As eye candies danced on the celluloid screen in front of me on a song with lyrics that hardly made sense, I dived into the abyss of Bollywood. A place where an actor beats up fifty guys all by himself. A place where heroines dance on random songs and are joined by strangers in the act. A place where songs, lights, and colors are the biggest toys. Toys, that sell humans.
Bollywood is often termed as the most vivid place for entertainment. The biggest platform which projects everything in such a way that even poverty seems larger than life. It is not that Bollywood has made movies which only satisfy the borderline hunger for quick entertainment, It has also made movies which have been a treat to watch.
So here’s a review of the past and present of Bollywood, the top 8 coolest movies of Bollywood.
1. Dil Chahta Hai
A movie based on the lives of three friends, who have been inseparable since childhood and are just out of college. It totally fulfills your desire for a close-knit story, good direction, and ultimate music. The movie has been written by Farhan Akhtar and is an absolute delight to watch. Believe it or not, road trips of friends to Goa became a trend only after this movie.
The story of a student’s affair with a married teacher and her exploitation. Starring one of the gems of Bollywood, the character of the teacher is played by the acting genius, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The movie has won various awards for the wonderful representation of the plot.
The story of a man in love who finds himself ‘trapped’ in a fatal situation, the movie has Rajkumar Rao in a stellar performance. This movie won a standing ovation at the Mumbai Film Festival and also won the hearts of its viewers by showcasing the struggles the protagonist has to go through to fight for his life, with himself.
Justice is a two-way sword’. This movie focuses on the swords in the hands of the law which is now rusted. Based on the famous murder case of Aarushi Talwar, the Rashomon style of storytelling amuses and impacts the viewers in the most bizarre ways. This movie has the thrill, suspense, comedy and what not. This movie is an absolute gem presented on the screen by Meghna Gulzar.
5. Shubh Mangal Savdhan
How often do you discuss ‘erectile dysfunction’? Well, this movie does the needful. Stuck between a love cum arranged marriage, Mudit and Sugandha find themselves tangled in this issue and struggle with acknowledging it, till they finally find a solution. The not enough appreciated Ayushmann Khurana has done another marvelous job in this film.
6. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz
This movie has Nawazuddin Siddiqui play the character of a contractor. Filled with humor and romance, the movie revolves around revenge, enmity, and murder. The movie is especially a treat to watch because of the powerful dialogues it has.
India’s official entry to the Oscars, thanks to the amazing story, screenplay and acting especially by the lead Rajkumar Rao. This movie might not have made it to the finals but it definitely made it to a lot of hearts. It is the story of a government officer and the hindrances he faces on his election duty in a Naxal controlled town. The movie has won various awards and is a must watch.
It is the season of Valentine’s Day and a perfect movie for this time is Ribbon. Everybody has been in love at least once in their lives and would agree that it is a great feeling. But to make a relationship work, it takes a lot of sacrifices and problem-solving. This is a story narrated by the onscreen dynamics of Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas which is sure to pull your heartstrings.
So, take time out to watch these movies and decide for yourself if Bollywood is just a place for item numbers and random muscle flashing or is it actually a place which can leave you creatively and emotionally satiated. Tell us about more such movies that you think should be counted among the most amazing stories.