Over the past few years we have seen a tremendous increase in the female centric films in Bollywood. Not that the female led films were not there in the past. It’s only that their number was very less. But thanks to the recent successful films delivered by our solo female leads that we get to see more of such films in the recent times. Read here to have a look at the most successful female centric films of the past 10 years
1. 2008 – Fashion
2008 marked an important in he career of Priyanka Chopra as well as Kangana Ranaut. With a collection of 26.45 crores in India, the Madhur Bhandarkar directorial emerged as most successful female centric film of the year 2008. Beside PeeCee and Kangana the movie also features Mugdha Godse in an important role.
2. 2009 – Dil Bole Hadippa
Inspired from the Hollywood film She’s the Man, Rani Mukherji was the lead character in the film Dil Bole Hadippa. Though the film failed at the Box Office, it was the highest female centric film of 2009 with Rs. 23 crores in its kitty
3. 2010 – We are family
The official remake of the Hollywood film Stepmom was released in the year 2010, with Kajol and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles and was named We are Family. The film also starred Arjun Rampal and collected 21.77 crore at the box office.
4. 2011 – The Dirty Picture
The year 2011 belonged to Vidya Balan. The dirty picture was a turning point of her career and was a huge success at the Box Office with a grossing of 79 crores in India.
5. 2012 – Kahaani
Kahaani was the second female centric film with Vidya Balan in the lead. The film was acclaimed by the universal critics and was a huge success at the Box Office as well. The film earned 57.8 crores at the Box Office in India.
6. 2013 – BA Pass
After the 2 big years with Vidya Balan shining, year 2013 shockingly didn’t have any female centric film. The only one in the year was BA Pass which collected 8.4 crores at the Box Office.
7. 2014 – Queen
And then came an era of Kangana Ranaut. Her role in Queen was acclaimed by the critics and it did well even at the BoX Office. The film collected 61.47 crores from the Indian Box Office.
8. 2015 – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
It was the first time in the history of Bollywood for a female led film to enter the 100 crore club. Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu weds Manu returns grossed 148.8 crores from the Indian Box Office to become the highest grossing female led film of the year.
9. 2016 – Neerja
The Sonam Kapoor starrer real life story of Neerja was greatly acclaimed by both critics as well as the audiences. The film collected Rs. 71.76 crore from the Box Office.
10. 2017 – Secret Superstar
This Zaira Wassim starrer Film with Aamir Khan in the supporting role was a huge success at the Chinese Box Office. The film collected approximately 800 crores from China and 62.6 crores from India.