Must Watch Courtroom Dramas Featuring Women!

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Sometimes, movies are a reflection of the society, while others are just an escape from reality. Court room dramas are usually inspired from real life incidents. It’s fiction but instances are often adapted from real stories.We have a list of court room dramas that are must watch and feature women in titular roles:


Nerkonda Paarvai

A remake of the Bollywood film, Pink, this movie questions the patriarchal norms of society. 3 independent, working women fight a case against a spoiled, bratty group of guys and prove that Consent is everything! It stars Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang and Ajith. The movie takes you through the events that occur one night and how things spitball from there. A definite must watch, if you haven’t seen it already.

Ponmagal Vandhal

Jyotika headlines this strong message-driven film as the stoic lawyer fighting for justice. With the issue of child sexual abuse in the centre, the movie is a moving tale of victims and their families. Jyotika is impressive and takes the lead in this investigative thriller. Sometimes, star power is necessary to bring forth a sensitive topic and talk about it, and this movie utilises its star power to its maximum.


A lawyer couple played by Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh, Vaashi is the story of this couple who are on either side of IPC 375. It is about how our prejudices affect how we perceive a situation and how it hinders our view of the world. The lead pair gets entangled in a case where they stand on opposite sides of a case. The movie makes you think and thats what’s important.


Sai Pallavi stars in this heart-wrenching story of a daughter trying to save her father, who is accused of child sexual abuse. The movie is a master class in storytelling, every frame, dialogue, expression and emotion is raw and real at the same time. This movie takes you through the life of Gargi who is fighting fiercely for her father. During that journey, she figures out her place in the world and decide to own it!


Bommai Nayaki

While Yogi Babu is the main actor in the movie, it’s as much about his daughter and his wife who are all fighting a battle against influential people. From girl child education to caste-based oppression, sexual abuse of a minor to power dynamics between the rich and poor, the movie has many lessons. Its how privilege is a yardstick to justice even and how the it doesn’t come easily to people with lesser means.



Witness is a social drama about the dangers of manual scavenging and the story of one such mother who is fighting for justice for her son. With brilliant performances by Rohini and Shraddha Srinath, the movie shows the struggles of the working class. There are various moments in the film that stand out, a conversation between the two women about mental health, is just so natural and refreshing at the same time.





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