The year 2020 has been a tumultuous one for the film industry, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the closure of cinemas and the postponement of film releases. However, despite these challenges, Bollywood managed to deliver some exceptional films that have shone at the box office.
Here are some of the best Bollywood films of 2020 that have won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
1. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a period action film that depicts the life of Tanaji Malusare, a Maratha warrior who fought alongside Shivaji Maharaj in various battles. This film stars Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol in prominent roles. Tanhaji received critical acclaim for its powerful performances, stunning cinematography, and epic battle sequences.
2. Baaghi 3
Baaghi 3 is an action thriller film featuring Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles. This film is the third instalment in the Baaghi series and revolves around Ronnie’s (Tiger Shroff) quest to rescue his brother (Riteish Deshmukh) from terrorists. Despite mixed reviews, Baaghi 3 performed well at the box office and was praised for its high-octane action scenes.
3. Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal is a romantic drama directed by Imtiaz Ali and stars Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan as the lead pair. The film explores the themes of love and relationships, with a story that jumps between the present and past. Love Aaj Kal received mixed reviews, but its music and performances were widely appreciated.
4. Angrezi Medium
Angrezi Medium is a comedy-drama directed by Homi Adajania and starring the late Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. This film is a sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium and follows the story of a father-daughter duo who dream of pursuing higher education in the UK. Despite its limited theatrical release due to the pandemic, Angrezi Medium was praised for its heartfelt performances and relatable storyline.
5. Street Dancer 3D
Street Dancer 3D is a dance film featuring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. This film explores the world of street dance competitions and the fierce rivalry between Indian and Pakistani dance crews. Despite receiving mixed reviews, Street Dancer 3D was appreciated for its choreography and music.
6. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a romantic comedy-drama that explores the themes of homosexuality and acceptance in Indian society. This film features Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in the lead roles and received critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of LGBTQ relationships.
Overall, 2020 has been a mixed year for Bollywood with some films shining at the box office despite challenges posed by the pandemic. Despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19, Bollywood has continued to produce creative and engaging films that have entertained audiences around the world.