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Bollywood Blockbusters of 2013
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Mumbai, the city of dreams. The home to the largest film industry in the world. More dreams are woven here and put on celluloid than anywhere else.
But not all movies progress beyond the production stage and not all movies that do get made see a release in movie halls.Even if they do get released, a majority of them sink without a trace, taking all the money invested in them down the drain.
This year in particular has been pretty good for the industry with quite a few films hitting the jackpot. Even some films made on a low budget manged to recover the investments and made handsome profits.
Overall the year 2013 was a year of sequels and the surprising aspect being they all turned out to be money churners.
Blockbusters of 2013
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: A biopic on the legendary sprinter Milkha Singh beat all odds to emerge a big winner in the Box Office. Nobody gave this movie a chance as a biopic had never succeeded before.
The portrayal of Milkha Singh by Farhan Akthar was the biggest contributor to the success of the movie.
Race- 2: A sequel to the movie Race, directed by the director duo Abbas- Mustan was another runaway hit. The story, the locales and the slick action sequences made this a winner.
Aashiqui- 2: Another sequel to a movie of the same title made about 20 years ago and staring youngsters was again a winner. Very hummable songs and pretty good acting by two new comers Sharaddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor, made this movie a treat to watch. Made on a low budget, this movie made a handsome profit for the makers.
Krrish -3: Also a sequel, stormed the Box office and created record collections. A Hindi Superhero saga which captured the imagination of everybody.Starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, this film was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
Chennai Express: A Film directed by Rohit Shetty and starring the king of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, this film broke all previous records to emerge the top grosser. A simple story peppered with songs and a good sprinkling of comedy saw this movie sprinting away.
Dhoom- 3: Yet another sequel in the Dhoom franchise, this movie has Aamir Khan playing a negative role. All the ingredients that made the previous 2 Dhooms great success,is there in this edition. The same two cops played by Abhishek Bachan and Uday Chopra are there. The novelty value is Aamir Khan's role.
Ram Leela: An adaptation of Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, this movie again starred Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.the story revolved around a couple from two rival warring clans. But Deepika' s sensous portrayal of her role ensured that the movie was a Big Hit .
Even though made on smaller budgets with relative newcomers and intriguing story lines, these films made it to the blockbusters category.
Madras Cafe: Told the story about the Sri Lankan war and its implications on Indian Politics.Produced by John Abraham and also starring him, this was a serious effort to retrace history.
Kai Po Che: Another film starring new comers, this film looked at the turmoil in one of India's states. Very good acting and good direction were the key points in this tale.
Shudh Desi Romance: This movie brought out the issue of Living In Relationships, considered Taboo in India, out into the open.Uninhibited acting by Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh made this movie a Light Hearted affair, but still managed to pull in the audiences.
The Lunchbox: This very simple movie made waves. Though the story line was very simple, the lead protagonists Irffan Khan and Neemrat Kaur put in fine performances to lift this movie.
This movie almost made it as India's film for the Oscars.
One of the most popular songs from the movie Chennai Express. This is essentially a vigorous dance music sung by YO YO Honey Singh and picturised on Sharukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
The Heroine of the year
2013 belonged to Deepika Padukone who gave four Blockbusters in the year.