Twenty thirteen proved that if the script is good, audience will appreciate the movie and will not worry about the star cast. So move over the superstars SRKs, Hrithiks, Salmans and Ranbirs, as 2013 was the year of common man and his stories, which ruled the roost at the box office! And some of the examples include movies like the lunch box, Pan Singh Tomar, Bhag Milkh Bhag and Club 60 – which portrayed a common man dealing with the difficulties of everyday life and coming out as winner.
The year also saw some of the sequels of hit movies like Race 2, Aashiqui 2 and Dhoom 3 turning out to be a bigger hit than their predecessors. Not forgetting the fact that Indian cinema was celebrating its 100 years in 2013, there were some special tributes by the movie makers to our own Bollywood like the movie Bombay Talkies that recreated the journey from the era of silent movie to the current era complete with song, music and dance.
As the Indian Film industry was celebrating its century year with some tributes to the legends of yesteryear with cheerful, happy and gay demeanour, it got jolted with the deaths of some of the popular, talented and lovable personalities of the Indian Cinema including Pran, Farooq Sheikh, Jiah Khan, and Sophia Haque. For the detailed list of celebrities who passed away in 2013 click here.
Moving on to the small screen entertainment, the medium also saw some notable changes, as the saas-bahu serials gave way to more contemporary shows like Na Bole tum…, Sanskar, Tumhari Pankhi, and numerous crime related shows. Channels like Life OK and Sony showed various crime related shows that not only tell the true story in a dramatised manner but also are trying to alert the audience to be careful.
Laughter they say is the best medicine and the small screen entertainment knows how to tickle the funny bone of its audience – with the entire channel dedicated to light-hearted entertainment to specific shows complete with laughter, the TV audience has a vast range to choose from! The current favourite being Comedy Nights with Kapil on Colours! (I know I know the channel uses American spellings but I am too much in love with British spellings so COLOURS it will be!)
While it is a good medium not only to get entertained within the four walls of your home, but also catch with the current happenings around the world sometimes it tends to go overboard. Like the news of a reporter riding on a shoulder of a flood victim to report the scene. Detailed report here!
This year also saw the debut of Anil Kapoor on the small screen with his show 24. This year Salman Khan also announced that this will be his last season of hosting Bigg Boss. And with all this gossip, news and more laughter, our entertainment industry entered into new 2014 with a promise of some interesting movies and shows. And so with a hope that New Year proves to be as fruitful as the previous one, here’s wishing everyone a great year ahead.
For more information on top ten movies of 2013 click here
Please do read the post by fellow blogger on top ten songs from 2013 here.