International Women's Day: Women directors who are framing a new picture for Indian cinema
Updated On : 09 Mar 2019,09:35 AM
Gone are the days when the director's cap belong to the men. Women filmmakers are carving their niche in Indian cinema, venturing new territories, bringing on-board mind-boggling concepts all with a fresh perspective.
Zoya Akhtar: Her latest movie Gully Boy is on a box office record breaking spree and her first web series Made in Heaven will hit Amazon Prime Videos shortly. Zoya made her directorial debut with Luck by Chance in 2009 and since then there is no stopping her.
Meghna Gulzar: Raazi amazed audience for its powerful performance of the star cast and its narrative and all credits goes to its director Meghna Gulzar explores diverse subjects, and scores high when to comes to the emotional quotient in cinema. She directed her first film, Filhaal, in 2002 starring former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and Tabu and revolved around surrogacy, a bold theme for that period.
Nandita Das: After giving critically acclaimed performance in movies like Fire, Earth, Bawander she made her directorial debut with Firaaq, which traveled to more than 50 festivals, and won more than 20 awards. She has served asthe jury of Cannes Film Festival twice. Her last movie Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui won several acclodes including People's Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival.
Reema Kagti: The film director and screenwriter, made her debut as director with critically acclaimed Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), which was followed by the neo-noir, Talaash. Her recent sucess as a director came with Gold that became 3rd highest opener of 2018 and best opener for Akshay Kumar.
Mira Nair: The Oscar nominee director has belted out terrific movies like monsoon wedding, The Namesake and Salaam Bombay which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Her movies are a mirror of the Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural spheres.
Aparna Sen: A leading actress of the late 1960s and 1970s, Aparna Sen 981, starting with 36 Chowringhee Lane for which she won National Film Award (India) for Best Director. She went on to achieve further success in direction with films Paroma, Paromitar Ek Din, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, 15 Park Avenue, The Japanese Wife, Iti Mrinalini, Goynar Baksho. She was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the government of India in 1987.
Sai Paranjpye: Sai Parānjpye is an Indian movie director and screenwriter. She is the director of the award-winning movies like Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor and Disha. Her film Sparsh received two national awards, 'Best Feature Film in Hindi' and 'Best Screenplay'