Film Review, a new site by N.R. Abrams, has released a list of the “Best Indian Films of 2018” from around the globe.
It was originally launched as a feature in February 2018 and features films from the likes of Aap Kalia, The Best Indian Film, Bala Sena, The Story of the Heart, and other films from different genres.
“We have taken a deep dive into each film’s profile and narrowed it down to the most promising films of 2018, which we have chosen from among a large pool of the most well-liked and critically acclaimed films in India,” Abrams said.
“Our criteria is based on the quality of each film, the story of each character, the cinematography, and the performances of the main cast.”
It was also noted that “the most exciting and impactful Indian film” of 2018 was the film The Best of India.
The film was directed by R.A. Bhaduri and features the voices of Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, and Deepika Padukone.
It is directed by the acclaimed director Akshaya Kumar and is set in the years following the death of the former President of India Indira Gandhi.
The other two films in the top 10 of the list are The Story Of The Heart (a romantic drama set in India) and Aapkalia (a romance film set in West Bengal).
The best Indian films of 2017, meanwhile, were The Story And The Storyteller (a comedy film), and The Story Goes On (a drama film).
The “Best Film of 2017” was directed and starring Shah Rukh Khan.
The best film of 2016 was The Story and the Storytellers.
The second best film was a drama film called Aapmi.
The third best film is the thriller The Last Stand.
The fourth best film in 2016 was Bhartiya Aamat Andolan (the film that inspired the movie ‘Lucky’).
The fifth best film from 2016 was Aap Ki Raam.
The sixth best film last year was Aam Aadmi (a film by Salman Khan).
The seventh best film that was released in 2017 was Aavit Khaagat (a movie by Shah Rukhs Khan).
The “Best International Film of 2016” was a documentary by the Pakistani filmmaker Raheel Khan.
The top film from 2017 was ‘The Story Of Akshaye Khan’.
The second best Indian film was ‘Kya Ka Aat’.
Best Indian TV show of 2017 was Gita Birla: The Story.
The top Indian film of 2017 is ‘Bala Sen’ (a story by Deepika Patekar).
Best film from 2018 was ‘Tikki Saa, Tukkha’ (A film by Shailesh Raj).
“It is also the first time in the history of Indian cinema that a film with a ‘Best Film Of 2018’ title has been chosen for this list,” Abrams wrote on the website.
“For the past 15 years, the Indian cinema has been a beacon of freedom, innovation, and imagination that has been celebrated in so many films and television shows that we are proud to be part of.”
The site also noted some of the best films from other countries that have been released.
It lists some of these films from 2017: The Last Express, The Last of the Mohicans, Aaradi, The Golden Hour, The Pigeon Man, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Life Of God, Aakshan, Gauri: The Indian Adventure, Ganga, Ganges, Aamna, Tampi, Raghav, Karanja, The Three Musketeers, The Baba, Jyoti, Jodha, and many others.
It also includes the film ‘Nawaz, The Prophet of Love’ (starring Shah Rukhas Khan).