11. Aarakshan (2011) | Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukon
Aarakshan is a 2011 Indian Hindi drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Directed by Prakash Jha, the film is a socio-political drama based on the controversial policy of caste based reservations in Indian government jobs and educational institutions. The film also stars Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpayee and was released on 12 August 2011 to mostly mixed reviews.
The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown, but Nick Mathur and Jerry Patel don’t feel a thing in their comfortable pad in London. Nick feels smug with his successful investment banking job, the new bonus in his pocket, and his beautiful fiancé Radhika by his side, while Jerry is so used to scraping the bottom of the barrel and living off his best buddy Nick, the recession feels like home. But life has a way of pulling the rug from under our feet. Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nick’s company decides to downsize and unceremoniously fires him. Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, whom he is local guardian of, will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job. Desi Boyz is the story of two men who are forced to do something extremely bizarre that gives them instant gratification, but the repercussions tear them apart and its aftermath tests everything, including their friendship.
13. Cocktail (2012) | Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty, Deepika Padukone
A chance meeting between two very different people; a shy awkward and distraught Meera who has been duped in a hoax marriage and a super-sexy and rich wild-child Veronice results in a very unlikely friendship.And when the two start living together, Veronica and Meera seem to complete each other’s inherent incompleteness.One night out,Meera points out Gautam as the brazen fool who had shamelessly flirted with her at the airport.Veronica is intrigued and decides to settle the score.But things backfire when the two hit it off and soon Gautam movies in with them. In spite of Meera’s disapproval, it becomes a beautifully balanced friendship between three people.When Gautam’s conservative mother unexpectedly lands up in London and discovers her son is living with two girls, trouble starts brewing.Soon Love begins to get complicated,Friendship confusing,and Gautam, Veronica and Meera are faced with a life-changing predicament. Set against the vibrant and luscious backdrop of London and Capetown, this is a comical, new-age and warm celebration of relationships exploring various choices that life may offer and the extra-ordinary choices that ordinary people make.
14. Race 2 (2013) | Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Ameesha Patel, Jacqueline Fernandez & Deepika Padukone
The story of Race 2 is set in the lush locales of exotic turkey, with a backdrop of gambling and casino’s. Ranveer Singh (Saif ali Khan) takes the story forward showing more hidden traits of his multi-faceted personality then before. Sonia (Bipasha Basu) Ranveer’s lover and partner from ‘Race’ dies in a car blast. A cold fury seeps in Ranveer’s heart and he makes a vow to avenge Sonia’s death. Armaan Mallik(John Abraham) heads the Indian mafia in turkey. He and his partner Aleena(Deepika Padukone) run the smartest criminal outfit in the country. As Ranveer tracks Sonia’s murdered, he meets Armaan Mallik, Aleena and Armaan Mallik’s fiancee Omisha (Jaqueline Fernandez). He also takes help from his old friend (Anil Kapoor), who now has a new assistant Cherry (Ameesha Patel). Ranveer treads through this world of ruthlessness depending only on his wits. A world where you cannot trust anyone, a world where betrayal lurks at every corner, where loyalties change every minute, where love is just a four letter word. The plot moves with reckless speed from one exotic locale to another at a breakneck speed full of unexpected twists and turns taking forward the legacy of race.
Naina (Deepika Padukone) is a shy and nerdy medical student. When she runs into an old classmate, Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), she realises that she wants more from life. She makes an impulsive decision to go with Aditi on a trek in the Himalayas. During the hike, she reconnects with other former classmates, Kabir (Ranbir Kapoor) and Avi (Aditya Roy Kapur). Kabir teaches Naina to laugh and play, and she falls in love with him. However, she doesn’t reveal her love, as she wants Kabir to follow his passion of traveling. Eight years later, they meet again in Udaipur for Aditi’s lavish wedding. Kabir and Naina’s love is rekindled. Will their love work out this time?