6 Female-Led Biopics And Shows That You Can Watch With Your Girl Gang This Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day being right around the corner, ZEE5 is celebrating the month of March as the month of women #BreakingTheBarriers. The barriers that the world and society set for them, and they decided to rebel against them thereby ignoring the stereotypes that society confined them with. Taking it forward, here we have some […]

Vatsal Thakore

March 9, 2021

Bollywood

Entertainment

TV

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With International Women’s Day being right around the corner, ZEE5 is celebrating the month of March as the month of women #BreakingTheBarriers. The barriers that the world and society set for them, and they decided to rebel against them thereby ignoring the stereotypes that society confined them with. Taking it forward, here we have some extraordinary shows and movies based on true stories of women who broke the barriers. Watch these inspiring stories, now on ZEE5.

 

Mission Over Mars

Mission Over Mars is a series that narrates the story of the women scientists of ISRO, who made the Mars Orbiter Mission of India possible. Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh, and Palomi Ghosh play the lead role of the scientists in this show. This series is inspired by the scientists who showed the prowess of women in Indian science, and their story, which eventually inspired millions.

Watch Mission Over Mars on ZEE5.

Saand Ki Aankh

Saand Ki Aankh on ZEE5
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Saand Ki Aankh is a movie based on the life and story of two of the oldest sharpshooters of the world, Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. Starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles, the film narrates the story of how the women took up the challenge to become champions in sharpshooting despite facing constant discrimination based on their gender and age in their family. The movie also revolves around how they train and inspire two young girls to master the sport thereby making them independent.

Watch Saand Ki Aankh on ZEE5.

The Sholay Girl

Reshma Pathan was Bollywood’s first-ever stuntwoman. To her credit, she has some of the most iconic stunts that we have seen in the Bollywood films of the ’70s and ’80s. The Sholay Girl is a movie that narrates the story of her life, how she defied all odds and became the courageous stuntwoman who ran through the fire, glass, jumped from rooftops and rode a horse cart at blinding speeds. Bidita Bag plays the title role of Reshma Pathan in this film.

Watch The Sholay Girl on ZEE5.

Also read: #BreakingTheBarriers: This Women’s Day, revisiting Crossroad and its portrayal of strong women

Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone

Karenjit Kaur is a series that narrates the story of Sunny Leone. The series shows how she took up the role of being an adult film star and owned her choices and later made it big in the Hindi film industry. The actress Sunny Leone herself plays her role in the series, while Rysa Saujani plays the younger version of her.

Watch Karenjit Kaur on ZEE5.

Anandi Gopal

Anandibai Joshi was one of the first female doctors of India. Hailing from a village in Maharashtra, she had decided to become a doctor when the British were still ruling India. Anandi Gopal is a Marathi movie that narrates the story of Anandibai Joshi’s journey of becoming a doctor, with the sole support of her husband, Gopalrao Joshi. Bhagyashree Milind plays the role of Anandibai and Lalit Prabhakar plays the role of Gopalrao in this film.

Watch Anandi Gopal on ZEE5.

Jhansi Ki Rani

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Finally, we have a show about a woman who has inspired generations and will keep inspiring the future ones too. Jhansi Ki Rani, starring Kritika Sengar in the title role, is the show about one of the bravest freedom fighters of India – Rani Laxmibai. The show follows her journey of how, at a very young age, she became the ruler of the kingdom she was married into, and later became a warrior to save the kingdom and its people from the British Army. In the series, Ulka Gupta plays the role of young Manikarnika.

Watch Jhansi Ki Rani on ZEE5.

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