Top 10: Bollywood's best scenes from films in 2012
December 26, 2012, 4:03 pm
From Bob Biswas almost pushing a heavily pregnant Vidya Bagchi in front of an incoming Metro train, to poignant scenes from Barfi, films in 2012 had moments that are worth reliving.
At the top of the list is a scene that tugs at the heartstrings, from Anurag Basu's 'Barfi'. When Priyanka Chopra gets her shoes dirty, Ranbir Kapoor squats to clean them in the river water, not unlike a mother, and later the two hop along with their shows hanging by a stick to dry. There are many such endearing moments in Barfi, but scenes between Priyanka and Ranbir are bittersweet and memorable.
The horrific scene, that almost stops your heart - Bob Biswas, played by Saswata Chatterjee, almost pushes a pregnant Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) on to the tracks, in the way of an incoming metro train in Kolkata.
The tragic scene in which a hungry housewife is forced to run crying out of a shop because she cannot communicate in English with the impatient saleswoman, is one of the best in English Vinglish. Sridevi, as the simple housewife Shashi, brilliantly emotes the humiliation and frustration of a woman unable to speak the language that rules the world.
Agneepath - one of the first films to come out this year - has a terrifying entry by Sanjay Dutt who plays the antagonist Kancha Cheena. The sheer impact of his entry is sure to knock your breath off - with his menacing, kohl rimmed eyes and tonsured head.
Manoj Bajpayee, brilliantly underplays a scene as Sardar Khan, during which he meets a Bengali Hindu girl named Durga played by Reema Sen. As Womaniya plays in the background, Sen and Bajpayee lock eyes in a silent battle of lust.
'Beehad mein Baaghi hote hain, dacait milte hain Parliament mein', says Irrfan in this unforgettable scene from Paan Singh Tomar. A former athlete, forced into crime due to poverty and neglect, Paan Singh's life comes alive in Tigmanshu Dhulia's film.
A yearend list is incomplete if it does not feature at least one scene of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, undoubtedly one of the best actors of our time. In a high speed, but awkward chase down a railway platform, Siddiqui, playing Taimur in 'Talaash', meets his fate not only in bullets from his opponent's gun but also as an apparition that hints towards the twist in the story.
Prosenjit Chatterjee, a huge name in Bengali cinema, plays a Dr Ahmadi, a social activist in Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai. This screen grab from a rally in the film was taken minutes before he is mowed down by a van triggering a chain of events that sustains the film.
Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor was one of the best films of 2012, with a cast that completely owned their individual parts. There are many memorable sequences, including the famous drinking scene of Vicky's mother and grandmother. However this last scene stands out as Vicky, a sperm donor, meets the children he has helped give birth. He is understandably stumped hearing that he is the biological father of all of the kids.
Bol Bachchan, another hit of 2012, has a terrific entry by Abhishek Bachchan playing an effeminate twin Abbas Ali to the protagonist who calls himself Abhishek Bachchan. He lies to get out of a sticky situation and Bachchan ends up surprising you with his sheer lack of inhibition as he portrays a dance teacher to second female lead Prachi Desai.