The art of film-making can influence anyone to look at the world with a different lens. Cinema has always succeeded while spreading its boundaries with the contributions of filmmakers. Notably, some of the female filmmakers have contributed in their own unique and engaging way to the cinema by telling the finest stories. Here is a list of some of the best female directors in Indian cinema.
Deepa Mehta is one of the most influential filmmakers in the industry. All of her movies are known for their bold and impressive storyline that has always managed to touch the audience's hearts. Some of her best works include Midnight's Children, Earth, Water, Fire and many more. She has also directed several documentaries that received critical acclaim all over the world. Deepa Mehta’s 2015 crime-thriller film Beeba Boys starring Randeep Hooda and Gulshan Grover was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The stills from Mira Nair’s films will always be vivid in the minds of the audience. She has always portrayed the conflicts within the society in a very brilliant way. The 1988 Indian drama film Salaam Bombay is considered as a milestone in her career. It was the second Indian film to get nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Zoya Akhtar is known for her coming-of-age films. Her work has left a very strong influence on society. Her debut film Luck By Chance earned her critical acclaim. She has also made films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Dhadakne Do, Gully Boy, and many other films. Zoya’s latest TV Series Made In Heaven has received a great reception from critics as well as the audience.
One of the most gripping and excellent movies made by Meghna Gulzar has earned her worldwide recognition. She is known for her critical as well as commercial spy-thriller film Raazi. It was one of the highest-grossing films in 2018 and also earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Director. She has also directed the masterpiece Talvar that is based on the 2008 Noida murder case.
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