Oh Sure!! We’ve got lastly come to the top of our 42 days lengthy ballot to seek out out the most effective film of the final decade (2000 – 2009). We thank each voter for making our 2nd ballot a grand success. We understand that film goers are as passionate as we’re if the enthusiastic response is something to go by. We had 20 films on the preliminary record and added 5 extra films after first 10 days, after contemplating the ideas we had acquired. We now have critic in addition to widespread prime 10 films record. We current the critic’s record first with out losing a lot time.
CRITIC’S TOP 10
10) Dev D (2009)
(Director: Anurag Kashyap)
Anurag Kashyap made it very clear that he does not need a shiny and bigger than life Devdas, however a up to date Devdas for his adaptation. In all of the earlier variations of Devdas (together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali one), the Devdas was portrayed as a sympathetic character. This time Anurag needed to emphasize on the destructive aspect of Devdas. Did he actually deserve the love of Paro and Chandramukhi? Nope, the truth is he ended up ruining a lot of lives earlier than ruining his personal. Anurag additionally made mockery of the self pitying pastime of Indians. Right here comes the fashionable Devdas, Paro and Chanda who’ve modified so much with the altering occasions. Dev is that this conceited, spoilt man who primarily wants nothing however assist. Paro’s transformation is probably the most noteworthy twist on this new story. She’s not that demure, coy woman which you anticipate out of her, as an alternative she’s an unbiased woman who is ready to maintain herself. Although little surprising, she even sends her nude image to Dev. Now coming to Chanda, she’s this woman who’s a sufferer of society’s double requirements as she turned well-known in a single day after an MMS scandal and bears the brunt of merciless but humorous society. The remedy was refreshing and Abhay Deol did an exquisite job as the brand new age Devdas who principally changed drinks with medicine.
9) Rocket Singh: Salesman of The Yr (2009)
(Director: Shimit Amin)
It is likely one of the most unique films within the current previous. It was such an uncommon film the place the essential construction of the film was approach totally different from something often made in Bollywood; there have been no romance, typical songs and dances or the acquainted story telling territories. The display play, course and appearing have been prime notch. Principally, what ticks within the enterprise world? The film seeks the reply to this query. It was making an attempt to uncover the journey of an underdog specifically, Harpreet Singh Bedi (wonderful portrayal by Ranbir Kapor), who goes via collection of humiliations and opposition at his work place as a salesman trainee. He’s ridiculed by everybody and he silently suffers the insults. Nevertheless, what if he is received what it takes to succeed in on prime of the enterprise ladder? Having stated that, was it a simple journey? No, the truth is it was hell of a experience for Harpreet Singh which additionally was very silly of him however very thrilling for that matter. Will he have the ability to cope with the thorns on his approach? Sure, it is a very dangerous journey, however you’ll cheer for him on the best way and he steadily realizes the hero in him. Rocket Singh is actually an exquisite cinematic expertise. It rewrites a lot of cinematic myths and it treads its personal path and in the long run we see a really satisfying film. Sure, some of the revolutionary films within the final decade.
eight ) Devdas (2002)
(Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
If there’s one story which each Indian is aware of, then it have to be the story of Devdas. This basic story was retold as many occasions in each Indian language. Bhansali shouldn’t be the primary individual to make Devdas in Hindi, as we have now a really nicely appreciated Bimal Roy model starring Dileep Kumar. Why Indians are so hang-up on this story? Properly, famous director Anurag Kashyap (who additionally made his personal model of Devdas as ‘Dev D’ in 2009) reasoned that Indians love self pity as they’ve mastered this act all alongside. Sure, he is received some extent right here. We are likely to blame every little thing round after which ourselves the second one thing goes fallacious, as an alternative of taking corrective measures. Coming to Bhansali’s model, we consider it wasn’t utterly a flawless model. In pursuit of the grand units, songs, dances and jewellery one thing was lacking; was it the soul? The ache of Devdas? Could also be. Nevertheless, we will not overlook the sheer ardour of Bhansali which no different director might recreate. Relating to a big scale magnum opus we nonetheless do not have somebody as passionate and articulate as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. So, we will forgive the brief comings and applaud Bhansali for his distinctive imaginative and prescient and keenness. In any case Bollywood has no id if a film like Devdas is just not made every now and then!!
7) Paheli (2005)
(Director: Amol Palekar)
Right here comes one of the crucial lovely films of the last decade. It is about the great thing about fairy tales which is so fascinating. The film begins with the shepherd Amitabh Bachchan saying “Barso Purani Prem Kahani..Ek Aurath Ki..Jiska Naam tha, Lachi..”. From that second onwards we’re hooked on to this fairy story a lot like a large eyed child. Sure, there was this woman specifically Lachi, who fell in love with a particularly romantic ghost. Although it was not categorized as a romantic film it was romantic to the core and the ghost might give run for his or her cash for each different Romeo dwelling or lifeless. Paheli has this ingenious poetic contact which provides to the appeal of the film. The great thing about Rajasthan was captured stunningly on this film with breath taking visuals and one-of-its-kind music. The music was top-of-the-line ever and the nationwide award profitable track ‘Dheere jalna..’ might simply win the most effective music of the last decade title. It was a magical film the place good story, display play and path coupled with beautiful aesthetics. Briefly, Paheli is likely one of the best murals and you’ll immediately fall for the over all allure of the ghost and the film. Above all, lachi is that this lovely woman who was not afraid of accepting a ghost as a lover instead of her husband who had little interest in her. She was very positive of what she needed regardless that the fictional story dates again to a whole lot of years in the past.
6) Johny Gaddar (2007)
(Director: Sriram Raghavan)
Johny Gaddar is an ideal noir film which is tremendously impressed by the thrillers made by Vijay Anand and the novels of James Hadley Chase. Flawless is the primary phrase involves our thoughts. If there’s one current film which paid tribute the style ‘thriller’ then it have to be Johny Gaddar, all the best way. The best way the story proceeds is actual pleasure and you’d say ‘wah..’ for the quick paced display play which is so engrossing from the phrase go. Dev Anand’s film’ Johny Mera Naam’ impressed the title and Sriram Raghavan deserves an enormous spherical of applause for giving a noir film which surpasses even Hollywood requirements. It is an unique work on the similar time and it deserves our particular point out. We might say ‘Do not miss it at any value ‘as some films are supposed to be skilled!
5) A Wednesday (2008 )
(Director: Neeraj Pandey)
Right here comes a film with a narrative which no one might think about of their wildest goals. The suspense of this film was nicely executed and it was like an incomparable expertise. We have now seen many films on terrorists and it wasn’t that onerous to think about the place the story is heading; more often than not. A Wednesday was a revelation; a brilliant expertise
like Neeraj got here and altered all the grammar of film making. Sure, widespread man shouldn’t be a idiot and terrorists who deliver Mumbai underneath the chilling moments once in a while ought to understand this, ultimately, for their very own good. The message is delivered and the way powerfully!! Two of probably the most gifted actors of Bollywood, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah got here nose to nose and it was troublesome to guage who outdone whom. Nevertheless, we assume it have to be Anupam Kher given he has a slight edge over Naseeruddin Shah within the film; properly Anupam needed to underplay more often than not.
four) Aamir (2008 )
(Director: Rajkumar Gupta)
Aamir is yet one more film on terrorism and Mumbai metropolis. In a single phrase we might describe it as ‘Intense’. It is a whirlwind journey of a person specifically Dr. Aamir Ali, who simply returned to Mumbai from UK. He is within the arms of Islamic extremists they usually need to perform a bomb blast within the metropolis with the assistance of Aamir and for this they’ve kidnapped Aamir’s household. He has to select and he is been taken to the poverty ridden streets of Mumbai the place he meets giant proportion of Muslim inhabitants. Rajkumar Gupta entered the Bollywood scene together with his robust directorial talents and solely a superb director can pull off such a one line story completely on the shoulder of a taught display play. Aamir’s troublesome journey turns into viewers’s as we’re on the sting of the seat to see what occurs subsequent. It is a hell of a journey with that pink bag and you’ll always remember it; that is the most important cinematic achievement of Aamir.
three) Munnabhai MBBS (2003)
(Director: Rajkumar Hirani)
A very good film is all about how a lot it influences you positively and the way a lot it makes you assume. Munnabhai does that effortlessly whereas offering excessive leisure. Just lately, on Koffee With Karan that includes Sanjay Dutt, a gaggle of MBBS college students from a Mumbai medical school spoke in an emotional tone concerning the film. They have been saying how a lot this film impressed them to hitch this career and to make use of it for good. That is the second the makers ought to understand how a lot a goon might train the individuals from all walks of life to like one another. It taught in easy phrases that a easy hug can soften even the most important issues in somebody’s life. Cease operating after cash, it is love which is the remedy to all the issues we’ve got and it is freed from coast. Even Mahatma Gandhi realized that Munnabhai and Circuit are doing what he had left half finished. Did Rajkumar Hirani ever understand that he is giving delivery to 2 of probably the most iconic characters ever on Indian celluloid?…and may we ever cease loving them?.
2) Lagaan (2001)
(director: Ashutosh Gowarikar)
Lagaan is undoubtedly Bollywood’s most priced possession and it has achieved basic standing in a short while span itself. Here’s a film which is ideal in each sense and you’d marvel if there’s one other Lagaan potential in one other 100 years. Lagaan is an epic, with the grandeur and the size with which Ashutosh Gowarikar portrayed the plight of the farmers in a village, within the British occupied India. The story was a revelation; concerning the energy of goodness and humanity. It speaks volumes concerning the collective human spirit and the film proves which you can transfer mountains with united human spirit. It was a flawless film and the each facet of the film stood shining, be it the genuine units, costumes by Oscar profitable Bhanu Athaiya, music by one other Oscar winner A R Rahman, story, screenplay, dialogues, appearing (particularly, giant variety of supporting characters), cinematography, choreography and above all Ashutosh Gowarikar’s taut course. So many elements got here collectively as if magic and you will notice nothing however brilliance on each body. Such a film comes as soon as in each 100 years, could also be!
1) Swades (2004)
(Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar)
Right here comes probably the most lovely, really feel good film of the last decade. Sure, it is extraordinarily onerous to not fall in love with this film. This film will depart you considering and on the similar time make you smile. You’ll secretly find yourself hoping that you’d settle in such a small village the place it is possible for you to to odor the soil and really feel safe at house. You would want for a loving mom determine like Kaveri Amma to feed you and somebody as lovely and headstrong as Geeta to fall in love with. Swades is about residence and the virtues you will have left at residence. Mahatma Gandhi as soon as stated, “India’s heart lies in the villages” and the way true!! Sure, we’re this sensitive, full-of-heart emotional fools and we nonetheless love that about us. What prompted a NASA scientist like Mohan to return again to his roots? As a result of you’ll be able to’t overlook your roots nevertheless far you’ve got gone. Swades was fairly poetic in its narration and each body had one thing deeply irresistible. House is the place the guts is and there are individuals ready for you, go embrace it Mohan!
Now let’s examine the favored prime 10.
POPULAR TOP 10
10) Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
(Director: Farhan Akhtar)
Dil Chahta Hai will stay as one landmark film so far as new age films are involved. The east-meets-west phenomenon within the cities was onerous to neglect after some extent and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ got here on the proper juncture. There wanted a brand new type of film which look in to the brand new age sensibilities that are largely veering in the direction of western tradition. The type of male bonding we noticed in Sholay was recreated in Dil Chahtha Hai preserving at this time’s youth in thoughts and they’re in to hurry courting or weekend getaways in Goa. Three buddies and their lives have been captured in a very mature trend and Farhan Akhtar deserves an enormous applause for the delicate, enjoyable remedy of the topic.
9) Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
(Director: Rakesh Roshan)
Given Bollywood isn’t that technically superior in comparison with the west, an excellent hero film was a distant dream. Rakesh Roshan, the person, took this problem and introduced one thing which was actually commendable contemplating the shoe string budgets we have now. It was an Indian adaptation of Speilberg’s ET and Rakesh Roshan tried his degree greatest to offer us a bankable tremendous hero within the type of Rohit (Hrithik). The in any other case ridiculed Hrithik’s character was given a brand new lease of life with additional powers by an additional terrestrial dwelling object specifically ‘Jadoo’. The relation between Jadoo and Hrithik’s character was heartwarming and the particular results have been neatly executed.
eight ) Devdas (2002)
Devdas has already been featured on the critic’s listing. Refer #eight.
7) Rang De Basanti (2006)
(Director: Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra)
Within the wake of latest age films, Mehra got here up with a taut script which was fascinating and weird. The facility which comes with the awakening of group of individuals is magnanimous and Mehra proven it in its full glory. He attracts parallels between the liberty struggle actions and anti-corruption actions. For the efficient execution of the theme, he took the assistance of few aimless younger males who have been confused and irresponsible of their life. Mehra warns us that a second freedom motion is within the offing and we’ve got rising variety of social injustices and evils which warrant the eye of at this time’s youth. To place forth his angst, he took a moderately violent path which was just like that of legendary freedom fighter Bhagath Singh. We’ve our reservations about that; in any other case,
a incredible film!
6) Taare Zameen Par (2007)
(Director: Aamir Khan)
Taare Zameen Par noticed Aamir Khan on the director’s seat for the primary time and he proved himself that he is a really delicate director. Directing a film with a toddler actor as the primary protagonist is just not a simple feat as solely completed directors might obtain that. On prime of it, the film handled the troubles of a dyslexic child and it required nice restraint from the director to current it with sensitivity and on the similar time carried out away with being overtly sensitive. Darsheel Safari turned the favourite of the nation submit the discharge; a celebrity in his personal proper. It was coronary heart wrenching to see him going via a lot inside turmoil in such a young age and never too many might maintain their tears whereas watching Shankar Mahadevan’s Nationwide Award profitable music ‘Maa’. The questions he requested by means of that track made all of the eyes moist within the theatre. The film additionally made a robust assertion about in the present day’s instructional system which is all concerning the grading and the insufferable strain.
5) Swades (2004)
Swades has already been featured on the critic’s prime 10, please refer #1
four) Lagaan (2001)
Lagaan has already been featured on the critic’s prime 10, please refer #2
three) three idiots (2009)
(Director: Raj Kumar Hirani)
three Idiots was an entire entertainer and on the similar time it carried a message. Raj Kumar Hirani was all the time recognized for his social related but entertaining films and ‘three idiots’ adopted the custom. It makes some strong statements concerning the age previous schooling system in India. Impressed by the Chetan Bhagat ebook, ‘5 level somebody’, it offers with the strain college students face so far as selecting profession is worried. It is your mother and father or the demanding society that determine one of the best profession for you and you find yourself learning a type of programs that are straight ticket to excessive paying jobs and also you lead a bitter existence for the remainder of your life. Is everybody ready for that? Hirani was making an attempt to shed some mild in to the in any other case uncared for difficulty and it met with thunderous applause from all quarters. College students throughout the nation might immediately join with the helplessness shared by the protagonists, all of the whereas having fun with the ‘balatkar’ speech of Omi Vaidya.
2) Jab We Met (2007)
(Director: Imtiaz Ali)
Can Bollywood ever cease making these extremely romantic films for which the business has been recognized for a very long time? We like to fall in love with the quintessential hero and heroine of Bollywood romantic films. We need to sing and dance with them and that feeling by no means modifications. Jab We Met is the one typical romantic film on the record and clearly defines romance we now have seen within the final decade. Indians always face the east versus west conflicts, particularly the youth within the cities. On one hand Velocity-dating and stay in relationships are catching on quick and at however we aren’t but prepared to go away our tender Indian values. Household, mother and father and each different age previous symbols are pricey to us. Right here comes, Imtiaz Ali, the grasp story teller who can converse non cease about coronary heart and its little dilemmas for hours, in fact after Yash Chopra. He creates an iconic character like Geet who is ready to maintain you glued to your seat together with her inimitable allure and purity. It was a time once we thought film makers stopped writing lovely roles for a feminine actor and Imtiaz fleshed out a woman who all of us have been ready for. The standard boy-meets-girl story has its coronary heart set on the proper place. Although it was an out and out Kareena film Shahid Kapoor gave ample help in his troublesome position which is in truth certainly one of his profession bests. It isn’t that straightforward job to remain within the background doing nothing however listening to continuous Geet. He needed to present that he is recovering from the previous wounds and on the similar time hopelessly falling in love with Kareena. The tender spoken Aditya and chatter field Geet are extraordinarily likable and viewers beloved each little bit of their interplay which additionally rekindled our religion in love tales yet again.
1) Kaminey (2009)
(Director: Vishal Bharadwaj)
Kaminey is a robust phrase and the maverick director Vishal Bharadwaj couldn’t discover a higher method to categorical the edginess of this film. Kaminey marked the delivery of Shahid, the tremendous star. These romantic films Shahid did so early in his profession couldn’t assist him a lot to flee the stereotype or to create an id. Kaminey offered him the a lot wanted uncooked, mature, heroic, manly aura which reworked him utterly in to a different league. Vishal Bharadwaj, who’s in any other case recognized for his intense films tread a unique path in Kaminey the place he launched dry sarcasm and enjoyable regardless that the story had a lot scope for bloodshed and shootouts. ‘Trendy’ is the proper phrase to explain Kaminey. Vishal is understood for his penchant for underworld and the undercurrent violence. He additionally acquired impressed from the 70’s underworld films and the brother’s rivalry related to films in that period. He created twin brothers Guddu and Charlie who’re as totally different as chalk and cheese and their speech obstacle is the one factor they’ve in widespread. Although the plot will get extraordinarily difficult with giant variety of characters in the direction of finale, Vishal managed to make it look as trendy and entertaining as potential. Although Kaminey was meant to be an entertainer Vishal Bharadwaj however took measures to match as much as the brilliance his films are often related to. Rumors have been rife that each Shahid and Vishal needed to do a sequel to Kaminey, we hope that it materializes! In any case, who can overlook the gyrating ‘Dhan Ta Nan’ which introduced all the nation down with its explosive power?
As soon as once more, thanks all for giving us firm on this lengthy journey. We hope to provide you with one other fascinating ballot very quickly:)
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