The year 2013 witnessed a number of new Bollywood releases, bit was not amazing in terms of content and presentation. However, there are some flicks that stood out for me. Various directors showed that rigorous work can be done with sheer passion of filmmaking. Below are my favorite five from the year 2013. I haven’t categorized them as any form of cinema, but each one of them were able to spin my nerves in one way or the other.
5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
: This romantic comedy explores various relationships beside the awesome chemistry between Deepika and Ranbir. Relationship between friends, relationship between parents and children and aspirations of career are beautifully interwoven by Ayan Mukerji. It is an enjoyable ride altogether. Ranbir and Deepika excel in their performances with an excellent supporting cast.
4. Kai Po Che!:
This buddy film makes you laugh and cry and tells the abiding friendship of three people. The film engages you completely from the first frame till the last one and one finds completely immersed in this flick. Sushant Singh Rajput emerges out as one of the best actors discovered in 2013 while Abhishek Kapoor proves his credibility second time as a director.
3. Lootera: This one ensures that there are still variations available in telling a love story. With an extraordinary music composition and beautiful lyrics, the movie steals the heart of lovers of romantic stories. Making a periodical romance is always a tough job, but Vikramaditya Motwane handles the job with amazing grip over narration. Sonakshi Sinha delivers her career best performance.
2. Madras Café: The trailer of Madras Café says it all. It is a ground breaking film in the history of Indian Cinema. Shoojit Sircar takes a challenging job to design this political spy thriller and delivers it with conviction. It shows that there are other neighbour issues, which India has to deal with apart from the one that our movies always restrict to. With brilliant cinematography and a good attempt by John Abraham, this movie was well received by all and sundry.
1. The Lunchbox: This film definitely won millions of hearts. With simplest of characters, it gives the insight of human emotions at best. Every character in this film by Ritesh Batra delivers an excellent performance. One of the best love stories ever, it adds another feather to the crown of Irrfan Khan.
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