2018 is just about to end and the whole year had been a juggle of social and work responsibilities. When you were barely successful with that and with squeezing out time for your loved ones, hobbies and even a moment of solitude or two, there might have been times you missed out on the movies that you had enlisted in your ‘to-watch’ list and didn’t get time to fulfill the same. New Woman has listed down 20+ best of Bollywood films that you might have missed out or would love to watch again!
102 Not Out
…because father-son relationship is always understated in the entertainment industry. What else? Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, who had played brothers in the past, have outdone themselves in ‘102 Not Out’.
Putting Manoj Bajpayee and Siddharth Malhotra, along with Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher, together in his fifth directorial venture, Neeraj Pandey, yet again, presses on the issue of corruption.
Ayushmann Khurrana can never cease to come up with surprises for us with his impeccable acting skills. Tabu and Radhika Apte are flawless actresses, both in looks and in their performances as well. If these aren’t enough reasons to watch this black comedy thriller film, the plot and suspense will definitely put you on your seat’s edge.
Though Ayushmann Khurrana and his choices of movies will please us endlessly, this comedy-drama film has tickled our funny bone with a story-type that is quite common but not so commonly told.
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
Not many may have thought of watching this, but the story of Bhavesh Joshi is everything that goes on in a common man’s head on seeing local corruption. Harshvardhan Kapoor’s natural acting-skills look effortless.
Akshay Kumar’s choices of movies are very soul-satisfying, and ‘Gold’ is one such movie.
After having a baby, Rani Mukherjee’s come-back in Hichki was brilliant. She played school teacher suffering from Tourette syndrome (a common neuropsychiatric disorder). The character’s super (NOT over) confidence and a knack of living a life without ‘hiccups’, despite her condition, is very infectious.
A stunning tale of love, emotions and ‘Fyaar’, this movie plays on layers and layers of shades. The best part? Manmarziyaan does not have unrealistic, saintly protagonists. This movie will break your notions of societal morals as the characters aptly display the flawed millennial romance. All-in-all, Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vicky Kaushal deliver remarkable performances, keeping you engrossed in the roller-coaster of love, lust, and chaos.
Nawazuddin Siddique effortlessly portrays the role of Saadat Hasan Manto in the biographical drama film ‘Manto’. Though all the fans of Manto had gone all gaga over the mere news of the movie, Nawaz’s and his co-star’s performances undoubtedly have brought an era and its unsaid story back to life.
‘Mulk’ has Rishi Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Ashutosh Rana, Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa, Indraneil Sengupta and Prateik Babbar in it. Do we need to explain more?
With the year’s most heart-wrenching story of two young workmates and their unsaid love and friendship, the movie ‘October’ came out as a huge surprise for all the fans of Varun Dhawan. The new face of Bollywood – Banita Sandhu, set a benchmark, for sure! After ‘Piku’, Shoojit Sircar came up with yet another masterpiece!
Nothing less was expected from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, indeed, but Ranveer Singh’s performance in the periodic drama ‘Padmaavat’ is still fresh in our minds. The set, costumes, jewellery, music, etc. everything was impeccable, of course!
An autobiography on Arunachalam Muruganantham – the man who made low-cost sanitary pads possible in rural regions, Padman has not only worked great in the entertainment sector but also has put an immense impact on the social awareness of women’s health and menstrual sanitation throughout the country.
Pari, Anushka Sharma’s second production after ‘NH 10′, is not your usual dose of supernatural horror movie. Viewers, in fact, say that it is not a horror movie at all. “It’s more like a love story, where humanity and love triumphs over the ghastliest of situations,’ one such viewer claims. Curious now, aren’t you?
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Based on the true incident of Pokhran-II (they were a series of 5 nuclear bomb test explosions, conducted at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range, Rajasthan, in May 1998). While most of us knew about what happened, this movie digs in deeper to showcase us how exactly it all happened.
Alia Bhatt, yet again, wows everyone with her performance in the spy thriller film ‘Raazi’. The story is about Sehmat Khan, an undercover RAW agent, who is married into a Pakistani family by her father so that she can get some information about the ‘enemy’. Apart from the performances, the music is very much captivating.
If you loved movies such as Akshay Kumar’s ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ and ‘Special 26’, ‘Raid’ is a must-watch!
Needless to say, Sanju is a biopic on the life of Sanjay Dutt, and is probably the only movie made on a living Bollywood actor. Vicky Kaushal’s screen space became more prominent from this film. Undoubtedly, Ranbir Kapoor has effortlessly earned another feather on his hat with this one.
With the tagline of ‘Beimaan Pitega, Corruption Mitega’ (Dishonest will be thrashed, Corruption will be removed), Satyamev Jayate is a story about corruption and how the entire Mumbai Police force is tormented because of some corrupt officers.
Yes, had to include ‘Simmba’ in this list. The promos and the trailer (+ Ranveer’s Instagram posts) have talked enough about the movie. This one too, like any other Rohit Shetty’s movies, will have the right essence of commercial tadka put giving a social message in Shetty’s own version.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Luv Ranjan’s movies have been too satisfying for the millennials, indeed. While we had been used to of Kartik Aryan being romantically paired with Nushrat Barucha in all Ranjan’s movies, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has a very satisfying masaaledar story-line about it. Nushrat outdid herself by playing the perfect sly antagonist!
Brilliant singer Diljit Dosanjh is a brilliant actor too. Soorma is a real story of a real hockey hero and (currently) an Indian field hockey player and an ex-captain of the Indian Hockey team – Sandeep Singh, who was paralysed and in a wheelchair for two years because of an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006. Dosanjh has perfectly portrayed a fallen star’s struggle and determination to shine bright again.
A not-so-horror comedy-horror movie, Stree has pleasantly carved a niche of its own in everyone’s heart! This film has broken stereotypes, indeed, by giving an unsaid message – ‘destroying evil will not destroy the cause of it’. If you have missed this one, we give a 100% recommendation and an assurance that you will be amused/scared out of your wits!
Varun Dhawan’s and Anushka Sharma’s performance in ‘Sui Dhaaga’ was purely natural! Though the ‘Sui Dhaaga Challenge’ became an instant craze across the social media platform, the movie has weaved its impression in fans’ hearts.