Best of Bollywood 2015.
written by Souranath Banerjee
Bollywood cinema essentially means films made in Hindi language, generally produced and distributed in and around the Bombay Film Industry.
Last year 2015, according to me, was a good year for Bollywood.
Films, some of them of finest quality have been made or released, which successfully maintained the thin line between aesthetics and entertainment, and kept both the critics and the audience content.
And so, here is the list of Best of Bollywood 2015. Hope you agree with me on this. (If not, then let’s at least disagree on it)
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuuX2j14NBg
A thrilling tale of a common man who by his intellect and imagination tricked everyone in order to save his family.
A thriller that keeps you on the edges of your seat and doesn’t reveal the suspense till the very last shot of the film.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyX4toD395U
A Salman Khan film, that has a realistic story line, enough scope for acting and most importantly high on emotions and less on dramabazi!
Directed by Kabir Khan, this one is about a big hearted man who went all the way to Pakistan to unite a cute little girl (who is also mute) with her parents.
A perfect family entertainment clubbed with fun-filled sentiments.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGGmyaurjAI
With a double role (playing the sexy Tanu and the tomboyish Datto) Kangana Ranaut yet again shows that she is currently THE best actress in Bollywood.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9icNqWlylw
A perfect romantic trip turns into a nightmare.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, this is one hard hitting thriller where a urban woman experiences the brutal face of rural India, as she unintentionally becomes involved in a case of honor killing.
Raw, edgy, gritty and very much realistic, and undoubtedly Anushka Sharma‘s best performance till date.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHOc-4D7MjY
A take on the life of Baji Rao Ballal Balaji Bhat, a Maratha general of the early 1700!
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, there are rarely any Bollywood films (if any) that are so pleasing to your eyes that the story, content and characters almost get sidetracked by the sheer beauty of each and every frame.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YORjJiWBxAg
Kalki Koechlin – her innocence, her vulnerability, her dialogue delivery, her body language, expressions, her smile – she is the reason to watch this film.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQNMsw8Ljjc
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this one is a well researched version of the Noida Double Murder Case of 2008, also known as the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.
A gripping tale that often makes it difficult for the audience to remember that after all, it’s a fictional representation of the dismal crime and its aftermath.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeiKUlUUNQ8
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, one of the best entertaining films of the year, emotional, real and so much fun.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOqiQiMkXDA
A family whose family-business is car-jacking, often violently abusing the passengers and looting their valuables. The youngest member of this family is named Titli, and this is his story of freedom.
Superbly directed by Kanu Behl, the film even got a nomination at the Cannes Film Festival!
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVZzYa0MxM8
Brilliantly directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, there is a certain honesty about Masaan that eventually grows on you and within it’s 100 min screen time, the film compels you to relate to it’s characters.
Shot in Varanasi, stories and incidents are threaded together like precious little pearls and the thread being the holy Ganges!
and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most crazy one. A must watch).
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9KAoTQlEWs
Directed by Ketan Mehta, a brilliant biopic of Dashrath Manjhi, a man who single-handedly (with only a hammer and a chisel) sliced open the mountain to make a passage through it, reducing the distance from his village to the nearest hospital to minimal.
It took him 22 years but he made the impossible possible.
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