We can say that 2018 turned exactly the opposite of 2017 for Bollywood. While last year we saw some horrible movies with no storyline like Noor, Begum Jaan, Half Girlfriend and Rangoon but this year seems much more like a roller coaster with back-to-back must watch movies!
We kick started 2018 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat which went to create new records in Hindi cinema. Since then, this year has been nothing more than a breath of fresh air with some mind blowing movies such as Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Pad Man, Veere Di Wedding, Raazi and Sanju.
From the script and location to the music and acting, there is absolutely nothing to not like about this year’s releases. If anything, every movie that has released till now, this year has not only made us fall more for the A-lister actors but also proven that where everyone is debating whether nepotism really exists in Bollywood or not, we have a pool of fresh talent just waiting for us!
A movie not only needs good direction and actor but it also requires a strong supportive cast. While you were all cribbing about Karan Johar and his upcoming example of nepotism: Student of the Year 2, we took the time out to refresh your minds with these fine talents which have surely taken Bollywood and us by surprise!
Shikha Talsania in Veere Di Wedding
I believe she was the most natural of them all. After making her debut in Ranbir Kapoor's Wake Up Sid, Shikha has proven that she's in for the long run!
Vicky Kaushal in Sanju
While watching the movie there will come a time when you would LITERALLY have to decide: Should I concentrate on Ranbir Kapoor's performance and his more than authentic prosthetic make-up or Vicky Kaushal, who was a complete surprise package? Tough call!
Kiara Advani in Lust Stories
Kiara aka Meghna's story in this anthology was impressive. A young Indian bride who wants explore her physical satisfaction and proves that there is more to marriage than just falling in love, surely deserve a loud applause!
Rajshri Deshpande in Sacred Games
I'm not sure if you've watched the movies S Durga and Angry Indian Goddesses; if not, watch it for Rajshri. It wasn't until her role as Subhadra in Sacred Games that she found such recognition and appreciation from the critics and audience!
Jim Sarbh in Padmaavat
Do we even need to talk about him? He is brilliant and it's a pity that his character wasn't much explored in Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju. However, thanks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, Malik Kafur shall now live forever in our hearts.
Jaideep Ahlawat in Raazi
He was stunning as Shahid Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur and also, as Sudhir in Lust Stories but it wasn't until Meghna Gulzar's Raazi that we truly recognized his worth!
Vineet Kumar Singh in Mukkabaaz
After giving seventeen-long-years to the movies like Ugly and Gangs of Wasseypur, it was Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz which really showed us his amazing portrayal of Shravan Kumar Singh. There was a different kind of mixed vulnerability and intensity on screen that made this a love story grounded in reality.
Kubbra Sait in Sacred Games
Not many are able to outshine Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a negative role or Saif Ali Khan as a police officer, but here we are; Kubbra Sait worked magic as Kukoo, a transgender parading as a bar dancer, in Sacred Games.
Bollywood has proved it given quality over quantity. With everyone going gaga about star kids and commercial cinema, Bollywood takes his strong hold for content and talent. Hats off!
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