With the year kick starting on a promising note of impressive releases, I knew 2013 would turn out to be special at the movies.
And it has.
The craze for box office supremacy is getting more ridiculous by the day and formula-driven folk will not stop remaking South Indian potboilers at any rate yet there’s also a growing audience for out-of-the-box, unorthodox and uncompromised cinema.
On that note, it’s time to honour the ones that struck a chord and made a difference with my pick of this year’s 10 Best Films. Again, in no particular order.
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There’s an obvious radiance and detailing in the manner director Vikramaditya Motwane creates an ambiance of a bygone era, lingering melancholy and poetic quietude - most effectively through Sonakshi Sinha’s pensive eyes, perceptive lips and wispy voice.
Equally attractive is the throbbing complexity of a star-crossed relationship that serves as a fine build-up till Lootera decides to resemble O Henry’s short story (The Last Leaf) and stir the viewer with its final grand gesture.