With 2016 coming to an end, I decided to list down some of the best Bollywood movies of 2016 I have seen. 2016 has been a good year for Bollywood:). We got to see some really good movies. What was special about this year was that all major Bollywood stars decided to do content driven films rather than meaningless masala films that we are used to seeing. Also, all of them decided to act and perform a character for a change rather than just playing the Bollywood hero. Though we have seen and expect good performances from Aamir and Srk, the biggest surprise was Salman Khan:), who actually decided to act and gave a good performance this year:). So here's bringing to you the list of Bollywood films that i watched and felt were worth watching this year:).
Pink is the best Bollywood movie of 2016 I have seen:). In this movie, when three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names. Pink is a very unique and superb film for Bollywood when compared to the usual formulaic Bollywood movies filled with song and dance numbers we are used to seeing. It has a very simple storyline but successfully delivers a very stong message towards our deep-set prejudices and outright injustice that women across India face. Everything about this movie is superb, from storytelling to direction and also amazing performances by its cast. Taapsee Pannu and the girls give a very solid performance. But the performance that stands out is that of Amitabh Bachchan:). Amitabh not only delivers with his baritone voice but also expresses superbly with his eyes. This is one of his best performances in recent times and you will definitely remember his performance long after you leave the cinema halls. Overall, Pink is a superb film which may be a little uncomfortable to watch but it is also a must watch:):):).
Genre:- Drama, Thriller.
Director:- Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
Stars:- Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu.
Bore Meter:- Superb movie and good pace:). Won't get bored:).
Genre:- Action, Drama, Sport.
Director:- Nitesh Tiwari.
Stars:- Aamir Khan.
Bore Meter:- Has good pace and entertainment:). Won't get bored:).
Airlift is a very good movie based on a real life incident. In this movie, When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen. What mainly works for the film is its reality. The director keeps the whole film real and doesn't try to dramatize the movie too much. The movie also has a good pace and keeps you engaged with the situation in the movie throughout. Also Akshay Kumar does a very good job of underplaying his character and nowhere he comes across as a Bollywood Hero or masala actor. Overall, Airlift is a very good watch and it is more engaging as it is based on a real life incident:).
Genre:- Action, Drama, Thriller, War.
Director:- Raja Menon.
Stars:- Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur.
Bore Meter:- Has decent pace. Won't get bored:).
Aligarh is a very touching film based on true story:). This movie is a true story of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. What I loved about the movie is its mature direction:). Nowhere it feels like that we are watching a movie, it feels as if we are watching a real person's life. The movie's direction is very poetic and is on par with Oscar nominated Hollywood movies. What also works for the movie is the performances by its central actors. Manoj Bajpayee does a great job as the Marathi professor and touches your heart with his performance. Also Rajkummar Rao does a very good job and brings a lot of energy to the movie. Overall, Aligarh is a good movie with really mature direction:).
Director:- Hansal Mehta.
Stars:- Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao.
Bore Meter:- Has slow pace but is very well directed:).
Genre:- Drama, Thriller.
Director:- Ram Madhvani.
Stars:- Sonam Kapoor.
Bore Meter:- Has good pace and very engaging:). Won't get bored:).
Genre:- Action, Romance, Sport.
Director:- Ali Abbas Zafar.
Stars:- Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma.
Bore Meter:- Total entertainment:). No chance of getting bored:).
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story:-
Genre:- Drama, Sport.
Director:- Neeraj Pandey.
Stars:- Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani.
Bore Meter:- Good pace and engaging movie:). Won't get bored:).
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil:-
Director:- Karan Johar.
Stars:- Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai.
Bore Meter:- Excellent performances and superb songs). Won't get bored:).
Genre:- Action, Drama, Thriller.
Director:- Maneesh Sharma.
Stars:- Shah Rukh Khan.
Bore Meter:- Has good pace:). Won't get bored:).
Genre:- Action, Adventure, Comedy.
Director:- Rohit Dhawan.
Stars:- John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez.
Bore Meter:- Has great pace and entertainment:). Won't get bored:).