Bollywood Super Flicks of 2011
A passing year always leaves us with a number of analyses. Analyses related to our lives, our surroundings and our deeds. And as far as I am concerned, these deeds also inc
A passing year always leaves us with a number of analyses. Analyses related to our lives, our surroundings and our deeds. And as far as I am concerned, these deeds also include my sense and love for good Cinema. However, the bifurcation of good and bad cinema, might lead to an endless discussion. So let’s zero down on something which we call, “Visible Box Office Hits” of the year,2011.
The Dirty Picture (Vidya Balan, Naseruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapur, Emraan Hashmi)
Directed by Milan Luthria
Generally, we start the count from beginning but here, talking about, “The Dirty Picture” at number one, inspite of being released in the last month of this year, speaks about its success. Who would have thought that the “Parineeta” of the Hindi Film Industry would end up doing something so bold? Vidya played Silk with full conviction yet maintaining her decency. Every character spoke for itself throughout the film. A complete masala movie, it was, though, close to reality. The year 2011 was in the name of “The Dirty Picture”, Vidya Balan and the controversies related to the film.
……………..No One Killed Jessica (Vidya Balan, Rani Mukherjee) Directed by Rajkumar Gupta
Based on a true story, this flick brought Rani Mukherjee into the limelight once again, though she did vanish once again. A tightly packed drama, with a message as well as impressive performances by both the leading ladies made everyone like, “No One Killed Jessica”. Rani’s over- glamorized role was balanced by the intensive Sabrina, played by Vidya Balan.
Yamla Pagla Deewana (Dhramendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol)Directed by Sameer Karnik
Although not such a detailed screenplay, perfect for the three Deols and believe it or not, “Yampla Pagla Deewana” was a hit. The motive of making this movie was clearly restricted to bringing the three Deols together on the silver screen. As expected, the movie was liked extensively by a selected crowd of people, which was of course enough to pronounce it as a hit.
Bodyguard (Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor)
Directed by Siddique Lal
“Being Salman Khan” comes easy to Salman Khan. Either all his characters become Salman Khan or Salman Khan becomes his character, whichever way you want to take it. “Bodyguard” serves you Salman Khan at his very best. Bodyguard was a bearable change for the movie goers. It did manage to recover its cost because of the presence of Salman Khan (only, though).
Ready (Salman Khan, Asin)Directed by Anees Bazmee
Another Salman Khan movie and do I need to say something else about it? I guess not. Decorated with Salman Khan’s mannerisms, “Ready” hit the box office with the Salmanism effect and had Salmanology written all over it.
Singham (Ajay Devgan, Kajal)
Directed by Rohit Shetty
Ajay’s and Rohit Shetty’s mutual admiration for each other went a step ahead with “Singham”. A typical Bollywood masala flick with super dramatic action sequences, melodious songs and superficial dialogues made “Singham” a hit.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Hrithik, Farhan, Abay Deol Katrina Kaif)
Directed by Zoya Akhtar.
A light hearted, full of fun and frolic with some amazing moments, this film was loved by the Gen X mostly. “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” is the Multiplex Cinema. Sensible direction by Zoya Akhtar, this movie is a definite “Dobara” watch.
Ragini MMS (Raj Kumar Yadav, Kainaz)
Directed by Pawan Kriplani
Big surprises come in small packages. The small budget film, “Ragini MMS” was actually a surprise for movie lovers. The crisp screenplay and direction helped the movie get noticed.
Apart from these there were also few unnoticed but remarkable ventures like, “Stanley Ka Dabba”, “Bubble Gum”, “Bol” and “Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster.”
And who can forget the most awaited “Ra-One” and “Don2”, which did not manage to attract the audiences second time over.
2011 mostly witnessed the small budget cinema with full power and entity. Movies with bundles of money spent on them actually landed nowhere in Planet Bollywood. Hope to see 2012 shinning with more stars and starry affairs, claiming Box Office Hits.
Article by: Richa Rawat