Best and Worst movies of 2015

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries of the world churning out over 1000 films annually and likewise, there has been a barrage of films acRoyss all genres in 2015. Many become commercially successful; many fail miserably while many are acclaimed for their content value.

Two of the biggest films of the year – ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone have just hit the screens. Both the films are undoubtedly liked by audience as well as critics, but as the year comes to a close, here’s a look at some other memorable films and disappointing films of the year.

Best Films of 2015

Bajrangi Bhaijaan: The film told the story of a man who undertakes a mission to take a deaf and mute Pakistani girl lost in India, back to her home across the border. Directed by Kabir Khan, it starred Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and child artiste Harshaali Malhotra who brilliantly portrayed the deaf and mute girl. The film is so far the highest grossing Hindi film.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo:  Another Salman Khan starrer which brought him together with Sooraj Barjayta after almost 16 years rocked the box office this year. The film was about a prince who is injured in an assassination attempt and is replaced by a heartfelt doppelganger for the time being. Sonam Kapoor played the leading lady. Salman’s star power and the film’s grandeur were the winning factors for the family drama.

ABCD 2: Choreographer-cum-director Remo D’Souza made this as a sequel to his 2013 film ‘ABCD- AnyBody Can Dance’. It was a wholesome dance film with delightful performances and was appreciated by all. The film featured Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor who showcased some powerful dance moves, along with other dancers who were picked from various dance reality shows. The film is the fourth highest grossing film of the year.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: This is another sequel film which is a continuation of the 2011 romantic comedy ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ featuring Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan. The Anand L. Rai directorial was the first and fastest film of the year to hit the Rs 100 crore mark. While the 2011 film ended with Tanu and Manu getting married, the sequel begins when their marriage collapses and Manu meets a lookalike of his estranged wife Tanu named Kusum.

Baby: While Akshay Kumar had starred in three more movies this year viz, ‘Gabbar Is Back’, ‘Brothers’ and ‘Singh Is Bliing’, ‘Baby’ which released is arguably the best of the lot. It was a no-nonsense espionage thriller high on patriotism. The film was about a team of secret agents called baby who track down terrorists and prevent the series of attacks in the heart of the country planned by them.

Worst films of 2015

Dirty Politics: Renowned filmmaker K.C. Bokadia made this political thriller about a dancer who goes on to become a powerful politician after another powerful political figure takes a liking for her. But the woman goes missing and CBI steps in to investigate. The film is said to be loosely based on the infamous sex scandal of former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna and Bhanwari Devi. Despite good actors like Om Puri, Nasseruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni and Ashutosh Rana, the film failed to make an impact.

Kuch Kuch Locha Hai: Devang Dholakia’s adult comedy had an unusual pairing of Sunny Leone and popular television actor Ram Kapoor. The man who plays the perfect family guy on the small screen was seen obsessed with the sexy actress who played the role of a filmstar. Ram Kapoor’s acting was equally disastrous as the film the title of which rings of Karan Johar’s 1998 blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherji. There were some nice songs though.

I Love NY: Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, the film originally slated for release in 2013, tried to ride piggyback on Kangana Ranaut post her success with ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, but failed miserably. The film also starred Sunny Deol and was a comedy in a span of two days. The story is about a beautiful musician and a serious banker who have a chance encounter on New Year's Eve that the banker can't seem to remember, and the events that come about as a result of the their meeting.

MSG: Messenger Of God: Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh directed it, starred in it, wrote it, penned lyrics and also composed music for the film and appreciated it himself. The film faced obstacles in obtaining certification and also faced protests. The film was panned by critics and is undoubtedly one of the worst films of 2015.  

Roy: Directed by debutant director Vikramjit Singh the film starred Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film was much hyped and the trailer also increased the excitement of audiences who were awaiting a suspense thriller. But what they got in the end was a long drawn bore. However, the music of the film was good.