Lookback at 2009

I know I cannot match several magazines (read TIME,People etc) when it comes to generating ‘lists’ ,but I am also not the one who gets easily discouraged as such and more importantly I have an opinion on everything. This post is late in the offing but an exorbitantly lazy weekend made me well er, lazy!

Best Movies (Hindi)

1. Wake Up Sid
2. Kurbaan
3. Rocket Singh : Salesman Of The Year
4. Dev D
5. Love Aaj Kal
6. Gulaal
7. Kaminey

Worst Movies(Hindi)

1. Chandni Chowk To China
2. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
3. De Dhana Dan (have not seen the movie but I just know :P)
4. Kambakht Ishq
5. Do Knot Disturb

3 idiots was somewhere in between(just mentioning before someone bashed me up)

Best Movies(English)

1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Julie And Julia
3. Up
4. The Blind Side
5. (500) Days Of Summer
6. The Hurt Locker
7. The Hangover
8. Zombieland
9. Whip It
10. Jennifer’s Body
11. Away We Go
12. Ice Age 3
13. Paranormal Activity

Most probably The Informant, Up In The Air,Its Complicated and Precious will make the list but have not gotten around to seeing them yet

Worst Movies(English)

1. Twilight
2. Twilight:New Moon
3. The Ugly Truth
4. Love Happens
5. Final Destination

[I may have definitely missed out on many notable or not so notable releases, but of the ones that I do remember watching – these are the flicks that made the list]

Best Songs(English)

Disclaimer: most of them are pop songs, so please refrain from commenting on my taste of genre πŸ™‚

1. Sweet Dreams – Beyonce
2. Stupid In Love – Rihanna
3. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
4. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
5. She Wolf – Shakira
6. Empire State Of Mind – Jay Z and Alicia Keys
7. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
8. Right Round – Flo Rida
9. My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
10. So What – Pink
11. If U Seek Amy – Britney Spears
12. Single Ladies – Beyonce

Best Songs(Hindi)

1. Dhan Te Nan (Kaminey)
2. Iktara (Wake Up Sid)
3. Love Aaj Kal soundtrack
4. Dev D soundtrack
5. Delhi 6 soundtrack
5. Ittefaq se (Paa)
6. Bebo – Kambakht Ishq

WTF stories (national and international)

1. Tiger Woods controversy
2. Kanye West at the MTV vma’s
3. Rakhi Ka Swayamvar
4. Rafa Benitez still managing Liverpool (seriously!!!)
5. Nobel Peace Prize to Obama
6. Semanya’s gender debate controversy
7. AP governor’s scandal
8. Mayawati’s obsession with herself
9. Koda scam
10. Commonwealth games progress or lack of it
11. CAT exam going online

Yayy moments πŸ™‚

1. Saina Nehwal’s win at the Indonesia Open
2. Roger Federer winning the French
3. India becoming no.1 in test rankings
4. Rakhi’s swayamvar coming to an end
5. Indian cinema in general growing up (minus the radios and blues and de dhana dhans)
6. A R Rahman’s international recognition at Oscars
7. Rahul Gandhi becoming more prominent in politics
8. Me graduating πŸ˜› !!

It was an eventful year but then,every year is. Hoping for an even more exciting 2010 and wishing everyone a very happy new year.

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25 Responses to Lookback at 2009

  1. Himank says:

    Nice list… but a few doubts
    are your Best movies sorted by something coz I dont think DevD should have come so low.
    and I guess u missed Chetan Blocks

    • Namrata says:

      None of the lists are in any order as such :).
      I was very irregular on twitter, so dint really get much of the chetanblocks saga.

  2. Tolia says:

    I still think its crap … Sorry.

  3. yash says:

    nice compilation of events. Ratings and liking differs from person to persong…but dint expect “twilight” a worst from a girl…and ya avatar and 3 idiots missing fromt the list,prominently.

  4. Anupama says:

    “Dil to bachcha hain” from Ishqiya is very good. You must listen to it in case you haven’t.
    BTW why is twilight in the list of bad movies?

    • Namrata says:

      As much as I like drooling over Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, they are the male versions of a Katrina (during her earlier days :P). The movies are very bad. Very bad.

  5. mythalez says:

    hehe .. nice WTF stories list … totally agree with that πŸ˜€

  6. Saujanya says:

    great list..(i’m saying that despite the fact that i haven’t seen half of the movies listed πŸ˜‰ )
    btw..where’s avatar??
    liked your last yayy! moment.. πŸ™‚

    • Namrata says:

      I like my last yayy! moment too ;).

      Avatar was good but maybe because of the expectations and hype, I came out of the movie disappointed. Hence, the exclusion from the list!

  7. ShArK says:

    Liverpool has just been really unlucky this season. Everybody seems to be injured at the wrong times.

  8. Trisha says:

    hahaha the WTF section completely agreed with me. Actually I wud put the whole stupid twilight thing right there in that section too.

  9. Twilight was a decent film, if not a good one and The Ugly Truth was not boring, is what I think. πŸ™‚

    Beyonce had some cool songs this year…

    BTW, nice compilation of 2009.

  10. Sixpoint says:

    Hey! Whatup???
    Very nice list…Kudos for including (500), Up, and Jenny in the list!!! I thought I was the only unfortunate who liked those. But..Ice Age 3?? Agreed it was cute et al, but one of THE best?
    …And, being a scifi/horror advocate, pls allow me the priv of adding these to the BEST list: District 9, Star Trek, Drag me to hell, Let the right one in.

    And what happened to Slumdog winning the Oscars being in the WTF list?

  11. rahul says:

    Didn’t like Funny People?

  12. sashidhar says:

    final destination has got to be the warast of the most warast movies that have come this year.

    IMO the biggest WTF moment of the year the fact that KCR went on a hunger strike and got his way… Worse still people in west bengal and assam followed cue for gorkhaland and bodoland x(

  13. sushma says:

    Hey nammu, nice divisions re.. Rakhi’s swayamvar coming to an end inclusion in the yayy moments…hehe :)) good post and btw boom boom pow was what was being played everywhere on dec 31st here…i likd it too πŸ™‚

  14. neuronspike says:

    my favourites (in desc order):

    (500) Days Of Summer – rad, kick-ass and super good.
    Up in the Air – Jason Reitman has made it. I’ll watch it.
    Jennifer’s Body – Diablo Cody. Who needs reasons when you’re seeing her work?

    • Namrata says:

      I happened to watch ‘Up in the Air’ after writing the post and really enjoyed it. Clooney is superb and so is Anna Kendrick. Its not as good as some people are making it out to be, but worth a watch.

      • neuronspike says:

        Both are talented individuals (JR & DC) and I believe in ’em. I try not to compare and contrast their works with others. Well, yeah, you can say that about ‘Up in the Air’ πŸ™‚

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