The Best of Bollywood: 2008


Okay, here’s top 10 of the best of Bollywood films in 2008. It’s my list, and of course it doesn’t necessarily match with yours.

Dasvidaniya: Charming tale of a man spending his last few months. Vinay Pathak at his best.

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na: Nice script, breezy entertainer, old story… but with a fresh approach

A Wednesday: Tight script, a bit of preaching, no conventional heroes. But gripping.

Aamir: Though a lift of a Filipino film, it’s an intriguing thriller with Rajiv Khandelwal putting in a wonderful performance.

Rock On: Probably Jhankar Beats was better, but this one struck a chord as well.

Mithya: A bit patchy at times, but Ranvir Shorey puts in a delightful performance.

Oye Lucky Lucky Oye: Didn’t live up to the Khosla ka Ghosla promise, but still was watchable. Abhay Deol delights.

Shaurya: Inspired from “A Few Good Men”,  it has a powerful performance from Kay Kay Menon.

Mumbai Meri Jaan: Character driven and nicely scripted, it has a close look at various individuals’ reaction to the bomb blasts on Mumbai trains.

U Me aur Hum: Surprisingly good. Wonderful chemistry between Kajol and Ajay Devgan. Plus, Devgan does a good job with a few pretty complicated scenes.

Posted by Manish on December 26, 2008 in In Bollywood

5 comments

1 Anshu { 12.26.08 at 12:58 am }

Aww no… I haven’t seen a single one from that list. Some luck!

2 Shobha { 12.26.08 at 10:53 am }

Have seen Rock On – loved it. Want to see A Wednesday and Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na badly.

I like your list – will try to see all of them sometime soon (I hope!!).

3 Padma { 12.27.08 at 7:29 am }

lovely list have watched three wanted to catch the rest oye lucky lucky oye too but ghajini has wiped out all the other films. missed the others though really wanted to see. totally agree with your list manish.

4 mmao { 12.27.08 at 4:41 pm }

Manish when do you see these movies between beatings from nitu harassment from me peeling stuff and work oh and blogging and drinking do you actually go to cinemas to watch these artsy fartsy films or do you see them at home and shobha wants to join you in your sur phira ness I want to see a movie to take me away from real life, you want to revisit it why? if you like pain idhar a mein belan se marthi hoon

5 Shobha { 12.27.08 at 5:19 pm }

Mmaoji, Have you thought about this??? Sayad Manish and I have sur phira ness in common and that’s what made us friends??? hahahaha :lol:

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