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2012 may have seen a slew of blockbusters but out of the clutch of releases, only a handful of gems truly inspired our minds and hearts in the dark of the auditorium. They all gave different messages and lessons but they all taught us a universal truth - if you have faith in yourself, nothing is impossible in this universe. Scroll down to see these modern cult-classics of Hindi Cinema that will continue to inspire millions of lives for millions of years to come.
CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand handpicks the Top 5 Bollywood Directors for 2012 for a Roundtable on his show Now Showing. These visionary film-makers gave us five of the most significant films this year that have changed the face of mainstream cinema in India. Besides gaining both critical and commercial success, these masterpieces will be remembered for decades to come for some of the most brilliant performances ever on Indian celluloid by actors like Sridevi, Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan and Manoj Bajpai. Masand picks:
2012 has been an awesome-wawsome year for the movies. While there have been a bunch of blockbusters, not all these money-making machines were strong in terms of content. Here are the films that were not only truly fabulous scripts but also boasted of beautiful stories and spectacular performances. They triumphed everywhere and even made India proud at the international film festivals. And the fact that besides tremendous critical acclaim, these films also set the box-office on fire proves that content was truly the star in 2012.