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International Day Of The Girl Child: 5 movies to watch out for

krishna murthy
In honour of International Day of the Girl Child, here is a list of five Bollywood movies one should watch today.

Parched is a 2015 drama film written and directed by Leena Yadav. It is the story of four women in a desert village of Gujarat. The village and the society are plagued by several social evils, age-old traditions and practices of patriarchy, child marriage, dowry, marital rapes and physical and mental abuse.
Lajja (transl. Shame) is a 2001 Hindi-language crime drama film produced and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Based on the plight of women and feminism in India, the film satirizes the honor with which women are placed in society and the restrictions imposed on them.
Article 15:
Article 15 is a 2019 Hindi-language crime drama film directed and produced by Anubhav Sinha, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gaurav Solanki. Article 15 is largely based on the search of three teenage girls, who are discriminated and raped because they dared to speak against the low wages.
Secret Superstar
Insia, an ambitious young girl, dreams of becoming a singer but faces opposition from her father. Undeterred, she strives to follow her passion by anonymously posting her songs on the Internet. The film stars Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan and others.
Highway Imtiaz Ali’s Highway deals with the issue in the most mature way. Alia Bhatt plays the role of a protagonist, who gets exploited as a girl child. She keeps quiet for years until she gets kidnapped and learns to accept the flaws. She comes back home and decides to talk clear and loud about the issue.
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