D- Day movie Poster
D- Day movie Poster

Shahid, Raanjhanaa, Lootera features in top 10 Critically Acclaimed Bollywood Movies of 2013

Year 2013 was a records shattering year for Bollywood as Chennai Express, Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 just dominated the last half of the year and no records left on the card to be broken. Now there were some other films also which were highly appreciated by the critics and few got international fame too. Some of these movies even tasted success at Box Office. Here is our compiled list of those films which were critically acclaimed in 2013.

10. D-Day

Release Date : 19 July 2013

Director : Nikhil Advani

Star Cast : Arjun Rampal, Irffan Khan, Huma Qureshi, Rishi Kapoor

Rating : 3.7 / 5

D- Day movie Poster
D- Day movie Poster

After delivering a series of flops, directer Nikhil Advani came back with a stunner in the form of D-Day which was a well executed espionage thriller. The movie dealt with the mission bringing back the most wanted man of India from Pakistan. Character performances were also awesome in the movie.

9. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Release Date : 12 July 2013

Director : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Star Cast : Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Pavan Malhotra, Yograj Singh

Rating : 3.8 / 5

Bhaag Mikha Bhaag
Bhaag Mikha Bhaag

Farhan Akhtar gave the best performance of his acting career by living the character of Indian ace athlete and Olympian Milkha Singh . The movie was based on the life of the great Indian sports person. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s  powerful  direction also helped the movie to succeed critically and commercially.

8. Kai Po Che

Release Date : 22 February 2013

Director : Abhishek Kapoor

Star Cast : Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Yadav, Amit Sad, Amrita Puri

Rating : 3.9 / 5

Kai Po Che Poster
Kai Po Che Poster

Chetan Bhagat’s another novel The Three Mistakes Of My Life also appeared on the silver screen in the form of directer Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che. The movie marks the successful debut of Sushant Singh Rajput who along with other co-stars gave a fascinating performance. The movie was a complete friendship saga full of bromance.

7. Lootera

Release Date : 5 July 2013

Directer : Vikramaditya Motwane

Star Cast : Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Rating : 4 / 5

Lootera Movie Poster
Lootera Movie Poster

It is one of those movies that was bombed at the box office but was highly praised by the critics. It was a literary take on O Henry short story The Last Leaf. The lead pair Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha gave superb performances while Sonakshi surprised everybody with her well matured act.

6. Special 26

Release Date : 8 February

Directer : Neeraj Panday

Star Cast : Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpeyee, Jimmy Shergill, Kajal Agarwal

Rating : 4.1 / 5

Special 26 Poster
Special 26 Poster

It is a must watch film for character performances of Akhay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpeyee and Jimmy Shergill. Akshay has given one of his greatest performances in the recent years in this film. Based on real incidents, the movie was evenly well directed by Neeraj Panday.

5. Raanjhana

Release Date : 21 June 2013

Directer : Anand L. Rai

Star Cast : Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol

Rating : 4.2 / 5

Raanjhanaa poster
Raanjhanaa poster

The movie gave a new star to Bollywood in the form of Dhanush who made his debut. The film got praises from the audiences and critics too. Unique love story, soulful soundtrack from A. R. Rehman, flawless direction  and outstanding performance of Dhanush brought success for the film.

4. Ship Of Theseus

Release Date : 19 July 2013

Director : Anand Gandhi

Star Cast : Aida Al-Khashef, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah

Rating : 4.3 / 5

Top 10 critically acclaimed Bollywood Movies Of 2013 - Ship of Thesus
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It was a thought provoking and most original film of the year which got appreciations at National and International film festivals. The movie explores the different aspects of life  from the three sub-stories of the film which includes the questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death.

3. Madras Cafe

Release Date : 23 August 2013

Director : Shoojit Sircar

Star Cast : John Abraham, Nargis Fakari, Rashi Khanna, Siddharth Basu

Rating : 4.4 / 5

Madras Cafe First Look
Madras Cafe First Look

In the month of August which was highly dominated by Chennai Express, there came sensational political thriller in Madras Cafe. Well researched plot and a mix of facts & fiction were the key points of the film. This was directer Shoojit Sircar’s next offering after Vicky Donar. The film revolved around the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajeev Gandhi.

2. The Lunchbox

Release Date : 20 September 2013

Directer : Ritesh Batra

Star Cast : Irfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Rating : 4.5 / 5

This was the second time that a particular movie of Irffan Khan missed the opportunity to be send to Oscars from India. Last time it was Paan Singh Tomar which released in 2010.  The Lunchbox is a simple tale of love which blossoms through an ordinary lunchbox. It was  highly acclaimed at National and International levels.

still from the movie The Lunchbox
still from the movie The Lunchbox

1. Shahid

Release Date : 18 October 2013

Directer : Hansal Mehta

Star Cast : Rajkumar Yadav, Tighmanshu Dhulia, Key Key Menon

Rating : 4.5 / 5

Shahid Movie Poster
Shahid Movie Poster

Directer Hansal Mehta brought a sensational biographical film based on the true story of lawyer and human activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in his office by some gunmen. Rajkumar Yadav as Shahid Azmi gave a phenomenal performance.

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