Good Bye 2010…
As we have crossed the threshold of 2010, I have decided to launch a series called as “Good Bye 2010” reviewing what had happened in the last year with a series of posts!! And what can be more attractive and happening for an Indian blogger to start its series other than our very own “Bollywood”.
As we all have been bitten by the big Bollywood bug and our era doesn’t end without those contemporary latkas and jhatkas I present the “Bollywood- Hollywood of India” as the icebreaker of the series!!
Bollywood- The Hollywood of India!!!
Starting with, let’s peep in the report card of the Bollywood in year 2010.
I would remark it as “A spicy masala year”. Rarely there was a sight of any movie which had open message to the viewer… Almost all the movie ended up with heroism, dance masti, and item songs!! Specially the sexy and rhythmic “Munni” and “Shaila”!!
The year had total 121 (Please correct me if I am wrong!!) Hindi film releases. But the commercial and the critical successful films just form about 9% from the total. Among the year's highest-grossing films were Dabangg, Golmaal 3, Raajneeti, My Name is Khan, Houseful, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, I Hate Luv Storys, Tees Maar Khan and moderately successful films, such as Anjaana Anjaani, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, Badmaash Company, Ishqiya, and Peepli Live.
Bollywood have set new mile stones in the year 2010 leading to boost the prestige further more of the highest earned Industry in India.
The biggest Blockbuster Hits of the season, no points for guessing, has been Salman Khans Dabangg with almost 300% profit returns much more than the 3 Idiots of the previous year fame in first week! Dabangg went on to break many collection records previously held by 3 Idiots, netting 14.5 crore on its opening day, 49.11 crore in its opening weekend and 80.87 crore in its first week of business, and is currently the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India. This film did work smashing economically with its leading female heart throb of the nation Salman Khan in an action cop role and also ameliorated its fans & followers with the audacious performance of the most sexist mom of Indian cinema “Munni”- the gorgeous Malaika Arora Khan!! Also potent actress Sonakshi Sinha was launch with Dabangg.
Furthermore, Golmaal-3 became the 4th film to cross the 100 crore mark in Bollywood and the second largest hit of the year. This was the first time when two Bollywood films in one year grossed more than 700 crores!! Rajneeti was the third biggest hit of the year and missed the 100 crore mark by just around 7 crores. This multi starrer film was the highest grossing film of the year till Dabangg and Golmaal 3. Tees Maar Khan didn’t do grand like expected except the with the item number of India version of Barbie Doll- Katrina Kaifs’ sizzling “Shaila Ke Jawan”!! Thus, the year formed splendid for the chorographer Farah Khan with her two major hits “Munni” and”Shaila”!!! Other medium budge film did surprising well with its story line and performance was Ishqiya(forming first hit of the year), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Udaan, Tere Bin Laden and Band Baaja Baarat(And even Love Sex and Dhoka worked!!).
But at the same time there were lots of disappointments as many big shot name failed to create the charisma on the box office and thus the films crashed with no traces. One of such film is undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan's Kites, presenting Mexican zing Barbara Mori which was more likely the name “kati patan” which crashed well before it raised high up in the air!! Likewise Guzaarish was another failure for the actor in the year. And for the actress Ash fans with continuous flops like Action Replayy, Ravan, Robot and Guzaarish created havoc among the audience the she no more had the grace and the charisma (Not the actress Kharisma) after getting married!! More than the actors, it was the top named directors who failed to do well this year. Anurag Basu(Kites), Mani Ratnam's (Ravan), Sanjay Leela Bhansali's (Guzaarish) and Vipul Shah (Action Replayy).
Bollywood is never complete with its filmy songs and thus in year 2010, there were more of the feet tapping songs than the incredible films. The full credit goes to their music directors and the singers of the particular song. There were songs like “Munni” and “Shaila” which kept the adrenaline gushing in high speed, romantic numbers like “pee loon” and “dil tho bachha hai jee”, fun folk lore like “gal mitthi mitthi bo”l, remixes like “dhanno”, disco number like “uff teri ada”, heart touching songs like “bin tere”, “sajda” and “zindagi do pal ke”, karaoke songs like “rote kyko hum” and such many more songs! Thus year 2010 offered a wide range of Bollywood acoustics ranging from soft humming numbers to the raunchy urban beats!!
Like ever year the industry have entertained us thoroughly with its comedy, action, drama, thrillers, horror, romance, lust, animation and many more on the list and hoping that like every year in 2011 it will continue growing and entertaining viewers with its dynamic and spicy varieties.
PS: The facts and details are collected from Wiki, TOI, Bollywood Hungama and Bollystreet.