Best five of Hindi cinema- 2016

Dangal was truly a case of saving the best for last as far as 2016 was concerned.

2016 wasn’t a particularly rich year when it came to fine filmmaking in Bollywood, so picking the best five movies seemed a relatively easy task given that there was a smaller pool to select from. Quite literally, the best bit of filmmaking that demonstrated the best of what the industry can offer came early on in the year, and late on, with so much left to be desired in the mid-year stretch.

The order of the films below are in chronological release date order, and in no particular order of preference:

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Dangal- Movie Review by Ram Anand

But when the curtains draw, Aamir’s dedication in preparing for this role and actually ensure his character does not overshadow the narration is the mark of craftsman par excellence. And just like in Rang de Basanti, Dangal is so much about what Khan underplayed as opposed to what he overplayed.

“AND finally, after 10 years, we all hear what we have been waiting to hear from him,” Dangal’s self parodying narrator, Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan)’s nephew, says towards the end of the movie. Continue reading “Dangal- Movie Review by Ram Anand”