Bajirao Mastani, Bombay Velvet, Dilwale And More - Bollywood Hits And Misses Of 2015
As we bid adieu to 2015, we look back on a year which had huge blockbusters and equally huge let downs. Despite the ups and lows, it was a thoroughly entertaining year with December being the icing on the cake with an epic like Bajirao Mastani and the equally good Dilwale vying for the audience’s attention.
Let us do a little recap on which movie made it and which just didn’t!
The hits began this year with Varun Dhawan giving a strong performance in Badlapur. Ayushmann Khurana and debutant Bhoomi Pednekar in Dum Laga Ke Haisha won over audience’s hearts. Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma’s NH10 proved to be lucky for the actress turned producer. Success of Piku proved that Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone can rule the screen together. The hilarious Tanu Weds Manu Returns gave the audience a double treat in form of Kangana Ranaut’s double role. However, no one could beat the success of Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan where the actor sang a song on selfie and rescued a cute little girl too! His next hit was Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with actress Sonam Kapoor. While Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika’s Tamasha did leave a mark on the audience, it was Hate Story 3 which surprised the box office. The ultimate hit came with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra winning the hearts of the audience with Bajirao Mastani. Bajirao Mastani gave a tough call to Dilwale but no one can beat Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s onscreen chemistry!
While the year was filled with most of the Bollywood movies being hit, many movies with high expectations flopped miserably. Bombay Velvet was hyped for being a period film with filmmaker Karan Johar making his first acting debut. However, the movie bombed at the box office. Another huge film that missed to make its mark was Shaandaar. Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush starrer Shamitabh was also not taken to heart by the audience. Randeep Hooda as the criminal Charles Shobhraj in Main Aur Charles also left no dust in its wake. Dirty Politics, Bangistan, Mr. X and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai also flopped miserably.