Looking for good movies to watch this Women’s Day? We’ve got the best of the best movie recommendations for you. Watch them today, or any day of the year, because Women’s Day should be celebrated today, tomorrow and always. Here are 8 Boss Ladies of Bollywood, who stunned us with their characters and performances on the big screen.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Alia Bhatt definitely stole the show with this one. Her powerful character and the way she adapted to it truly makes it a must-watch this Women’s Day. The way this movie shed light on the various issues of sex workers, and how Gangu fought her way up through all of it, makes her the boss lady of Bollywood that she is.


Starring two iconic ladies of Bollywood, who are all about female-centric roles, should be reason enough for you to watch this film. We’ve got Vidya Balan in the lead, and also Shefali Shah in this thriller which captures a conflict between a top journalist and her house help. The various conflicts each goes through and how they solve this thriller is not something to miss out on.

Shabaash Mithu

The story is based on the story of sports icon Mithali Raj, who is now the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Played by Tapsee Pannu, this coming-of-age drama will keep you hooked as it takes us through the journey of Mithali as a woman, trying to make it big in the field of Cricket in India. And I’m sure you know how difficult that must have been.

Mardaani 2

Mardani portrays the journey of a fearless cop, played by Rani Mukerji. She sets on a mission to nab a serial killer who is known for assaulting and killing women. She locks horns with him, and that is one boss lady move. What happens next? Watch the film with the boss ladies in your life and find out!

Saand Ki Aankh

There is no age limit when it comes to being a boss lady, and Tapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar prove just that, as they take on the roles of two women who fought patriarchal forces to make their dreams come true and carve out a better future for other girls in their village. The story is based on true events and is an inspiring watch on this day.

A Thursday

Yami Gautam puts on a stellar performance in this film, where she portrays the role of a kidnapper, who has certain demands and wants them met. Her stellar acting truly stole the show, while Neha Dhupia on the other side of this battle, puts on a brave face to protect the kids. With not just one, but two boss ladies in this one makes it a must-watch on Women’s Day.


This film takes us through the journey of a wife who is hopelessly in love with her abusive husband until he crosses a line which ultimately gets her to fight back and take charge of her life back into her hands. A boss move for sure. Shefali Shah adds another interesting twist to this film, as a supportive mother, one that everyone deserves.

Janhit Mein Jaari

Here is Nushrratt Bharuccha taking on this bold role, as a woman working in a condom manufacturing company, in a small town. Hoping to turn her life around after getting a job, and a supportive husband, but things don’t go as planned. She soon turned to herself to fight back against conservative inlaws and a spineless husband. This and so much makes her the boss lady that she is. Watch the film to go on a hilariously adventurous journey with her.

I am sure you must’ve made up your mind on what you want to watch today, on the occasion of Women’s Day from this list. And I know it must have not been easy picking your favourite from this list of Boss Ladies. But hope you have a great Women’s Day and celebrate the women in your life.