Top Films of 2006

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Top Films of 2006

Source: Rediff

Date: December 26, 2006


6. Dhoom: 2


Director: Sanjay Gadhvi

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Hrithik Roshan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai


This isn't merely a very cheesy film, but so riddled with plotholes that it'll make your head hurt. D2 is a collection of random moments, and is decidedly more music video than movie. Dhoom: 2 is so unabashedly about style, it's ridiculous. Everything in the film is about The Look, as it leaps from high point to higher point with glee.


And, with Hrithik.


Alright, so Bipasha Basu, Uday Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan also officially star, but this is Roshan's vehicle, an astonishingly big-budget film focussing solely on that star and his undeniable coolth. And you can't blame the makers. Roshan fires up the screen with mad, effortless style, leaving women gasping breathlessly and men jealous, awed. From abs to Americanisms, Roshan has the X-factor down pat, and proves himself in a totally different league.


The director must be applauded, though, for turning Aishwarya Rai into a jaw-droppingly hot woman -- we don't even notice her dialogue delivery, we're so busy staring at her legs. Add to that Bipasha Basu in a terrific range of bikinis, and everyone's happy. But then Hrithik already took care of that. Whoa.


8. Krrish


Director: Rakesh Roshan

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah



Alright, so the script was really weak. But a million loopholes aside, this film needs to be applauded for taking Bollywood back into the land of superheroes. While Krrish isn't our first caped wonderboy, he's definitely our first superhit superhero, and that blockbuster mainstream success is a massive step for the tragically overlooked Fantasy genre in Indian cinema.


As superheroes go, he isn't a top performer. Krrish is a weakly written, derivative character that has no reason to click. Except, he's played by Hrithik Roshan. Fuelled purely by his fierce screen presence, Krrish becomes a character you like, enough to indulge in. It's a great film for kids, and while those of us wanting our superheroes dark and brooding may feel let down, it's certainly a landmark film giving birth to a new, appropriately big-budget Bollywood genre