On an average, Bollywood produces more than 200 movies in a single year but only few of them could find a place in the audience heart. Here in this article, we will be discussing some of the Top Bollywood movies of 2019 which are surely worth your time. This movie list may not have highest grossing Bollywood movies but content rich movies which you would love to watch.
1. Article 15
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Box Office: ₹93.08 cr
In Article 15, Ayushmann Khurrana performs as a Brahmin police cop who is commissioned in a severe social tradition; when two Dalit girls are raped and murdered in a UP village where he is assigned.
The movie is a garland of beautifully written, superbly acted characters. The most effectual Hindi film of 2019 put caste as the front and center of its storyline
The journey ought to watch, a sequel, prequel, or both are the Dalit activist’s Gaura and Nishad; acted by Sayani Gupta and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Article 15 blends great courage with great storytelling.
The thought of Vande Mataram knitted into the story is a soul-stirring scene; that vehemently restores it from today’s aggressive nationalists who have weaponized nationalism.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Box Office: ₹128.74 cr
One of the most underrated, under-marketed, and sadly, less watched films of the year.
Sonchiriya stars a striking cast of Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, and Ashutosh Rana. The plot follows the inhabiting of badmen crossing a dusty North Indian hinterland.
They are not fearsome and honored but instead drained of this under shadowed existence and prefer to label themselves as the rebel.
Sonchiriya’s firm message is intensified by Anuj Rakesh Dhawan’s ascetic cinematography.
The film dares to speak truths that even most liberals avoid.
Such as the fact that women are subordinated across all castes and are the most exploited humans. It also evokes a reality that too many men fail to see the reality that while patriarchy marginalizes all women, it also elicits a huge price from men.
3. Mardaani 2
Director: Gopi Puthran
Box Office: ₹67.12 cr
Rani Mukerji rendered this year as the genius cop Shivani Shivaji Roy from 2014’s Mardaani.
Shivani wastes no time on flimsy politeness and damaged egos.
The writer-director Gopi Puthran’s Mardaani 2 is a razor-sharp, biting critique, of how patriarchy reacts when it confronts a questioning woman. Mukerji’s immersive execution in this suspenseful thriller makes for an efficient combination with the antagonist acted by
TV’s Vishal Jethwa who gives us one of the weirdest, creepiest, most impressive villains seen on the Hindi screen in a long while.
Its a genuinely feminist film from Bollywood, not a film posing to be feminist while concealing a conservative core.
4. The Sky Is Pink
Director: Shonali Bose
Box Office: ₹ 34.41 cr
The Sky Is Pink showcases Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar performing remarkable restraint playing parents of a child born with a potentially fatal disorder.
Despite being a story of a death foreseen, the film is about hope as much as it is about despair; the value of every moment we have on earth until our imminent death.
Grief and positivity are life-long companions in this touching account of a couple whose relationship bears every loving parent’s worst nightmare.
5.No Fathers In Kashmir
Director: Ashvin Kumar
Box Office: ₹0.9 cr
The attention falls on half widows, missing men, sexually exploited women, and conservatives with hypocritic standards in Ashvin Kumar’s No Fathers In Kashmir.
It’s no surprise that this film was released on theatres after a long battle with the Central Board of Film Certification for rating point.
Contrary to the popular discourse that demonizes Muslims, this movie sees Kashmiri Muslims as normal people having good and bad, evil virtuous with evenly troubled in their life. Despite the tyranny of the reality it examines, a tenderness that penetrates No Fathers In Kashmir because of its decision to explore the state through the wanderings of two naive children. Their delicate sweetness ends up emphasizing the bitterness and hopelessness that have plagued care-worn Kashmir state.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Box Office: ₹238.16 cr
Gully Boy is based on the lives of Mumbai rappers Naezy and Divine. Despite rap’s huge popularity, the people performing are not acknowledged.
Zoya reprimands them through the means of a Muslim driver from a Mumbai slum who dreams of being a rapper. Ranveer Singh is perfect as the shy youngster with bubbling resentment to those who seek to invisibilize him erupts.
Alia Bhatt is splendid as his girlfriend who is fighting battles with patriarchy. The top-notch cast includes one of the big findings of this year Siddhanth Chaturvedi. Gully Boy is technically slick, unapologetic about its politics, and full of brilliant poetry.
The Apna time aayega (Our time will come) anthem is for every human being who has been discriminated against, sidelined or ignored by a predominant social group.
Gully Boy is a gut-wrenching movie from a brave filmmaker.
7.Uri: The Surgical Strike
Director: Aditya Dhar
Box Office: ₹342.06 cr
The plot of the film is inspired by what India named as surgical strikes on militant camps across the border in a debated area of Kashmir in 2016.
It was in response to a militant attack on Indian armed forces stationed in the village of Uri in Kashmir.
The army unit headed by Major Vihaan Shergill (Vicky Kaushal) is shown battling with militants in India’s northeast before being offered a desk job in New Delhi to better take care of his ailing mother. His brother-in-law Karan Kashyap, and the unit is stationed in Uri which comes under militant fire. Shergill leads a retaliatory mission described as to “enter their homes and kill them there.”
The film is a well-crafted, slick debut by the director that hit all the right notes. Perhaps fans enthusiastically imitate the Indian military call ‘’How’s the josh? High, sir!” tells all about it.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Box Office: ₹215.41 cr
Chhichhori is one of the more realistic portrayals of college life in the recent history of Bollywood movies.
It pays an ode to our best days and also gives an insight into the perils of adulthood.
The movie follows the journey of a group of students, led by Sushant Singh Rajput (Anni) and Shraddha Kapoor (Maya) from their college days into adulthood.
The lead actors are ably supported by Varun Sharma ( Gurmeet Singh Dhillon “Sexa”), Tahir Raj Bhasin ( Derek),
Prateik Babbar (Raggie), Naveen Polishetty (Acid).
The film has a decent background score. It is sure to leave you with a sense of nostalgia and an urge to see your friends as soon as possible.
9. Mission Mangal
Director: Jagan Shakti
Box Office: est. ₹290.59 cr
One of the most highly popular missions of the ISRO is the Mars Orbiter Mission. This film conveys the scenes of the mission from the backend. Akshay Kumar plays Rakesh Dhawan, who is taken off of a prestigious project after a failed satellite launch due to an error by his co-worker Tara Shinde (Vidya Balan). It showcases the journey of how they overcome failure and execute the mission. This film is supported by a strong female ensemble ( Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari). It also portrays how women juggle their work-life balance.
Director: Siddharth Anand
Box Office: est. ₹475.50 cr
After a long time, Bollywood witnessed an all-out action movie starring the legendary Hrithik Roshan and Tiger shroff. With impeccable action sequences and irresistibly dance moves the movie was a definite hit in the mainstream Bollywood genre.
The story follows the journey of an army officer Khalid played by Tiger Shroff who is assigned to eliminate his former mentor Kabir played by Hrithik Roshan.
11.Sandh ki Aankh
Director: Tushar Hiranandani
Box Office: est. ₹30.7 cr
This movie follows the story of two 60 yr-old Chandro Tomar and Prakash Tomar played by Tapsee Pannu & Bhumi Pednekar respectively, who make their mark in their neighborhood and the nation with their expert sharpshooting skills. It manages to shed light on the lives of women in remote regions, without being too melodramatic. All credits to the director who manages to spin an interesting and inspiring tale.cIt also feature Pawan Chopra, Vineet Kumar Singh, and Shaad Randhawa in the supporting roles. In Bollywood where women-centric
movies aren’t duly appreciated, Sandh ki Aankh is a bold step forward.
12.Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Director: Vasan Bala
Box Office:₹2 cr
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota joins its rank among the movies with a very fresh and original script. It depicts the journey of Surya played by who has a congenital disorder which prevents him from feeling pain. With an interest in martial arts, he grew up idolizing Karate Mani. When a chance encounter leads him to meet his idol, he learns of Karate Mani’s problem and vows to help him. The film stands on the shoulders of debutant Abhimanyu Dassani who is ably supported by, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Jimit Trivedi. It is a unique film filled with wacky moments and worth a watch.
Director: Ritesh Batra
Box Office: est. ₹1.29 cr
Just like Batra’s previous film Lunchbox, Photograph depicts the tale of two individuals Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) a struggling street photographer and Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) a shy stranger, whose lives intertwine when Rafi lies to his grandmother about Miloni being his fiancée to get her off his back on the issue of marriage. Ritesh Batra masterfully yet subtly showcases interaction between the lead characters with the assistance of Mumbai as a backdrop and how they manage to influence each other’s life in unspeakable yet profound ways. It is not a mainstream Bollywood movie. But it is worth a watch due to its lead characters and the story.
14.Manikarnika Queen of Jhansi
Director: Kangana Ranaut, Krish
Box Office: est. ₹132.95–152 cr
The film depicts the story of Manikarnika, the wife of the king of Jhansi, a brave warrior, who wants to protect her kingdom against the East India company that wants to capture it. The Kangana Ranaut starrer is a tragic tale of valor that beautifully captures the devotion of the people towards their motherland. Kangana Ranaut convincingly plays her part and the supporting cast work in tandem to deliver a powerful story. To the people inclined to historical stories, this movie might be worth a watch.
15. Batla House
Director: Nikkhil Advani
Box Office: est. ₹134 cr
This movie is inspired by a true incident that happened in 2008.
It narrates a cat and mouse tale of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav played by John Abraham who is intent on finding the culprits responsible for the Batla House incident, while also simultaneously battling PTSD caused due to the event. The lead actor plays his part with finesse.
The plot keeps you immersed in it. Mrunal Thakur stars opposite John and does justice to her character. Nikkhil returns to the gangster-terrorist thriller genre after his 2013 D-Day, which starts on an assuring note but then collapses itself by roaming across the countryside.
By the end, the film’s summing-up is like most police encounters. Fairly predictable.
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