Best of 2015: Top 5 Bollywood Films Of The Year
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a comedy-drama film directed by Kabir Khan. Scripted by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and the film was produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. the film features Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra in the lead roles, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan feature in supporting roles. Salman Khan stars as Bajrangi, and ardent devotee of a Hindu deity, Hanuman, who embarks on taking a six-year old Pakistani girl (Malhotra) separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown. the film is made on a budget of ₹90 crore.
The film was released worldwide on 17 July 2015 to positive reviews from critics, who acclaimed the screenplay, and the acting performances of Salman Khan and Malhotra. It emerged as a commercial success grossing over ₹6.26 billion worldwide and in the process became the second highest grossing Indian film after Aamir Khan’s PK.
Talvar is a drama film written by Vishal Bharadwaj and directed by Meghna Gulzar. the film is produced by Junglee Pictures. Talvar is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case, in which a teenage girl and her family servant were found murdered, and her parents were convicted for the murders. The film features Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah in leading roles and Tabu in a guest appearance.
Badlapur is an Action crime thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan and produced by Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla. The film features Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, with Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta and Radhika Apte in supporting roles.
the film is made on a budget of ₹25 crore. it was released on 20 February 2015. Box Office India reported that Badlapur grossed approximately ₹77 crore worldwide.
NH10 is a slasher thriller film directed by Navdeep Singh. It stars Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam in lead roles, and marks the production debut of Sharma. The film is co-produced by Phantom Films and Eros International. It tells the story of a young couple whose road trip goes awry after an encounter with a group of violent criminals.Part of the story is loosely adapted on 2007 Manoj-Babli honour killing case. Plot of story is also taken from english movie ‘Eden Lake’ and adopted in Indian context. The film’s title refers to the 403 km long National Highway 10 in India.
the film is made on a budget of ₹13 crore and it collects ₹13 crore worldwide. it was released on 13 March 2015. The film and Sharma’s performance garnered critical acclaim, and the film emerged as a sleeper hit. Some critics consider it the most violent Hindi-language movie in the 2010’s.
Piku is a comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by N.P. Singh, Ronnie Lahiri and Sneha Rajani. It stars Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, with Moushumi Chatterjee and Jishu Sengupta portraying supporting roles. It tells the story of the short-tempered Piku Banerjee, her grumpy, ageing father Bhashkor and Rana Chaudhary, who is stuck between the father-daughter duo, as they embark on a journey to Kolkata.
the film was released on 8 May 2015. The film garnered wide critical acclaim upon release. Critics praised the screenplay, performances, humour and overall simplicity. It also emerged as a commercial success worldwide. Made on a budget of ₹420 million (US$6.3 million), Piku earned ₹1.04 billion (US$16 million) worldwide.