2014 saw number of hit movies. However, we haven’ seen a blockbuster yet. We all expected Salman Khan’s Jai Ho to be the blockbuster of the year but the movie disappointed viewers with its box office performance. Though it is the biggest grosser yet, it has collected only 116 crores nett in India, whereas few of the top 5 ‘all time grossers’ are in the 200 crore club already. So, it was a much disappointing performance.
The 100 crore movies of the year are: Jai Ho, Holiday & 2 States. (Jai Ho & Holiday crossed 110 crore mark whereas 2 States just crossed 100 crore mark)
Salman Khan is voted as the most desirable Bollywood actor of 2014 with 32% votes – congrats! Shahrukh Khan has given a tough fight as he was leading the poll right from day 1 until the last day. But in the final lap Salman Khan overtook 2 time champion Shahrukh and emerged as the winner for the first time in the most desirable poll. Shahrukh Khan collected 30% votes!
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Salman Khan, the eternal bachelor of Bollywood is known for his golden heart and humor sense. No need to add that he is a handsome. He’s got a good body as well. These qualities may have influenced the voters to vote for him! Salman Khan is the undisputed king of Indian box office as he has given 6 100 crore hits in a row since 2010.
This is Salman’s 2nd only win on HindiFilmNews.com after winning ‘Sexiest Bachelor’ title in 2011. Salman Khan was in 3rd place last year. Last year’s winner Shahid Kapoor had to be satisfied with 16% votes! Better luck next time Shahid!
Hrithik Roshan (4th) and Aamir Khan (5th) made it in to the top 5. In the top 10 we also have Sidharth Malhotra(6th), John Abraham(7th), Ajay Devgn(8th), Ranbir Kapoor(9th) & Vidyut Jamwal(10th). Congrats to all!
Finally after 6 days of voting, Deepika Padukone is voted as the Star Of The Year 2013 (female). Katrina Kaif gave a tough fight as she lost the poll for less than 50 votes which is a rare phenomenon on our website! In fact, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone were on the number 1 position several times on the last day of the poll indicating a very tough competition. Better luck next time Katrina Kaif fans!
Coming to our winner Deepika Padukone, she truly deserved this title as she had 4 back to back 100 crore hits in 2013 including Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Ramleela Goliyon Ka Raslaala. She was also appreciated for her performances in these movies. These 4 movies grossed more than 500 crores in Indian box office and that is a very tough record to break! So, after a very rewarding year professionally, Deepika Padukone takes our star of the year 2013 female title as well!
Finally, after 7 days and close to 30,000 votes, Shahrukh Khan is voted as the star of the year 2013. This is the second consecutive win for Shahrukh Khan as he won in last year as well. It was a close competition as Salman Khan gave a very close and tough competition until the final hour. Salman Khan lost the poll only for 1.5% votes (exactly 447 votes difference!)
Thanks to everyone for participating in the poll and we congratulate Shahrukh Khan for winning the poll!
Shahrukh Khan had a stellar year in 2013 as his movie Chennai Express broke several box office records at the time of its release. So, he is indeed a deserving winner!
After 20 days long poll, we have the winner for our ‘The Biggest Female Star In Last 20 Years (1993-2013) poll.
Kajol has won the poll with 20% votes. Huge Congrats to Kajol as she truly deserves this title. She mesmerized us with her brilliant acting prowess and inimitable star power. Kajol never gave much importance to her star power. She never tried to be in the rate race for No. 1 spot. She rejected movie which she didn’t want to be a part of. Yet, top film makers approached her with great scripts and great roles. Kajol is currently taking a break from movies. She is a mother of two and a wife. Yet, fans are keenly awaiting for her return to movies. Let’s hope that her close friend Karan Johar will come up with something for this superbly talented star.
Shahrukh Khan is voted as the King Of Bollywood two years in a row! Shahrukh Khan won the poll with a huge margin of 57% votes after a 10 days long poll. And it once again proved that Shahrukh Khan is the King of online space as well.
And we will come back the same poll next year and thanks to all those who have participated in it.
movie song of the year 2012 – song of the year poll – mashup
Welcome to our latest poll in the year end series (you will find links to the rest of the polls on top of the website, or you can find it here). Bollywood movies and songs have an unbreakable relationship. Hollywood moved away from musicals long time ago and they find it weird to see an impromptu song and dance routine in a realistic scene. But for us Indians, songs and dances mean a world to us. It’s part of our lives, culture and movies. We find the songs and dances extremely enticing. We use them to channel our emotions and moods. However, we can see that the use of lip sing songs is gradually getting reduced in Bollywood movies these days. We have started following Hollywood in that aspect and film makers are trying to keep them in the background to ensure that the flow of storytelling isn’t compromised. For example we had great music in Barfi! and Cocktail (both composed by the very talented Pritam Chakraborty) – yet most of those songs were used as background music in these two movies. It looks like Bollywood is finally coming of age in terms of songs and their presentation.
Anyhow, coming to the songs in 2012, we can see that item songs dominated the charts like in the previous years. Masala action movies are incomplete without item numbers and increase in masala action movies ensured the flow of item songs. Did the quality of music improve in 2012? One has to say that it hasn’t. Although we had occasional gems (thanks to Pritam Chakraborty, Ajay-Atul & Amit Trivedi) the year was disappointing in general. Even A R Rahman failed to deliver in 2012 – Jab Tak Hai Jaan is one of his least appreciated albums ever. Pritam Chakraborty continued to deliver great music (Barfi!, Agent Vinod & Cocktail).
So let’s find out the song of the year 2012.
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Deva Shree Ganesha (Agneepath)
One of the first hit Hindi songs to come out in 2012. Music was composed by national award winning Ajay-Atul and lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. As the title indicates the song is used during the Ganesha festival scene in the movie. Ajay Gogavale sang the power packed song featuring Hrithik Roshan in the movie.
Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath)
Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin is one of Sonu Nigam’s career best songs! The song had lots of pain in it and Sonu brought that beautifully in the song. It’s a tough song to sing as it has got semi classical elements to it. This song depicts Hrithik Roshan’s relationship with his sister in the movie.
Chikni Chameli (Agneepath)
Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, Chikni Chameli is one of the biggest hits of the year. In fact the year kick-started with Katrina Kaif’s enthralling Chikni Chameli act. Chikni Chameli doesn’t need any introduction; even the kids know the song by heart.
Main Waari Jaavan (Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya)
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya starring the recently married couple Riteish Deshmukh & Genelia D’Souza was a sweet romantic film and the songs were equally sweet. Main Waari Jaavan is composed by Sajid-Wajid and written by Mayur Puri. Atif Aslam & Shreya Ghoshal sang this beautiful song.
Aahatein (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
Aahatein is one of the finest compositions of composer Amit Trivedi. At times you will wonder whether they are whispering or singing. You can even feel the silence in between. Sung by Karthik & Shilpa Rao and written by Amitabh Battacharya, Aahatein is one of the real gems of 2012.
Aunty Ji (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
This dance from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu became an instant hit and topped the charts. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and sung by Ash King, Aunty Ji was a fun song. Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor owned the song with their sheer screen presence.
Gubbare (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
Gubbare – yet another gem from Amit Trivedi. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and sung by Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi, Nikhil D’Souza Gubbare features Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor. In short, it was a simple yet catchy tune.
Aromale (Ek Deewana Tha)
Aaromale is a rock song sung by Alphonse. Shreya Ghoshal has also done a cover of the same song. It was one of A R Rahman’s finest songs. The song was first introduced in the Tamil version of the movie ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaya’ featuring Malayalam lyrics. Chances are high that you are already addicted to Aaromale!
Hosanna (Ek Deewana Tha)
A R Rahman’s songs never goes unnoticed. Same happened with Ek Deewana Tha as well, the song rocked the charts and radio top 10s for weeks. Much credit goes to the singers Leon D’Souza, Suzanne D’Mello and Blaaze. Javed Akhtar saab wrote the lyrics.
Bipasha (Jodi Breakers)
Kareena Kapoor had a song called ‘bebo’ dedicated to her. May be Bipasha Basu wanted something similar. In the end we had a chart topper in the form of ‘Bipasha’. Composed by Salim-Sulaiman and written by Irshad Kamil, Bipasha became an instant hit. Shadab Faridi’s beautiful voice also added to the charm.
Ekla Cholo Re (Kahaani)
Kahaani not only had surprises in its plot but also in its music department. We got to hear Amitabh Bachchan singing the famous Bengali song ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ during the end credits. Music directors Vishal-Shekhar modernized the song with right background music. It was a beautiful experience listening to Amitabh singing this song!
Raabta (Agent Vinod)
Raabta was one of the most beautiful love ballads of the year 2012. We have three different versions of this slow song in the CD. Amitabh Battacharya’s beautiful lyrics and Pritam Chakraborty’s soothing music made this a real gem of 2012. The song is used during a shootout scene in Agent Vinod.
Pungi (Agent Vinod)
Pungi is undoubtedly one of the biggest hits of the year 2012. Sung by Mika Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Nakash & Pritam Chakraborty and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Pungi became an instant hit in 2012. However, the song ran in to controversy when it was accused of plagiarism.
Dil Mera Muft Ka (Agent Vinod)
Bollywood has almost forgotten the mujra. It’s no longer fashionable. Yet the mujra song ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’ featuring Kareena Kapoor & Maria Zakaria became a huge hit. Although Kareena Kapoor’s dancing skills were under scrutiny, the song & video went on to became hits.
Anarkali Disco Chali (Housefull 2)
Mamta Sharma became a golden voice post her success with ‘Munni Badnam Hui’ in 2010. With Anarkali Disco Chali she proved that she’s no one song wonder and that she can sing! Malaika Arora Khan owned this song in the video with her inimitable charm and sensuality.
Tu Hi Mera (Jannat 2)
Emraan Hashmi and songs have an unbreakable bond. All his movies have wonderful music and Jannat 2 continued with the tradition. Tu Hi Mera was an instant hit. Sayeed Qadri wrote the lyrics while Pritam Chakraborty composed the music. This love song had Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta in the song video.
Pani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
Pani Da Rang is one of the biggest hits of 2012. Lead actor of Vicky Donor Ayushmann Khurrana composed and sang this song for the movie. When director Shoojit Sircar heard him singing the song on the sets he insisted that they should have it in the OST and that Ayushmann should sing it. Well, see, that has paid off! Today it’s one of the most played songs of 2012.
Rum Whisky (Vicky Donor)
Producer of Vicky Donor John Abraham decided to add glamour to his first movie as a producer by doing a song for the movie, and that’s how Rum Whisky was born. Music composer duo Abhishek-Akshay composed the song while Kusum Verma wrote the lyrics. Vote for Rum Whisky if you think it deserves to win the song of the year 2012 title.
Aa Re Pritam Pyaare (Rowdy Rathore)
Aa Re Pritam Pyaare (Rowdy Rathore) is the most energetic item number of the year. The gorgeous video had such wonderful choreography. However, you will instantly identity the song and video as the typical south Indian masala song. Whatever, the song was fun! For the same it was a huge hit. Sameer Anjaan – Faiz Anwar wrote the lyrics while Sajid-Wajid composed the music.
Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita (Rowdy Rathore)
For Sameer Anjaan’s lyrics Sajid-Wajid gave music for Chinta Ta Chita Chita song. As expected it became a super hit song in no time. Kareena Kapoor was featured in the song and she was simply gorgeous in it. Prabhu Deva and Akshay Kumar danced with Kareena in the song. Once again, a dance number with south Indian flavour.
Mala Jau De (Ferrari Ki Sawaari)
Vidya Balan is known for her powerful acting not item songs. So it was a pleasant surprise to see Vidya Balan shaking her hips to the Marathi lavni number Mala Jau De in Ferrari Ki Sawaari. It was a catchy song and for the same it became a top hit in 2012. Vote for Mala Jau De if you are in favour of this song!
Mukhtasar (Teri Meri Kahaani)
Shahid Kapoor movies always have soothing romantic songs. Teri Meri Kahaani Is no different. Mukhtasar is a beautiful romantic track featuring Shahid Kapoor & Priyanka Chopra. Sajid Wajid composed the music for Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics. Wajid Ali sang this beautiful song.
O Womaniya (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
Gangs Of Wasseypur’s soundtrack was one of its kind. One can confidently say that it’s one of the most discussed and appreciated sound tracks of the year for its rustic tunes. Anurag Kashyap’s finding Sneha Khanwalkar composed all the songs in the album. O Womaniya stands out from the rest. Lyrics were written by Varun Grover whereas Khushboo Raaj & Rekha Jha sang the song.
Chalao Na Naino Se (Bol Bachchan)
Chalao Na Naino Se, sung by Himesh Reshammiya & Shreya Ghosal was an instant hit upon its arrival. Himesh Reshammiya composed music for Swanand Kirkire’s lyrics. The song featured Ajay Devgn and the pretty Asin Thottumkal.
Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail)
Tumhi Ho Bandhu could easily be one of the top 5 songs of 2012. Upon its release the song became a craze. At one point you could hear this song everywhere you went. Pritam Chakraborty gave wonderful music in Cocktail. For Irshad Kamil’s wonderful lyrics Neeraj Shridhar & Kavita Seth lent their voice – result? A great song! In fact much credit goes to Kavita Seth – she gave an altogether new dimension to the song.
Daaru Desi (Cocktail)
Cokcktail had such wonderful songs, for the same almost the entire album got nominated in the poll. When Pritam Chakraborty’s music and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics came together we witnessed magic. Benny Dayal & Shalmali Kholgade’s voices added form to the song. Groovy – that’s the best way to describe it.
When two of the finest singers of this generation Mohan Kanan (member of the Agnee band, his Splitsvilla theme song was a huge hit) and Shilpa Rao came together we’ve the best love song of the year! Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan did a cover of the same song in the album. The music video featuring Saif Ali Khan was the fitting tribute to the song.
Second Hand Jawaani (Cocktail)
Second Hand Jawaani – yet another chartbuster from Cocktail! Pritam Chakraborty – Irshad Kamil team’s yet another triumph. Neha Kakkar, Miss Pooja & Nakash Aziz lent their voices to the song. The music video featuring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone & Diana Penty was also a huge hit. Vote for Second Hand Jawaani if you think it deserves to be called the song of the year 2012.
Jugni is not a Pritam Chakraborty composition. The song was first introduced on Coke Studio Pakistan. Famous Pakistani singer Arif Lohar sang this song on Coke Studio. Harshdeep Kaur gave company for Arif Lohar for the song in Cocktail. Soon after Jugni became a global phenomenon. Jugni song video is one of the most watched Bollywood song videos on Youtube.
Abhi Abhi (Jism 2)
Vishesh Film productions are always known for its music. Though the songs couldn’t outperform, Jism 2 was yet another musical accomplishment for the banner. May be the focus was shifted to the debutant Sunny Leone (who is also a porn star). Arko Pravo Mukherjee composed the music while Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Munish Makhija wrote the lyrics.
Banjaara (Ek Tha Tiger)
May be due to the European flavour in the music not too many did like the Ek Tha Tiger songs at first. However with time Ek Tha Tiger songs found its place. Sohail Sen composed the songs while Neelesh Misra wrote the lines. Sukhwinder Singh sang the song in his usual power-packed style.
Saiyaara (Ek Tha Tiger)
Saiyaara is the most liked song in Ek Tha Tiger album. For Sohail Sen – Neelesh Misra combo’s wonderful creative output Mohit Chauhan gave a form with his beautiful voice. Since an emotional song that appears at a crucial point in the movie the video got released only after the release of the movie.
Chitrangada Singh is known for her strong performances. So it was a pleasant surprise to see her doing the item number Kafirana for Joker. The song was leaked on the internet before its actual release. But that didn’t really help the song. Also the double meaning lyrics didn’t go well with a section of the audience. Yet Kafirana is a hit song.
Ala Barfi (Barfi!)
Barfi! is undoubtedly one of Pritam Chakraborty’s finest works. As we all know Pritam Chakraborty is at the peak of his career. Barfi! had the flavour of old world charm since the movie is set in 1970s. Mohit Chauhan sang the song and Ranbir Kapoor added charm to it on screen.
Main Kya Karoon (Barfi!)
Main Kya Karoon – another beautiful song from Barfi! New singer Nikhil Paul George sang this song. Pritam Chakraborty composed the music for Aashish Pandit’s poetical lines. Anurag Basu shot it beautifully.
Kyon – yet another wonderful song from Barfi!. Papon (he was featured on MTV Cokestudio this year) & Sunidhi Chauhan sang this beautiful song. Neelesh Misra wrote the lyrics for Kyon. Pritam da has done it again!
Phir Le Aya Dil (Barfi!)
Phir Le Aya Dil – personal favourite of the author! It’s been a while since we heard a beautiful gazal song in Bollywood. It’s poetic, heartfelt and above all magical. There are three versions of the song in the album. Rekha Bhardwaj, Arijit Singh & Shafqat Amanat Ali sang the three different versions of the song in their unique styles. Though Arijit Singh’s version is used in the movie (wow, one can go on and on about how beautiful Ileana D’Cruz looks as a Bengali woman in the song), Rekha Bharadwaj’s version is the best. Ha, one wish Bollywood had such magical songs every once in a while – sorry, but we are in Bollywood!
Halkat Jawani (Heroine)
Halkat Jawani is undoubtedly the most hyped & awaited item song of the year. Kareena Kapoor sizzled in the song. Salim-Sulaiman composed themusic for Niranjan Iyengar’s raunchy lyrics. Ganesh Acharya choreographed the song. Upon the release it went on to become a huge hit. However, since the movie didn’t live up to the expectation Halkat Jawani’s popularity also suffered post the release of the movie. Sunidhi Chauhan lent her voice to the song.
Saiyaan, sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is the most soulful song from Heroine album. The song captured the various moods of the heroine. For Salim – Sulaiman’s music Niranjan Iyengar wrote the lyrics. The underlying sadness in the song made it even more beautiful. Kareena Kapoor was breath taking in the song, by the way!
Main Heroine Hoon (Heroine)
Main Heroine Hoon – such a stylish song to begin with. Niranjan Iyengar wrote the lyrics while Salim – Sulaiman composed the song. Aditi Singh Sharma poured her soul in to the song. The movie opens with the song. Kareena Kapoor looked ravishing in the song!
Disco Deewane (Student Of The Year)
Disco Deewane (or the disco song) is a rehash of 80’s hit of the same title by Nazia Hassan. Apparently this song is Karan Johar’s favourite and he insisted on having it in the album. Vishal-Shekhar did a beautiful job with the remix. Benny Dayal, Nazia Hassan, Sunidhi Chauhan & Vishal Dadlani lent their voices for the song. Kajol had a fleeting appearance in the song along with the rest of the cast.
Radha (Student Of The Year)
Radha is a classic wedding song from Karan Johar. The song became such a rage that even Amitabh Bachchan complained that he couldn’t get this track off his mind. Vishal – Shekhar composed the song while Anvita Dutt wrote the lyrics. Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani, Shreya Ghosal & Shekhar Ravjiani sang the song.
Bichdann (Son Of Sardaar)
Bichdann is a beautiful melody sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Himesh Reshammiya composed the music while Sameer Anjaan wrote the lyrics. The song featured Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha & Sanjay Dutt.
Rani Tu Mein Raja (Son Of Sardaar)
Although Son Of Sardaar songs are not particularly known for its quality they were hits nonetheless. Himesh Reshammiya is a hit maker and he knows how to churn out hits one after another. Mika Singh, Honey Singh & Bhavya Pandit sang the song. Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha featured in the video.
Challa (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Music lovers patiently wait for A R Rahman songs. Expectations were sky-high when he teamed up with king of romance Yash Chopra for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. But one has to admit that the album was a let-down in general. Gulzar wrote the lyrics of the song and Punjabi singer Rabbi sang it. The video of the song is one of the most viewed YouTube videos in India ever.
Saans (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Saans – one of the better songs in Jab Tak Hai Jaan album. Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan sang the song. Gulzar wrote the lyrics. Though the song reminds us of some of A R Rahman’s earlier works the slow melody was appreciated by audience and critics alike. The song features Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in it.
Muskaanein Jhooti Hai (Talaash)
Ram Sampath composed the music of Muskaanein Jhooti Hai while Javed Akhtar wrote the lyrics. The song was featured in the beginning titles. However, a separate music video featuring the whole cast was made before the release of the movie. Suman Sridhar sang the song.
Jee Le Zaraa (Talaash)
The songs of Talaash were much appreciated by the critics and audience. Jee Le Zaraa was an intense song. Vishal Dadlani sang the song by the Ram Sampath – Javed Akhtar team.
Jiya Lage Na (Talaash)
There is a poetic charm to Jiya Lage Na song. Sung by Sona Mohapatra & Ravindra Upadhyay, Jiya Lage Na features Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan – one of the most beautiful songs of the year 2012. The semi-classical touch of the song elevates this in to new heights.
Balma (Khiladi 786)
Khiladi 786 songs are big hits all thanks to the hit maker Himesh Reshammiya. Although the lyrics were not appreciated by many, the songs became super hit. Balma is an item song featuring German model Claudia Ciesla. Shreya Ghoshal and Sreeram sang the song. Sameer Anjaan is credited for the lyrics.
Hookah Bar (Khiladi 786)
Hookah Bar is a yet another chart topper for Khiladi 786. The signature step from the song became a rage upon the release. Shabbir Ahmed wrote the lyrics while Himesh Reshammiya composed the music. Himesh Reshammiya also sang the song. It features Akshay Kumar and Asin Thottumkal.
Dagabaaz Re (Dabangg 2)
Dagabaaz Re is a beautiful love song from Dabangg 2 featuring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Shreya Ghoshal sang the song composed by Sajid-Wajid and written by Sameer Anjaan.
Fevicol Se (Dabangg 2)
Fevicol Se has become a nationwide rage. In fact one can easily say that Fevicol Se is the biggest hit of the year. This item song featured Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan. Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali & Ashraf Ali wrote the raunchy & controversial lines (many have raised objection to raunchy lines in the wake of Delhi Gang Rape incident) while Sajid-Wajid composed the songs. Mamta Sharma, Wajid Ali, Keerthi Sagathia, Uvie & Shadaab Faridi sang the song.
Amit Trivedi has been giving hits one after another. In 2012 he gave slew of hits. Shalmali Kholgade sang the song and Kausar Munir wrote the lyrics. The song featured Arjun Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra – one of the memorable songs in 2012.
Dreamum Wakeupum (Aiyyaa)
Dreamum Wakeupum is without any doubt the most outrageous song of the year for its extreme lines and choreography. The song was meant to be light take on South Indian masala songs. Both Prithviraj & Rani Mukherjee did a wonderful job in it. Amitabh Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics for Amit Trivedi’s music. One can easily say that it’s one of the most talked about songs of the year.
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