Bala and Gully Boy (Photo Credit: Instagram)
New Year is around the corner and it's almost time for us to bid goodbye to 2019. The year, was undoubtedly an extremely eventful year for Hindi cinema. We got to see some out of the box storylines and mind-boggling performances by actors this year. While Article 15 brought to light burning social issues, Kesari was an emotional war drama with solid action sequences. As we are set to enter into a New Year, here are the top 10 Bollywood films that you can't afford to miss:
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. In the film, Ayushmann Khurrana plays a Brahmin policeman who solves the brutal case of two Dalit girls who are raped and murdered in a UP village where he is posted. The movie also features Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa and Nassar.
2. Gully Boy:
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy was inspired by the lives of Mumbai rappers Naezy and Divine. While Ranveer Singh is flawless as the budding street rapper, Alia Bhatt is fab as his girlfriend who is fighting massive battles with patriarchy. As MC Sher, Siddhant won over critics and the audiences with his charismatic screen presence and confident acting.
Kesari is based on the battle of Saragarhi fought between the British Indian Army's Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen in September 1897. A total of 21 Sikh soldiers, who were part of the British Indian Army, were attacked by 10,000 Afghan tribal warriors. These 21 soldiers fought like lions to protect their country from the enemy. The film is an emotional war drama, starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles.
The film starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in lead roles. In the film, Ayushmann plays a man suffering from premature balding who becomes a big butt of jokes among his people. While Bhumi plays a dusky small-town girl who is obsessed with fair skin, Yami plays a Tik-Tok star that Ayushmann loses his heart to. The film received a lot of appreciation from the audience as well as critics alike.
With Vicky Kaushal in the lead role, Uri is based on the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian army in 2016. The film also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina. Vicky has been honoured with National Award for his role as Major Vihan Shergill in the film.
Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput's Chhichore received a lot of adulation for its unique storyline and important life lesson for kids. Helmed by Dangal fame Nitesh Tiwari, the plot of the film revolved around seven college friends who, after having a gala time during their student life, reunite in their older days. Chhichhore also stars Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Tushar Pandey, Saharsh Shukla and Naveen Polishetty in prominent roles.
Starring Hrithik Roshan in a prominent role, the film is based on the life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar, who teaches underprivileged kids for free and helps them crack the IIT entrance exam. The film which released on July 12 went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies of 2019. Apart from Hrithik Roshan, the film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Mrunal Thakur, Aditya Srivastava, Nandish Singh Sandhu, and Amit Sadh, among others.
Badla, starring Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan in prominent roles, went to emerge as a commercial success garnering Rs 138.49 crore on the box office. The crime thriller revolved around Taapsee Pannu's character Naina who is stuck in a murder scandal. Playing Badal Gupta, a lawyer to Naina, Amitabh Bachchan stole the show.
10. Dream Girl:
Featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha in prominent roles, the film proved to be a huge success at the box-office for its unique concept. In the film, Ayushmann essayed the role of a young man who has a credible talent of imitating female voice and plays female characters in Ramleela. He gets a job in an adult hotline, but things go haywire when customers, both men and women, fall for his alter ego 'Pooja' and start searching for the face behind the sultry voice. So, if you haven't watched these films yet, it's time to do it right NOW!