuring Mrunmayee Deshpande, Sharad Ponkshe, Prateeksha Lonkar, Mohan Joshi, among others is about foetal sex determination and abortions in India. A father, having three daughters, is desperate to have a son. His daughters are fearless and don’t hesitate to question him about his mentality. The father then realises about how wrong he has been. Watch here.
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