4 Stories Like Mee Raqsam Where Society Tries To Crush The Dreams Of Women

Mee Raqsam is the story of a young Muslim girl who goes against the conservative elders from her town to learn Bharatnatyam.

Kenneth Carneiro

August 30, 2020


3 min


Mee Raqsam that released on 21 August 2020 is directed by Baba Azmi and presented by Shabana Azmi. The film is dedicated to their father and celebrated poet, Kaifi Azmi. The film tells the story of a girl from a small town who wants to learn Bharatnatyam. However, she faces opposition from the Muslim and Hindu elders in her community who think what she is doing is against tradition and do their best to stop her from following her passion.

Watch the trailer of Mee Raqsam here.

Watch some more stories of women who fought against a system that tried to curb their dreams only on ZEE5.

1. Anandi Gopal

Anandi Gopal is the story of the first Indian female practitioner of western medicine. This film highlights the struggles she faced on her journey from being married as a child to going to study medicine and earning her degree in the United States, with the support of her husband

2. Mission Over Mars

Mission Over Mars (M-O-M) is the story of the women behind India’s first Mars Orbiter Mission. The series shows the kind of stereotypes and prejudice they face while trying to get their job done. This is an inspirational story of India’s space program and the women who make it one of the best in the world.

3. Karenjit Kaur

The ZEE5 Original Karenjit Kaur is the story of Sunny Leone. It charts the story of her life right from the circumstances that led her to join the adult film industry. It also shows the kinds of backlash and criticism she faced when she tried to join the Hindi film industry.

4. Baaghi

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Baaghi is again based on the true story of Qandeel Baloch from Pakistan. This is the story of a young girl who dreamt of becoming a star but was married off early. When her marriage falls apart she leaves her home to become a celebrity. However, once she achieves success in the entertainment industry, she is killed by her own brother.

Watch these real stories of women who went against society to try and fulfil their dream. Watch the story of modern feminists in Churails streaming on ZEE5.

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