Women take charge with powerful roles and outstanding performances in top films like The Marvels, Barbie, Satyaprem ki Katha, Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway, and Pathaan this year.
Halfway through the year 2023, it's clear that women's strong roles and incredible performances are what's driving the success of Indian films. Whether it's Deepika Padukone's sassy Rubina in the box office smash Pathaan, also starring Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, or the upcoming Marvel Studios' release The Marvels, which features not one but three female superheroes merging forces to save the world, strong female characters are having a moment in the spotlight.
To establish that 2023 is the year of engaging female characters and tales, we've compiled a list of the best five films that have already been produced or will be released soon.
To celebrate Diwali this year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has sent us a brilliant and formidable trio: Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who are forced to work together against evil after their powers are accidentally switched. Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton), the Kree villain of the film, is a formidable female ruler intent on eliminating Captain Marvel. Seeing these powerful women go head to head in Marvel Studios' newest film should be a sight to behold. This Diwali, see the film The Marvels in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, courtesy of Marvel Studios India.
The highly anticipated Greta Gerwig film is making waves for its original plot and incredibly woke storytelling, in which women indisputably dominate the screen and are backed by encouraging Kens. Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is one of 2023's most successful films and showcases the dominance of female actors.
Satyaprem ki Katha, also set to be released in 2023, stars Karthik Aryan and Kiara Advani, who both take on startling new roles in the film. Critics and audiences alike praised Kiara's performance as Katha. She was one of the year's best actors because of her impressive acting range, captivating screen presence, and sizzling chemistry with her co-lead.
The film based on true events featured Rani Mukerji, who is frequently praised for her performances. Her depiction of Norwegian mother Debika Chatterjee, who takes on the government to protect her kids, was a showcase of her acting chops and unique artistic ability.
The year started off with a bang in January with the release of Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham in a fantastic action thriller with compelling characters. Padukone's portrayal of the intriguing and alluring covert spy Rubina was the film's standout performance. Her incredible stunts and action scenes will have you glued to the screen.