Thursday, December 24, 2009

2000s: A Decade in Review - 2005

And you probably thought I forgot about you! Let's count down the rest of the 2000s!

If you need to catch up, here is 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

After watching the box office king title switch between SRK, Aamir, and Hrithik, 2005 gave us our box office Rani... Mukerji!


The top grossing films of the year were:

#1 No Entry

#2 Bunty Aur Babli

#3 Mangal Pandey: The Rising

(Mustache! Am I the only person who has a soft spot for both Aamir's mouche and this movie?)

#4 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

#5 Garam Masala

Other notable films include:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black was a career high-point for Rani Mukerji.

Abhishek conned us in Bluffmaster.

Iqbal introduced Hindi-speaking audiences to Shreyas Talpade.

Issue-based films with a contemporary vibe had a big year with My Brother Nikhil, Kalyug, Page 3, and 15, Park Avenue.

Paheli was a flop for Shahrukh Khan.

Parineeta gave us the divine Vidya Balan.

Amitabh played big boss in Sarkar.

Saif and Preity had an overseas smash hit with Salaam-Namaste.


It was a real comback year for Anil Kapoor with No Entry! He broke his dry spell with this number one smash hit.

2005 was very good to Rani Mukerji, who was in two of the highest grossing films, plus the critical hit Black.

Katrina Kaif began her rise in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya.

Bipasha solidifed her status as one of the most dependable actresses in Mumbai and acted in seven films, including box office smash No Entry and Ajay Devgan had the biggest film year of his career since 1993 with eight releases!

Bollywood met Shreyas Talpade - in Iqbal and The Hangman.

Aamir Khan marries second wife Kiran Rao.

THE FILMFARE AWARDS (Awarded in 2006)

Best film: Black
Best director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Black
Best actor: Amitabh Bachchan for Black
Best actress: Rani Mukerji for Black
Best supporting actor: Abhishek Bachchan for Sarkar*
Best supporting actress: Ayesha Kapoor for Black**
Best villain: Nana Patekar for Apaharan
Best comedian: Akshay Kumar for Garam Masala***
Best male debut: Shiney Ahuja for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi****
Best female debut: Vidya Balan for Parineeta

Best music director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for Bunty aur Babli
Best lyricist: Gulzar for "Kajra Re" from Bunty aur Babli
Best male playback: Himesh Reshammiya for "Aashiq Banaya Aapne" from Aashiq Banaya Aapne*****
Best female playback: Alisha Chinai for "Kajra Re" from Bunty Aur Babli

*This makes two in a row for the Junior B!
**Ayesha Kapoor was just seen in this year's Sikander.
***And well deserved! Unconscionably for the Filmfare judges, this is his second of just two Filmfare Award wins.
****Note from the future - ew.
*****I was behind Atif Aslam all the way! "Woh Lamhe" was way better.


Salman Khan provides us with the Platonic ideal of a 2000s club scene with "Just Chill." He would go on to lampoon it brilliantly in Partner.

Breakout song for Atif Aslam (and my favorite of 2005): "Woh Lamhe" from Zeher, featuring Emraan Hashmi.

Despite the fact that it did well at the box office, I consider Garam Masala a career low-point for all involved. Enjoy Akki and John slumming it in the gori larki ghetto...

Rani and Abhi in their winningest roles EVER: Bunty aur Babli!

Another ultra-sweet jodi: Saif and Vidya in Parineeta!

And IT-GIRL Aishwarya Rai performing "Kajra Re" at the Filmfare Awards!


Michael Barnum said...

Ah, sweet memories. 2005 was the year I first saw a Bollywood movie on the big screen, rather then via DVD. SALAAM NAMASTE was playing while I was on vacation in New York City and I went to see it at a theater in Manhattan. What fun.

GARAM MASALA was ok, but nothing spectacular, but MY BROTHER...NIKHIL and PAGE 3 remain two of my all time favorite films. MY BROTHER...NIKHIL has possilby the most beautiful songs ever.

shell said...

Another good year in my books, even though there's lots that I haven't seen yet. I really liked Bunty Aur Babli, Salaam-Namaste, and Mangal Pandey, and having recently seen Paheli, I would put it in my top 5 Shah Rukh films.

Tady Rox! said...

I really enjoyed the Saif+Vidya pairing...i hope they get back together...but probably not gonna happen anytime soon...keeping my fingers crossed for that...

Aya said...

great year!!! i also loved and miss the saif-vidya jodi and the abhishek-rani jodi. i notice a lot of comedies in 2005: garam masala, no entry, maine pyaar kyun kiya, bunty aur babli,, all made us laugh!! lol oh and who can forget the tune that still gets in our heads(at least in mine) just chill!

Ness said...

I am currently completely obsessed with Akki, but I have to agree with your astute assessment that Garam Masala = career low point, despite any acclaim it may have garnered him.


I do like the song where him and John Abraham are topless for pretty much the whole song. Movie high point!

Loving the decade in review thing btw :)

eliza bennet said...

I actually enjoyed Garam Masala solely for the well executed farce at the end. Paresh and Akki are very good comedians.

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