2018 First Half Report: From ‘Padmaavat’ to ‘Dhadak’, best Bollywood movies so far
Padmaavat: January 25, 2018
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh brought to life the story of Queen Padmavati, known for her beauty, and the valour of the Rajputs, who are ready to lay down their life for their country and honour. The movie was appreciated not only for Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh's performance but also for the costumes and the lavish sets.
Padman: February 9, 2018
'PadMan' starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte is an inspiring journey of a caring husband who goes out of his way to build a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine to benefit his wife and the rural women. The R Balki directorial is a true story based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: February 23, 2018
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Nijar and Ishita Raj Sharma is about two friends who feel that friendship is above everything else. Sonu and Titu's friendship is tested when an innocent Titu decides to marry Sweety, who is not just behind his money but is hell-bent on breaking their friendship too. But Sonu takes up the challenge of revealing her truth to his best friend and save him from a disastrous relation. The Luv Ranjan directorial went on to be a major money spinner.
Raid: March 16, 2018
The Raj Kumar Gupta directed crime action film starring Ajay Devgn, Ileana D' Cruz and Saurabh Shukla, is inspired by a real life income-tax raid. After receiving an anonymous tip, Amay Patnaik, a senior income tax officer, starts an investigation on an influential man, Rameshwar Singh, for money laundering. Ajay Devgn and Saurabh Shukla's face off is one of the epic moments of the film. The movie keeps you hooked till the end.
Raazi: May 11, 2018
The Meghna Gulzar directorial starring Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Soni Razdan and others is based on Harinder Sikka's book 'Calling Sehmat'. The story of the film revolves around a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani Army officer and becomes a spy to give inside information about the neighbouring country to protect her own. Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal's performance were appreciated by one and all.
Sanju: June 29, 2018
The Rajkumar Hirani directorial starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, and Jim Sarbh is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. The movie brings to light the trials and tribulations that the actor went through. It also throws light on the emotional bond that he shared with his father and best friend Kamli. Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt has given one of the best performance of his career and so has Vicky Kaushal as his friend Kamli. The movie is on a record breaking spree ever since its release.
Dhadak: July 20, 2018
The Karan Johar produced film starring Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter is a remake of thr hit Marathi flick 'Sairat' and marked the debut of late actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor in Bollywood with Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter. The youngsters stole the hearts of the viewers with their amazing acting skills and the movie is a hit with the masses.