- Navneel Maji
With a great year for Bollywood coming to end, we look back at some of the top hits that came along. Parallel cinemas have become more available to the mass, mainstream films expanding their scope – clearly, a year of experimentation and brilliance for Bollywood. Let us look at those very bests of 2017.
One of the best films depicted the periods in pre-Independent India. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the story intends to show the true picture of the British rule in India. Kangana Ranaut acts as singer-dancer stuntwoman named Miss Julia, Saif Ali Khan as the theatre owner, and Shahid Kapoor as the soldier in British India Army. Clearly, it’s one of the inspiring and patriotic films that have come lately.
The movie is going for the Oscars from India this year. One of the realistic films that have ever been created – shows how people function within a system. And what happens to an honest person who wants to play by the rules among others who rely on the broken system for their benefits.
3) Tumhari Sulu
Directed by Suresh Triveni, the delightful film depicts the life of a house-wife named Sulu (done by Vidya Balan) who refuses to live by the norms and plays as a radio jockey to the late-night listeners. She is one the inspirational characters ever portrayed. The movie carves its own niche in the story.
The movie, starring Rajkummar Rao, is one of the unique movies to hit the screen this year. Vikramaditya Motwane, who is one of the strongest and influential storytellers that we have, directs the film. It shows what happens when someone is left with no water, food, and electricity in a busy colony of Mumbai. The show brings the issue of reclusiveness and loneliness that sprouts up, which are part of our day-to-day life.
5) Secret Superstar
Directed by Advait Chandan, the film is about a guitar-playing girl who wants to make a career in singing but is not allowed against her regressive father’s ideology. The film is also about oppressive marriage that the girl’s parents have been caught up with and how she and her mother can get out of it. It is one of the emotional and thought-provoking pieces to come up for this year.