Mere Dad Ki Maruti: All you need is a good script to make a film work. Debutant director Ashima Chibber took mostly new faces to feature in this hilarious film about a missing car. It had Ram Kapoor has the hyper dad whose son loses the car that he was to gift his daughter at her wedding.
In its 100th year, Indian cinema gave us a vast variety of films to laugh, love and ponder about. Here is our list of most awesome films of 2013.
Special 26: When one watches a film like 'Special 26' one can't help wonder that why doesn't Akshay Kumar do more of such films. The actor delivered a sharp performance in this film by Neeraj Pandey who developed a taught story based on a real life incident that took place in the 1980s. Heist films were never this fun before!
Jolly LLB: Taking a cue from the infamous 1999 hit and run case, Subhash Kapoor's 'Jolly LLB' is a satire on the society and the judiciary. With a strong script and good performances, 'Jolly LLB' makes for an interesting watch.
Kai Po Che!: Based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che' is the best example that not all films based on bestsellers turn out bad. In this case it turned out better than the book itself! A story about three friends living in Gujarat, the film touched upon their friendship and the Godhara riots. The treatment of the film made it quite a hit with the audiences and gave us a new star- Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ashiqui 2: There were speculations about 'Aashiqui 2', since 'Aashiqui' was a blockbuster back in 1990s. But newcomers Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor struck the right chord with the audiences. The film not just turned out to be a big grosser at the box office but the songs and the story also worked wonders.
Bombay Talkies: Four directors came together to celebrate 100 years of cinema by telling four different stories that speak of love and aspiration. Some brilliant performances by Nawazuddin Siddqui, Rani Mukerji, Saqib Salim and Vineet Singh makes this worth a watch.
Madras Cafe: Loosely based on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, the film worked because of a tight script and a confident performance from actor-producer John Abraham.
Go Goa Gone: India's first comedy film on zombies was risk that its makers took and we laud them for that. Because the film turned out be a hilarious joyride worth watching.
Raanjhanaa: Dhanush proved cynics wrong that one does not need six packs to become popular with the masses. The Tamil boy turned 'benarasiya' to woo Sonam Kapoor in this Anand L Rai's film. Set in Delhi and Benaras, the film worked for its fresh pairing and AR Rahman's beautiful music.
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani: Keeping their past at bay, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone decided to come together for 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and that's what the fans were waiting for. A story about friendship and love got much applause from the audiences and the crackling chemistry between the two became the talk of the town. And yes, no one gets Indian weddings the way Karan Johar does.
Fukrey: Fukrey' proved that a good story, no stars and superb performances from newcomers can guarantee success both at the box office as well as in the hearts of the viewers. Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's film revolves around four jobless people who dream to achieve big.
Lootera: Sonakshi Sinha proved that there is more to her than just featuring in masala potboilers. A poetic love story by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film had Sinha and Ranveer Singh serenading each other in Bengal.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Farhan Akhtar proved his critics wrong by portraying a difficult role with panache. Biopic on athlete Milkha Singh brought back memories of the by gone era.
Ship of Theseus: Experimental yet poignant in today's time. Anand Gandhi's film had three different stories that made you think of life and its true meaning.
The Lunchbox: It may not have had made to the Oscars, but Ritesh Batra's film struck a chord with almost everyone for its simplicity. Performance by its lead cast was like an icing on the cake.