Bollywood without cliche is like pizza without cheese! But exceptions abound, and here goes my top 5 Hindi films of 2012 where representation from the margins spelled commercial success!
#1 Paan Singh Tomar1 army officer+ 1 steeplechase gold medalist+ 1 bandit= 1 Paan Singh Tomar Songs of the deprived and the downtrodden = moolahs in bank & National Awards in drawing rooms!
#2 English Vinglish / Kahaani[Ok, a combined second position for the women power 😀 ] 1 mentally subjugated + 1 physically incompetent = Complementary in incompetency. Abla nari hai bechari’s (poor weak women) victory assured = financial profits restored!
#3 Gangs of Wasseypur (I, II)Dubious existence + Dark desires + Dangerous life = Underdogs day out ! Optimum gratification of the adrenaline = producers buried under shekels !!
#4 Vicky Donor/ OMG – Oh My God!(Yeah got it, sperm donation and religious devotion don’t go in the same breath, but still…) 1 tabooed topic + 1 controversial issue = Call for social justice. Weaklings’ war won = commerce unlimited !!
#5 Barfi!1 deaf & dumb + 1 mentally challenged +Dollops of
Please feel free to lash out or appreciate.