Top Female Directors of Bollywood

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1. Raazi (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Director: Meghna Gulzar | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Shishir Sharma

Votes: 17,572

2. Talvar (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director: Meghna Gulzar | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah

Votes: 25,102 | Gross: $0.34M

3. I'm Always Here (2004)

Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan

Votes: 29,134 | Gross: $1.72M

4. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 35,035 | Gross: $3.60M

5. Tees Maar Khan (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime

Posing as a movie producer, a conman attempts to trick an entire village into helping him rob a treasure-laden train.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Akshaye Khanna, Rajiv Laxman

Votes: 10,035 | Gross: $1.08M

6. Happy New Year (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Drama, Music

A gang of an amateur dancers takes part in a dancing competition to avenge their personal vendetta.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher

Votes: 31,384

7. Luck by Chance (2009)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

58 Metascore

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 8,819 | Gross: $0.36M

8. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 58,338 | Gross: $3.08M

9. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh

Votes: 12,650

10. Gully Boy (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Music

65 Metascore

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 13,990 | Gross: $5.57M

11. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six newly-married, diverse, honeymooning couples face marital bliss and discord, finding out more about themselves, their significant others and life in this happy-go-lucky, quirky drama.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Ranvir Shorey, Dia Mirza, Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba

Votes: 2,022

12. Talaash (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Rajkummar Rao

Votes: 36,130 | Gross: $2.71M

13. Gold (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, Sport

The journey of a man who was instrumental in making India win its first Olympic gold medal as a free nation.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh

Votes: 9,058

14. Dear Zindagi (2016)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance

Kaira is a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Priyanka Moodley

Votes: 31,486 | Gross: $1.40M

15. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 30,078 | Gross: $1.67M

16. Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)

116 min | Comedy, Romance

Set in the small-town of Bareilly, Bitti is a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. Her life takes a shift when she meets Chirag Dubey and Pritam Vidrohi.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 12,752

17. Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

100 min | Drama, Family

A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari | Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Riya Shukla, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 4,305

18. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

Directors: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Kangana Ranaut | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rimi Sen, Anil George, Atul Kulkarni

Votes: 5,914

19. The Namesake (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

82 Metascore

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Jacinda Barrett

Votes: 18,019 | Gross: $8.66M

20. Made in Heaven (2019– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

It is the story of two wedding planners in Delhi, where tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings revealing many secrets and lies.

Stars: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin

Votes: 3,714

21. Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

117 min | Drama

In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava | Stars: Aahana Kumra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur

Votes: 5,342



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