2017 has been quite a year for Bollywood. After a long time we have top ten GOOD films which are totally different from the official list of top ten grossers of the year. That goes on to say a lot about commercial versus quality.
It’s commendable that Rajkummar Rao’s three films feature in this list. Says a lot about the choices one is making in life. Sanjay Mishra too features in three (two plus one as guest appearance). Ranvir Shorey features in two. Konkona Sen Sharma directs one and stars in one.
There are some special mentions before we give you the list; Akshay Kumar in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Ayushmann Khurana handling erectile dysfunction in ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhaan‘. Kranti Kanade’s romantic drama ‘CRD‘. And Nawaz Siddiqui in Haraamkhor.
THIS LIST IS NOT IN ANY CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:
- KADVI HAWA
Drama based on climate change directed by Nila Madhab Panda. Starring Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey. The film got a special mention at the 64th National Film Awards.
- ANAARKALI OF AARAH
Directed by Avinash Das; starring Swara Bhaskar and Sanjay Mishra. Anaarkali Aarah is a film on the atrocities witnessed by a erotic folk dancer in a small town.
- SECRET SUPERSTAR
Directed by Advait Chandan; starring Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan among others is a coming of age story of an aspiring singer born in a conservative family.
Directed by Amit Masurkar and starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and guest starring Sanjay Mishra. Newton is India’s official entry to the Oscars.
- HINDI MEDIUM
Directed by Saket Chaudhary; starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, Hindi Medium is a comedy drama about a couple trying to get their child admitted to one of the big schools of New Delhi.
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and starring none other than Rajkummar Rao; Trapped is a story of young man who gets trapped in a high rise building for weeks!
- BAREILLY KI BARFI
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Starring Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana. Bareilly Ki Barfi is a romantic comedy as sweet as its name.
- A DEATH IN THE GUNJ
Directed by Konkana Sen Sharma; Starring Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey. A Death In The Gunj is a quirky Indian drama set in an anglo-Indian town.
- LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Lipstick Under My Burkha is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Plabita among others. It is a black comedy that revolves around the lives of four women.
- MUKTI BHAWAN
Directed by Subhashish Bhutiani; starring Aadil Hussain and Lalit Behl. Mukti Bhawan is a light comedy of a father-son and Hotel Salvation, where people from all over the country/world come to die.
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