Fun times! We all get to try to convince each other which film was the absolute best and which was the absolute worst. And if there is a concensus in the comments, that film will get the great honor of being the DCIB Worst or Best of the year!
Best film of the year for me (limiting myself to Hindi so I don’t have to worry about leaving anything out): Raid
I picked Raid back in January when it first came out and I have measured every film since against it, and nothing measured up. Tight and fast paced, but still with enough time to sprinkle in a little romance and a few songs. Every performance is perfect, every shot is interesting. And the script is totally original and unexpected. It’s just a good movie, top to bottom. And bonus, it even has a nice message, about following rules and doing the best you can for the greater good.
Worst film of the year for me (again, limiting myself to Hindi so I don’t have to worry about leaving anything out): Sanju
I picked Sanju back in June, and yes, 6 months later, nothing has been that bad. The performances were caricatures, the plot had no overarching structure, even the camera work was just dull dull dull. Not to mention the saccharine thoughtless sappiness of it all, completely expected and thought-free. And the ultimate message that the past can always be rewritten, and “facts” and “truth” have no meaning.
How about you? What are your Best and Worst of the year and why?
(Oh, and again I will be pinning this post to the home page so you can find it easily and keep giving your votes)