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So Many ‘Strong Women’ Movies, So Few Women Writing Them

Posted: February 3, 2021

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How does Indian cinema fare in terms of female representation? And how much does it have to do with the serious lack of female writers being included? How do Indian films portray women? Especially, the ones that have done really well at the box office? After all, these are the movies that impact the largest number of people.

Would Indian films do a much better job of it if many more of our stories came from women? How does the number of female writers on the team influence the representation of women in the film?

There are so many ‘strong women’ movies in Indian cinema, but what we have seen a lot is only the male narrative of these ‘strong women’ There are only a handful of female scriptwriters in #IndianCinema.

In this video, we explore this gap and skewed approach across Bollywood, Kollywood and major industries in India.



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