Bollywood Directors Pick Their Favourite Films Of 2017


Sudhir Mishra: “My favourite films of 2017 in no particular order, Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha,  Anit Masurkar’s Newton, Avinash Das’s Anaarkali Of ArraahSaket Choudhary’s Hindi Medium,Subhashish Bhutiani’s  Mukti BhawanSubhashKapoor’s Jolly LLB 2, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped and RahulDholakia’s Raees.

Gautam Ghose: “The Indian films released in  2017 are not up to the mark when compared with international standards. The exception isAmit Masurkar’s Newton a study of subaltern India. Hope 2018 will have a better  crop of Indian films portraying our intolerance and uncivilized social matrix.”

Nitesh Tiwari: “Lipstick Under My Burkha, Hindi Medium, Newton,Advait Chandan’s Secret Superstar. And  Bareilly Ki Barfi…in no particular order.”

Navdeep Singh: “Newton!”

Suresh Triveni “Newton, Newton, Newton!…my first three slots of  favourites are occupied by this one film. Followed  by R S Prasanna’sShubh Mangal SavdhanKonkona Sen Sharma’s A Death In TheGunjBareilly Ki Barfi and Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Returns.”

Milan Luthria: “Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Bareilly Ki BarfiSureshTriveni’s Tumhari SuluSubhash Kapoor’s  Jolly LLB2.”

Rajesh Mapuskar: “Qareeb Qareen Singlle”

Saket Choudhary: “Newton, Pushkar-Gayatri’s Vikram VedhaShubhMangal SavdhanShivum Nair’s Naam Shabana, Lipstick Under MyBurkha

Nitya Mehra: “Newton, Wonder Woman, Baahubali The Conclusion.”

Luv Ranjan: “The one that I really liked was Bareilly Ki Barfi”

Leena Yadav: “Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Prawal Raman: Only Shubhashish Bhutiani’s Mukhti Bhawan. This was the one film that grabbed my attention.”

Habib Faisal: “Mukti Bhawan, dealing with such a “grave” subject as death with tender irony, Newton , for its subject, themes, irony, humour, minimalistic craft and  the  meta-irony of coming out in a year where a  blockbuster election happened with the ugliest possible form of politics  on display.”

Raj Nidimoru: Haven’t seen too many. From the ones that I saw…Sandeep Venga’s Arjun Reddy  in Telugu, Mukti Bhawan, Newton,Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Rangoon, Sachin A Million Dreams, Lipstick Under My BurkhaBareilly Ki Barfi, and my own film co-directed with Krishan DK, A Gentleman.”

Umesh Shukla: “Secret Superstar, Tumhari Sulu”

Amole Gupte: “Tumhari Sulu,  Hindi Medium, Bareilly Ki Barfi,Shubh Mangal SavdhanAshim Ahluwalia’s Daddy, Newton.”

Anees Bazmi: “Secret Superstar,Anees Bazmi’s  Mubarakan, Newton and  Hindi Medium.”

Ajay Behl: “Newton, Tumhari SuluBareilly Ki Barfi, Trapped,Anaarkali Of Aarah, Secret Superstar, A Death In The GunjNilaMadhab Panda’s Kadvi HawaDevashish Makhija’s Ajji, Lipstick Under My Burqa.

Raja Krishna Menon: “Hindi Medium, Bareilly Ki BarfiVikramVeda.”

Rajshri Ojha: “Nothing stood out,really. Still Newton,Qarib QaribSinglle, Mom, Bareilly Ki Barfi.”

Nila Madhab Panda: “Newton, Jagga Jasoos, Mom, Tumhari Sulu, Toilet Ek Prem Katha.”

Onir: “Secret Superstar, AjjiBareilly Ki Barfi,  Mukti Bhawan,Tumhari Sulu.”

Nishikant Kamat: “Newton, Pihu, S Durga(Malayalam),Muramba(Marathi), Railway Children(Telugu), Baahubali The Conclusion, Secret Superstar,”

Milap Jhaveri: “Loved quite  a few film in 2017…Baahubali The Conclusion, KaabilBadrinath  Ki DulhaniyaBareilly Ki Barfi,Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2, Hindi Medium,, Newton, Trapped, Tumhari Sulu.”

Amit Masurkar: “Watched  only a few films this year… The ones I liked are Shubh Mangal Savdhan and Omerta. The latter I watched atMAMI. But my favourite films of  the year are Hollwyood  products Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Get Out.”

Abhinay Deo:Tumhari Sulu,  Secret Superstar, Newton.”

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