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Simmba, Raazi, Andhadhun – which was your favourite movie of 2018?

Which is the best film of 2018 – Raazi, Andhadhun, Stree, Veere Di Wedding, Simmba, Padmaavat?

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Bollywood is known for making the highest number of films a year across the globe, but the quality varies. 2018 proved to be a joyous year for Bollywood as every month clocked in a film release that did well. 2018 redeemed a not-so-happening 2017, in terms of content in comparison. The genres explored were different, and the audiences, receptive.   Where a big film like Sanju fared well, small films like Badhaai Ho too got what they  deserved.

# Padmaavat: After struggling to release for a long period of time, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s (SLB) magnum opus Padmaavat finally hit the screens on January 25 2018. Earning 302.15 Cr at the domestic Box Office, the film went ahead to be the first highest grosser of the year. SLB is known to make grand, larger-than-life films and Padmaavat was a step ahead. Whether it was the magnificent sets, the songs, the acting, or the choreographies, everything was on point, and SLB’s attention to detail is legendary. Ranveer Singh stole the show, playing the bad man Allaudin Khilji with finesse. This film was also a third high grosser in a row for the Bhansali-Ranveer-Deepika combination.

# Padman: Akshay Kumar chose a taboo topic and nailed it with his performance. While menstrual health is neglected in India, Padman talked about a man who started a sanitary pad manufacturing unit in a small village. Padman earned Rs 81.82 crore in the domestic market, and considering the budget, this was profitable. The audience appreciated this not-so-familiar concept, and the film went on to be a successful one. We need directors like R.Balki to bring out such issues in our society, and make it acceptable to the Janta Janardhan.

# RaaziBased on the book Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka, Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi revolved around Sehmat, an Indian spy played by Alia Bhatt. Meghna’s crisp direction and Alia’s versatile acting skills made this film a must watch. The film garnered good reviews and turned out to be Box Office success as well. Vicky Kaushal in the role of a Pakistani Army man was loved and celebrated by people, adding yet another good performance to his kitty. Raazi was a hit at the Box Office, earning Rs 123.84 crore.

# Veere Di Wedding: The story of a girl gang of four, of uncertain age, with their life problems, Veere Di Wedding had mixed reactions, but mostly positive. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the film was a take on how new-age girls are perceived, and how they tackle their issues in the patriarchal society that we live in while enjoying the journey. Veere Di Wedding had its own niche audience, majorly girls, probably because they could relate to it more. The film garnered Rs 81.39 crore at the domestic market, which was fair enough.

# Sanju: Sanjay Dutt has had a most adventurous life, and when Rajkumar Hirani decided to showcase his journey and struggles on the big screen, it was the most anticipated film of 2018.  Sanju managed to break many Box Office records and claimed its position to be the highest grosser of the year collecting Rs 348.53 crore at the domestic Box Office. Ranbir Kapoor’s acting was appreciated by everyone and Vicky Kaushal managed to grab the limelight in the supporting role of Kamli (Sanju’s best friend)

# Stree: One of the most profitable films of the year, Stree was an unusual take on the society we live in. With a cast like Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Shraddha Kapoor, etc., the film brought some good performances to the table. This horror comedy story with a message was loved and celebrated, making it a hit. Stree, made at a budget of Rs 23-24 crore, turned out to be one of the most profitable films of the year, grossing Rs 129.90 crore at the domestic Box Office, iterating that content still rules over and beyond the budget.

# Andhadhun: Known to play unique roles, Ayushmann Khurrana got a film he will be remembered for. A thriller like no other in Bollywood, Andhadhun without a doubt, deserves to pack the position of one of the best films of 2018. With superb performances by Tabu, Radhika Apte and Ayushmann, and  Sriram Raghvan’s masterful direction, the film was a winner all the way. Andhadhun went on to make Rs 74.58 crore on the domestic Box Office.

# Badhaai Ho: What if a lady gets pregnant in her 50’s? How will people react? Will her family accept it? What will they go through? Badhaai Ho was a very risky thought to conceptualise, but director Amit Sharma handled the film right on track and gave us a treat to watch. 2018 belonged to Ayushmann Khurana and for all the right reasons. Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao  were the brilliant actors who made this film what it is.  Badhaai Ho entered the most profitable film of the year club earning Rs 137.59 crore in India. Also, this is Ayushmann’s first film that crossed the 100 Cr mark.

# Simmba: Ranveer Singh’s first ‘in and as’ Simmba was the dessert we all needed, after a year of consumption of an amazing menu of variety and content. Simmba was fun, vibrant, whistle-worthy, and had Ranveer in all the single-screen hero glory. We need films like these where we leave brains, logic, expectations and everything behind and enjoy. Not just the film, but even the music album of this film will be on loop at parties for a long time. Director Rohit Shetty’s trademark masala entertainer collected Rs 75.11 crore in just 3 days of its release and is still running successfully in the theatres.

Last year was the year of good content and superb performances. We hope 2019 has the same and more of that in store for us! In the meantime, tell us which is your favourite movie of 2018? Vote in the poll above and let us know!

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Post SOTY 2, Tara Sutaria bags her first major cosmetic brand endorsement

Tara Sutaria becomes the face of a major cosmetic brand – deets inside

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Tara Sutaria has already garnered eyeballs after her debut in Student of The Year 2. But we have seen her before in Disney’s Suite Life of Karan and Kabir in her teens. She’s not just an actor but also a singer, and let’s not forget her fabulous sartorial choices along her SOTY 2 promotions.

We have seen Tara in one of designer Ritu Kumar’s latest campaigns, and that was one of her first collaborations. Today (May 18), she has bagged a major cosmetic brand endorsement with Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown came to India in early April and they’ve been giving hints about Tara being the face of Bobbi Brown by posting close-ups of Tara’s eyes and lips. It seems like the deal was on since a while, and now it’s official!

The announcement ceremony was held at the Bobbi Brown outlet at Inorbit Mall, Malad, in Mumbai at 5:30 p.m, where Tara was present for a meet-and-greet. She wore a satin suit-dress in beige with complimenting beige pumps and vibrant red lipstick to complete the look. She sent up the temperatures as always, and Bobbi Brown India finally has a Brand Ambassador!

 

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Tara Sutaria is the face of Bobbi Brown India

 

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Tara Sutaria x Bobbi Brown

Let us know in the comments section below what you think about this collab and her look. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for the latest updates on fashion and Bollywood gossip.

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Vicky Kaushal Birthday! 9 pics of the actor that will steal your hearts

As Vicky Kaushal celebrates his 31st birthday today (May 16) and here are some of our favourite pics of the actor

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Currently, in Bollywood Vicky Kaushal is the hottest young gun at 31. Yes, the actor rings in his birthday today (May 16) and in the recent times he has literally become India’s national crush. Professionally for Vicky after URI: The Surgical Strike the josh has been quite high! From the humble boy-next-door in Masaan to the hottest eye candy B-town Vicky has come a long. Well taking a look at his Instagram account that is filled with all his gorgeous pictures will make you agree. From his casual to his red-carpet looks this heartthrob has been someone to look out for. He’s a great mixture of hot and cute and these pictures are proof…

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🖐🏽 days to go! #URITheSurgicalStrike

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As Vicky blows the candles today (May 16), we wish him many many happy returns of the day and a very successful year ahead.

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Vicky Kaushal birthday special: Masaan, Sanju, Uri – 5 best performances by the actor

As Vicky Kaushal brings in his 31st birthday today, we take a look at 5 of his best performances till date

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Vicky Kaushal. Pic courtesy: Instagram.

Right from the first film in which the audiences saw Vicky Kaushal, they fell in love with the actor. Vicky started off his career with the role of a simple lover boy in Masaan, and there was no stopping for him after that. He essayed several roles and outdid himself with each offering. Currently, he is one of the most bankable names in the industry, and people know that if he is on the big screen, they are in for an entertaining watch. Today (May 16) as the Masaan actor celebrates his 31st birthday, we  take a look at 5 of his note-worthy performances.

# Masaan: Vicky touched everyone’s heart with this performance of his. Marking his debut, Masaan became a film that people still adore Vicky for. His innocent character, his lean body and his chemistry with Shweta Tripathi made his character look exceptionally good on the big screen. Oh, and a lot of the credit goes to his acting as well. People discovered Vicky through this movie, and then it was just a wave of big offers for him.

# Raazi: Yet again, posing as an innocent husband worked really well for of Vicky. Although Alia did run the movie on her slender but strong shoulders, Vicky’s appearance was just like a cherry on the cake. The delicately nuanced way the actor played the role of Alia’s Pakistani husband Iqbal Syed, left everyone impressed.

# Sanju: If we ever want a friend, it would be a friend like Vicky Kaushal in Sanju. He essayed the role of a Gujju boy, Kamli, in the film, and stepped into the shoes of the character excellently. Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky’s camaraderie was appreciated by everyone, and his dialogue delivery had everyone feel each emotion that he was feeling.

# Manmarziyaan: Vicky was seen in a never-seen-before avatar in this film. He essayed the role of a DJ and his blue hair grabbed everyone’s attention instantly. He romanced Taapsee Pannu in the film and we can say that no one but Vicky could have essayed the role of an irresponsible and rash, but endearing lover with such ease.

# Uri-The Surgical Strike: This film was a milestone in Vicky’s career. Portraying the role of a Major Vihaan Shergill, Vicky raised the nation’s collective energy by simply asking, “How’s the josh?”.  It has been his best performance till date. The film made the audience cry, laugh, smile and and feel proud, and all the credit goes to Vicky for sure.

So these were our favourite films of Vicky’s! Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.  Vicky will now be seen in Sardar Udham Singh, where he will essay the role of freedom fighter Udham Singh. He will also be a part of Karan Johar’s magnum opus Takht, in a negative role for the first time. We at CineBlitz also wish Vicky a very happy birthday.

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