Cinema is often considered as a male-dominated industry where heroes are worshiped as demigods. There was only a little screen time given to the heroines and are often considered as an entertainment factor. But the industry is now at a changing pace and we could see many women-centric films coming up with the lead actresses of the industry. Here we a list of women-centric films to watch out for in the coming year.
Kangana Ranaut’s long-awaited return to Tamil cinema comes with the Jayalalithaa biopic, directed by AL Vijay. While the first looks and trailers have created polarizing opinions, with a subject as heavy-duty as the former actor-politician’s life and a performer at the peak of her powers.
The first look of this film, starring Regina Cassandra released and received some positive comments from the film fraternity. The buzz is that Regina has a strong women-centric role in this mystery drama which is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual directed by Caarthick Raju. Set against a period backdrop, this team is reportedly shooting in some never-before-seen lush locales in Tamil Nadu.
Christened as the Lady Superstar of Tamil cinema, Nayanthara plays an Amman in this upcoming film that has been directed by RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan. The film marks RJ Balaji’s debut as a director and is slated to be a devotional film with a twist.
Anushka Shetty can carry off any role, her repertoire of diverse work speaks for itself. With Nishabdham, a horror-mystery, where she plays a speech and hearing-impaired character, the Baahubali star will showcase a wide range of her potent acting skills and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her.
Trisha’s had middling success with female-centric movies in her career. However, the actor’s 2020 looks primed to kill: first up is Raangi in which she plays a modern-day journalist, on a mission to take down a nefarious operation. She also has the Tamil remake of NH10 in Garjanai, and an untitled venture she headlines with Simran.
Ever since Mahanati, Keerthy Suresh’s career graph has climbed higher and higher. Her deserved National Award for the movie only cemented her place as one of South India’s best performers, capable of headlining a movie on her own. Penguin, produced by Karthik Subbaraj, looks like a mystery thriller about a revenge-seeking mother. Keerthy Suresh’s character looks intriguing and she is seen playing the role of a pregnant woman.
This is the Tamil version of Queen which sees the formidable Kajal Aggarwal step into the shoes of Kangana’s iconic character from the original. A tried-and-tested storyline and a bonafide star who finally wants to prove that she can make a film work without a leading man alongside her.
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Post Aadai, Amala Paul is a force to reckon with. In this film, Amala gets all adventurous and explores a forest where mystery awaits her. There have been certain delays in its release, and we’re hoping they get cleared soon.