The industry that employs millions and shows dreams to so many people is an ultimate destination for any aspiring actor. Bollywood is big, dreamy and amongst all the dazzle and glamour is a powerhouse of talent and great actors. Producing almost 1000 films in a year and selling millions of tickets, Bollywood produces some of the best movies. These are some of them which make it to the hit list for the year 2016.

1Airlift

Another real life incident based story, Airlift starring the biggest star Akshay Kumar made it to the list of superhits with whopping 128 crores business. People claim it to be the ‘best movie’ of the year.

Director : Raja Krishna Menon

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Purab Kohli, and Nimrat Kaur.

Storyline: This movie is based on India’s biggest evacuation when Iraq attacked Kuwait in 1990. Akshay played a role of a businessman who take responsibility of all Indians stuck there and bring them back to India.

Why it worked: Being based on an untold story of India’s biggest evacuation, this movie attracts the good number of audience. Akshay’s performance was another reason for its success.

Why you should watch it: The movie perfectly captures the human quotient of innocents trapped in a war zone. Amazing performances, fresh narration, and brisk editing; Airlift is a must watch.


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2Neerja

Based on the real life of Neerja Bhanot who saved lives of 359 passengers was one of the biggest hits of the year. People came out wet eyes and proud feeling after watching this movie and appreciated Sonam Kapoor for her amazing performance. This movie did a business of 75 crores.

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Kavi Shastri, Yogendra Tiku, Sadh Orhan, Shekhar Ravjiani, and Shabana Azmi.

Director: Ram Madhvani

Storyline: This movie is based on the real-life incident. In this Sonam Kapoor played a role of a air hostess who saves passengers by thwarting hijack plan of a terrorist group.

Why it worked: Good story, good acting, and good direction are the reasons that it worked well on box office.

Why you should watch it: If you don’t know about Neerja Bhanot yet, watch it. If you know about Neerja Bhanot, watch it. Plus, Sonam Kapoor has surpassed all expectations in this movie.

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3Aligarh

A true story based movie on sexual orientation sang great things about the lead Manoj Vajpayee. Even though this critically acclaimed movie didn’t do very good on box office, the critics, and people loved how the sensitive topic is taken care so judiciously in the movie.

Cast:  Manoj Bajpai, Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi.

Why you should watch it: Seldom does a movie so aptly portray the injustice met out to the LGBT community. In this case, a learned professor is at the receiving end of social stigmas.


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4Fan

Shahrukh Khas in and as Fan was released last Friday and over the weekend made a worldwide profit of 113 Crores, giving one of the best openings for any movie. People love Shahrukh Khan and say that he is back with a bang proving the ultimate Badshah of Bollywood.

Cast: Shah Rukh khan, Sayani Gupta, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Deepika Amin, Waluscha de Sousa, and Yogendra Tiku.

Director : Maneesh Sharma

Storyline : In Fan, Shah Rukh khan has played a double role -one as superstar Aryan and another a lookalike fan Gaurav. Gaurav once decided to go to Mumbai to meet Aryan but had some bad experience related to it. Then Gaurav decided to teach him a lesson.

Why it worked : The sole reason that people watch this movie was Shahrukh Khan. He is being appreciated a lot for his acting in this movie.

Why you should watch it: Critics have given mixed responses, but it really is one of the best Bollywood Movies of 2016. Don’t miss it.


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5Kapoor & Sons

Simple, sweet and quirky, Kapoor & Sons saw some of the nicest performances by actors bringing freshness to the screen. Crossing the box office success by 60 crores, the movie made it straight to people hearts.

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ratna Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Alia Bhatt.

Director: Shakun Batra

Storyline: It is modern family drama which has shown some good and bad family moments.

Why it worked: The script of the movie is good and very relatable to the common families.

Why you should watch it: It’s a feel good movie, worth watching with your loved ones.


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6Ki & Ka

A contemporary issue raised by Balki in Ki & Ka of having ‘House Husbands’ worked as a trick for the success of the movie. The songs and the Kapoor Jodi sizzled on the screen and people loved the new concept shown in the movie.

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor.

Director : R . Balki

Storyline : The story is about the role reversal of man and woman. In this movie, Arjun was seen handing household work whereas Kareena as independent businesswomen. How this role reversal affects them, this is what movie is all about.

Why it worked : The unique story was the main reason for its success.

Why you should watch it: It is quirky. Bebo and Arjun Kapoor have given amazing performances.


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7Wazir

Great actors like Amitabh Bachchan and FarhanAkhtar starring in this thriller movie made sure that people kept engrossed in it. Making an average box office success, people claimed that movie was ‘gripping and interesting till end’.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham.

Director : Bejoy Nambiar

Storyline : Farhan played a role of the troubled officer who has lost his daughter in a fight between him and a terrorist. Amitabh is a chess master who has lost his wife in an accident and then his daughter lost life in a mysterious way. So to solve this Amitabh approaches Farhan.

Why it worked : Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan, the two talented actors in the same movie are enough to attract an audience.

Why you should watch it: Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan have delivered amazing performances in Wazir. For those who like a little thrill and drama in their daily dose of entertainment, Wazir is a must watch.


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88. Jai Gangaajal

Prakash Jha came up with his second installment of the acclaimed movie of Gangajal. Priyanka Chopra gave a stellar performance with the good story to back up. People loved the acting and movie did a good enough business.

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha, Manav Kaul.

Director : Prakash Jha

Storyline : It is a story of an honest police officer named Abha Mathur, a role played by Priyanka, who takes over the charge of Bankepur as a DSP and bring law & order in that corrupted place.

Why it worked : Good story and acting of Priyanka as a police officer made this movie successful.

Why you should watch it: Prakash Jha is known for bringing very good movies to Bollywood. Though Jai Gangaajal is not in his top performers list, but Priyanka Chopra and Manav Kaul give a good enough reason to watch it.


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9Zubaan

With high ratings and good reviews from critics, Zubaan did a fairly good job on box office. People loved the story and liked the innovative storyline with good performances.

Cast:  Vicky Kaushal, Sarah Jane Dias, Raaghav Chanana.

Why you should watch it: It is a coming of age commercial film, and the heartbreaking moments in the movie are what make it exceptional.


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10Baaghi

Director: Sabbir khan

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, And Sudheer Babu.

Storyline: It is a love story of a rebel boy and overly chirpy girl. Sudheer who played a role of a villain in movie kidnapped Shraddha and then Tiger saved her from this.

Why it worked: Though the story was average, the action element was superb and saved the movie.


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11Chalk n Duster

Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi played teachers in this emotional drama movie. This small budgeted movie was liked by people who have a serious taste of Bollywood and the actors surely didn’t disappoint.

Cast: Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Zarina Wahab, Divya Dutta, Upasna Singh.

Why you should watch it: It has tackled a subject that deserves some attention, albeit, some have commented, not the way Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi handle it.


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Which is the best movie of 2016 in your opinion? Comment below, the list is open!

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