DCIB Awards 2018!!! Best Hindi Film of Each Genre

Okay, calm down, I am aware that I am ignoring non-Hindi films. This is the area that I am nominating myself, and I haven’t seen enough non-Hindi to do it. Don’t worry, there is also a “write-in” option

Best Action Movie


Thugs of Hindostan

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero


Best Thriller






Best Romance



Sui Dhaaga



Best Comedy

Sonu Ki Titu Ke Sweety

Veere Di Wedding



Best Inspirational True Story





Best Family Movie

Badhai Ho

102 Not Out



This post will be pinned to the front page of the site for the next week or so, so you all have loads of time to decide on your choices. And maybe watch some movies you missed this year. And then put your choices in the comments for me to tally up.

Also, there will be more posts coming! So hold off on answering anything else on this post, keep focused and wait for the other ones to appear.

26 thoughts on “DCIB Awards 2018!!! Best Hindi Film of Each Genre

    • Really? no True Stories at all?

      And now you are making me want to watch Simmba! Some day, when I’m not super sick again and can spend more than 45 minutes out of bed.

      On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 3:59 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • It’s handy having this list, isn’t it? I just went through the wiki page on every Hindi film of 2018 and pulled out all of them that I remembered in particular.

      On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 3:08 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. Action – Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
    Thriller – Pari
    Romance – Manmarziyaan
    Comedy – Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
    True story – Soorma
    Family – Karwaan or 102 not out


    • Ha! I’m planning to vote for Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi too! When I finished watching it I was sad it’s over, and my brain was like: why are you sad, this wasn’t a good movie at all!? But still it was crazy and ridiculous and I wanted more.


  2. I’m gonna put
    Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
    under Thrillers
    and call it the Best Thriller of BW 2018,
    with Pari a close second.

    I’m also gonna say that Thriller was BWs strongest Genre this year, by a mile.

    Were there any true conedies this year? Maybe a franchise comedy? I vote for Stree otherwise.


    • There were many unknown comedies this year (Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band, Khajoor Pe Atke), but from a little more famous only : Welcome to New York, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi and Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se. Bad year for comedies in hindi.


    • I was gonna say Golmaal Again, but that was last year. I guess Sonu Ki Titu Ke Sweety could be considered a comedy, it’s not really a romance so comedy is the genre it fits in best.

      On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 10:30 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. I listed all 2018 movies I have seen (11) and I realize I saw one or max two of every genre.
    Best Action Movie – Bhavesh Joshi & Race 3 (Bhavesh wins)
    Best Thriller – Andhadhun
    Best Romance – Manmarziyaan
    Best Comedy – Stree and Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi (Happy wins)
    Best Inspirational True Story – Mukkabaaz (maybe not exactly true story but kind of)
    Best Family Movie – Badhai Ho & Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain & Meri Nimmo (Badhai Ho wins)


  4. Best Action Movie – Simmba (but didn’t see TOH)

    Best Thriller – Raazi but all the others are great but more drama, horror, and noir/black comedy respectively

    Best Romance – Manmarziyaan but haven’t seen the other three

    Best Comedy – haven’t seen Veere and Stree yet, DNF Sonu, so definitely Badhaai Ho for this category

    Best Inspirational True Story – saw them all and Gold is just slightly better than Soorma

    Best Family Movie – Badhaai Ho here as well and I have seen the other two and liked them as well


    • Says something about 2018 just in terms of what you watched and didn’t watch. Only one romance was worth seeking out, and only one action, but all the thrillers and true storys and family movies were worth watching.

      On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:07 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Yes, but remember I still really want to see Namaste England (just like Angie:)! My love of Arjun and Parineeti could still blind me to how terrible the film is. But yes, the state of romance in Hindi films is a constant source of worry for me!

        I want to see Stree and Veere and some others but they just aren’t coming to streaming fast enough and I’m trying to watch films legally. Plus I’ve read more this year (I think I saw 36 Indian films total last year?)

        Did make it to the theaters to see Simmba!


        • Yes #TeamNamasteEngland ! Will it be as bad as people say? I can’t wait to know it. I’m watching Loveyatri now so I can compare it with NE later.


          • Haha! I thought the music was good from Loveyatri but I just can’t bring myself to watch it. Good luck getting through it!


  5. Best Action: Simmba
    Best Thriller: Adhadhun
    Best Romance:Sui Dhaaga
    Best Comedy: Veere Di Wedding
    Best Inspirational True Story: Mulk
    Best Family Movie: Badhai Ho


    • Aw. I’m glad Mulk got a vote! That’s part of the reason I split up the genre categories, so the less spectacular and popular films would have a chance.

      On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 2:10 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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