100 Years of Indian Cinema: The first women directors

by Peter D. Marshall

by Rohit Vats.

The Indian film industry has seen the emergence of some critically and commercially appreciated female directors in last some years but the film business more or less remains dominated by their male counterparts. However, the scenario is bound to change as the indomitable spirit of female members of the film world is taking ‘meaningful’ strides in every direction.

Today, there are women who are well versed with the technique of filmmaking but there was a time when they were not imagined as something more than an actress, but then ‘there is always a hero, in real life or in fiction,’ in this case a heroine. Fatma Begum is widely considered as the first female film director of India, however this much is not sufficient as her introduction.

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