2018 provedto be a game changing year for Bollywood. Where on one hand all the three Khansfailed to impress the audience with their outings but at the same time smallbudget concept films win big on the box office.
Here we are listing down the best of Bollywood this year
Director Anubhav Sinha brought in a story with strong message on the communal harmony, the very fabric that this country is made of and at the time when it seems to be challenged by the current political scenario. Rishi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Taapsee Pannu gave superlative performances in this part social part court room drama.
Rani Mukerjee returned with a perfectly crafted role made for her. A teacher with Tourette syndrome and a bunch of misfit students to add to the trouble. This feel good drama worked wonders in China as well.
Shoojit Sircar’s October was profoundly emotional story that gives you break from the fast pacing of today’s world. Varun Dhawan’s earnest effort in playing Dan makes you think about how selfish we have become.
This is a brave one. Anushka Sharmatook a huge risk in producing as well as acting in a horror movie. Yet this is not your run of the mill horror film but a cultural supernatural story that is woven with some real events. First time director Prosit Roy and his team of talented actors including Anushka, Parambrata Chatterjee and Rajat Kapoor made this film an A grade horror.
Director Anurag Kashyap mellowed down a little this year and while he did direct Sacred Games but his two outings on the celluloid were far from darkness. Mukkabaaz is in fact a timely tale of the socio-cultural situation laced as a sports film. But has undercurrents of caste based division, and politicism of sports much better done that in anyof the sports films we have seen. Vineet Kumar Singh emerged as a stalwart performer and ably supported by Zoya Hussain,Ravi Kishan and Jimmy Shergill this is a must watch.
This one is a game changer. The horror comedy genre was reinvented by Amar Kaushik with Raj and DK’s tout script which was disguised as a horror movie with quirky comedy and a strong subtext of feminism. This Rajkumar Rao movie had equally good supporting cast including Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee and Aparshakti Khurana.
4. Badhaai Ho
Another Ayushmann movie that really made us smile this year is Badhaai Ho. However, this one was more of a middle age love story with strong performances from Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Surekha Seekri. Thestory about human relationships in an unexpected situation really touched a lotof hearts and brought in box office win too.
Only Sriram could do it. Director Sriram Raghavan gave us a self-aware dark comedy thriller in Andhadhun. It was something that has never been done on Indian screen. With Ayushmann, Tabu and Radhika Apte to deliver the goods this sure shot was the highlight of the year.
Now this is once in a lifetime cinema. It is unlike anything ever made in the Hindi film industry. A truly original and marvelously put together saga of greed and a visually stunning piece of art. The technical details of this part horror part supernatural fable are out of this world. Both director Rahi Anil Barve and Producer-actor Sohum Shah put in everything in this film and is absolutely worth it.
Raazi is remarkable true story of a simple Kashmiri girl who due to circumstances ends up becoming a spy and is married to a Pakistani soldier. Meghana Gulzar’s tale of bravery and patriotism is not gimmicky but is all heart. Alia Bhatt gives a brilliant performance as Sehmat the vulnerable yet tough willed girl, for whom nothing comes before country