We saw a lot of great and not-so-great movies in 2015. While there were a lot of disappointing movies, there were some movies that you simply can’t miss. From Akshay Kumar’s Baby in January to Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani in December, Bollywood saw few movies which not only won our hearts but also worked wonders at the Box Office. Here’s a list of 12 best movies of Bollywood 2015 which you simply can’t afford to miss.
Movies like Baby are made very rarely in Bollywood. A brave attempt by Neeraj Pandey to bare terrorism made, even more, fantastic by the superior performances of Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Danny Dengzongpa and everyone else. Baby is a definite watch for anyone who likes action thrillers with rich content.
Talvar is the fictional representation of the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case but the way it is shot and executed, you would think it’s all real. Meghna Gulzar‘s direction is gripping and the movie keeps you on the edge throughout. Talvar hits you hard when you realize things like Narco Tests are so redundant even if the accused makes a confession. An eye-opener with a stellar cast including Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and many more.
Masaan is director Neeraj Ghyawan‘s debut attempt at sensible cinema. The movie captures every element of life, right from the joy of young love to the heartache of losing a loved one- it’s a story of death, desperation, and bravery. Amazing performances by Sanjay Mishra, Richa Chaddha, newcomers Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi. A film that deserves high accolades for it’ss exceptionally well-written screenplay and execution.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Dum Laga Ke Haisha brings the much-needed freshness to Bollywood romantic movies. It’s about two people of different backgrounds, different thinking and different size getting married to each other. A heartwarming tale set in the mid-90’s with its funny moments and emotional ones too, packed with great performances by Ayushmann Khurrana, debutant Bhumi Pednekar, and Sanjay Mishra.
Badlapur is revenge drama with a deftly written story and an intelligently layered screenplay. What works best here is the film’s unpredictability and for that writer- director Sriram Raghavan deserves an applause. It is a completely performance-driven film with a surprisingly good performance by Varun Dhawan in a serious role and Nawazuddin Siddique at his best.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a heartwarming tale about love and unity with an effective commentary on India-Pakistan relationships. Undoubtedly Salman Khan gives his best performance till date. The movie has depth, a message, and cuteness overloaded in the form of Harshali Malhotra. Nawazuddin Siddique is top-notch, yet-again. This movie will definitely make your eyes wet!
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Tanu Weds Manu was good and Tanu Weds Manu Returns is even better. The movie is about what happens to Tanu and Manu four years after their marriage. It’s basically a post-mortem of love and marriage full of tears, emotions, laughter and great music. Kangana Ranaut excels in a double role, R. Madhavan maintains the consistency of his character, Jimmy Shergill, and Deepak Dobriyal impress.
Drishyam is a remake of a Malayalam movie by the same title. A common man tries to save his family from the law after they commit an unexpected crime. A rare thriller with a rather simple plot and spine-chilling suspense. Ajay Devgn and Tabu prove their mettle in the movie.
After Vicky Donor and Madras Cafe, Shoojit Sircar has given us another classic-Piku. He brings an endearing journey of a father and daughter with an amazing cast. Deepika Padukone is at her natural best, Irrfan Khan is fab and Amitabh Bachchan is an absolute delight to watch. Piku is a movie to be experienced.
Baahubali: The Beginning
Baahubali is one of the most visually impressive films of India. Everything about this film from the story, direction, cinematography, background score and visuals is good. Though the VFX could have been better, but SS Rajamaouli has made something amazing. Prabhas is a natural, Rana Daggubati does well. Baahubali is a benchmark for Indian Cinema!
Maanjhi: The Mountain Man
Manjhi: The Mountain Man is the true story of guts and glory of Dashrath Manjhi who took 22 years to break a mountain to carve a road for his village. Ketan Mehta has done an amazing job in bringing his story to life. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the only actor who could do justice to the role. Radhika Apte looks promising.
Bajirao Mastani has been director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra the movie is based on the love story of Marathi Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani. Ranveer, Deepika, and Priyanka delivered the best performances of their career while Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction in incredible. Bajirao Mastani is a must watch for everyone who thinks that Bollywood is all about masala potboilers.
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