Every film buff can talk about the movies that blew their minds. Last year was no exception. In 2014, we got to see movies that changed the way we experience stories. From Hollywood to Bollywood to South Indian films and even Regional ones. Everyone everywhere got the film bug. Tickets were booked, popcorn crunched, drinks drunk and samosas snacked on. In fact, you might be wondering which movies made it to the top of records. Wonder no more, we have the list for you. It’s an eclectic list of films.
All you Bollywood buffs, here is the scoop. PK ruled the box office. The Aamir Khan starrer made earth-shattering records at the office. Rajkumar Hirani made us laugh and think with this wondrous film.
How was your New Year? Not as great as Shah Rukh Khan‘s, we bet. His Happy New Year came in second. An all round entertainer with an ensemble cast and a brilliant location – Dubai, this heist movie made us dance right in our seats.
Now which list can be complete without Bhai? Salman delivered a solid Kick and boy did he connect!
Kick made sure people were copying Sallu Bhai’s style for atleast a month.
Here is a surprise, 2 States made it to the list. Bollywood’s cutie Alia Bhatt and stubble-boy Arjun Kapoor, made us smile. The film was based on Chetan Bhagat‘s book about marriage and family.
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif also made the list. Bang Bang! Was an epic adventure which had guns, explosions and stunts. For boys. For the girls, well they had Hrithik.
Special mentions include: Mardaani, Queen and Mary Kom. 2014 was the year of strong women. These films had our Bollywood Belles come into their own. You had stories of grit, determination and sheer strength. Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukerji made us hoot and cheer.
For all Hollywood fans, 2014 was a year of epic films. We had some amazing international box office records. Interstellar takes the top place. Christopher Nolan brought his vision of future space travel to the screen. With Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, Interstellar was an absolute treat to behold.
What list would be complete without a Michael Bay mega-picture? The latest installment of the Transformers franchise, Age of Extinction, came in second with the box office takings. Mark Walhberg played the new human hero, a man-child father who comes into his own while saving the world from – You got it, extinction. Optimus Prime reminded us how cool it was to ride into battle atop a Robo-Dinosaur.
For all comic book fans out there, we had a return to the Marvel Universe. The Wolverine got his claws out with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Starring Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, James Mcavoy and Hugh Jackman, the movie takes us back in time and essentially resets the X-Men world.
Twip, twip. What does that sound like? Yes, that’s the Amazing Spider-Man, the webhead, who comes in fourth place. With all new villains, Peter Parker has got to fight to survive. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was truly a visual treat.
And to round off the top 5, we have 300: Rise of an Empire. The movie takes place just after the defeat of Leonidas’ 300. Xerxes seeks to destroy of Greece and only the might of the Greek navy stands a chance. An ideal sword-sandal epic filled with blood, gore, intrigue and tough guys.
Here is a look at the rest of the hits of 2014. How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Godzilla.
From the South, we have the King! Lingaa ruled all. Rajnikant reminded us why he is still the Boss.
With epic lines and moves and his signature coat flick, Rajni made us shout with joy. Btw if you haven’t watched it yet, come on! You get two Rajnis for the price of one ticket.
Then we got Race Gurram and Manam who came in second and third.
And we haven’t forgotten the films from the East. Yup, Bengali films have done brilliantly. With stories that made us shout to mysteries, they had it all. After all, one of our greatest directors to have ever lived was Bengali (that’s Satyajit Ray in case you forgot).
Badshahi Angti, Chotushkone, Byomkesh Phire Elo were the top three Bengali films. Apur Panchali also makes the list. It just goes to show, great art never dies.
That’s the list. Our round-up of 2014. In case you were wondering about how this list came to be – It was you. You made it possible with your choices. That’s the best thing isn’t it? Your choice, your seat and your memory. Keep Booking. Let’s see what 2015 has in store for us.