New Year is around the corner and it is almost time for us to bid goodbye to 2018. The year 2018, was beyond a doubt, an extremely eventful year, both films wise and otherwise. As far movies are concerned, this year gave us some very interesting line-up of films. While one told a historic tale in a grand manner, the other told a story unheard of and some others were totally out-of-the-box. While we are all set to enter into a New Year, let’s us take a look at the top 10 Bollywood movies that impressed us.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor was in the headlines ever since the film was officially announced. After much ado, the film finally saw the light of the day this year.
Ranveer Singh played the character of ‘Alauddin Khilji, Deepika Padukone played the role of Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor essayed the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.
The film was received positively both by the audience and critics alike. The film went on to gross above Rs 300 crore approximately.
Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ showed Alia Bhatt as ‘Sehmat’ who played the role of an Indian spy who is married to a Pakistani officer. The young actress not only impressed the audience with her convincing character but also with her outstanding performance in the film. While the movie completely focuses on Sehmat’s devotion towards her nation, there is an untold love story which has been revealed in the novel.
Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, the film also starred Vicky Kaushal in lead role.
The unconventional film garnered praise from audience and critics alike and went on to do wonders at the box-office.
Ranbir Kapoor came back to limelight and how! All thanks to his 2018 hit film ‘Sanju’. Rajkumar Hirani continued with his success streak and delivered one of the biggest hits of Bollywood in 2018 with actor Sanjay Dutt’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. The film traced the journey of Dutt.
Although the film received criticism on how it apparently dodges some grey chapters of the actor’s life and only focuses on the motivational and struggle part of it, it mostly gained praise from all quarters.
The film had an ensemble star cast which included Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Anushka Sharma, Jim Sarbh, Dia Mirza and many others.
After ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan’, Ayushmann Khurrana impressed the audience in 2018 once again with his quirky family drama ‘Badhaai Ho’. This is the second time Ayushmann collaborated with Junglee Pictures after ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi, also starring Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao.
‘Badhaai Ho’ is a coming of age comedy family drama. In an age when parents expect to see grandkids, Ayushmann’s mother gets pregnant and his whole life turns upside down. Right from dealing with social embarrassment to coming to terms with his parents’ active sex life, the film is a total fun ride.
‘Badhaai Ho’ also features actors like Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Surekha Sikri. The film garnered praise from all quarters and rocked the cash registers at the box-office.
‘Badhaai Ho’ is a family comedy presented by Junglee Pictures in association with Chrome Pictures. The film is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Vineet Jain, Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari and Amit Ravindernath Sharma and co-produced by Priti Shahani.
The genre of comedy-horror although not alien to the Hindi film industry, has certainly not been explored at full length. Dinesh Vijan experimented with the genre and surprisingly it was exceptionally good! Titled, ‘Stree’, the film starred Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and others.
The film was based around an Indian urban legend ‘Nale Ba’, about a spirit who knocks on people’s doors at night. A good script with some exceptional actors led to the success of the film.
Earlier, producer Dinesh Vijan reportedly confirmed that ‘Stree 2’ is already in the works. He said that the film’s last two shots actually set up the sequel and it intentionally had an open ending.