Hit films 2018

Badhai Ho: Who would have thought that the comic-satire on old-age parents again turning into parents would be so well received by the audience? The rib-tickling plot coupled with some light-hearted but nuanced performances by Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana made the film join the list of the top ten highest grossers of the year. Not to forget, the number of awards Neena and Gajraj are expected to sweep away for their terrific performance!

Andhadhun: Sriram Raghavan has a reputation of giving the audience something to think about, but, this time, he seemed to have outdone himself. The mystery-thriller is among the frontrunners for taking home maximum awards this year. The film has also managed to garner some major moolahs at the box-office.

Raazi: We all thought it would be a huge risk burdening her little shoulders with a sole performance under the spotlight. However, the sensitivity and delicacy with which Alia portrayed the role, left us admiring the powerhouse of talent that she is. The film went on to gross over Rs 190 crore at the box-office.

Raid: The Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz and Saurabh Shukla starrer had nothing which could wow the audience. Ajay Devgn's honest policeman avatar has been done to death in Bollywood now. And the good wins over the bad concept doesn't impress anyone, anymore. Despite all the odds, Raid emerged as one of the highest-grossers of the year with the film collecting over Rs 142 crore at the box-office.

Baaghi 2: There was nothing in the film which we had not already seen in Tiger Shroff's previous films. But, call it Tiger's fan following or Disha being a lucky mascot, the film went on to do a humongous business at the box-office and was declared one of the biggest hits of the year.

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Luv Ranjan's films have always struck a chord with us, but after his previous two films, we were left in a dilemma whether this one would also be an extension of the previous two films with nothing new to offer. However, it was the cracker performance of the star cast – Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha coupled with some firebrand dialogues that gave the film an edge over the others. No wonder the film went on to make over Rs 148 crore at the box-office.

Stree: Starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi – the film can well be touted as the biggest entertainer of the year. All of us who got the tickets and went on to see a regular Indian horror flick ended up surprised with its new-age content and new-genre of being a comedy-horror film.

Veere Di Wedding: We all had expected glamour, but, who had expected such terrific performance from four brilliant actresses, ready to carry the weight of the film on their shoulders. Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania gave the leading Khans of the industry a run for their money with the movie opening to double digits on the first day itself.

October: After 'Judwa 2', one could not have expected a more extreme turnover by Varun Dhawan. Floating throughout the exquisite, imaginative world, this could well be called Varun Dhawan's career best performance.

Mulk: Strong, power-packed, intense and brilliantly acted; Mulk is bound to sweep away all the major award shows this year. Based on an intricate plot-line, the way film treads and tackles fundamental and religious issues was immensely commended. Not to forget, the film has already won rave reviews and standing ovation at various film festivals across the globe.