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Nine Women-centric Films And Series To Put On Your Watchlist This Month

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As it is believed that cinema mirrors society, the space has been dominated by male-protagonists for many past years. Majorly films allowed female protagonists little screen-time that too as the love interest of the former. At times, even in women-centric films, the female leads sought a male rescuer rather than being the ‘hero’ of their own story.

Fortunately, we are in the era where an entire movie is carried by female leads on their shoulders and we have witnessed successful women-centric films presenting the stories of women from diverse demographics.

The new releases in August centred around women characters are slated to make to the list of female-lead films and series.

Here are the upcoming women-centric films you should binge watch: 

Misha and the Wolves

Where to watch: Netflix

Misha and the Wolves, the upcoming Netflix documentary centres around a woman whose holocaust memoir that shook the world. After a fallout with her publisher, the story turns dramatic as the latter turns into a detective. What unravels is the deception created to hide a darker truth

CODA

Where to watch: Apple TV+

The film follows the story of a culturally deaf family of fishermen who own a fishing business. However, their 17-year-old daughter has dreams that would take her away from her family. Ruby, a gifted singer, desires to apply for Boston’s Berklee College of Music and pursue a singing career.

Dial 100

Where to watch: Zee5

The Rensil D’Silva thriller unfolds in one night when one call turns everyone’s lives upside down. Manoj Bajpayee receives a call that puts the life of his family in danger, and now he needs to hunt down the caller. Besides Neena Gupta, the film also stars Sakshi Tanwar and Manoj Bajpayee in prominent roles.

Netrikann

Where to watch: Disney Hotstar

The thriller film which is loosely inspired from a 2011 South Korean film Blind will be starring actor Nayanthara in the lead role. The Milind Rau follows the story of a visually-challenged woman, a prime witnesses in a murder case. To seek justice for the crime she sets on a mission to bring down the murderer herself.

Bhuj: The Pride of India

Where to watch: Disney Hotstar

The war-drama focuses on the in-charge of the Bhuj airport IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik. Although the film is a tribute to the IAF, it also presents the resilient story of 300 local women who helped rebuild the IAF airstrip during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Spin

Where to watch: Disney International HD & Disney+ Hotstar

The film Spin starring Abhay Deol and Avantika Vandanapu follows an Indian American teen DJ. On her journey of discovering an artistic side of herself, she creates mixes that blend the textures of her Indian heritage to the western music form.

Diary of a Future President (Season 2)

Where to watch: Disney Hotstar

The second season of the teen series will take the story of a future leader forward. 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary entries track down her journey through middle school to becoming the president of the United States.

The Chair (Season 1)

Where to watch: Netflix

The dramedy series starring Sandra Oh in the lead role, Ji-Yoon, focuses on the woman of color who becomes Chair of the English department at Pembroke University. As the first Asian woman to hold such a high position she faces hardships and high expectations attached to it.

He’s All That

Where to watch: Netflix

The teen rom-com film She’s All That will be getting a gender-swapped remake with the forthcoming film. Addison Rae essaying the lead role takes up the task of giving her a nerdy classmate the ultimate makeover.