Bollywood faced an unexpected low in the first six months of 2017. With films like Tubelight and Phillauri, there wasn’t much hope for big budget movies to do well in this period. While some unconventional cinema was seen flourishing, Baahubali 2 tried to prove a point that most big films couldn’t; cinema is alive.
Here’s an insight into the first half year report of Bollywood for 2017. Check it out!
Baahubali 2 was way over the expectations of the audiences in terms of the dramatic experience it provided with power packed performances, pumping action sequences and yes, the incredible story. Made in Tamil and Telegu and dubbed in Hindi, S.S. Rajamouli left no stone unturned and his hard work indeed paid off with Baahubali 2’s enormous success.
While the celebration time for the cast and crew of Baahubali 2 had no end, there were other big budget movies which didn’t fare well in the face of people’s expectations. These include Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend starring Shradha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, Sunhil Sippy’s Noor starring Sonakshi Sinha, Anshai Lal’s Phillauri starring Anushka Sharma and Ram Gopal Verma’s Sarkar 3 with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.
Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta and Kabir Khan’s Tubelight are the newest additions to this list. The audience was the most disappointed by Salman Khan’s performance in Tubelight which was an Eid release and was highly anticipated by them.
Hindi Medium surprised the viewers with its humour and obviously, Irrfan Khan shined as always. Deepak Dobriyal will surely be expecting a lot of awards for outstanding comic performance in the movie.
Other films like Nil Battey Sannata, Sonata, Trapped, Rangoon, Mukti Bhawan and Anarkali of Aarah received much appreciation from the audiences as well as critics. Rajkumar Rao’s performance in Trapped was no shocker for the people who know how versatile the actor can get. Trapped was a one man show and Rajkumar Rao was the superman of the movie.
Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death In The Gunj also made rounds for being applaudable. Tilottama Shome’s acting skills received special recognition for the same.
Upcoming movies like Jagga Jasoos, Toilet Ek Premkatha and Padmavati have already lead the audience to expect a lot more from the industry in the year 2017. It will be interesting to see how these movies live up to these expectations in the best possible way..