Women’s Day Movie Marathon: Four Films That Inspire Us
International Women’s Day is tomorrow and we have dedicated our weekend movie marathon to films which are based on inspiring female protagonists. Be it fiction or based on true stories, these movies never fail to inspire us and fill us with wonder at the strength of these characters. Happy Women’s Day!
1. The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, was portrayed beautifully by Meryl Streep. Her political journey was a roller coaster ride and in spite of the fact that she was a controversial figure who was both revered and reviled at different points of time, she could not be ignored. She left a major impact on the history of Britain and the world. Definitely a must-watch!
Our favorite quote (Her response to when the doctor asked her how she was feeling?):
Why do you always want to talk about feeling? Ask me what I think. Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.
If you haven’t watched this thriller, it’s a must-watch (don’t worry, no spoilers!). A pregnant lady (played by Vidya Balan), who is in search for her missing husband, but something doesn’t feel right. As the plot thickens, you are wow-ed by her spunk, her bravery, and most of all for the way she decided to take things in her own hands and set them right.
Our favorite quote (also helps that it was in Mr. Bachchan’s voice):
कहते है सब माओं की ताक़त को मिला कर दुर्गा मा को बनाया गया. हर साल मा दुर्गा आती है, सब बुराई मिटाती है और वापस चली जाती है. ताकि हम सब बिना किसी डर के खुशी और शांति से जी सकें.
3. The Blindside
Based on a true story about how a parent can change your life, and they don’t have to be your biological parent. Played by Sandra Bullock (who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in this film), the story of Leigh Anne, a caring and strong woman, who takes in a homeless teenager and not only provides him with a roof and basic necessities, but stands behind him through every obstacle on his path to achieving his potential of becoming a footballer. Whattamom! There were several quotes we loved, but this one summed it up pretty well. Note: You don’t wanna mess with her.
Our favorite quote:
You threaten my son, you threaten me.
4. Aandhi This one’s a golden oldie from 1975! But mostly the current generation knows it for it’s popular hit song, “Tere bina zindagi se koi shikva toh nahin”. Well, we’d recommend you watch this Suchitra Sen-Sanjeev Kumar starrer. It’s about an ambitious woman and her dilemma as she has to pick between prioritizing her family life and her political career. Her career prevails, but when she comes face-to-face with her past, it’s the moments of reflection that are truly heart wrenching. We also love the father-daughter scenes, and wish more dads would encourage their daughters to pursue their dreams and ambitions.
Our favorite quote (Father to daughter when she wants to marry in a rush. Note: nothing wrong with getting married or having children, but we love dads who are feminists):
What’s the rush? What will you achieve by it? As far as I know, in our country there are about 38000 weddings everyday, yours will be one too! Then what? What about the future? You will have children like everyone else. Then what? Is this your life’s goal and ambition? You just want to be one of these millions and millions…? I had so many hopes for you and I wanted you to reach so far!
Any movies you love that you would like to share with us? Don’t forget to comment below or tweet to us @get_inonit.
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