2017 was a fantastic year for movies. While some brainless films like Golmaal Again and Judwaa 2 dominated the box office charts, there were several content-driven films like Lipstick Under My Burkha and Newton (India’s official Oscar entry) that praised Hindi cinema this year and won multiple awards internationally. As a result, before the start of the New Year, we present to you some of the best Hindi films of 2017.
1. A Death In The Gunj: A Death In The Gunj is a film directed and written by Konkona Sen Sharma about a bashful girl who takes a road journey with her family to escape a failed semester. However, everything begins to fall apart, and the holiday comes to a halt.
2. Sachin: A Billion Dreams: Sachin Tendulkar is more than a cricketer; he is an emotion, a source of national pride. Nothing can demonstrate how important the skipper is to the country more than a raucous throng chanting his name in unison.
3. Hindi Medium: Isn’t English a reflection of your Indian class, rather than a language? Hindi Medium, a comedy-drama based on India’s educational system, stars Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar Zaman and sheds light on the country’s eternal passion for the language.
4. Baahubali: The Conclusion : Baahubali: The Conclusion has wreaked havoc at the box office since its release, breaking multiple records. With over Rs. 1000 crores in revenue and acclaim from foreign audiences and the media.
5. Mukti Bhawan/Hotel Salvation: Have you ever been to Varanasi’s sacred land and been awestruck by its grandeur? Hundreds of cremations take place every day along the riverside because Hindus believe that dying in the sacred land might offer salvation and escape from the cycle of birth and rebirth.
6. Poorna: The film, directed by Rahul Bose, has gotten favorable reviews from both reviewers and fans. The film was nominated for 30 Best Feature Films at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where it was screened.
7. Anaarkali of Aarah: Anaarkali of Aarah is a film directed by rookie Avinash Das and starring Swara Bhaskar and Sanjay Mishra about a dancer who is persecuted by a local politician and the police, but the bold woman plots retribution and clears her name.
8. Trapped: Trapped is a film starring Rajkummar Rao that tells the story of a guy who gets trapped in an empty high-rise building without food, electricity, or water. Watch the critically praised film, which received a standing ovation at its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival last year, to learn how he lives.
9. The Ghazi Attack: The Ghazi Attack is an Indian military film based on the unexplained sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, starring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, and Atul Kulkarni.
10. Haraamkhor: Have you ever heard about a married teacher having an affair with a pupil and exploiting the adolescent? Haraamkhor is a film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi about a wedded teacher who woos his student for sexual comments.
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