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Cult Classics: Bollywood Films That Celebrate Female Friendships

Bollywood movies beautifully reimagine female friendships. These films portray strong, independent female characters who rely on each other for support, guidance, and much more. Here are some films that celebrate the bonds between female friends.

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By Ritika Nath
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Bollywood Films That Celebrate Female Friendships

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When we think of iconic friendships in Bollywood, names like Jai-Veeru and Munna-Circuit easily come to mind. However, female friendships in Hindi cinema often take a back seat. Instead of showcasing women tearing each other down in competitive scenarios, some Bollywood movies beautifully reimagine female friendships. These films portray strong, independent female characters who rely on each other for support, guidance, and much more. Here are a few Bollywood movies that celebrate the wonderful bonds shared between female friends.

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Celebrating Female Friendships

Queen

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In "Queen," Kangana Ranaut plays Rani, a young woman from Delhi set to marry her chosen fiancé. When her fiancé abandons her right before the wedding, Rani decides to embark on her honeymoon alone. Through this journey, she experiences the best time of her life, forms new friendships, and discovers her true self.

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Aisha

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For those seeking girly Bollywood movies to enjoy with their girl gang, "Aisha" is an excellent choice. The film revolves around Aisha, a South Delhi girl from a wealthy background who, despite her lack of experience with adversity, attempts to assist others, often leading to confusion. Starring Sonam Kapoor, the movie is a great pick for a fun girls' night out.

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Cocktail

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In this light-hearted film, Deepika Padukone's portrayal of Veronica captures viewers' hearts. The story revolves around an outgoing girl who befriends a shy and reserved girl in a restroom, offering her help as she is homeless. Despite initial conflicts over a guy, the two friends reconcile, providing the perfect blend of Bollywood masala flavors.

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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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One of the funniest Bollywood films, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani," follows the friendship between Naina and Aditi, who become best friends after a trek. As Aditi prepares for her wedding, she relies on her best friend Naina for support. This movie, although not overtly girly, allows viewers to relive a range of emotions, starring Deepika Padukone and Kalki Koechlin as the two friends.

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Veere di Wedding

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Despite receiving mixed reviews, "Veere di Wedding" gained popularity for its focus on a girl gang. If you're looking for a funny and light-hearted movie about friendship, this one fits the bill. The film also addresses some uncomfortable yet realistic situations that one might encounter with family. Featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania, it's a perfect choice for a good time with girlfriends.

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These Bollywood films not only entertain but also highlight the importance of strong female friendships. They portray women supporting and uplifting each other through various challenges, debunking stereotypes, and showcasing the enduring nature of such bonds. 

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