10 Bollywood movies of 2018 that you shouldn't miss


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:

1. Andhadhun

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.

2. Raazi

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.

4. Padman

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.

5. October

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.

6. Manmarziyaan

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.

7. Hichki

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.

8. Stree

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.

9. Mulk

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.

10. Karwaan

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.