While the big movies were breaking and making records at the box office there were some really good movies which not only won the hearts but also did well at the box office. As Manjhi says “Shandar, zabardast, zindabad” films of Bollywood in 2015. Checkout the list here.
While everyone was praising the movies by their box office success, some movies not only got a critical acclaim but also were loved by both masses and classes.
Directed by Sriram Raghavan this revenge story was not a typical Bollywood film, Nawazuddin Siddique as Liak stunned us while Varun Dhawan as Raghav gave his best performance till date. The strong supporting team which had Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte was a pleasure to watch.
This is a heart wrenching movie based on Arushi Talwar Murder case where Vishal Bhardwaj amazed us as a Writer. Directing Talvar was a huge task but Meghna Gulzar did that remarkably well. Performances by Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma were amazing.
3. TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS
This is a rare example where movies get better with sequels, After the success of romantic comedy Tanu Weds Manu which was released in 2011, the sequel Tanu Weds Manu Returns directed by Anand L. Rai did better at the box office and was a huge success.
After 4 remakes in 4 different languages it was a big task and responsibility to remake it in Hindi, Director Nishikant Kamath gave justice to this thriller which was based on the story by Jeethu Joseph.
Ajay Devgan was an apt choice for the role as he portrayed the character with an ease which was already done by superstars Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan. Tabu as a police officer and a mother did a splendid job as usual while Kamlesh Sawant as a corrupt Sub-Inspector stole the show.
It seems Akshay Kumar has decided to do atleast one film a year which is different from his regular potboilers and when he does it with Neeraj Pandey it assures you of some sensible and good entertainment. After giving a hit movie Special 26 this duo gave us yet another sensible entertainer Baby which is an Indian spy action thriller.
Akshay Kumar is a treat to watch in this film while Tapsee Pannu needs a special mention here for her performance especially for her action sequences.
6. MANJHI – THE MOUNTAIN MAN
This is a film based on a true story which in itself is not any less than a miracle. Nawazuddin Siddique never leaves a chance to amaze us with his performances. This is a first film where he played a main lead and he played it so well. This man is never short of surprises. Radhika Apte as usual played his wife with ease and innocence. In the end all we can say about this movie is Shandar, zabardast, zindabad!
Considering the star cast Piku is a big film but alongwith big stars it also has a nice content. Directed by Shoojit Sircar this movie is about a relationship between an aged father and his unmarried daughter. Deepika Padukone not only looks beautiful but also performs brilliantly along with best actors of Bollywood Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan.
8. BAJIRAO MASTANI
Even after all the controversies Bajirao Mastani stands strong and is doing great at the box office. It is a big film to be mentioned in this list but it sure deserves a place here as a salute to Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for such a beautiful piece of art. While other directors may envy SLB ,he has excelled as a Director, Music Director and above all as a dreamer.
NH10 is a 2015 Indian slasher thriller film directed by Navdeep Singh. First film of Anushka Sharma as a producer. It was a big surprise as this film had no big names except for Anushka Sharma but the film did well at the box office and also earned critical acclaim for the film and also for Anushka Sharma’s performance.
Masaan/Fly Away Solo is an Indian Hindi drama film directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. The directorial debut film is an Indo-French co-production. This movie was critically acclaimed for its story and beautiful performances by Richa Chaddha, Sanjay Mishra and others.
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