Over its many years of entertainment, Bollywood
has managed to give hits that are memorable and easily captivate
millions of hearts. The Hindi Cinema does not only revolve around good
looking actors, or actors that mint the Box Office. Bollywood also
produces movies that have a meaning, movies that receive critical
acclaim and appreciation. Among many, we at BollyCurry have short listed
the movies from 2014 that left the critics speechless.
story begins begins with Rani Mehra (Kangana Ranaut) being ditched by
her fiance, Vijay (Rajkummar Rao). This hurts Rani and she begins to
show symptoms of depression. A while later, she decides to go to France
on her honeymoon alone. There she meets a girl Vijayalakshmi (Lisa
Haydon) of French-Spanish-Indian origin. Slowly Vijayalakshmi helps Rani
become open and take on a life of her own. As the movie progresses,
Rani visits Amsterdam, where she ends up living with 3 men. She has no
issues as they respect her and gradually becomes friends with them. This
is a coming-of-age movie as it follows Rani's life after she decides
that woman does not necessarily need the support of a man to lead a
happy life. The movie was well-appreciated for its simple yet elegant
story, beautiful locations and of course, brilliant acting by Ranaut.
A movie that was made from the story of a TV episode that aired several years back, Highway focuses
on a rich girl Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt), who is kidnapped by Mahabir
Bhati (Randeep Hooda). Then begins a road trip and a journey as Mahabir
takes Veera through different cities to get away from the police that
is chasing after them. Over the trip Veera and Mahabir get closer. What
happens next forms the crux. The movie had a high impact story, which
pleased both critics and box office viewers. Bhatt, who has often been
underrated, proved himself yet again with this movie, while Bhatt
excelled herself in just her second movie (after Student of the Year). The odd pairing of Hooda and Bhatt also went well-appreciated.
story begins with Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) along
with Onler Kom (Darshan Kumar) going for their child's delivery. The
film then shifts to a flashback of Mary Kom chasing a boy in a boxing
gym. This begins her interest in the game of boxing. At one point coach
Narjit Singh (Sunil Thapa) starts teaching her boxing and names her Mary
Kom. However, she does not tell her dad and confesses only to her
mother. The story then proceeds with Mary Kom's struggles from poverty
and discrimination to unbeatable success. The movie was widely
appreciated for Priyanka Chopra's stellar acting as Mary Kom. What
better praise can there be when Mary Kom herself praised Priyanka
Chopra? From her toned physique of a boxer, to her strong language,
Chopra has clearly marked herself as the best female actor in Bollywood.
Haider is the Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's
Hamlet. The story revolves around a young man Haider (Shahid
Kapoor) who returns home to
Kashmir when he receives news about his father, Dr. Hilal Meer's
disappearance. He learns that not only has his father has been detained
forces for harboring militants but that his mother Ghazala (Tabu) is in a
relationship with his own uncle Khurram (Kay Kay Menon). Later, drama
as mother-son struggle to come to terms with the news of his father's
No sooner he also learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome
murder of his
father and then starts his journey to avenge his father's death. The
only garnered lots of attention due to its controversial matter but was
appreciated by masses for the uniqueness in it's storyline. Kapoor
received equal praise for his strong portrayal of Haider.
plot is about a female Police officer, Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani
Mukherjee) who lives with her husband, Dr. Bikram Roy (Jisshu Sengupta)
little niece, Meera. Shivani is fearless cop who can take on anyone or
anything. Soon, Shivani takes up a case which changes her life. A
teenage girl, Pyaari, who is like a daughter to her is kidnapped by a
kingpin (Tahir Bhasin). The movie focuses on a cat-and-mouse game
between Walt/Karan Rastogi (Tahir Bhasin) and Shivani as she tracks
Pyaari and delves deeper into the world of flesh trade and drugs. The
movie was praised for Rani Mukherjee's brilliance as Shivani as well as
its take on the flesh trade, drugs, the underworld - a concept that
never seizes to catch the attention of any and all viewers.
movie tells the story of an ex-army man, Deepak Singh (Rajkummar Rao),
who comes to Mumbai with his wife and daughter in search of a better
life after he loses his shop in Rajasthan. The story depicts their
encounter with a big city, the challenges they face and how they rise to
meet those challenges. Without giving much of the story, we can say
that this was by far one of the best films as stated by critics and will
stay with you for a long time. So if you're looking for a movie that
has a good story, this is your stop.
is another movie which was highly appreciated by the
critics. The story revolves around Guru (Sidharth Malhotra) who is a
tough and ruthless man working for a gangster. His life changes when he
free spirited girl, Aisha (Shraddha Kapoor) who he falls in love with
and gets married to. Quitting his work as a gangster, he moves to Mumbai
to begin a new
life. Just when everything seemed perfect, Aisha falls prey to an attack
gets killed. Thus begins Guru's hunt to find the killer and avenge his
death which leads him to blur the line between good and evil. Riteish
Deshmukh received a lot of praise for his role of a common
man-turned-psychopathic murderer. The storyline was also praised for its
thriller aspect and the songs received high ratings, making the overall
movie a success in all fields.
though some of the above movies might have not satisfied the hunger of
the Box Office, they definitely succeeded in winning praises from
critics and won hearts of millions. These are not the only movies, but
these are by far, the best critically acclaimed movies for 2014. Here's
hoping that 2015 will bring us many more of such movies instead of the
Writer(s): Vaishnavi V. and Peehu A.
Editor(s): Shreya S. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina R.
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