With every new year, the screens of our theaters await new Bollywood movies. Similar to the year 2015, 2016 also brought some new releases from a huge variety of actors, directors, and producers. The expectations of the audience also increase every year and they seek something unique, innovative content in every Bollywood movie. Let’s take a look at some of the Best Bollywood movies of 2016.
The dawn of every year sets the hopes of every Bollywood artist at a high note. A new year also brings an opportunity for the stars to improve their performance and increase their brand value. Many new actors and actresses make their debut in their Bollywood career. The year 2016 also introduced some new faces in the Hindi movies. Also, some new directors tested their mettle in the Bollywood industry.
Harshvardhan Kapoor – Mirziya
Shriya Pilgaonkar – Fan
Saiyami Kher – Mirziya
Gautam Gulati – Azhar
Ritika Singh – Saala Khadoos
Fatima Sana Sheikh – Dangal
Sanya Malhotra – Dangal
Pooja Hegde – Mohenjodaro
and a lot more
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2016 witnessed about 20 Bollywood movies in every quarter from a different genre. Some left their memories in the hearts of the people while other failed to impress the audience. 2016 Bollywood movies also opened the door for the regional film industry actors and actresses to come and show their talent on the screens.
First Quarter Of 2016 (January to March)
The first quarter ranges from January to March witnessed a total of 31 Bollywood releases. However, the first quarter of 2016 brought disappointment for the film makers in terms of box office collections. The three films which were able to prove their ability in the theaters were Kapoor And Sons, Neerja and Airlift. According to the famous Bollywood critics, the major factor which placed these three Hindi movies in the 2016 best Bollywood movie category is the content of the movie.
Kapoor & Sons movie turned out to be the best Bollywood film of 2016. This Hindi movie was highly appreciated for its way of storytelling. Also, the role of every character was very realistic which helped the film to connect with the audience easily. This was the best Bollywood movie of 2016 for a family to watch.
Neerja movie fell in the category of inspirational movies. Neerja was an emotional movie and a biopic based on the life of an air-hostess Neerja Bhanot. Sonam Kapoor was applauded for her performance in the lead role. Also, the audience appreciated the performance of Shabana Azmi as Rama Bhanot. The film's music was highly appreciated by the audience.
Akshay Kumar landed with a new kind of movie in the form of Airlift. This movie was released in the Republic Day week and it created a patriotic sentiment among Indians. Akshay's natural acting appealed to the public and the film managed to score well at the box office.
However, a few Bollywood films like Wazir, Fitoor, Jai Gangajal created a buzz before their release but failed to entertain the audience in the theaters.
Second Quarter Of 2016 (April to June)
After the financial disappointment of the first quarter, the second quarter was expected to compensate the poor performance of the first quarter. Bollywood films like Ki & Ka, Fan, Udta Punjab entertained the audience in their own way.
Ki & Ka came with a new concept. Ki & Ka was based on breaking the stereotypes of gender inequality prevalent in the society. It was a blend of romance and comedy. The film managed to entertain the audience somewhat effectively.
The movie Fan showed the impact of cinema and movie stars on the lives of common people. This Shah Rukh Khan starrer film portrayed a unique concept and gave a lesson to the society and celebrities.
Udta Punjab was based on the serious issue of drug trafficking across borders in Punjab. This film fell into the well of controversy before its release. It was based on a very delicate socio-political issue. Censor board also inspected the film deeply before its release. It was a satirical movie and the audience appreciated the performance of Shahid Kapoor.
Third And Fourth Quarter Of 2016 (July to December)
In Bollywood industry, most of the high budget films release in the second half of the year for a reason that all the major festivals fall in this segment of the year. And it is what happened. We saw some of the most popular and best Bollywood movies of 2016 in the second half of the year.
One such movie Pink was based on the issue of sexual harassment and gender inequality. It underlines the problems of a modern woman in daily life. The movie is based on the laws related to the safety of women and the courtroom drama is portrayed in an intelligent way.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was based on the life of a famous captain of India, MS Dhoni. The film is a biographical drama and it performed exceptionally well due to fan following of MS Dhoni and the love for the game of cricket in India.
Sultan showed the story of courage and struggle in the life of a wrestler. Also, a theme of love was portrayed in an elegant style.
Dear Zindagi was a romantic drama film based on the issues of the young generation and taught the audience some important lessons of life.
Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan's Dangal took a strong stand against the gender inequality in a very different way and enjoyed a handsome box office collections.
So we can see that the films released in the second half of the year enjoy more immunity at the box office. Overall Bollywood movies of 2016 brought a lot of success at the box office.