The Best Hindi Films of 2010

Top 10 movies of 2010
2010 had a lot of films, but the good ones were few and far between. Here are my Top 10 :

Karthik Calling Karthik (New Hindi Film / Bollywood Movie CD)#10 – Karthik calling Karthik : A who-dun-it involving some heavy phone usage. A passable for a thriller, this one starred the fetching Ms. Padukone and director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar.

Peepli [Live] (Aamir Khan Productions - New Hindi Film / Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema DVD)#9 – Peepli Live : Producer Aamir Khan’s bid for the Oscars, at number 9 is a well-made, rural story of two brothers and their get-dead-to-get-rich scheme.

#8 – Well done Abba ! : A simple village based story, Abba is Shyam Benegal’s piece-de-resistance. Nicely flavored and beautifully told, this comes in at the 8th spot.

Ishqiya (New Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD)#7 – Ishqiya (Podcast Review) :Vishal Bharadwaj’s offering for 2010, Ishqiya was a comedown from his usual product, but was still engrossing and well-made. Naseeruddin  Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan star as delighfully quirky characters in this of-Uttar-Pradesh film.

#6 – Do dooni char : Rishi and Neetu Kapoor’s comeback vehicle, this has a decent story, character development and good acting. Plus it has loads of class, is clean and my pick for the Best Family Film of the Year.

Raajneeti (New Bollywood Movie/ Hindi Film / Indian Cinema DVD)#5 – Rajneeti : 2010’s magnum opus, Rajneeti has this year’s hottest stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif fighting a political game.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (New Hindi Film / Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema DVD)#4 – Once upon a time in Mumbai : This year’s crime thriller (and really there was only one) this one had brooding Devgn in a role tailor-made for him. With Emran Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Ms. Goody Two-Shoes Prachi Desai this makes it to the Top 5.

Baari Barsi#3 – Band Baaja Baaraat : A YashRaj production that sparkles with music, color and charm, BBB stars Anushka Sharma and newcomer Ranveer Singh, is a fun-filled romp, and total paisa-vasool.

Aisha (New Comedy Hindi Film / Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema DVD)#2 – Aisha :The desi verion of Emma, Aisha is Sonam Kapoor’s film all the way. Abhay Deol lends his charm to this good-at-heart film, and the foot-tapping music and slick production values vault this one into the second spot.

Aazaadiyan Aazaadiyan Aankhein Na#1 – Udaan : Vikramaditya Motwane’s excellent film which straddles both arty and commercial cinema, Udaan is wonderfully told and made, and undoubtedly the best movie of the year.

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5 Responses to The Best Hindi Films of 2010

  1. skaymeister says:

    Good list, but for inclusion of AISHA, that too at No.2. It totally doesn't deserve to be in this list to start with. Plus you missed out Dabbang, for all the pulp masala, it is a well made fun movie.

  2. Your list reminds me of the need to catch up with a lot of films, i saw very few new films this year and all the ones i saw i guess were too silly to make this list i.e.Action Replayy, Housefull,Hum tum aur Ghost Tees maar khan etc. The only film i saw on your list was Aisha and i just thought it was just ok i gave it 5/10
    here's hoping 2011 will be a greater filmi year, Wishing you a truly happy new year

  3. amodini says:

    Thanks. Dabangg was decent in it’s own genre, but Top 10 ? Really ?

    Thanks – to you too (although it’s already June and I have been very lax in replying!).

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  5. Basuki Dutta says:

    Yeah its true most of films above were right to be in top 10 like Peepli live,Ishqiya,Once upon a time in mumbai,Do dooni chaar but aisha surely doest nt deserve to be in even top 50 films.

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