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 Amid junk movies and regressive shows, there is a handful of movies and web shows that are inspirational. So, we have compiled a list of some of the recent web series and movies that will give you just the right inspiration to achieve your goals and strive harder every day. Here’s a list of the recent Indian movies and web series that are must-watch for every Indian girl:

1. Sherni

Directed by Amit V. Masurkar, Sherni is a 2021 Indian thriller film based on the real-life story of IFS officer KM Abharna. The movie revolves around a female officer- Vidya Vincent (Vidya Balan) – who is on the prowl to capture and relocate a man-eating tigress alive to the adjacent National Sanctuary. However, she faces hostility from various sides, as she tries to do her job. The boldness, determination, and persistence of Vidya Vincent are the perfect inspiration for any girl, who is fighting for her dreams.

Where to watch? Prime Video

2. SHE

SHE is a 2020 Indian crime thriller web drama series directed by Arif Ali and Avinash Das. The story revolves around Bhumika (Aaditi Pohankar), a female constable in the Indian Police Force who is enlisted in the Anti-Narcotics Group to take down a prominent drug lord. As a part of the mission, Bhumika goes undercover as a prostitute.

 While she strives hard to perform her duties, her struggles at home continue. From fighting against her abusive husband to taking care of her mother’s illness and her sister’s college studies, Bhumika refuses to give up!

Where to watch? Netlfix

3. Haq Se

Inspired by “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, Haq Se is a show directed by Ken Ghosh. The show revolves around four sisters – Meher (Surveen Chawla), Jannat (Parul Gulati), Amal (Nikkesha), and Bano (Aanchal Sharma) and their dreams as they strive for the same thing: fulfillment. The beautiful yet disturbing volatility of Kashmir serves as the backdrop for this contemporary tale of hope, want, love, war, and the never-ending pursuit of happiness. Can the Mirza sisters face everything and see their dreams come true?

Where to watch? AltBalaji

4. Aarya

When it comes to crime thrillers, female characters are hardly awarded a meaty role. But, Aarya is different. The whole series is built with Arya Sarin at the center. Aarya is a protective mother and a grieving widow. Without compromising on what makes her a woman, Aarya fearlessly fights the fiercest of battles to come out winning like a true hero!

Where to watch? Hotstar

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5. Delhi Crime

Based on the realistic portrayal of the 2012 Delhi rape case, this crime drama leaves you stunned. With the stellar performance by actress Shefali Shah as Vartika, this series is a must-watch. In this crime drama, Shefali plays the role of a police officer, who puts rapists behind bars. The character of Vartika is about strength, courage, determination, persistence, and love!

Where to watch? Netlfix

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6. Leila

Huma Qureshi received a lot of praise for playing the character of Shalini in Leila. Talented Huma does justice to the serious and powerful role of Leila. Leila is a strong mother, who is searching for her daughter while fighting the issues of authoritarian rule, religious division, and environmental crisis. This inspirational show reminds us how much strength a woman can have!

7. Made in Heaven

Made In Heaven is a 2019 Indian romantic drama web series. The plot centers on the lives of Delhi-based wedding planners Tara and Karan Tara Khanna is a complex character. She is a woman in a man’s world, and hence, she uses unscrupulous means to reach the top. These means might not be right, but understandable. And, what makes this character so heartwarming is the fact that when she has enough power, she does not shy away from supporting her friends and fellow women. She may not be an angel but she is definitely a fighter!

Where to watch it? Prime Video

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8. Bulbbul

Bulbbul beautifully captures the rage and anger of a woman, who has suffered at the hands of a patriarchal society and toxic masculinity. Tripti Dimri as Bulbbul steals the show as she convinces you that it’s not the demons but the society that is the true evil.

Where to watch? Netflix

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The movie focuses on the critical issue of domestic abuse and male entitlement. This movie is a tight slap on the face of a society that raises entitled men who believe they are superior to women. This film attempts to showcase how our entitled men treat their wives and mothers as second-class citizens. It is a beautiful story that shows how domestic abuse is never okay – even if it is just one slap!

Where to watch? Prime Video

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10. Darlings

Darlings is a 2022 Indian dark comedy that stars talented actors like Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, and Vijay Varma. The movie’s comedy stems from the dark topic of domestic abuse and toxic marriage. With the stellar performances of the well-talented actors, Darlings make a good watch. 

This movie is just a reminder of how the patriarchal mindset runs so deep among many Indian men and Indian women. With powerful hard-hitting scenes, this movie reveals the ugly reality of many women stuck in toxic and abusive marriages.

Where to watch? Netflix

11. Bombay Begums

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and Bornila Chatterjee, Bombay Begums is a 2021 Indian drama series. The narrative follows five women from different generations as they struggle to embrace their goals in the face of desire, morality, personal crises, and vulnerabilities.

Where to watch? Netflix

12. Gangubai Kathiawadi

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is a 2022 Indian biographical crime drama. The story is based on a true story of a young girl Ganga, a daughter of a barrister, who aspired to become an actress. But, unfortunately, she was cheated on by her boyfriend and pushed into prostitution. How she fought against her circumstances and takes control of the world she was once a pawn is quite inspirational!

Where to watch? Netflix

13. Mrs. Chatterjee VS Norway

Directed by Ashima Chibber, Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway is an upcoming 2023 Indian drama film. The story follows an Indian mother, Debika Chatterjee (Rani Mukherjee) who immigrated to Norway and wages a war against the judicial system and foster care system to regain custody of her children.

14. Mimi

Directed by Laxman Utekar, Mimi is a 2021 India comedy-drama film. The story revolves around Mimi (Kriti Sanon), a gorgeous young girl who wants to become a Bollywood actress.  Harboring big dreams but not the means to achieve them, she reluctantly agrees to become a surrogate for a couple. How she faces tough decisions with all the courage leaves you inspired and motivated.

Where to watch? Netflix

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