Well, generally I go with my TOP 10 films of the year, but try as I may, I wasn't able to pick TOP 10 out of the films I watched. But I did manage to put together a bunch of films that don't qualify to be in the TOP 10, yet considering the QUALITY of the year, they actually made it tolerable.
This is my opinion entirely, and I would love to hear from you.
Well, I generally give ratings out of 10, and here are some films that almost made it to 5. A bunch of low budget films, that managed to catch the eye.
Shagird - Purely due to Nana Patekar's powerful performance. It had no emotional atyaachaar and was full timepass.
Chillar Party - I watched this on TV and quiet frankly, the kids were adorable!
Ragini MMS - Though it banked on cheap thrills and should have been an hour long film, it had its moments.
Pyar ka Punchnama - Well, purely because of the performances and few dialogues. Great to see a film go famous just through word of mouth! Otherwise I thought it was generally intolerable.
Saheb Biwi aur Gangster - Again, good dialogues and top performances by Jimmy Shergill and Randeep Hooda.
Buddha Hoga Tera Baap - Amitabh and just, Amitabh. Sonu Sood was decent too...Baaki sab bakwaas...
Dirty Picture - Vidya Ball'an's performance and OH LAA LAA song!
Rockstar - Good music, Terrific Ranbir...Killed at the writing, editing and casting tables....
Then the one's that made it to 6/ 10
Yamla Pagla Deewaana - The biggest surprise of the year! While Bobby Deol tried to hijack the film, Sunny Deol saved it with his amazing comic timing! This film really surprised me.
Delhi Belly - Awesome songs, decent plot, whacky execution, one hell-u-va Vijay Raaz , made it good viewing.
The films that got a Rating : 6.5 / 10 are
Shor in the City: It was another quirky film with great characters, some great scenes and decent storyline. It was intelligently made and had some magic moments, that remained with me well after the movie was over.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Good songs, great locales, good acting made this fun to watch. It would have been the best film of the year, if it hadn't been stretched so much. In the end, it had me waiting...
No One Killed Jessica - The first film of the year, gave hope of a good year. Vidya and Rani did well, but the director went over the top and made the film a bit goofy for such a serious matter.
And the top 3 films of the year for me!
3) Yeh Saali Zindagi - It was a crazy film, with crazy screenplay, wicked dialogues and bold scenes. Irrfan Khan proved once again that he can carry a film squarely on his broad shoulders. But the film finally belonged to the director "Sudhir Mishra"!
2) Stanley ka Dabba - Amole Gupte made a sparkling directorial debut with this sumptuous film! Stanley ka Dabba was touching, well intentioned and perfectly timed. The young actors did a great job and you could really connect with the film. Stanley got top marks!
1) Saat Khoon Maaf - I know this would be a controversial pick and people might think I am completely crazy for picking it as TOP FILM, but I absolutely loved the film. It was the craziest film of the year. Vishal Bharadwaj's dark comedy had some good music and great performances. It connected with me on a level not many films do. I was really inspired to make films, watching this film. Even though, it had loads of problems, but because it moved me, Vishal Bharadwaj ke Saat Khoon Maaf...
Those are my top films of 2011. What about u ? Do leave your comments and yeah - LIKE if you LIKE :)