Top 10 critically acclaimed Bollywood movies of 2015 – ‘Masaan’, ‘Piku’ and ‘Margarita With A Straw’ tops the list of critically acclaimed Bollywood movies of 2015.
2015 saw some great movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Baby, Tanu and Weds Returns and Drishyam which were not only liked loved by the audience but were equally loved by the critics as well. If the year 2014 saw some great movies like Haider, Queen, Aankhon Dekhi, this year we were gifted with Talvar, Masaan, and Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
In this report, we will look at the top 10 critically acclaimed Bollywood movies of 2015. These movies may not be the biggest hits at the Box Office, but they have certainly won many hearts for being different and unconventional.
10) Shamitabh, Rating : 3 stars
Starcast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, and Akshara Haasan
Director: R. Balki Release Date: 06-Feb-2015
Synopsis: A mute, aspiring actor joins forces with a man who has a powerful voice. Together they take the film industry by storm, but will their egos get in the way?
9) Maanjhi and Rahasya, Rating : 3.2 stars
Starcast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte
Director: Ketan Mehta Release Date: 21-Aug-2015
Synopsis: Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain. Rahasya Starcast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra,
Director: Manish Gupta Release Date: 30-Jan-2015
Synopsis: Only child of a doctor couple is murdered in her sleep inside their large duplex apartment.
8) Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Rating : 3.4 stars
Starcast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee
Director: Dibaker Banerjee Release Date: 03-Apr-2015
Synopsis: The origin story of famous Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi created by Saradindu Bandopadhyay.
7) Baby and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Rating: 3.5 stars
Starcast: Akshay Kumar, Danny, Rana Daggubati
Director: Neeraj Pandey Release Date: 23-Jan-2015
Synopsis: An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it’s up to them to track the terrorists’ international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Starcast: Salman, Kareena, Nawaz, and Harshaali
Director: Kabir Khan Release Date: 17-Jul-2015
Synopsis: A man with a magnanimous spirit tries to take a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
6) Drishyam and NH10, Rating : 3.6 stars
Starcast: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, and Tabu
Director: Nishikant Kamat Release Date: 31-July-2015
Synopsis: Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law after they commit an unexpected crime. NH10
Starcast: Anushka Sharma, Darshan Kumar, Neil Bhoopalam
Director: Navdeep Singh Release Date: 13-Mar-2015
Synopsis: After her desert date goes wrong, a woman manages to not just stick it out but indeed give it back.
5) Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Rating: 3.7 stars
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Starcast: Kangana Ranaut and R, Madhavan
Director: Aanand L. Rai Release Date: 22-May-2015
Synopsis: Tanu and Manu’s marriage collapses. What happens when Manu meets Tanu’s lookalike Kusum – and when Tanu returns? Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Starcast: Ayushmaan Khurrana, Bhumi Pedekar, Sanjay Mishra
Director: Sharat Katariya
Release Date: 27-Feb-2015
Synopsis: A marriage is arranged between a slim guy and an overweight girl.
4) Badlapur, Rating : 3.8 stars
Starcast: Varun Dhawan, Nawaz, Huma Qureshi and Yami Gautam
Director: Sriram Raghavan Release Date: 20-Feb-2015
Synopsis: After his family is killed during a bank robbery, a man tries to avenge their death
3) Margarita with a straw, Rating : 3.9 stars
Starcast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy
Director: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
Release Date: 17-Apr-2015
Synopsis: A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
2) Piku and Talvar Rating : 4 stars
Starcast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, and Irrfan Khan
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Release Date: 08-May-2015
Synopsis: A 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.
Starcast: Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Release Date: 02-Oct-2015
Synopsis: An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.
1) Masaan, Rating : 4.2 stars
Starcast: Richa Chaddha, Sanjay Mishra
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Release Date: 24-Jul-2015
Synopsis: Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with the guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.
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