The year has gone by and we are presently at that juncture where we list down our favies from 2014. Hundreds of films release every year and it is surely one hell of a task to list down n number of favorite films. Some are good, some are bad, some just fare okayish, but some certainly do stand out. Here we enumerate the Best Films of 2014, which left an indelible mark upon our minds.
Imtiaz Ali’s vision is something we all are fans of! And with Highway, he brought the best out of Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda. The story travels in such smooth course that we are with the movie all along. With A.R. Rahaman’s music finesse adding brownie points to the flick, we all just loved Highway!
Said to be the biggest surprise package of 2014, Vikas Bahl’s Queen became the Queen of our hearts. With its unordinary and simplistic charm, this film just made our hearts melt. The depiction is done so beautifully, that we all instantaneously, connect with Kangana and her character. The film has some seriously dope acting and we love the rustic musical touch.
The Underdog of 2014, Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya was something extraordinary. The technique, the color, the use of time and the apt representation of the tale of Indian Artist Raja Ravi Verma, Ketan Mehta showed the world his talent bounty. Nandana Sen and Randeep Hooda were at their best in the film and you see cinema from the eyes of a maestro. Though the film was made years back, and found it hard to release over the years, its 2014 release was aptly timed.
Based on a true story, Nagesh Kukunoor’s rendition was highly appreciated by one and all. Monali Thakur in the shoes of a 14 year old girl who was traded and molested, was heart-breaking to see. But when she took her wrong-doers to court and sought justice, filled us with pride. When Nagesh, makes a film, he makes sure he pours human emotions into the film. And with Lakshmi too, he did so.
Seeing Madhuri Dixit and Huma Quereshi take the whole show away from Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi was a delight! Abhishek Chaubey’s Dedh Ishqiya was something nice we got to see on screen. While Ishqiya was Babban and Khalujaan’s film, Dedh Ishqiya was Begum Para and Muniya’s film.
Rajkumar Rao and Patralekha’s acting bomb was dropped on all of us and we are still under the effect of it. Hansal Mehta’s Citylights is a tale of a poor farmer who comes to the City of Dreams in the hope of a better life. The tale is told in an exemplary manner. The movie was lauded by the critics.
Anurag Kashyap was back with a bang. This year ending treat was a New Year gift to the all cinema-lovers. The film was dark and realistic. It also gave us chills while watching it. It has got sky-rocketed ratings from the movie critics and becomes a must-watch affair.
Love for Indian cinema is not divided by borders and this is clearly shown in Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan. The film is widely applauded for in many film festivals and finally released in India in June. Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq’s performances have received praises from both critics and the audiences.
9.Hasee Toh Phasee:
Now amidst all serious, raw, hard-hitting films and action thriller and pot-boilers, who wouldn’t love a feel-good romantic comedy? Dharma Productions’ Hasee Toh Phasee stands out and is a delightful watch. Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra make a really good on-screen pair and they have acted really well. The film deals with commitment issues and does have a happy ending. In India, one cannot blame us for being die-hard romantics! Can they?
A lot has been said about Raju Hirani’s P.K starring Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan. While the film is en route to making and breaking some serious moolah records, we can’t help but notice the good storyline it offers. It does have its own flaws, but overall the film shines too bright. Aamir has touched hearts and acted brilliantly in the flick.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider is a cinematic brilliance. It is dark, shady, realistic and highly moving. Shahid Kapoor was at his career-best, along with great acting portrayal by Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and cameo by Irrfan Khan. Bhardwaj finally completes his Shakespearean Trilogy with Haider being inspired by Hamlet. The way he placed it in the Kashimiri backdrop is worth all the applause. It becomes one film that you must not miss at any cost!