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Notable Bollywood Films Of 2015

It was the year which reunited one of Bollywood’s most enduring couples, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and this year was also the time when Indians left their haplessness in the back and witnessed truckloads of happiness and surprises in the Bollywood industry. It has been a colourful year. It was a year of entertainment. With the growth of the taste of the movie going audiences, the Indian directors catered movie experiences to the public which were indeed vibrant and happening. People across India escalated their joy with good music, dance, action, visual effects and entertainment. Check-out these 2015 films that absolutely enthralled the audiences and the critics.

  1. Baby

The pace is brisk, the set pieces thrilling and the film describes the biggest agenda, world is facing right now, i.e, Terrorism, in the best way it could. Director Neeraj Pandey gives us some terrific moments of breathless action and genuine tension ripped off with a very strong narrative. The long-winded and the un-predictable climax fused with a jingoistic tone, inevitably ensues the entire film.

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  1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Kabir Khan deserves due credit for his presentation style in this mammoth blockbuster which rarely goes ‘overboard’ or ‘preachy’ in-spite of the sensitive subject he had chosen. Salman Khan infuses healthy doses of subtle humour while Nawazuddin Siddiqui is class as the small time news reporter and Harshali is the sweetest little girl one could ever imagine.

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  1. Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The movie belongs to Kangana Ranaut and it’s really amazing to note how she always manages to get immersed in the character so seamlessly, and it’s so effortlessly stylish. The humor and the wit continue from where the first part ended, and that actually amplifies the whole effect of this film. Highly recommended for those, who are still mystified with love.

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  1. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

The monologue of this film shows that how much people have got carried away with the film’s appreciated work in first part and here it maintains the awesomeness as well. There is plenty to admire in this comic tale that gently challenges the dilemmas of a relationship. The plot is exactly the same as the one in the prequel but the movie doesn’t disappoint at all with brilliant dialogs, natural acting and perfect comic timing.

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  1. Badlapur

Sriram Raghavan’s finesse in handling noir drama is unmatchable in Bollywood. You can’t take your eyes off Nawazuddin Siddiqui in this flick. This movie throws plenty of ethical questions at you, which becomes really difficult to answer under the circumstances; and it becomes increasingly difficult to assess who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist.

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  1. Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Ayushmann Khurrana and newbie Bhoomi Pednekar make a lovable couple and the film is packed with perfect portrayals of a loser man and confident wife. Set in 1995, director Sharat Katariyas Haridwar recreates the quintessential 90s and throws an endearing look at arranged marriages, patriarchy and numerous sequences that can instantaneously create nostalgia of the bygone era.

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  1. Bahubali

The words “grandeur” and “Bahubali” go together. Touted as the costliest Indian film till date, the 160 minutes long period action-drama is indeed a visual feast. S.S. Rajamouli’s flamboyant direction makes Bahubali the most memorable movie-watching experience of this year. It is rare to see a movie put so much thought into the set design, costumes and the prosthetic makeup. In every frame of the movie, the extravagance is palpable due to the large number of VFX shots used in order to give the movie more credibility.

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  1. Titli

Kanu Behl’s Titli is the most impressive film of this year so far. Its tryst with reality will keep you hooked till the end, to say the least. Titli is the latest gem from evolving Indian cinema. The movie boasts of strong performances from the lead characters and has more heart, wit, and egalitarianism than the usual entrants in the genre. Brilliantly written and beautifully executed.

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  1. Bajirao Mastani

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given ample screen space for this Indian historical fantasy which shows us some of the beautiful landscapes dipped in the orange hue of sunset, lush greenery, magnificent structures and awe-inspiring visual narration.  The screenplay is multi- dimensional. It leaves you thirsty to know more. The background score is the “cherries on the cake”. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back with his 12 years old dream he nurtured, which is Bollywood’s magnum opus and a reply to Tollywood’s Bahubali.

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  1. Piku

Shoojit Sircar has once again made a film that touches a chord in each one of us, and entertains us at the same time. Amitabh Bachchan bewitches us as Bashkor Banerjee with a power pack performance as a typical selfish oldie tormented by things in his head. Not many will understand how successfully the film is made, yet it’s a movie watchable and enjoyable by all. The flick buffs up owing to subtle one-liners, brooding remarks, humor and exceptional gravity.

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It’s been an interesting and eventful year for Indian cinema. The movies in the list are great unifier and entertainer too. They catch the changing time and individual stories, and reduce gaps of commoners and stars. This year experiments in movie-making have taken a front seat, and stronger scripts have been appreciated by moviegoers as well. Looking forward to an year welcoming us with such entertaining flicks.

Honourable mentions: Hunterrr (Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni), Margarita With A Straw (Directed by Shonali Bose), NH10 (Directed by Navdeep Singh), Masaan (Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan) and Manjhi – The Mountain Man (Directed by Ketan Mehta)

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