January 3, 2011 05:01:49 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
There are films that do more than 100 crores business but primarily on the strength of terrific marketing, immense hype, superb star cast, great music and of course sheer luck. However, not all are universally loved after they have been watched once. And then there are films which are watched by only a few but gather all around appreciation. They don't earn in crores and perhaps also faded out pretty soon from theaters due to a slow start or a sudden death. However, these films are the kind that make one sigh that if only they could done better. 2010 saw an arrival of many such films.
DO DOONI CHAAR
DO DOONI CHAAR: DO DOONI CHAAR was the surprise of the year. Frankly, with limited promotion to boast, the film didn't quite appear to be a quintessential entertainer that would have made one anticipate its arrival in a big way. Also, not many plot based films (in case of DO DOONI CHAAR, it was about a family struggling to buy a car) have been successful in the past, whether Hollywood or Bollywood. It only becomes further difficult when the setting is that of a middle class family with no major point of conflict. Still, writer-director Habib pulled it off well, and how. This Duggal family (Rishi & Neetu Kapoor) may not have treated one with a seven course meal but their 'daal-roti' was served with a lot of love and affection.