Top 10 Hindi Movies Of 2015
‘Badlapur se Bajirao Mastani tak aur Tevar se Tamasha tak’, the hindi film industry delivered some amzing stories and some blockbusters as well. While the much hyped and the commercial giant Bombay Velvet flopped, small budget movies like NH10 and Badlapur made their mark. This year saw Suraj Barjatya coming back to Bollywood and bringing back Prem. Also Aishwarya Rai came back with Jazba. Let’s roll our eyes on the year 2015’s top ten movies that Bollywood gave us.
2015 started off with a bang for Varun Dhawan who smashed the box office and his chocolate boy image with his power packed performance as Raghu, in this movie. Add to that a character with negative shades, so naturally played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Radhika Apte makes 2015 work for herself with her genuine performances in Badlapur, Hunterr and Manjhi – The Mountain Man. The movie is hard hitting, gripping and its brilliant music score by Sachin-Jigar makes you fall in love with this movie.
This Shoojit Sircar creation is a beautiful narration of the relationship between a father and a daughter. Amitabh Bachhan continued to rule the cinemas with Piku after the magnificent Shamitabh. The characters and the looks being created for the legend are enviably wonderful for his contemporaries. The unusual pairing between Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan turned out to be very subtle and natural. The simplicity of this movie backed with an amazing music score by Anupam Roy makes it one of the ‘must watch’ of 2015, or rather an all time favourite.
This movie is a hard hitting tale of a girl raised as a boy. Irfan Khan plays the father who wants his third child to be a male to carry on his legacy; but when he gets to know that even his third child is not a boy, he just cannot accept his fate. So, he raises her as a boy; even names him Kanwar Singh, but things start getting complicated as Kanwar starts growing up. And when he also gets Kanwar marry a girl, there is trouble, a lot of trouble. An unusual storyline supported with the brilliant performances of Irfan Khan and Tillottama Shome makes this movie weird and wonderful at the same time.
Drishyam is the Hindi remake of a Tamil movie with the same name. The film is a thrller drama which keeps you on your seats till the last scene. Drishyam was critically well received unlike the other south indian remakes; Tevar and Gabbar Is Back which also released in 2015. The slow reason not to miss the movie is its story and an engaging screenplay.
An average Indian movie goer is getting more intelligent as 2015 comes to an end. People are looking out for quality and small budget movies are actually gaining much more recognition and business than their richer counterparts. Dum Lagake Haisha, Talwar, Court among other low budget films were accepted wholeheartedly by a common movie goer. NH10 is about righteousness, revenge and Anushka Sharma’s power act. Watch NH10; it will be the most thrilling 2015 movie you’ll see.
The movie is based on the infamous double murder of Aarushi and Hemraj. Apparently, another movie called Rahasya starring Kay Kay Menon was also loosely based on the same murder case. The thoroughly engaging script for the movie has been written by Vishal Bharadwaj. Irfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma were a lovely couple back in 2009 in Life in a Metro, but they are poles apart in this movie. Neeraj Kabi had a great year with a performance oriented role in Talwar and a negative character in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is also one of the better movies of 2015 which did not do well at the cinemas.
This movie is actually one of the good movies starring Salman Khan after a long time. The movie is commercial, but sensible cinema at the same time. Off late, Salman only focuses on the number of whistles that he will get in the hall. But, Bajrangi is both whistle-worthy and noteworthy. After being a weird negative character in Badlapur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui got a lovable role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He also played Manjhi in the movie Manjhi – The Mountain Man which is also one of the good movies of the year 2015.
Dum Lagake Haisha
Actors make movies and movie make stars, Ayushman Khurana and his choice of movies are worth a mention; Vicky Donor, Nautanki Saala, Hawaizada – all movies have a different flavour. Sanjay Mishra plays Ayushman’s father in the movie and as always he plays so lovely. In fact, 2015 has been a year of Supporting actors; Nawazuddin siddiqui in Badlapur and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tabu in Drishyam, Tanvi Azmi in Bajirao Mastani, Radhika Apte in Badlapur, Deepak Dobriyal in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Konkona Sen Sharma in Talvar amongst others. Dum Lagaake Haisha is a sweet story with sweet performances and sweet characters. The good old 90s music by Anu Malik brings back Kumar Sanu to our playlists again.
Deepika Padukone had a great 2015 with Piku, Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani. Although Tamasha did not do so well, she rocked the box office with her latest as Mastani. Bajirao Mastani is the grandest and the most controversial biopic in 2015 amidst Main Hoon Charles Sobhraj and Hawaizaada. The movie focuses on the love story of Bajirao and Mastani. The movie must be watched for its larger than life portrayal of the great Maratha Peshwa Bajirao Ballal.
Richa Chadda’s impressive filmography got even more impressive with this film. Set in Banaras, this movie also stars Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi. Two stories run in parallel till they meet only in the last scene. One of the stories has a very sweet budding romance between Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi. Both, Richa Chadda and Vicky Kaushal lose their love and start feeling trapped in Banaras ironically in a city where Hindus believe to set their soul free by performing their last rites at the Ganga ghat. Song composed by Indian Ocean capture the essence of the movie without breaking the narrative, unlike many other movies.