Top 10 Bollywood blockbusters in last 12 months

Published: February 28, 2013

YASHIKA MATHUR
IANS

Action, drama, comedy or romance ‚ÄĒ¬†you name it and Bollywood had it this year. Be it small-budget content-driven films or typical potboilers, the industry saw a great mix of movies throughout 2012.

IANS picks the best of the lot that rocked the box office:

Ek Tha Tiger: 

The very fact that former real-life couple Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were the lead pair for this film was enough to draw audiences to the theatres. Its songs and power-packed action kept the cash registers ringing. Salman played an Indian spy named Tiger, who falls head over heels in love with a female spy from Pakistan, played by Katrina. Their chemistry, of course, worked.

Rowdy Rathore: 

The return of Akshay Kumar ‚ÄĒ¬†that’s what this film was awaited for. Akshay’s action, mixed with Prabhudheva’s distinct taste of dance and exaggerated jumps, gave Hindi movie buffs a perfect masala affair. The Bollywood remake of Telugu movie “Vikramarkudu”, it also starred Sonakshi Sinha.

Agneepath: 

Another remake, Agneepath was a dream debut for Karan Malhotra. He added a contemporary touch to the eponymous 1990 movie. With Hrithik Roshan reprising the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and Sanjay Dutt playing the villain Kaancha Cheena, Agneepath turned out to be 2012′s first blockbuster.

Housefull 2: 

A sequel to hit 2010 movie Housefull, this Sajid Khan film, with its classic comic sequences but slightly crowded cast, made a bundle at the box office.

Barfi!: 

The simple story line, sensitive treatment and excellent performances helped Anurag Basu’s¬†Barfi!¬†establish an emotional connection with the audience. The love story of a deaf and mute boy, played deftly by Ranbir Kapoor, and an autistic girl, played by Priyanka Chopra, left many teary-eyed. Barfi! was India’s official entry for the foreign film category Oscar.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan: 

Love was redefined in typical Yash Chopra way with¬†Jab Tak Hai Jaan.¬†The final work of the late filmmaker, who bid adieu to the world just a few days before the movie’s release, featured the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan, in the lead. The movie, also featuring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, captured the scenic beauty of London and Kashmir very well.

Bol Bachchan: 

It was hard to think there could be a modern day version of the 1979 comedy Gol Maal. But Rohit Shetty made it happen Рand how! This Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn-starrer turned out to be truly paisa vasool.

Son of Sardaar:

Remember Ajay Devgn and his¬†Phool Aur Kaante¬†stunt on two bikes? He took it to the next level by riding together on two horses in¬†Son of Sardaar.¬†A turban-clad Ajay managed to tickle viewers’ funny bones, along with Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha.

Talaash: 

Aamir Khan’s Midas touch rarely fails.¬†Talaash¬†was just another case in point. This suspense thriller by Reema Kagti told the story of a Mumbai cop trying to solve a mystery and kept the audience on the edge of its seat. The film also featured Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.

OMG: Oh My God!: 

Comedy, sadness, anger and greed: Paresh Rawal embodied all these emotions in one character flawlessly.

 






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