2015 comes to an end! And comes to an end our search for the movies that were clear winners for the year- not in terms of winning the box office battles but in terms of winning our hearts! And who better to decide than the janta for whom these movies are made. And the janta has given it verdict- on ClapsnSlaps.com. Based on their reviews and ratings here are the films which left us mesmerized and made 2015 an entertaining year.
Undoubtedly the biggest movie of 2015, it was Bollywood’s way of saying “Yes, We Can”. The movie was not just about huge VFX and larger than life sets, but about amazing performances with the ancient Indian touch to it.
2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan:
When the headlines read- Salman Khan to do ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ director Kabir Khan, no one would have thought the movie to emerge as Salman Khan’s best in recent times. A movie that lacked his style of heroism and one-liners, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was much more than watching the superstar on screen. It was a delightful film about Harshaali Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s heart-winning performance as well as the bond between India and Pakistan.
Ever been inside a Bengali household? Had Bengali friends? Well then you do know how great this simple yet joyful movie was. While Amitabh Bachchan just keeps getting better with age, Irrfan Khan showed us how easily he can slip into a very normal and less-complicated but ver romantic character. And then, there was Deepika Padukone- the girl who can win hearts even while she is busy screaming and fuming throughout the movie.
Here is one movie that lived up to its tag line- Visuals Are Deceptive. How else could a storyteller convince to the audience to sympathize for Ajay Devgn and his family (who committed the crime) and feel hatred for an inspector who was right throughout the film and just did her job of getting out the truth? Well! That was a masterstroke, indeed!
5. Dum Laga Ke Haisha:
A nostalgic trip back to the 90’s, this movie had all the ingredients and every bit of Indian-ness to make it a hit amongst the family audiences; along with heart-melting performance by Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra and the entire supporting cast. And after Salman Khan, if there is anyone who can play Prem on-screen with the much-required grace and innocence, it has to be Ayushmann Khurrana!
Varun Dhawan can act. And Nawazuddin Siddiqui continues to rule. Period.
Here was a movie that never pretended to be anything else or give out a social message. Masaan was all about two simple love stories, set in Banaras, that cross paths at one point of time, and how it teaches the lesson of moving on.
We loved BABY. But when you compare the two movies together, this Saif Ali Khan starrer clearly emerges as the winner. A technically brilliant and fast-paced film with worthy performance by the Nawab of Bollywood, this one thankfully wasn’t a clichéd Bollywood movie and dared to be bold, different and the dream every Indian dreams of- finishing the 26/11 Masterminds. Thank You Kabir Khan for yet another superb flick.
9. Bajirao Mastani:
In an era where masala entertainers can give good movies a run for money and audiences, Bajirao Mastani indeed fought bravely like a warrior and overcome the ‘Dilwale’ storm to emerge as the final winner of 2015. Lovely sets, costumes, and wonderful performances by the lead cast made this Sanjay Leela Bhansali film the clear winner of hearts.
10. Tanu Weds Manu Returns:
What not to love about this movie? The hilarious dialogues. Deepak Dobriyal’s adorable performance. R. Madhavan and Jimmy Sherigill. And yes- Kangana Ranaut’s heart-winning performance as the Haryanvi athlete Datto. Aanand L. Rai made sure the sequel to his movie is indeed worth all the efforts.
11. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2:
A sequel that lived up to the expectations, especially the expectations of boys! If Kartik Aaryan’s long rant wasn’t enough to crack up the audiences, the movie gave us two new faces to cherish- Omkaar Kapoor and Sunny Singh.
Think we missed out on any movie? Tell us!
We hope the next year would be equally amazing for Bollywood.
P.S: The ratings keep changing on real-time basis.