From Lipstick Under My Burkha To Toilet Ek Prem Katha- The Best Bollywood Movies of 2017
‘Best Bollywood movies of 2017’, is something search for quite often when we just want to relax on our couch enjoying a bowl of popcorns well the list is quite lengthy, as there were number of movie flicks which were really good though they could not break through the earlier records of box office but yet did well. For the cinema lovers like us, a year is considered to be good or bad, according to the releases of the year. The year 2017 undoubtedly has got some of the best movies in the treasure for us.
The industry had released about more than 100 movies, and except for a few, movies have either flopped outright or just did an average business at the box office. Ram Gopal Verma’s political drama Sarkar 3, starring Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, reprise his role as the populist, paternalistic Sarkar, cost nearly $6 million and had a collection of just over $2 million. Anurag Basu-directed big budget comedy-musical movie Jagga Jasoos flamed off with $8 million. And Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon topped out at a scant $5 million.
These weak performances represent the alarming decline of the quality of films that do not work at the box office. But cinema as an art form remains vibrant.
We have dedicated this space to take you to a tour of some of the best Bollywood movies of 2017. So here we unpack this treasure, introducing you to the best jewels of 2017 one by one.
Here are some top picks in the random order from the movies released in 2017.
Lipstick Under My Burkha
Box office gross: $4.15 million
Alankrita Shrivastava’s drama movie explores the sexual awakenings and personal struggles the Indian women represented by four small-town women, their conditions and problems, dreams, desires, ambitions and fantasies are quite relatable. This movie throws light on the macro and the micro, with a careful essence of humour and empathy, this piercingly affecting film have gem of an actresses like, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur. No doubt this movie is one of the best bollywood movie of 2017.
Box office gross: $48 million
One of the best movies of King Khan, Shahrukh Khan which does not focus on romance but is a gripping gangster saga with a contemporary spin. A Rahul Dholakia’s film had set the fire of thrill and action in the hearts of the audience. The main theme of the film represents the power play and cat-mouse chase between the police and the criminal, Shahrukh Khan plays a ruthless bootlegger in prohibition-era Gujarat in the 1980s, whereas Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of a cop. Khan is on top of his game and represents the Robin Hood figure. It’s a film that produced amazing box-office returns it has also been titled as– the highest-grossing film of 2017.
Without any questions, it had to be mentioned in this list of best bollywood movies.
Box office gross: $20 million
This movie is a fantasy-social drama by directed Advait Chandan. This movie surprised us in varied ways. A treat to eyes, the cute bond of the mother and a child is represented in this movie. A young girl goes undercover proceeding towards her dream of becoming a singing sensation was also the rare mainstream of the movie. A movie that forced its many viewers to confront head-on the hidden problem of domestic violence and abusive relationship. Aamir Khan plays the role of a cheesy music producer Shakti Kumaar which brought humour to the table. Secret Superstar hums with an ecstatic feeling of liberation from the messy, upsetting stuff too of domestic violence and the strong bond between the mother and the young girl, bring both tears of joy and pity go hand in hand.
This heart touching movie is a must watch movie in our list of bollywood’s best movie of the year.
Jolly LLB 2
Box office: $31 million
Shubhash Kapoor’s this film is a courtroom drama, it satirizes India’s judiciary and police, and displays the corruption prevalent in this system, with realistic storytelling. Akshay Kumar plays a role of an advocate with no experience of great deed, but rises to the occasion after his conscience is pricked after being embarrassed by a women. This film, is a sequel of the 2013 Jolly LLB starring Arshad Warsi. Jolly LLB 2 reveals the hard core corruption prevailing in India in the police and judiciary system.
This movie deserves a place on this list of best bollywood movies of 2017.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha
Box Office: $22 million
This Shree Narayan’s movie, is for most of us who take our toilets at home for granted, this movie highlights the social issue of open defecating system, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, this movie has reached to the heart of massive people, making them realise the value of toilet, which are taken for granted and not valued in urban areas at times. This is no doubt an eye-opener and has a reserved place on the list of top bollywood movies of 2017
Hindi Dubbed Bahubali
Box office : $82 million
The father of all movie, one of the most awaited movies of 2017 after the release of ‘Bahubali’ in 2016 was ‘Bahubali-The Conclusion’ concluding the series of Bahubali starring Prabhas, this movie of south tollywood when dubbed in hindi made a huge box office collection, breaking all the records, Prabhas’s action, along with his role of an Idol husband and his good looks really won the heart of many ladies. Graceful acting, along with eye-widening set and location of the movie makes this movie a master piece.
This is no doubt one of the best films of 2017.
Badrinath ki dulhaniya
Box Office: $19million
The Bollywood star maker Jodi, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan appearing for the third time on the screen together, After Student of the year and humpty sharma ki dulhania prove to be quite lucky together. The Chemistry between them win the hearts of the audience. badrinath ki dulhaniya is similar to Humpty sharma ki dulhaniya where the star cast is same, a bollywood romantic genre, along with a twist of Alia acting as a confident independent girl. The chocolate boy Varun Dhawan has gained much love, for his role as a small town boy of Kanpur, falling in love unconditionally with our protagonist Alia.
This movie has gained much love, and had to be a part of this list, it is surely one of the best films of 2017.
Box Office: $18 million
Sanjay Gupta’s movie Kaabil starring Hritik Roshan and Yami Gautam is an action packed movie along with romance. The first half of the movie is full of love and romance untill our protagonist commits suicide while the second half is based on the revenge of the same. This movie is a suspense thriller, engaging the audience completely in its story is a must watch. No seconds thoughts on mentioning this in our list of top bollywood movies of 2017.
Box Office :- $ 8 million
Thought this movie could not make a great box office collection, but this prequel of Baby, has beautifully depicted the revenge of a broken heart, which later lead our protagonist to work for her country as a secret agent completing missions. Taapsee Pannu has acted really well and did complete justice to her role, Her expressions and anger, of a broken heart full of revenge made a soft corner for her in our hearts.
This movie is a must watch for sure. We would not regret mentioning this name on our list of top bollywood movies of 2017.
Tiger Zinda Hai
Box Office : $55 million
One of the highest box office collection movie, Tiger Zinda hai was a great hit of Salman Khan and his co-star Katrina Kaif, this film is a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger with the same star cast, which was another hit of its time. In this part our tiger returns along with his wife and eight-year-old son. Both the husband and wife work on the same mission and succeed eventually.
This action movie, along with a beautiful love song which augmented to its beauty, along with Katrina’s action that acted as a weapon of a smart soldier, adding a plus one to his personality,
Is one of the best hits, and is definitely one of the best movies of 2017.
So here we conclude our list of top Bollywood movie of 2017, some of the best picks we could bring in, that are definitely a must watch.
Bollywood has contributed a lot to arts and entertainment field. It is developing fast and becoming revolutionary as well, with deep meaningful messages sometimes and sometimes just an entertainment based flicks. it has added spice to our boring lives in different ways, life could not be imagined without stories, and the movie gives it a visual form. So whenever, you are bored just get a bowl of popcorns relax and watch one of these top picks, we promise you won’t regret.
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