Bollywood has come a long way in terms of representation and inclusivity in recent years. With a growing focus on breaking barriers, upcoming movies in 2023 are set to take this progress to new heights. These films are attracting attention not just in India, but across the world as well.
One such film that has been making headlines is ‘Shabaash Mithu’ starring Taapsee Pannu. The movie is based on the life of Indian cricketer Mithali Raj, who is considered one of the greatest women’s cricketers in the world. The movie makers have already started the shooting and the audience can expect a powerful performance by Taapsee in the lead role.
Another trailblazing film is ‘Kuchibiru ni Uta wo’ which translates to ‘Sing a Song on the Lips’ in English. The movie is a collaboration between India and Japan and is set to explore the relationship between two women from different cultures. This is a significant step forward in increasing diversity in Bollywood, which has had a reputation for being predominantly male-focused.
‘The Nightingale’ is another movie that’s worth watching for in 2023. Produced by Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, the film stars Sonam Kapoor in a lead role. A period drama that shows the partition-era of India, this movie is expected to appeal to history buffs and movie lovers alike. The movie is directed by Canadian director, Melanie Laurent, which is an opportunity for various global collaborations to bring new stories.
There is also a significant emphasis on stories that tackle taboo issues. For instance, ‘Sheer Qorma’, which has already received recognition at film festivals globally, is set to release in theatres in 2023. Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, the movie is an emotional tale of a lesbian couple who have to confront their conservative families when they decide to get married. The film stars popular Indian actor Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and Swara Bhaskar.
Finally, ‘Ludo 2’ is the sequel to the critically acclaimed film, ‘Ludo’. The movie received universal acclaim from both audiences and critics and it redefined the genre with its unique style of storytelling. An anthology of various storylines, ‘Ludo 2’ is expected to again redefine storytelling in Indian cinema.
In conclusion, as we look forward to upcoming movies in 2023, it’s clear that Bollywood is evolving rapidly. Breaking barriers and embracing diversity is at the forefront of this change, and these films are only a few examples of the great strides being made in Indian cinema. With a focus on authentic storytelling, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking films in the years to come.