The recently released movie 'Maatr' starring Raveena Tandon in lead role tells the story of a mother who takes vengeance against the offenders. Well, this is not the first time when an actress has played the role of a vengeful woman in the Indian film fraternity.
You know what, the best part of the story line of the Hindi revenge films is that they keep the audiences awake and glued to their seats till the end.
We present a list of all Bollywood divas who have played role of rage-filled women.
Check for yourself.
The cinematic delight Zeenat Aman seeks out revenge against Amitabh Bachchan considering him responsible for the murder of her sister in the movie 'Don' released in 1978.
The successful movie 'Don' of 1978 was then remade in 2006 starring Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. In the movie, the actress played the same role as Zeenat Aman. PeeCee, in the film, chases SRK (Don) to take revenge for her brother Ramesh.
The 1988 film 'Khoon Bhari Maang' starring Rekha was Hindi remake of Australian TV series -Return of Eden. Rekha in the film takes revenge from her husband (Kabir Bedi) who throws her in a lake filled with crocodiles.
Rekha in the movie 'Phool Bane Angaray (1991) plays the character of Namrata who gets raped in front of her dying husband. And hence, she avenges the death of her husband Ranjit and kills politician Bishamber Prasad (Prem Chopra).
Reena Roy in film Nagin (1976) played the role of a female snake, which harms every individual who killed her male snake partner (played by actor Jeetendra)
Indian film actress Sujata Mehta, in the movie Pratighaat (1987) played the role of a college lecturer Lakshmi who fights against the fearful politician and retaliates by killing him with an axe.
The 1994 flick 'Anjaam' showed Madhuri Dixit playing the role of a wife Shivani who chooses the path of revenge after discovering Vijay (Shah Rukh Khan) being responsible for the murder of her husband and daughter.
Kajol in 1988's psychological thriller movie Dushman played the role of a young, shy girl who changes herself and makes herself fit to take revenge against a psychotic who rapes and murders her twin sister atrociously.
In 1996 film 'Army', Sridevi takes revenge after discovering that her husband Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) is killed by a gangster named Naagraj (Danny Denzongpa).
Rakhee in movie 'Karan Arjun' played the role of a mother who believes that her dead sons will come back to take revenge from Amrish Puri. True to her belief, she takes revenge from Amrish with the help of her sons Karan and Arjun (Shah Rukh and Salman Khan).
One of the finest actresses, Vidya Balan's performance in revenge drama - Kahaani - won accolades. Shown pregnant in the movie, she takes revenge for her husband's death.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan in movie 'Talaash' played the role of a sex worker who takes revenge from every individual responsible for humiliating her.
'Ek Hasina Thi' starred Urmila Matondkar as a woman who falls for a businessman (Saif Ali Khan) but that man with criminal mind claims Urmila responsible for the crimes that he does and sends her behind bars. Urmila, after coming out of prison, takes revenge from Saif (that businessman).