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Damsel to Shaitaan – 5 new films to watch solo and enjoy this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is all about honouring women’s achievements, creating awareness & advocating for the rights of women. Here are 5 iconic releases from the historic day that cannot be missed.

Damsel to Shaitaan – 5 new films to watch solo and enjoy this International Women’s Day
Damsel to Shaitaan, these five films cannot be missed on International Women's Day

Last Updated: 08.04 PM, Mar 05, 2024


International Women’s Day traces its origin back to 1911 and its date, aka March 8, to 1914. This day is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of women, inspiring change and raising awareness for the rights of women all over the world. This year, being a Friday, International Women’s Day 2024 will see several OTT and theatrical releases. Among them, these 5 releases deserve a solo binge from all of us as a celebration of the day and a much-deserved break from life.

Tera Kya Hoga Lovely (theatres)


Starring Randeep Hooda as a cop and Ileana D’Cruz as a brown girl whose dowry gets stolen, Tera Kya Hoga Lovely is a social satire that highlights the persistent racial discrimination and fair skin obsession of India. It follows the story of Lovely, who is smart and beautiful but has a ‘wheatish complexion’, resulting in multiple rejections and extra-dowry demands. But when fate takes its course and Randeep and Ileana’s characters fall in love, does the real drama and fun begin?

Damsel (Netflix)

Starring Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie, the sheltered princess, who must become a valiant warrior and fight her way out if she does not wish to end up like her predecessors, as a mid-morning snack for a massive dragon. The film features kickass action sequences, an arduous struggle for survival, as well as an intriguing transformation from ball gowns to rags, and curly, scented locks to shorn tresses, making it the perfect Women’s Day watch.

The Color Purple (theatres)

A more realistic perfection, embodied by a realistic struggle against far meaner and cruel forces, The Color Purple, a musical adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning novel, follows the struggle of Celie and her sister Nettie. Against all odds, the former shelters the latter from rape, abuse, and torture. When Celie finally gets a sisterhood to rely upon and rebels, she decides to take her chance at independence and revel in her own independent identity. The Oscar-nominated film is releasing in Indian theatres on the perfect occasion.

All of Us Strangers (theatres)

The film stars the talented likes of Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in a poignant exploration of grief, loneliness, and love. It follows a gay romance between Scott’s Adam and Mescal’s Harry, his hot neighbour, featuring sizzling chemistry, intimate moments of conversation, as well as a resurrected childhood. The psychological romantic drama promises to tantalise and surprise you just when you feel you can predict the ending. All of Us Strangers has chosen the optimal occasion of International Women’s Day for its Indian release with a promise of entertainment and embracement.

Shaitaan (theatres)

Directed by Vikas Bahl, Shaitaan is a never-seen-before Bollywood take on black magic and ritualistic cult leaders. The film follows the fun weekend retreat of a happy family that takes a dark and disturbing turn when a stranger claiming help for a few minutes to call his daughter takes over their house by hypnotising their elder daughter and puppeteering her to his will, from making her chomp down a packet of dry tea leaves to stabbing her father. His request? He will be leaving with her; otherwise, kill everybody using her, then leave. The tantalising horror thriller stars R. Madhavan, Ajay Devgn, and Jyothika in the leading roles.

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