Sunday, December 30, 2018

Bollywood 2018


2018 has been a great year for Bollywood. This is the first year for the longest time where all 3 Khan movies have been rejected by audience and have become big flops. Small budget movies, instead have found success and some of them have even gone to collect more than 100 crs which is huge feat for these movies. Hence, 2018 can be called as a trend setting year and a major lesson for all the super stars to focus on script first. Here's presenting you a list of top Bollywood movies of 2018 that are definitely worth your time.





1. Andhadhun
Andhadhun is the undoubtedly the best Bollywood movie released this year. In this movie, a series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist who now must report a crime that was actually never witnessed by him. This is the best movie by director Sriram Raghavan who has come up with critically acclaimed movies like Johnny Gaddar, Badlapur and Ek Hasina Thi. What works for the movie is its amazing writing. The movie starts off normally where we are introduced to this blind pianist played by Ayushmann Khurrana, but then soon we are taken through one twist after another and have no clue what we are going to be hit with next. The movie keeps you engaged throughout and its a movie you can't even afford to blink for a second, lest you miss something important. Also performances by leads Ayushmann, Tabu and Radhika Apte are really good. Overall, Andhadhun is the best Bollywood movie this year and also one of the best thrillers ever made in Bollywood. Don't miss this one.

Genre:- Crime, Thriller.
Director:- Sriram Raghavan.
Stars:- Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte.
Bore Meter:-  Engaging from start to end. No chance of getting bored.
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2. Raazi
Raazi is yet another very good movie made by Talvar director Meghna Gulzar. In this movie, a Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Similar to Talvar, Meghna Gulzar again keeps a very realistic tone throughout the movie. Apart from a couple of scenes, where a kid becomes a singer in a weeks time, entire movie is kept very realistic, no scenes are bollywoodized and also there is no overpatriotism which is found in Bollywood movies of similar premise. Also what makes the movie work is its cast, especially performance of Alia Bhatt. She is superb in this role and carries the whole movie on her shoulders. Overall, Raazi is a very good movie that is definitely a must watch.

Genre:- Drama, Thriller.
Director:- Meghna Gulzar.
Stars:- Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal.
Bore Meter:-  Very Engaging movie. Won't get bored.
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3. Stree
Stree is a good fun and a very different movie of horror comedy genre. In this movie, in the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named "Stree" who abducts men in the night. This movie is based on the urban legend of "Nale Ba" that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s. This movie works mainly because of its unique story. This is a very different comedy horror movie and has lots of funny moments which audience will enjoy. Also what works for the movie is the superb performance by Rajkummar Rao. Rajkummar just owns the character and is very believable as Vicky. Overall, Stree is a good,fun,different movie which is definitely a must watch.

Genre:- Comedy, Horror.
Director:- Amar Kaushik.
Stars:- Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor.
Bore Meter:-  Very well made comedy horror. No chance of getting bored.
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4. Tumbbad
Tumbbad is again a very unique and different movie which hasn't been attempted much before in Bollywood. This movie is a mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born. This movie mainly works because of its unique story-telling. The story is very simple yet keeps you on your toes as there are many times during the movie where one has no clue what is going on. Another feature that is brilliant in this movie is its excellent cinematography and camera work. Each and every scene is shot beautifully and complements superbly with the story. Also the performance of Sohum Shah is definitely worth mentioning. He plays the character of Vinayak really well. Overall, Tumbbad is a very unique movie that is definitely a must watch. You wouldn't have seen such a movie before in Hindi Cinema.

Genre:- Drama, Horror, Thriller.
Director:- Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad.
Stars:- Sohum Shah.
Bore Meter:-  Very Unique Story. Won't get bored.
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5. Badhaai Ho
Badhaai Ho is a good comedy movie with an interesting plot. In this movie, a man faces embarrassment in the society when he finds out his mother is pregnant. What works for the movie is its interesting and funny plot. Also the characters in the movie are very well written. The movie is very believable as its very easy for audience to connect with these characters. Due to this, the movie is very funny as you can understand the situation that these characters are going through. Also the cast is well chosen, and their performances are worth appreciating. Only downside in this movie is its stretchy second half, the movie gets stretched a little too much in the end, and hence feels a little repetitive. Overall, Badhaai Ho is a good comedy movie which is definitely a good watch.

Genre:- Comedy, Drama.
Director:- Amit Ravindernath Sharma.
Stars:- Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra.
Bore Meter:-  Good funny movie. Won't get bored.
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6. Padmaavat
Padmaavat is another well made historic film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This movie is set in medieval Rajasthan, where Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar. This movie has all the feels of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Padmaavat is a movie made on a grand scale and has a phenomenal Production Design and really lavish sets. Music is good throughout and songs sound nice to the ear, not like the usual remakes and remixes you see in all the new Bollywood movies. All these are good, but the biggest plus point of the movie is Ranveer's Singhs performance. He is absolutely brilliant and menacing as Alauddin Khalji. He brings an insane amount of energy to the movie in each and every scene that he is present. Overall, Padmaavat is a good movie and is a good watch for its lavish set designs and brilliant performance by Ranveer Singh.

Genre:- Drama, History, Romance, War.
Director:- Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Stars:- Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor.
Bore Meter:-  Engaging movie. Won't get bored.
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7. Sanju
Sanju is a biography movie of actor Sanjay Dutt. In this movie, Sanjay Dutt, an actor from the Bollywood film industry, struggles with the legacy that is handed down to him from his parents, along with his personal dilemmas and vices. This is not the best biography movie that has been made. When compared to biography movies made by Martin Scorsese, this movie is nowhere close. This movie mainly focuses on only 2 aspects of Sanjay Dutt's life, his drug life and his jail life, and hence feels incomplete as a biography movie. Also film doesn't feel objective enough, with over emotions and target of the movie seems to be to always show Sanju in a good light, that he was misguided into doing all the bad things he has done. Its not a satisfying watch. But what makes Sanju a decent watch is the outstanding performance of Ranbir Kapoor. After Barfi, Ranbir again got an opportunity to show his acting skills, and he definitely doesn't disappoint. His body language and mannerisms are just perfect, and he portrays various emotions that Sanju goes through brilliantly. Definitely one of the best performances of the year. Overall, Sanju is a decent watch mainly for Ranbir Kapoor's brilliant performance.

Genre:- Biography, Drama.
Director:- Rajkumar Hirani.
Stars:- Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor.
Bore Meter:-  Good movie. Won't get bored.
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8. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety is a good fun comedy movie. In this movie, Titu is going to marry a perfect woman named Sweety. Titu's best-friend Sonu doubts Sweety's character and tries to break the marriage while Sweety tries to do opposite and which leads to war between Bromance and Romance. This is just a fun comedy movie which you can watch when you have some leisure time. The movie has some fun songs, plenty laugh out loud moments and also good funny performances by its cast. Overall,Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety is a good fun movie that is a good casual watch.


Genre:- Comedy, Romance.
Director:- Luv Ranjan.
Stars:- Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Nijjar
Bore Meter:-  Good fun movie. Won't get bored.
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4 comments:

  1. Very good list of movies! Have to watch the last 3! ��

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  2. @Kram: Thanks. Do watch the ones u have missed:).

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  3. Good recommendations. Need to watch Padmavat, Tumbad and Stree

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  4. @Kails: Thanks:). Do watch the ones u have missed

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