The year saw several films which turned out to be successful in an interesting way. Many of these films were either low budgeted or had low expectations, but they really blew away audience's mind with their catchy, crisp and innovative content. Some had striking performance coming from newcomers, while others were by experts. Few movies had turned out to be eye-openers, while others took thrilling ways to tell a story. Take a look at these surprise bonanzas -
Kahaani - The film which hailed Vidya Balan as the new Khan of B-town. After 'The Dirty Picture' this film by Sujoy Ghosh elevated the actress to a new height.
Vicky Donor - John Abraham's debut production featured newcomers Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam. The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, attempted a bold move with the storyline revolving around sperm donation and interestingly (rather surprisingly) audience responded well to this different concept.
Ishqzaade - Boney Kapoor's son Arjun debuted with this film which had Parineeti Chopra co-starring with him. The film attracted huge response due to their strong performances.
English Vinglish - The comeback vehicle of evergreen actress Sridevi and directorial debut of Gauri Shinde (director R.Balki's sister) impressed one and all, young and old. A story shown through the eyes of a typical Indian housewife changed the perspective of several.
Gangs Of Wasseypur - Rustic to the core, but a story told in powerful way. This film by Anurag Kashyap proved that it's not necessary for a film to have known faces, peppy songs or any other commercial elements.
Barfi - The film's silence, silently entered the hearts of the audience and almost entered the Oscar race. After 'Rockstar' Ranbir Kapoor emerged as a Silent Star with his remarkable performance as mute and deaf Murfy along with Priyanka Chopra and south actress Ileana D'Cruz.
OMG! Oh My God - A film which had many lessons to teach on spirituality, superstitions and blind faith, but not sounding preachy at the same time.
Talaash - A wonderful and surprising year-end treat by Reema Kagti and remarkable cast - Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor - a rare combination of all the three stars. The mystery around the film's making, story and finally blended in with an unexpected climax turned in favour of the film's success.