As the year ends, it’s time for us to look back at the Top 10 films that we feel were the most memorable and captivating.
Uri: The Surgical Strike
This is a slick, well-written and well-made war film that touched people deeply. Also it had a timely release when the patriotic emotions were running high.
It is a very ‘Mumbai’ film and yet it is truly global in its thought and appeal. The performances of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Verma especially were unforgettable. Director Zoya Akhtar proved she’s one of the greatest filmmakers of our times with this flick on a rapper.
Director Sujoy Ghosh got back into his ‘Kahaani’ (2012) mode with this brilliant fare. Its last 10 minutes were unpredictable and shocked viewers.
Its content is controversial and many found it difficult to sit through. But one can’t deny that this 170-minute long film kept viewers firmly gripped onto their seats. Shahid Kapoor’s unforgettable performance is like an icing on the cake.
This is a brave effort that could have gone wrong if not handled well. Thankfully, director Anubhav Sinha’s execution is top-notch. It is refreshing to see Ayushmann Khurrana in this kind of intense role, away from his usual funny and light-hearted performances.
It is too simplified but then, that’s what worked in its favour – pan-India moviegoers could identify with its content and relate to it. Also that it is a rare film on space and this contributed to its success, besides of course the excellent performances too.
The film has its share of minuses, especially the lack of authentic make-up but the film compensated with its much-needed message, humour, characters and touching climax.
There are comedy ‘masala’ films that start off very well but then drop in the second half. ‘Dream Girl’ is an exception – it got better and better and in the post-interval portion, Annu Kapoor took the madness to another level!
‘Bala’ has three strong, well-etched characters and their dynamics and dilemmas were put across beautifully. The novel ending could have been a bit niche but thankfully, audiences on the whole accepted it whole-heartedly. Plenty of one-liners, terrific performances and good music make this body-shaming topic one of the most interesting films of the year.
This is a very smart film that made viewers guffaw but at the same time, touched their hearts and also educated them about the process of IVF. The performances of all the four main actors were terrific to say the least.
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