Gangs of Wasseypur
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.
Anurag Kashyap's impressive work in Gangs of Wasseypur seems to have convinced Amitabh Bachchan to forgive him for his earlier transgressions. Anurag committed Bollywood's equivalent to professional suicide when he publicly took on Amitabh Bachchan and criticized him for delaying the release of Chittagong, a movie that was competing with Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se starring Abhishek Bachchan.