This year has been great for Bollywood movies. From serving us with quality content and meaningful topics, the filmmakers made sure they give the audience what they have been yearning for. If there were several taboo topics which were handled beautifully by the writers, there were also topics that were made taboo-ed unnecessarily, but in spite of it all, the movies won in the end. Here’s a list of top movies of 2018 till now which won hearts of the audiences:
The movie which released this year is based on the life of the renowned Urdu author Saadat Hassan Manto. The cast includes the brilliant Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Duggal, Divya Dutta, Ranvir Shorey, and Javed Akhtar. It also has gripping performances by Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rishi Kapoor, Ila Arun, and Rajshri Deshpande. This gem of a movie is directed by Nandita Dass its plot set in Bombay and Lahore in the 1940’s-50’s.
2. Badhaai Ho
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles, the movie, the Hindi comedy is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma. The movie is about a man who deals with embarrassment in society when his mother gets pregnant.
The most recent work of Ayushmann, the movie also stars Radhika Apte and Tabu in the lead roles. The movie is a romantic thriller directed by Shriram Raghvan. After Stree this year, this is also a peculiar blend of two clashing genres. According to the synopsis, Ayushmann plays a blind pianist in the movie and some serious events happen in his life, taking the story further. After watching the trailer, there is a dilemma if he’s actually blind or pretends to be so to debunk the puzzles around him. The trailer’s jazzy background music) sets the tone for the film, while it introduces the characters and the premise to the best of its abilities.
The most recent of Kashyap’s work, the movie features the very talented Tapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Abhishek Bachchan. It is Anurag’s first attempt at a proper romcom on the big screen. The love story set in Punjab shows a complex love triangle of Rumi, her boyfriend, and her fiancé. The amazing music by Amit Trivedi makes the movie a must watch. It explores complex human emotions that arise when people make mistakes in matters of the heart.
One of the most commercially successful but controversial Bollywood movies of 2018 would premiere on Netflix India this month. The movie is based on the life of the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, relationship with his father, his addiction with drugs, arrest for alleged association with the 1993 Bombay bombings, comeback in the industry, the eventual drop of charges from Bombay blasts, and release after completing his jail term. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, and Vicky Kaushal. The movie is written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
The most recent of Bhansali’s works, this movie released in January 2018 after facing a lot of difficulty and controversies. The movie’s storyline is loosely based on the historical poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. It stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen is known for her beauty, who’s the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor and Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, who hears about her beauty, forms an obsessive love for her and attacks her kingdom to claim her. is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. The critics and the audience praised the visuals, the cinematography and Singh’s portrayal of Khilji.
7. Sui Dhaaga: Made in India
social drama film directed by Sharat Katariya is produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It stars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma and tells the tale of a young couple in rural India who start their own small-scale clothing business.
Raazi is a 2018 Indian spy movie which starred Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead and is directed by Meghna Gulzar. The movie is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ and is a true account of an Indian RAW agent who is married off in Pakistan on her father’s orders to disseminate information to India during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Bhatt plays a promising Sehmat and her acting was highly appreciated by everyone in this movie.
The directorial debut of the underrated but very talented Aakarsh Khurrana, It features Dulquer Salman, Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar in the lead roles. It is a road trip movie which shows the misadventures of three strangers embark on a journey with the same purpose. It released in August 2018 and received positive reviews.
Based on Charan Singh Pathik’s short story titled Do Behnein, this movie is the most recent work by this talented director. The movie is about the lives of two sisters, who share a difficult relationship with one another. The film stars Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover, Sadanand Verma, Vijay Raaz in lead roles and released on 28 September 2018.
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