While Bollywood goes heavy on the bromances (Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara & so many more), it’s the movies about girlfriends (girl-mances? lady-mances?) that we return to again and again. Here are our favorite Bollywood movies on female friendship.
Best Bollywood Movies On Female Friendship
1. Veere Di Wedding (2018)
Bold, beautiful, and buddies, Avni, Kalindi, Sakshi, and Meera gave us major squad goals in these popular Hindi films on friendship. The story revolves around the lives of four best friends, who are on their way to finding true love. However, their strong bond is put to test when an unusual situation occurs.
2. Dor (2006)
This story is about two women who come from different backgrounds and how fate brings them together. Meera (Ayesha Takia), a young woman who becomes a widow shortly after marriage, is trapped by tradition. Zeenat (Gul Panag), on the other hand, faces the daunting task of saving the life of her husband, who is on trial for murder. The companionship that develops between Meera and Zeenat results in redemption for both.
3. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)
Society is always against opinionated and ambitious women who are not ashamed of doing what they want. But that should not stop you from being yourself out there. Learn how to enjoy and live life to the fullest from Frieda, Mad, Pammy, Su, Jo, and Nargis as they kill it out there, literally, because we all have the right to freedom and justice.
4. Aisha (2010)
Even after being opposites, Aisha and Pinky always have each other’s backs. Even though Aisha meddles with everyone’s life, Pinky supports her without judging her, giving us an example of what a true friendship looks like!
5. Queen (2013)
Rani – Vijaylakshmi’s friendship is the perfect adventure to make your time special with your girlfriends. Two very different personalities, who develop a strong bond, while exploring the fantasies and joys of the world. This movie is a must-watch!
6. Pink (2016)
With the inspirational trio of Minal, Falak and Andrea, this movie showcases women to be fearless, independent, and opinionated. From not being scared of the judgment of society, to becoming each other’s strength as they stand against their abusers, these three friends show what real friendship looks like.
7. Parched (2015)
Focusing on the patriarchal society prevalent in rural India, director Leena Yadav narrates the story of four women in a small village in Rajasthan. This movie touches on some very critical issues like marital rape, child marriage, dowry, and domestic abuse. It is a just reflection of the social evils that affect India.
8. Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)
With four beautiful stories, Alankrita Shrivastava showcases the heartbreaking plight of Indian women in our society. These stories may seem to be quite different from each other, yet they are the same. Because in the end, it is the tale of four women rebelling against patriarchy.
9. Bend it like Beckham (2002)
Yes, there’s a brief romantic rivalry in this one. But it’s primarily the story of the friendship between two young women who love soccer. Directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha, the film shines for its humor, its dynamic soccer gameplay, its touching romance, and warm-hearted family scenes, and for its portrayal of a generous and loyal friendship.