Year Ender 2019: 5 Bollywood films that impressed us the most!
The actors who scored this year were Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Shraddha Kapoor
New Delhi: 2019 was a treat for movie buffs as films from all genres made a splash at the domestic as well as the international box office. If you are in for box office figures, then the year has been really good with many safe films breezing past the hit mark. From the action-packed Avengers: Endgame to drama-comedy flicks like Chhichhore and Dream Girl, movie buffs had tons to watch out for.
The actors who scored this year were Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Shraddha Kapoor. This year also saw some new talent like Siddhanth Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Tara Sutaria and Saiee Manjrekar among others. Quite a few films left an indelible impression this year and one of them was a story of two sisters who aimed for the bull’s eye.
As 2019 comes to an end, we look back at the top 5 films of the year. Check it out:
1. Saand Ki Aankh: Starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, Saand Ki Aankh was one the top film of 2019, as per IMDb rating. Saand Ki Aankh was the big Diwali release this year but failed to create magic at the box office as one would have expected. Based on the lives of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, the film revolved around how the two women broke gender and age barriers to become sharpshooters after the age of 60. Saand Ki Aankh was also the closing film of Mumbai Film Festival.
2. Uri: The Surgical Strike: Aditya Dhar’s film based on the Indian Army struck the right chord. Uri: The Surgical Strike made the right kind of noise upon its release. While the film did not open to a huge opening day collection, over time it went on to create a historic box office record. The film continued to run in theatres for almost six to eight weeks — the longest for any film in recent times. The film also catapulted Vicky Kaushal to stardom and the actor has since been on a movie-signing spree. Uri released on 11 January, 2019, and has remained as one of the top films of the year.
3. Bala: Ayushmann Khurrana continues his golden form with three hits in 2019. We have already spoken about Article 15. Dream Girl was funny and entertaining, but Bala makes it to this list, for owning a more layered narrative. Like with most Ayushmann movies, it deftly blends humour with emotions, and it makes for some very compelling writing with its lead characters.
The titular hero may eke your sympathy for his near-bald condition, but the movie doesn’t let you forget he is deeply flawed as a person. Yami Gautam is sensational as TikTok sensation, Pari Mishra, in what is the best performance of her career. The one big problem in Bala is again with Bhumi, not the performance, but with the decision to blackface her.
4. Article 15: Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 may be his least grossing film of the year, but in terms of impact, it registers the most. After the fantastic Mulk, Anubhav Sinha does one better with this investigative thriller with a social backdrop. A sharp take on brutality carried out in the name of caste politics, the movie actually leaves you with the hope that humanity isn’t a dying emotion. Watch the movie and tell me if the final scene of Article 15 doesn’t leave you with a smile on your face, even after being numbed by the shocking revelations that came before.
5. Gully Boy: Is Gully Boy Zoya Akhtar’s best film? Kinda contentious for me, since I have a really soft corner for her criminally underrated debut, Luck By Chance. Also, its similarities with Eminem’s 8 Mile does irk at times. That said, there is no doubt that Gully Boy is a fantastically made underdog tale with some really wonderful performances.
Akhtar makes each and every scene in the film memorable, from those underground rap battles to Murad (Ranveer Singh) reminding his father that he doesn’t need anyone to tell him what he is. The performances are uniformly excellent, be it the leads, Ranveer and Alia Bhatt, or its supporting ensemble, featuring Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, Amruta Subhash and Vijay Varma