From Animal to Yaariyan 2 to Joram - 14 interesting stories we saw on the big screen in 2023

2023 has been the year for Bollywood to regain its lost glory. Not just that, it was also the year to break box office records and achieve milestones. But what was also different was that this year we saw many interesting and different stories being told. Here are 14 films that were a favorite to many...

1. Animal

One of the biggest blockbusters of 2023 was Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series. The Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, and Anil Kapoor starrer left the audiences mesmerized with its performances and grandeur. 

2. Adipurush

One of the grandest films of 2023 was Om Raut's period drama Adipurush. The film starred Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Sunny Singh in major roles, and it left many jaws dropped for the grand scale it was made.

3. Sukhee

Another slice-of-life, empowering tale about self-love was Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Amit Sadh's film Sukhee. Directed by Sonal Joshi the film pulled many heartstrings with its relatable plot. 

4. Zwigato

The Nandita Das directorial starring Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami was an emotional slice-of-life film that is sure to leave you with tears and certainly a conversation starter. 

5. Farrey

Another strong story that emerged as a winner this year, was Farrey. Directed by Soumendra Padhi and produced by Atul Agnihotri, the film starred newcomers Alizeh, Zeyn Shaw, Prasanna Bisht, and Sahil Mehta in a very hard-hitting, complex, but gripping story.

6. Joram

Manoj Bajpayee's survival drama Joram produced by Zee Studios and MakhijaFilms and starring Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Smita Tambe gave goosebumps to the viewers for its gritty and intense storyline and stellar performances.

7. Yaariyan 2

Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, and starring Divya Khosla Kumar, Pearl V Puri, and Meezaan Jafri, Yaariyan 2 brought a very modern-day concept to the 70mm. Exploring a thick sibling bond between cousins, the film received immense love. 

8. Dono

Another sweet yet modern love story was Avnish. S. Barjatya's film Dono. Starring debutants Rajveer Deol and Paloma, this love story dealt with some important relationship concepts and was much appreciated. 

9. Dasara

Dasara which starred Nani and Keerthy Suresh was dripping with action-packed sequences and a solid adrenaline rush with a gripping story that caught attention.

10. Ghost

The Dr. Shivaraj Rajkumar starrer was a high-octane action film that was never witnessed on the big screen before. 

11. Manush

Jeet and Susmita's film Manush was a complete package. It had action, romance, drama, and a lot more, but most importantly it managed to stir many emotions.

12. Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat

The Anurag Kashyap directorial starring Alaya F, Karan Mehta, Sapna Pabbi, and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles left many amused with its gripping story and concept. 

13. Chatrapathi

Starring Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Sharad Kelkar, and Bhagyashree in important roles, Chatrapathi was the actioner that gave the year the kickstart it needed. 

14. Starfish

Another different tale of fighting inner demons and accepting life with all its flaws was Akhilesh Jaiswal's film Starfish. Starring Khushalii Kumar, Ehan Bhat, Milind Soman, and Tusharr Khanna, Starfish was a story worth watching. 

From these which one tops the list for you?

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