Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Movies Round-Up

Bollywood - 2012 in Review

So the new year has begun...if there ever is a time to turn back and have a quick glance at what is is precisely this time of the year! 

This year has seen some great movies, some even greater movies and some outright crazy "keep-your-brains-at-the-side" movies come out of Bollywood. The year could be possibly coined as the year of Masala Entertainers or year of most Unconventional Cinema. While they might seem as two ends of a spectrum, lo and behold... Bollywood has done it all in one year, simultaneously!

While the awards will go to a selected few, and award ceremonies will be restricted to nominating only 5/6 or 7 in each category, we on the other hand have no restrictions or constraints in our opinions. So lets be honest, whether some of us luved Dabangg 2 or hated Kahaani, we all love to express our bollywood opinions...and are my picks for the year.

Bollywood at its Worse 

Movies (Month-wise)

  1. Players (this would probably be at top even if this list wasn't chronological)
  2. Ekk Deewana Tha
  3. Tezz
  4. Department
  5. Teri Meri Kahaani (Kunal used to be a film critic once, what happened?)
  6. Cocktail
  7. Jism 2 (I'd like to exclude Sunny Leone for looking so divine in the movie! ;)
  8. Shirin Farhad Ki to Nikal Padi
And these are just the movies that I have seen and disliked. There are others if I were to go by word of mouth and matter of my opinion - like Joker, Dangerous Ishq, second half of Ishaqzaade etc.

Bollywood at its Best

Movies (Month-wise)
  1. Agneepath (must add, that it lacks the substance and character dimensions of the original, but great performances and decent script)
  2. Paan Singh Tomar
  3. Kahaani
  4. Vicky Donor
  5. Shanghai
  6. Gangs of Wasseypur 1&2
  7. Ek Tha Tiger
  8. Barfi
  9. Oh My God
  10. English Vinglish
  11. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  12. Talaash
The good news I presume is that the good movies outnumbered the bad movies. There are a few other movies that were decent to watch like Agent Vinod (partly, though a tighter script and more tighter editing would have been great!), first half of Ishaqzaade, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Chakravyuh, etc. 

Bollywood at its Masala Best 

  1. Ek Tha Tiger
  2. Dabangg 2
  3. Rowdy Rathod
  4. Housefull 2
  5. Bol Bachan
  6. Son of Sardar
  7. Jab Tak Hai Jaan

& Worst

  1. Joker
  2. Cocktail
  3. Raaz 3
  4. Khilaadi 786

So thats my movies round-up. Will do a separate post for the brilliant performances that we witnessed this year too. 

2013 looks quite promising as well...and lets hope out list of "Bollywood at its Best" grows significantly and outperforms the "Worse" ones once again!

Enjoy your movies...! :) 

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