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Quick Check: Hits and Flops of 2013

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Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 13:34 [IST]

Dance, drama, dil, dosti are just few elements of the Indian Cinema. With Indian Cinema celebrating its hundred years of cinema, Bollywood has had many good releases in 2013. After all the glorious years of entertainment, Bollywood continues to enthrall the audience each year. Half the year has gone by so quickly, and its raining Bollywood hits this monsoon. The industry is always evolving and changing in accordance with times.

Bollywood has been progressing and now has reached various countries around the world. Many films are making history. Films such as Jolly LLB, Fukrey, Aashiqui 2 and Go Goa gone some of the few movies that made it to the hit chart this year. In the film industry, not everything can be a success and we have quite a few movies which left people and the box-office dissatisfied.

In this hundredth year, we can see that films have become bolder and daring. Filmmakers are ready to the risk and experiment with unique scripts. Actors are seen performing versatile roles. It's all coming together to bring a new age cinema. Once a film is released, it all depends and the audience who are the deciding factor if the movie is a hit or not.

So here are the movies audiences loved and also some that didn't work so great for anybody. So watch this slide show to see what are the best and worst movies so far for 2013.

Hit: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Ayan Mukerji's second film was charming, warm and sometimes tender. A light hearted movie with a superb cast. He takes us to the usual journey of family, trips, weddings and drama but entertained the audiences. Ranbir Kapoor's growing charm and popularity is a big add on, the film escalated to beyond the Rs. 100 crore profit mark, leaving everyone including producer Karan Johar stumped.

Flop: David

The failure of this film proved that episodic films just don't work in anywhere. The three actors- Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh and newcomer Vinay Virmani were brilliant in each of the three-layered stories but the story didn't click.

Hit: Race 2

This is a glitzy, action packed entertainer starring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham. However, the plot was not liked by the audience.

Flop: Himmatwala

Film historians are still trying to figure out why Sajid Khan decided to remake an awful 1983 film which even Sridevi, who was starred in the original, would like to forget.

Hit: Aashiqui 2

The youth loved this movie that deals with the story of a girl who is willing to give up her fame for love. The audience enjoyed Shraddha Kapoor's performance in this movie.

Flop: Rangrezz

A rugged expertly-executed film about love and elopement in a small dusty town, where guns speak louder than words, Rangrezz was Priyadarshan's finest film in years. Just why it didn't work remains a mystery.

Hit: Raanjhanaa

Aanand Rai's Varanasi-based love story takes us for one of the most refreshing rides in the recent times. He gave us an unlikely couple in Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush, besides a love story which made obsessive passion more a crime of the heart than a libelous offence. Unlike other love stories, this one stands out. A.R. Rahman's is the USP of this movie.

Flop: Bombay Talkies

A divine flawless journey into the heart of love, alas felled by its episodic format. Bombay Talkies told four different stories by four filmmakers of diverse filmmaking styles. Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap took Hindi cinema to another level. This one deserved a lot more footfalls.

Hit: Jolly LLB

This movie has wit and satire and it was so real. Th court scenes were simply picked straight out of reality. Subhash Kapoor's astonishingly well-written film on the loopholes of the legal system was a delight

Flop: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

Not every film with a tipsy hero is capable of becoming an Aashiqui 2 or a Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.Vishal Bhardwaj took us into a la-la-land where Pankaj Kapur turned into two different personalities before and after drinking.

Hit: Special 26

Director Neeraj Pandey broke all the rules of mainstream cinema with this heist story, which was unadorned by half-naked girls swimming in a sea of champagne. He still got audiences hooked.

Flop: Aurangzeb

A superbly crafted variation on Yash Chopra's Trishul, about cut-throat competitiveness in corporate sectors, fuelled and surcharged by the brilliant performances of Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh and Jackie Shroff, Aurangzeb suffered a setback at the box-office.

Hit: ABCD- Any Body Can Dance

This film is full of young spirit and enthusiasm and who doesn't love that? Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya set the screen on fire with there super dances.

Hit: Kai Po Che!

This film which is about soaring spirits truly rises the spirits of the audiences. The characters in the films are very well sketched.

Topics: olly llb, fukrey, aashiqui 2, go goa gone, yeh jawaani hai deewani, race 2, raanjhanaa, jolly llb, special 26, any body can dance, david, himmatwala, rangrezz, bombay talkies, matru ki bij
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