2017 was quite a decent year for big-budget films like Tubelight, Raees, and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Every year a lot of films jostle to get maximum business. In a rare delight, 2017 year became the year where the content proved to be the real king.
The young stars have started to pick up movies which addresses various social and other taboos. Here are the best amongst other movies which received rave reviews from the public irrespective of box office collection because ultimately content is all what it matters to us.
Here’s listing down top 10 content oriented films of the year:
1. Shubh Mangal Savdhan: Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ a remake of R. Prasanna’s Tamil film ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham’, addressed a taboo subject that nobody could have ever think of. The film got appreciation with its simplistic take on a tabooed sexual condition, without making it look vulgar.
2. Lipstick Under My Burkha: One of the biggest controversial films of the year, received rave reviews from the audience as well as from the critics. Helmed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film starred brilliant actresses Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, and Plabita Borthakur in the lead roles.
3. Tumhari Sulu: After few flops in recent times, Vidya made her way back with Tumhari Sulu. She made her way into people’s hearts again with one of her best portrayals in the career. Vidya Balan played the role of a housewife, who serendipitously ends up being a night time radio jockey.
4. Qarib Qarib Singlle: Online dating has become quite common in India and bringing this topic into a movie is the coolest thing one could do. Irrfan Khan’s Qarib Qarib Singlle witnessed a contemporary love story between two opposite personalities who embark upon an unusual journey, which becomes an adventure of a lifetime. Malayalam actress Parvathy’s crackling chemistry with Irrfan Khan was the highlight of the film.
5. Newton: Rajkummar Rao owns 2017 like a boss with two content oriented film in the kitty. The Amit V. Masurkar directorial Newton is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years. It’s a story of how a government clerk bent on conducting free and fair elections in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh. What more to say, Newton was India’s official entry to the Oscars this year.
6. A Death in the Gunj: The 1979-set drama thriller A Death in the Gunj, is a coming of age story that centers around Shutu, a protagonist, and his conflicting ideas of masculinity. It showcased how he finds himself navigating the blurred lines of what is accepted in society. Konkona Sen Sharma’s debut directorial was the standout and the best film’s of the year. Before the official release in India, the film was screened at Toronto Film Festival, Busan Film Festival and received rave response.
7. Hindi Medium: Hindi Medium, which marked the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, is one of the critically acclaimed films of the year. Starring Irrfan Khan in the lead roles, dealt with a very relevant subject of how language divides our society. The film glorified government schools, which are looked down upon in our society.
8. Trapped: Vikramaditya Motwane’s thriller starring Rajkummar Rao is among the best thrillers one has seen yet. The film saw a maddening and brutal performance by Rajkummar Rao. There were some heart-in-the-mouth moments in the film that only proved the creativity of the director as well as the acting of the versatile star.
9. Bareilly Ki Barfi: Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ turned out to be a winner at the box office as well as in terms of reviews. Set in the small-town of Bareilly, the film is a story of a free-spirited young girl who lives life on her own terms and refuses to be pressured into getting married. He life takes a U-turn after she meets two boys (Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana) in the film.
10. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s chemistry in the movie was par excellent. The movie was so simple yet powerful addressing India’s age old traditions and values. The movie revolves around a man on mission of constructing a toilet inside his house and to get her lady love back who left the house after discovering there was no toilet.