Favorite Films of 2009

Wishing all my Blogger Buddies and Readers a very very happy new year. Hoping a great new year ahead for music and movies.

Going directly to the list - words of clarification. No doubt 3 idiots is best movie of 2009, for me atleast. [secret reason: It has Aamir, yaar]. But I am keeping it out of his list. Also, before the release, i had already made the list. So, here is my 'Personal' choice of favorite movies of 2009. Its personal, because it satisfied the movie bug in me. Movies..the way I want them. Movies listed are in order of #awesomeNess [oops...Twitter lingo here too]

[Movie's name contains link to my review of the same]

1. Luck By Chance : Movie about Movies. The Best theme that can please me. Subtle smoothness was all around in each frame. Every time we get impressed by Charisma of superb cameos of *stars*. Even the most delightful performances. Memorable scene was of Hrithik when he does interact with street children from his car window. Just superb wordless scene enough to make us speechless. Love Rewatching this masterpiece again and again. What I loved more about the movie is its ending. Where it doesn't make any typical solutions but straight ending. Also not to forget, Shankar Ehsan Loy's stirring soundtrack. Can't wait to see more films by Zoya Akhtar.

2. Kaminey : Never I am a fan of action or even angry young man movies. But this movie made me fall flattered at vision of Vishal Bhardwaj. Such a dark movie yet full on with colors and shades of its characters. A complete revelation of actor Shahid Kapoor. The movie will definitely get tonnes of awards for him. New talents like Chandan Sanyal and Amol Gupte shined up in each scene. Even Priyanka Chopra portrayed Marathi Mulgi with great confidence. And when vishal is giving music too, you can't have any doubts.

3. Delhi-6 : It could be the no.1 but given some flaws and the weird climax, it is at 3rd place. Serene Rahman melodies are the soul of the movie. And add divine beauty - Sonam Kapoor, Allah, this is a visual feast. [check out the awesome music+visuals review at Sujoy's blog ]. The best enemble cast after Luck By Chance. Just read that Rakeysh has changed teh ending and now it will show Roshan, dying in the end. So now, it will be a perfect movie.

4. Dev D : Cult, Mean and Extreme. Are the three words to describe the movie. It shattered all age old 'goodness' of the Devdas story. Never on screen, things are so stripped. The performances were superb. And the technical expertise made movie look stunning. Abhay Deol alongwith 2 new girls outshined with performances. A strong dillema will surely be there for award chosers, between Abhay and Shahid. Not to forget fantastic soundtrack by Amit Trivedi-18 tracks which drives movie on its own. Love it.

5. RocketSingh - Salesman of the year : Posterboy of the year. Ranbir Kapoor. After charming Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani, the guy again proved that he has the genes. And is here to stay. A simple little movie which revolves at just two places. Goes through life of a few characters working in an office. And some hard hitting facts of life. Rocketsingh works perfectly with honest intentions. Shimit Amin's shines in his third movie too. Way to go.

So these are the Top 5 movies. There are still some movies that needs to be mentioned. So can't resist to make this list longer, and here are another 5 films that are must watch.

6. 99 : Another low budget, low expectation movie which left everyone laughing and laughing. Kunal Khemu and Soha looked great together. And Boman + Mahesh Manjrekar rocked movie with their performances.

7. Wake Up Sid : A movie that doesn't shout about boy being younger than girl. A movie that feels light and cool like breeze of air. A movie where Ranbir proved himself, again.

8. Gulaal : Another hard hitting movie by Anurag Kashyap. Just watch this movie for KayKay's performance and awesome songs of Piyush Mishra.

9. Wanted : Love Me..Love Me..Love me... Sallu says you love me. Yes, I do. So do I for Aayesha. The movie literally rocked. A perfect Masala Entertainer.

10. Quickgun Murugan : The Legend came alive again. Out and out hilarious movie. You just can't help but to laugh at stupid - funny caricature of the cowboy from down the south.

So, what are your favorite, in order of 1 to 5 or 10??


  1. 1. Luck By Chance
    2. 3 Idiots
    3. Rocket Singh
    4. Dev.D
    5. Kaminey (and also Wake Up Sid)

  2. I couldnt have thought of a better list of films than these :)

    Wish you a happy & prosperous 2010 :)
    Keep blogging :)

  3. MrNarci
    Seems like we have common choices, just order is different. :P Thanks for posting.

    Hey, thanks. and happy new year to you too.

  4. My list would certainly not have Wanted and Quickgun. Gulaal again is a mixed movie. Some parts of it were brilliant, and some parts were absolute let down.

    but i am glad u included 99. another one which i wud hv added is sankat city. very smartly written, and well directed. and kay kay and anupam kher have a blast.

  5. Anonymous07:07

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  6. From ones I've seen, of course:

    1. 3 Idiots
    2. Luck By Chance
    2. Tum Mile
    4. 99
    5. Paa
    5. Love Aaj Kal

    Okay, so I cheated a bit there, with two #5s :) Have yet to see Kaminey, Dev D, Wake Up Sid, What's Your Raashee. Fallen behind man, will catch up soon.

  7. PS: Happy new year!!! :)

  8. sanchit23:28

    i totally agree wid u but wanted and quick gun wont be dere....99 and luck by chance are 2 awesome movies which very few have seen orr even liked but dey r great!!! i would have included new york and little zizou in the list also....so my top 5 are...
    1)3 idiots/wake up sid
    2)new york
    3)luck by chance
    4)rocket singh/kurbaan(yes im one of the few who liked dis movie!!)
    5)little zizou...wat an awesome sweet movie

  9. Sujoyji,
    Wanted toh samjhe. But why not Quickgun???

    I haven't seen Sankat City yet. Quite a few little movies have been left out this year. Would try and see.

    Thanks a lot. The words are encouraging.

    Well, no surprise for your no.1 :P Heck, i still have to see Paa and Tum Mile. Grrr..... And the list you have lined up- is exciting. Am eager to know what you think about all of them.

    Welcome to blog Sanchit.
    Agree there with LBC and 99 being underrated. Both were such charming movies. Though i feel Kurbaan was a big letdown. Am surprised to see both New York and Kurbaan on the same list :P lol. Cause both were running on same script.

    And oh, this list is helping me on deciding what i have missed this year. Little Zizou.. hmmm....


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