With this post we come to the end of the year and it’s the last post in our “2012 Rewind” Series. Hope you guys enjoyed the series. To give a quick recap, you can click here (for “Coming of age for desi indies – Miss Lovely and Ship Of Theseus”), here (So what happened to Agent Vinod? Part 2. Now read the script), here (What kind of bird are YOU?), here (A for Allah duhayee hai, B for Bakchodi, C for Chutiyapa), here (Top 10 Musical gems that you probably haven’t heard), Script of Kahaani is here and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is here, and “20 Things we discovered at the movies and 10 unanswered questions” post is here.
So over to Sumit Purohit now who has created this video and whom you most probably know because of all his famous mash-up videos.
I started creating mash-up videos for fun, and to brush up my editing skills, but this year, it seems it got serious. Never thought that something you upload on YouTube casually, at least in India, can get you serious jobs.
So, I thought it would be fitting to end the year by creating a mash-up of the Hindi films I enjoyed watching in 2012. There are many films that I haven’t seen this year, so they might be missing from the mash-up, and like any other list the films in the mash-up are open for debate. The reasons why I liked them are entirely random – great story telling, wonderful visuals, brilliant performances or because friends or people I know were involved in the making.
Of the 17 films in the mashup, Peddlers, Shahid and Ship of Theseus are yet to get theatrical release. But this year they represented the best of Indian cinema in the major film festivals internationally. Hope they get as big a release as possible in 2013. I have included Eega/Makkhi too even though it’s a Telugu film because I saw it in Hindi and also because it was one of the most unique films of the year. And you can kill me for adding those few visuals from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, but then no list is complete without an honorary mention. Also, the mash-up gives little tribute to the finest actor this year who was seen everywhere possible – in a blink-and-you-will-miss role to being the lead.
Hope you enjoy looking back at some of the finest films from 2012.
Watch it in HD.
“Jiya ho” opening instrumental portion – Gangs Of Wasseyur by Sneha Khanwalkar