From Thira to Airaa: Best female-centric movies to stream online on ManoramaMAX
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From Thira to Airaa: Best female-centric movies to stream online on ManoramaMAX
Megha Mukundan
Oct 01, 2021

This decade has seen many movies with women playing the central character, unlike the stories of the past. It is also revolutionary that the film industry is taking steps towards gender equality, by recognising the potential of actors regardless of their gender and paving ways for them to fly higher. Films like the Vidya Balan starrer Kahani, Nayanthara starrer Airaa and Shobana starrer Thira have seen the most powerful female leads in the timeline, who not only inspired everyone but also set an example for women empowerment. 

Here is a list of some of the best female-centric movies to stream online on ManoramaMAX:

7.1OTTplay Rating
The mystery-thriller helmed by Vineeth Sreenivasan essays Malayalam’s beloved actress Shobana in a very strong and intense role. Inspired from the book The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine penned by Somaly Mam, the movie is about human trafficking. Shobana plays the role of Dr. Rohini, who bravely rescues and shelters the victims. The movie also has Dhyan Sreenivasan, Sijoy Varghese, Deepak Parambol and Gaurav Vasudev playing vital roles.
8.5OTTplay Rating
The Vidya Balan-starrer helmed by Sujoy Ghosh revolves around a pregnant woman who travels from London to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. With many twists and turns, the protagonist played by Vidya has won many hearts, due to her strong acting skills. The Hindi language movie deals with the themes of feminism and motherhood, on the backdrop of a patriarchal Indian society. The other cast members in the movie are Parambrata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta and Dhritiman Chatterjee.
7.8OTTplay Rating
The Malayalam language family drama helmed by Manu Ashokan has brought out the best performance of Parvathy Thiruvothu, who portrays the role of Pallavi Raveendran in the movie. The plot revolves around the ambitious woman who aspires to become a pilot but is shattered due to her toxic relationship with her boyfriend, who later attacks her with acid. The movie handles the themes of patriarchy and toxic relationships among today’s youth in our society. Asif Ali essays an important role along with Siddique, Anarkkali Marikar and Tovino Thomas in the movie.
5.1OTTplay Rating
Nayanthara essays the central character in this Sarjun K M directorial, which is about a journalist who gets haunted by a vengeful spirit. The actress plays a dual role in the movie, for the second time after the 2015 movie Maya. The actress received many compliments for her performance in the movie, which also includes many heartfelt tracks. Actors like Kalaiyarasan, Yogi Babu, Jayaprakash and Meera Krishnan play vital roles in the movie along with the lady superstar.
6.8OTTplay Rating
The Tamil language thriller helmed by Rathna Kumar stars Amala Paul as Kamini, who finds herself naked in an abandoned building on the morning after a party. The intense performance of the actress and the intriguing storyline received much appraisals and criticisms as well. The movie also features Vivek Prasanna, Ramya Subramanian and Sarithiran in supporting roles.

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