A supernatural thriller by Vikram Bhatt, 'Dangerous Ishhq' starring Karisma Kapoor in the lead role had the mother of two in the main stream cinema after years.
After 'Yahaan' in 2005 Shoojit Sircar's next directorial venture was in 2012. One of the biggest hits of the year,'Vicky Donor' was a golden feather in his cap.
An extremely well known name in the theater world, veteran actor Girish Karnad too was seen after a long pause in Kabir Khan's blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger'.
This year also saw Pooja Bhatt return to the director's seat with 'Jism2'. She last directed Udita Goswami starrer 'Paap' in 2003.
Vivek Oberoi and Mallika Sherawat made a surprising come back with 'Kismet Love Paisa Dilli' this year.
Actor Shiney Ahuja, too was back in cinema halls after two years as Vijay Singh in 'Ghost'.
Known for great looks and a stand out character actor, Kunal Kapoor too made a come back in the lead role this year with Anurag Kashyap's 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana'.
Aftab Shivdasani returned to the 70mm with '1920 Evil Returns'. The film turned out to be a hit at the box-office.
Director Anurag Basu was also back with 'Barfi!' starring Ranbir Kapoor as the lead after a long gap.
Likewise, this Diwali saw actress Juhi Chawla sharing screen space with Sanjay Dutt after a gap of 13 years in 'Son of Sardaar'.
Sridevi returned to the silver screen after a hiatus of 14 years. Her comeback film 'English Vinglish' was applauded for her phenomenal performance.
Gautham Menon's last Hindi film was 'Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein' in 2001. He returned to Bollywood after 11 years with romantic drama 'Ekk Deewana Tha'.