A success of a movie is determined by the revenue figures from the box office. Sometimes, much-hyped films often get at a poor reception at the theatres; but unfancied films, many with no great star cast, may triumph or win applauds from both the public and the critic. Today let's have a look at 10 such Bollywood movies that you should watch before the year ends. It was indeed a mixed year with flops, hits and blockbusters but this year Bollywood witnessed a trend of taking up unusual subjects. Here goes our picks:
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte and Ashwini Kalsekar.
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Theme: A psychological thriller, 'Andhadhun' is about a pianist who pretends to be blind and gets involved in a crime which he did not witness.
What's best: Direction, highly engaging, amazing performances.
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma, and Jaideep Ahlawat.
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Theme: An Indian spy married to a Pakistani man during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
What's best: Alia Bhatt's screen-presence and Vicky Kaushal's performance, fine balance of realism and thriller, and an unconventional way of story telling.
3. Badhaai Ho
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Surekha Sikri, and Sanya Malhotra.
Director: Amit Sharma
Theme: An aged-mother in a family is pregnant and the incidents that follow
What's best: Performances and refreshing storyline with punchy lines. Entertainer.
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte.
Director: R. Balki
Theme: Lakshmi, a welder decides to revolutionisze the manufacturing of pads for women and creates menstural hygiene awareness
What's best: The film with beautifully etched characters tackles the 'shame' that society has set.
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, and Gitanjali Rao.
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Theme: How co-workers Dan and Shiuli get to know each other and thereby changes their lives forever.
What's best: Rhythmic narrative, performances and contemporary approach.
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Theme: Rumi and Vicky are in love but out of family pressure she agrees to an arranged marriage and gets married to Robbie.
What's best: Though the storyline seem cliched, it's the packaging that goes well. Original treatment and performances are the best parts.
Starring: Rani Mukerji
Director: Sidharth P Malhotra
Theme: A woman with Tourette's syndrome gets a job as a teacher at an elite school
What's best: The performance. A well-intentioned film based on a true-life story.
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana, and Abhishek Banerjee.
Director: Amar Kaushik
Theme: Chanderi town is haunted by a unique legend of the spirit of an angry woman who stalks men during a festive period.
What's best: A comedy horror that balances shocks and laughs well. Performances.
Starring: Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Theme: A Muslim family strugglse to reclaim its lost honour.
What's best:Strong performances and in-depth characterisation.
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar.
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Theme: A road journey that changes the life of three souls.
What's best: Performances. Light-hearted comedy.