We’re now at the beginning of 2016, so it’s a great time of the year to recap the best movies of the previous year. My list here spans genres from thriller, animation to the best of romance, comedy and action block buster hits! Take a look.
- Bajirao Mastani – Romance
When you talk of unrequited love, it’s always Romeo-Juliet, Heer-Ranjha and Laila-Majnu. With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao-Mastani we have a new addition to these love sagas. The movie is an 18th-century love story between the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika Padukone). It’s also the story of Kashibai, Bajirao’s gamine wife, who’s quite honestly, the most interesting character in the love triangle. However, the intense love, longing and the chemistry between Peshwa and Mastani are engrossing and praise-worthy.
- Inside Out – Animation
‘Dear Director Pete Docter, you kept us waiting for a new release, for almost 6 years after ‘Up.’ Well, Inside Out, your latest animated classic movie was definitely worth the wait for us. The movie takes place in the brain of a young girl named Riley. She is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. A funny, adventurous, and emotionally moving movie.
- Drishyam – Thriller
Drishyam, is an edge-of-the-seat Indian thriller drama directed by Nishikant Kamat. The story revolves around a man Vijay (Ajay Devgan) who takes desperate measures to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime. The plot of the story is so fast-paced and intriguing that you will be left with a pounding heart and a smile on your face at the end of the film.
- Mad Max: Fury Road- Action
Hands down, this is one of the best action movies of the year. With great performances from Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, director George Miller’s has given audiences a dramatic peek into a world of monstrous former humans and the insane vehicles they engineer to survive. However, the movie presents a wonderfully refreshing feminist mindset under the pretext of a typical action movie, which we sincerely applaud!
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns – Comedy
A hilarious film by Anand L Rai that had everyone in splits. Special credits to Kangna Ranaut’s striking performance, as both – the bratty Tanu and the doppelganger Kusum. Not to miss, her absolutely flawless Haryanvi accent. Some sharp, comic dialogues and great performances by all actors made this sequel of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ a remarkably entertaining movie.