Top Ten Pick of 2015

The year gone by has given some great gems and even bigger duds. But mostly it has been good for Hindi films, which had a good balance and mix of a variety of movies ranging from historical to romantic and from the best of VFX used in movies to real-inspired stories. And they all seemed to have managed to work well with the audience.

While some movies may not have been big-budget films, they still have fared brilliantly at the box-office and most importantly earned great reviews from the critics.

Here’s our list of some of the best movies 2015 has seen:

  1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    The story of a man with a noble heart who tries to take a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family, touched the right chord with the audience and it was a big hit. Salman Khan essaying the lead role was much appreciated and people flocked the theatres to see it over and over again.


  2. Bahubali
    In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man gets involved in a decade-old feud between two warring families. The slick film with great special effects and exceptional performances broke all language barriers and was widely well received making it a big blockbuster across the country. Cinemagoers are eagerly looking forward to the second part of this most expensive film ever that has an otherworldly medieval landscape, with gigantic waterfalls, towering mountains and forests.


  3. Drishyam
    Drishyam had what it takes to `hook’ the audience, be it in any language. This was one movie that had a universal appeal and touched the right chord, a story that people liked and appreciated for its novel theme and treatment. The original Drishyam (Malayalam) was inspired by Japanese crime-writer, Keigo Higashino’s novel The Devotion of Suspect X and was later made as Drishya (Kannada), Drushyam (Telugu), Papanasam (Tamil) and Drishyam (Hindi). The story is about a man who tries desperate measures to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

    Bajirao Mastaani

  4. Bajirao Mastaani
    The tale of romance between an Indian general Baji Rao I and Mastani, a Muslim princess proved to be a box-office success. Right down to its sets, songs and war sequences, everything was grandeur personified. The lyrical masterpiece with its poetic dialogues and literary brilliance strike the audience with its grandeur.


  5. Manjhi
    Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain. This movie is a salute to the acting skills of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and was based on a true story and critically much appreciated.


  6. Talvar
    The film is about an experienced investigator who confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide. It is as real as reality can be with its portrayal of the professional rivalries between investigating teams and is a brave film that devastates and makes for a compelling watch.


  7. Tamasha
    Tamasha is about the journey of someone who has lost his edge in trying to behave according to socially acceptable conventions of the society. This complex and intriguing journey is a theatrical attempt at exploring love, life and the love for life in its best form – free from the shackles of society. Ranbir and Deepika’s performances were a notch above the rest.


  8. Piku
    The quirky comedy about the relationship between an ageing father and his young daughter, living in a cosmopolitan city, dealing with each other’s conflicting ideologies while being fully aware that they are each other’s only emotional support is a new story never before seen on screen. The movie offered no romantic escapades but the relationship between the eccentric family of Piku was endearing and much loved.


  9. Badlapur
    After his family is killed during a bank robbery, a man tries to avenge their death. That is the story of Badlapur, a revenge saga that plays out with great intensity and superb acting by its lead actors.

    Dum Laga Ke Haisha

  10. Dum Laga Ke Haisha
    A slim uneducated guy is pressured into an arranged marriage with an over-weight college girl. The mismatched couple are challenged to compete in the annual wife-carrying race. A new kind of story, it was critically acclaimed.

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