First of all let’s start by wishing you guys a happy new year. I’ve saved the best for the last. As this category is the most important category.
2013 was a year full of highs and lows. There have been many remarkable films. So to pick the best ones is a really hard task. After choosing the best ones I’m feeling a little bad because I had to left so many good films. I’m talking about Special 26, Bombay Talkies, D Day, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Shahid, B A Pass, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani.
Here’s the list of the top 5 films :
5. At number five it’s a tie between Vikramaditya Motwane‘s Lootera and Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance. Two absolutely different love stories. Lootera was an old school romance presented in an outstanding way and without any melodrama. Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh gave their career best performances. Whereas Shuddh Desi Romance was a modern Indian love story presented in a very different manner. It showed the original Indian romance which is stuck between tradition and modernity.
4. At number four it’s Shoojit Sircar‘s Madras Cafe. A political thriller inspired by real events managed to create thrill in the theaters. The most positive thing about this film is the gripping story and a power packed performance by John Abraham. A lot of people found this film confusing but I think that it’s one of the best political thriller I’ve seen in a long time.
3. At number three I’ve tied Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che and Anand L. Rai’s Raanjhanaa. To very different films. Kai Po Che was a moving mirror of friendship. But it didn’t stand still in it’s theme it traveled a long way. First an earthquake then a devastating riot made this film something very special. Also the three lead actors made their role outstandingly. Whereas Raanjhanaa is a romantic film with a political thrill also. Honestly the half backed political twists wasn’t up to the mark but it’s the amazing characters specially Dhanush who made this film above the average.
2. At number two it’s Anand Gandhi‘s Ship Of Theseus. It’s a terrific film with three separate stories that rises pertinent questions about identity, death, and morality. I watched this film a few days ago and I think that may be this is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. You might be thinking that if this is the best film than why it’s in the second position in this list…!! Well the answer is simple. I didn’t like one thing about this film. This film needs patience and an open mind. If you can do that you’ll be gifted with one of the best cinematic experience you’ve ever enjoyed.
1. So passing Ship Of Theseus the best film of the year is none other than Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox. An outstanding portrayal of love focusing on the feelings of the characters. This film mind-blowingly showed an urban city where the people are lonely and stressful. But a dabba(lunchbox) saved the day. The leads found an affection towards each other while passing notes in that dabba. Irfan Khan , Nawaazuddin Siddiqui and the new found Nimrat Kaur gave lovely performances. In one word it’s a picture perfect.
- Rajeev Masand’s top 5 hits and pits of Bollywood in 2013 (ibnlive.in.com)
- Indian Directors’ favourite movies of 2013 (dnaindia.com)
- Bollywood’s incredible acting, singing and storytelling debuts of 2013 (ibnlive.in.com)
- The Best of Bollywood: 2013 (madaboutmoviez.com)
- Curtain falls on 2013… Here’s welcoming 2014 (sundayxpress.wordpress.com)
- Commercial Bollywood in 2013 (dnaindia.com)