Bollywood was witness to a profitable 2014 and a lot of movies released when PK went about searching for Bhagwaan! 2014 was also the year Sajid Khan tortured us with his horribly bad ‘Humshakals’ and in the same year Varun Dhawan had two releases, while Salman Khan had two too, out of which, one was totally “mental”! There were horror movies, some avant-garde, some teeny bloopers and some avoidable remakes too, yet the year 2014 was good as far as business was concerned. Many good movies came out in the same year (thankfully!), and here’s the list of top Bollywood movies of 2014.
Unable to keep his jobs because he doesn’t find the kick in them, Devilal Singh’s love life starts to fall apart. But when he finds a job that gives him the adrenaline rush he needs in his life, it is too late to make amends. Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ was an over-the-top Bhai-starrer that was a remake of Ravi Teja’s titular Telugu movie and it worked wonders at the box office. The gravity and logic-defying movie became a blockbuster and was one of the highest grossing movies of 2014.
14. Singham Returns
Loosely based on the Malayalam movie ‘Eklavyan’, the Rohit Shetty-directorial saw Ajay Devgn back as Bajirao Singham, the upright ACP, who is now transferred to Mumbai to tackle issues like corruption, black money and nexus between politicians and religious fanatics. With Kareena Kapoor by his side this time (for comic relief) and Yo Yo Honey Singh’s renditions in place of songs, ‘Singham Returns’ did not get quite a roaring start at the BO but it did manage to do a fairly good business.
13. Gulaab Gang
Released a day prior to International Women’s Day, ‘Gulaab Gang’ saw two iconic actresses of the 90s – Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla – together in one frame for the first time, locking horns with each other. The movie was loosely inspired by social activist Sampat Pal’s real-life Gulabi Gang, which served justice to women, who were victims of social abuse and domestic violence. While the film ran into hot waters prior to its release, it was widely appreciated for its content and the performances of the leading ladies, especially Chawla, who convincingly played a shrewd, power-hungry politician.
12. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Touted as a tribute to the iconic ‘DDLJ’, ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, was nothing more than a twisted tale of star-crossed lovers, which borrowed from countless rom-coms dished out every Friday. A feisty Ambala girl, who couldn’t choose her life partner, wishes to have her shaadi ka joda of her choice, which takes her to Delhi, where sparks fly between the lead pair. The film was an average grosser, yet Dhawan’s comic timing was what drew in more young audiences, making it a hit eventually.
11. Ek Villain
The Bhatts never fail to seize an opportunity in borrowing scripts from other film industries and for ‘Ek Villain’, starring Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, they went all the way to South Korea to pick up ‘I Saw The Devil’ and rehash it into the film. It narrated the story of a man on the lookout for a serial killer, who he suspects has killed his wife. The film, which depicted every character in grey, was commercially successful and it was Deshmukh’s first negative role after all the sex comedies he had done in his entire career.
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