2018 has been a real banger at the box office with an array of films to choose from. Thus, making it harder for us to a simple top list. So here is a list which has something in store for everyone. In case you’ve missed any of these, go see them now!
Marvel really stepped up their game in the race of equal representation of all races. The movie is about TChalla who must be the leader of his kingdom and protect it at any cost. Boseman and Lupita are a delight on screen and the Kendrick Lamar soundtrack is one to watch out for.
One of best sci-fi films in recent times, Alex Garland makes a movie about a biologist who wants to understand what happened to her husband on his last mission ventures into this hot zone known as “shimmer” along with four people. What follows is awfully unsettling and mind boggling. The climax is winner of the film along with Natalie Portman’s acting.
You were never really here
Lynne Ramsay’s hitman movies are not like the run of the mill hitman movies you’ll see. And once you’ve seen it, you can never under it. The story is from a novel, Bored to Death about an ex soldier who is commissioned to recover a kidnapped girl from human trafficking in a political upheaval. The acting is extremely convincing and make you feel a part of the plot.
Crazy rich Asians
The movie is exactly what the name suggests – Crazy. Rich. Asians. One of a kind all Asian cast movie is about a young couple who gets engaged in the States. They come to meet the boy’s family in Singapore where his fiancée discovers that he’s practically royalty out there. Laughs increase as the story unfolds there on.
The controversies surrounding this film were never ending. Along with struggles of cutting the film, came the immense curiosity with which people flocked to see the movie. Set in Chittor, Rajasthan, the story is about the queen of Mewar, Padmaavati, who does everything to protect her honour and kingdom after Alauddin Khiliji, a ruthless ruler sets eyes upon her beauty and estate and must have both at any cost. The movie is a must watch because of the class apart acting of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Jim Saab, and of course, for the visual treat Bhansali created.
Only Sriram Raghavan can pull of making complete sense of a plot including a pianist pretending to be blind who witnesses a murder and a bunny. The series of mysterious events unfold and will leave on the edge of your seat till the very end. Ayushmann Khurrana’s acting is a delight along with Tabu.
Raj Kumar Hirani’s honest biopic about the infamous Sanjay Dutt from his early “bad boy” days to when he spent a good portion of his life behind bars has been depicted with some much sincerity. You feel you are living through his several affairs and flamboyant lifestyle. Ranbir Kapoor, in the movie, reminds us of his raw talent which we didn’t have a chance to see for sometime.
A heart warming film by R. Balki in his attempt to desensitise the concept of mensuration. Based on real life events, Akshay Kumar plays the role of a man who start his own low cost pad making enterprise after he sees his wife and sisters struggling with unhygienic cloths. The movie light heartedly goes about the struggles he faced to the extent of getting ostracised from his community and eventually speaking at Harvard.
Meghna Gulzar delivers a spy thriller based on the novel, calling sehmat, at its best after her earlier success of Talvar. Alia Bhatt convincingly plays an Indian spy, Sehmat, who is married off into a family of Pakistani army officials to get intel. Every bit of the movie from the clothes, music, Morris code etc has been crafted to perfection. Vicky Kaushal too, as Sehmat’s husband, is a pleasant surprise.
Sonu ke titu ki sweety
From the makers of the pyaar ka punchmana team, Luv Ranjan delivers another slapstick comedy which will literally leave you rolling on the floor laughing. The plot isn’t too deep, but sure is one hell of a laughter riot. The movie revolves around a girl portraying an innocent bride to be in her attempt of getting the boy and his business but his best friend trying every trick in the book to stop it. This movie really put Kartik Aryan and Nushrat Bharucha on the map.
By Abhishek Aggarwal