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2007 in Perspective - PB Critics´ Roundtable – Randy Lall´s Top 10
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Planet Bollywood presents you an exclusive series of top movie picks of 2007 by its critics.

Best Films of 2007

10. Gandhi – My Father

A movie like this needs a lot of research, and Feroze Abbas Khan made an interesting film. It was a moving film which highlighted the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal. The cast gave excellent performances, and it was one film that made you sit-up and watch a quality cinema film.

9. Partner

Despite being a remake of Hitch, Partner is the most entertaining film of the year. David Dhawan still proved he can tickle your bone with his whacky direction. Govinda made a huge comeback with this film, and we can always rely on Salman Khan in roles like this. Backed up with a blockbuster musical score, this was one of the biggest hits of the year.

8. Apne

Apne is a film about family bonding - it does tend to touch you with its emotion which will appeal to the family audience. However, the great thing about Apne was that we saw the three Deols in one film, which was a treat to watch. Each of the Deol has put up a great performance, and it’s great to see it worked at the Box Office.

7. Life In A Metro

Anurag Basu has done a great job with Life In A Metro as it has been handled properly. With excellent performances from the cast, it was one of the surprise hit of the year. Plus, it was great to see a film with multiple stories working well with the audience.

6. Saawariya

Well, Saawariya was the most controversial film of the year. It was the film that either you like it or you don’t. Personally, I like Saawariya because it’s different. It was a fairy-tale romance, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali made it from the heart. A movie like this will gain its recognition in the future (like Lamhe). Plus, we saw Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor making a great debut in this film.

5. Dharm

Rarely a movie like Dharm comes. Dharm is one of the most touching film of the year. It’s honestly one of the best films to come out this year and recently, and it’s sad that the film didn’t get the recognition it deserves. We hope in the future movies like this is being made in Bollywood.

4. 1971

Another reality film that is great to watch. 1971, like Dharm, is one of the best films of this year. A well-made film that scores in basically all departments of film-making - it’s truly sad that films like 1971 and Dharm didn’t get the rightfully recognition it deserved at the Box Office.

3. Guru

Some directors tend to lose their touch as the years go by, but Mani Ratnam still proves he is amongst the best. Abhishek Bachchan gives an award-winning performance (I think he deserves Best Actor), and Aishwarya follows Abhishek very well in this film. I’m hoping Guru will get its few shares at the award ceremony.

2. Chak De India!

Considering that cricket is the number sport in India, who would’ve expected a hockey film to reach such heights at the Box Office. Well, with Chak De India!, it proves a well-made film will find its spot at the Box Office. It’s great to see Shah Rukh Khan doing something different and he comes up with a brilliant performance.

1. Taare Zameen Par

Right when 2007 was about to end, Taare Zameen Par comes out of nowhere and surprises you. The great thing about this film is that it’s a reality film and also it’s different. Movies like this deserves to win awards. Aamir Khan - you prove one more time again why you are Mr. Perfectionist. Plus, with a great performance from the cast (especially Darsheel Safary), this movie is a winner in whichever way you look at it.


Randy Lall, 22 years old, is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is currently in his fifth year of his engineering degree.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this article are entirely those of the writer and are neither those of Planet Bollywood nor its management.


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