Celebrating The Stories Of 7 Trailblazing Indian Women Scriptwriters

Together, these women make Indian movies special. They bring stories to life, making us think, laugh, and sometimes even cry.

In the colourful world of Indian films, there are some amazing women who write the stories we love watching on screen. These storytellers paint pictures with words, making movies that touch our hearts and challenge our thoughts.

Juhi Chaturvedi

Think about Juhi Chaturvedi. She’s like a magician with words.

Her movies like “Vicky Donor,” “Piku,” and “October” feel real because she understands how people feel and relate to each other.

She mixes funny moments with touching ones, making us laugh and cry along with her characters.

Zoya Akhtar

Then there’s Zoya Akhtar.

Her movies like “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,” “Dil Dhadakne Do,” and “Gully Boy” talk about things that happen around us every day. She’s like a mirror, showing us what life is like, with all its ups and downs.

Gauri Shinde

Gauri Shinde is another star writer.

Her movies “English Vinglish” and “Dear Zindagi” tell stories that feel like our own lives. She talks about finding ourselves and growing, which makes her stories relatable and deep.

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Kanika Dhillon

Kanika Dhillon is different.

She writes stories that challenge the rules. Her movies like “Manmarziyaan,” “Kedarnath,” and “Judgementall Hai Kya” talk about love, mental health, and things society doesn’t always talk about openly. She makes us think about things differently.

Anjum Rajabali

Anjum Rajabali is great at weaving stories with a mix of society and politics.

Her movies like “Ghulam,” “The Legend of Bhagat Singh,” and “Raajneeti” are like puzzles with lots of interesting pieces that fit together to show us bigger pictures.

Nandita Das

Nandita Das is not just an actor but also writes and directs. Her movie “Firaaq” tells different stories after a tough time in India. It’s deep and shows us how people deal with hard times.

Hansa Wadkar

Hansa Wadkar was one of the first women to write scripts for movies in India. She was a trailblazer, showing that women can tell great stories too, especially in Marathi movies.

Together, these women make Indian movies special. They bring stories to life, making us think, laugh, and sometimes even cry. They make movies that stick with us long after the credits roll. Their stories make Indian cinema richer and more colorful, leaving a mark that’ll last for a long, long time.


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Sukanya Basu Mallik

Sukanya Basu Mallik's works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Times of India, Sahitya Akademi, Writer's Life, UK, AIPF Int. Anthology ( Diverse City Youth Contest, Austin, US), etc. Bestowed with Best Manuscript read more...

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