Best Indian Movies of 2013

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1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives... first... See full summary »

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin

Votes: 31,098 | Gross: $3.83M

2. Aashiqui 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Rahul loses his fans and fame due to alcoholism. But he then decides to turn a small time singer into a rising star.

Director: Mohit Suri | Stars: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Shaad Randhawa, Salil Acharya

Votes: 23,328

3. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, Sharad Kelkar

Votes: 15,267 | Gross: $2.67M

4. Lootera (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Votes: 12,390 | Gross: $0.38M

5. Ghanchakkar (2013)

137 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A safe cracker claims he has lost his memory when two criminals come calling for their cut of the bank heist loot.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Rajesh Sharma, Parvin Dabas

Votes: 4,096 | Gross: $0.20M

6. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 39,259 | Gross: $4.23M

7. Madras Cafe (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, Aayam Mehta

Votes: 19,366

8. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 38,055 | Gross: $8.03M

9. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 10,681

10. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013)

142 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Saheb, his wife, and a gangster who returns to take revenge.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Irrfan Khan, Raj Babbar

Votes: 3,287

11. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 41,367 | Gross: $1.08M

12. Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 5,062

13. Race 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone

Votes: 13,007 | Gross: $1.58M

14. Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Romance

A romantic comedy which tells the journey of three restless young people who junk society's syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Rishi Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor

Votes: 5,320

15. Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A man heading towards Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes unwillingly gets caught amidst goons after helping their boss's daughter and them board the train.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Sathyaraj, Nikitin Dheer

Votes: 41,890 | Gross: $5.31M

16. Jolly LLB (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A small time lawyer files a PIL in court against his own idols case.

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 12,628

17. Murder 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 124 min | Thriller

A hot-shot fashion and wildlife photographer Vikram gets into a relationship with Nisha. She moves in with him in his palatial house outside of the city. The old world house, made decades ... See full summary »

Director: Vishesh Bhatt | Stars: Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sara Loren, Rajesh Shringarpore

Votes: 2,022

18. Inkaar (2013)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

At a leading ad agency, the battle for the top job between Rahul Verma, the advertising CEO, and Maya Luthra, his ambitious protégée, takes an ugly turn when Maya files a sexual harassment complaint against Rahul.

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Chitrangda Singh, Vipin Sharma, Mithun Rodwittiya

Votes: 2,182

19. Kai po che! (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amrita Puri

Votes: 22,787 | Gross: $1.12M

20. Table No. 21 (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

A couple is drawn into a game show with a whooping winning prize. However the game turns into more than a survival for them with no escape.

Director: Aditya Datt | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Tina Desai, Dhruv Ganesh

Votes: 9,602 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Fukrey (2013)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The paths of four dream-chasing college friends cross with an array of colourful characters, from a tough-talking Punjabi female don to a Jugaad Baaz college watchman. Mayhem ensues.

Director: Mrighdeep Lamba | Stars: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma

Votes: 8,925 | Gross: $0.12M

22. Nautanki Saala! (2013)

119 min | Comedy

An actor's life changes dramatically when he saves a stranger from suicide.

Director: Rohan Sippy | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi, Gaelyn Mendonca

Votes: 3,585