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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 10 Bollywood movies 2012

This year we saw a surgence of new directors and actors providing not only entertainment but also making one think while watching their master-piece. Movies from diverse spectrum were recieved with rave reviews and the crews efforts were praised. Here is a list of this years Top 10 Bollywood movies providing amusement and making audiences drool over the teams labor.

10: Ishaqzaade

An unconventional hero with coarse mannerism and a gutsy heroine are the lead characters in this flick. The debutant male lead showers confident in his role which is not typically bollywood-hero tailored and thus engages audience in this family-feud saga.

 Plusses :Story, Dialogues, Direction, Chemistry between lead actors and Music
Minuses : cliches
Genre :Romance,Drama

Director :Habib Faisal
Cast :Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar Khan
Writer :Habib Faisal
Music Director :Amit Trivedi
Producer :Aditya Chopra
Banner :Yash Raj Films
Release Date :May 11th 2012
Run time : 120 minutes
Box-Office :Hit

9: Delhi Safari

One of the best animated movies to come from Indian studio till date with alluring elements will keep not only your kid but also you engross in this 95-min adventure. The movie talks about wildlife issues keeping the humor in script intact

Plusses :Animation,Story, Screenplay, Direction, Performance of cast and Crisp pacing
Minuses : Music
Genre :Animation

Director :Nikhil Advani
Cast :Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Urmila Matondkar, Ayesha Takia, Boman Irani, Akshaye Khanna, Swini Khara, Prem Chopra, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Girish Dhamija
Writers : Girish Dhamija, Suresh Nair
Music Director :Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Producer :Mukesh Talreja
Banner :People Tree Films Pvt Ltd
Release Date :October 19th 2012
Run time : 95 minutes
Box-Office :Flop

8: Barfi!

A love triangle with an incorruptible script which makes you smile as the deaf and mute hero cannot utter a word is a rare in bollywood cinema. This movie was criticized for many scenes which were a straight lift from Gone Baby Gone and  Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton comedies.

Plusses :Story, Cinematography, Direction, Performance of cast and Music
Minuses : Screenplay and long running time
Genre :Comedy,Romance

Director :Anurag Basu
Cast :Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Akash Khurana, Sumona Chakravarti
Writer :Anurag Basu
Music Director :Pritam Chakraborty
Producer :Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala
Banner :UTV Motion Pictures
Release Date :September 14th 2012
Run time : 150 minutes
Box-Office :Super-Hit

7: Shanghai 

The Director and male lead of this movie enthralls us with a breathtaking political thriller. The actors in supporting roles to play an important role like Supriya Pathak madam-CM and Farooque Shaikh as hands-on bureaucrat are delight to watch.

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction, Performance of cast and Crisp pacing
Minuses :Climax
Genre :Politics, Thriller

Director :Dibakar Banerjee
Cast :Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Pitabash Tripathy, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Farooq Shaikh, Supriya Pathak, Anant Jog, Scarlett Mellish Wilson
Writer :Urmi Juvekar
Music Director :Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Producer :Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K Bijli, Dibakar Banerjee, Priya Sreedharan
Banner :PVR Pictures
Release Date :June 8th 2012
Run time : 120 minutes
Box-Office :Hit

6: English Vinglish

This movie relates to most of the Indian housewives as their inability to speak English thus driving themselves far from society .But this movie talks about self-belief as the protagonist takes up a 4-week English speaking course and succeeds in achieving respect from her husband and daughter.

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction and Sridevi
Minuses : Each student in the classroom delivers a message making it typecast for such a movie
Genre :Comedy-Drama

Director :Gauri Shinde
Cast :Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain, Priya Anand, Ajith Kumar, Navika Kotia, Sulbha Deshpande, Shivansh Kotia
Writer :Gauri Shinde
Music Director :Amit Trivedi
Producer :Sunil Lulla, R Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Banner :Hope Productions, Eros International
Release Date :October 5th 2012
Run time : 133 minutes
Box-Office :Super-Hit

5: Talaash

Aamir Khan is the most dependable among bollywood stars when it comes to reading audiences and critics mind and Talaash proved his might.  A thriller with the right mix of story, paranormal act and terrific performance keeps you engage but still the movie lacks whodunit complexity or mystery clutch.

Plusses :Deatailed view about Mumbai streets,Songs and Performance of cast
Minuses : Suspense and exploring relationships at various levels falls flat
Genre :Drama, Suspense

Director :Reema Kagti
Cast :Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shernaz Patel, Raj Kumar Yadav, Vivek Madan, Subrat Dutta, Suhasi Goradia Dhami
Writers :Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar
Music Director :Ram Sampath
Producer :Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Banner :Aamir Khan Productions, Excel Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment
Release Date :November 30th 2012
Run time : 139 minutes
Box-Office :Super-Hit

4: Paan Singh Tomar

Undoubtedly one of the best biopic this year with Irrfan Khan playing steeplechase champion-turned-dacoit Paan Singh Tomar with grace. Though the movie was in cans for almost 2 years; it was a hit when released. More than providing entertainment it asks questions like – Why an athlete of Paan Singh Tomar’s stature become a dacoit? and What does these sporting stars do after their field-glory days are over?

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction and Irrfan Khan
Minuses : Language is a barrier for Non- Chambal natives
Genre :Crime, Action

Director :Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast :Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma, Imran Hasnee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Zakir Hussain, Rajendra Gupta, Khan Jahangir Khan, Brijendra Kala, Sitaram Panchal
Writers :Sanjay Chauhan, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Music Director :Abhishek Ray
Producer :Ronnie Screwvala
Banner :UTV Motion Pictures
Release Date :March 2nd 2012
Run time : 135 minutes
Box-Office :Super-Hit

3: Gangs of Wasseypur

Mafia-war with bullets firing from all quarters is shown with a glimpse of Tarantinoesque art is what you get from watching this flick. With many characters and plenty of violent scenes this movie appeals to those die-hard crime-drama fans. You will be eager to watch the second part of this one as we head towards climax .

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction, Songs and Performance of cast
Minuses : Timing of 2 hour 40 min, Plenty of Characters
Genre :Crime, Action

Director :Anurag Kashyap
Cast :Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra, Reema Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat,Richa Chadda, Mukesh Chhabra, Harish Khanna, Huma Qureshi, Raj Kumar Yadav, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Zeishan Quadri, Yashpal Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi,Vinit Singh, Vipin Sharma, Jameel Khan
Writers :Zeishan Quadri, Sachin Ladia, Anurag Kashyap
Music Director :Sneha Khanwalkar
Producer :Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra, Guneet Monga
Banner :Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release Date :June 22nd 2012
Run time : 159 minutes
Box-Office :Hit

 2: Kahaani

A woman arrives in Kolkata searching for her missing husband and discovers mysteries on the street and lanes of the city. A superb thriller with fine performances from the lead cast. Above all beauty of Kolkata is shot with excellence.

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction, Performance of cast, Climax and Crisp pacing
Minuses :Its set in real location so you see bystanders staring at actors
Genre :Drama

Director :Sujoy Ghosh
Cast :Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Darshan Jariwala
Writers :Sujoy Ghosh, Advaita
Music Director :Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Producer :Sujoy Ghosh, Kushal Gada
Banner :Pen India Pvt Ltd, Boundscript Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release Date :March 9th 2012
Run time : 122 minutes
Box-Office :Super-Hit

1: Vicky Donor

Story about a Delhi youth becoming a sperm donor , fathering 53 children and his romance with Bengali girl is shown with innocence. The Director, Producer and lead actor are debutants and still the movie fares better than the other released this year.

Plusses :Story, Screenplay, Direction, Songs and Performance of cast
Minuses : Towards second half the pace of the movie slows down
Genre : Comedy, Drama

Director :Shoojit Sircar
Cast :Ayushman Khurana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, John Abraham, Dolly Ahluwalia, Kamlesh Gill, Jayant Das, Swaroopa Ghosh, Bhupesh Kumar, Inderpal Singh, Krishna Bisht, Kiran Lall
Writer :Juhi Chaturvedi
Music Director :Abhishek
Producer :John Abraham
Banner :Rising Suns Films Pvt Ltd, JA Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Eros Entertainment
Release Date :April 20th 2012
Run time : 125 minutes
 Box-Office :Super-Hit

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