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Best of 2018 Series Part 2 – Best Actors of the Year

Last week I had put out my list of the best actresses of 2018. And now FINALLY I’ve gotten around to compiling my ‘Best Actors of 2018’ list. The same disclaimer applies here too – I haven’t been able to catch quite a few films of last year which are said to have had some fine performances, so this is just a partial list. So here goes, in no particular order…

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Best of 2018 Series Part 1 – Best Actresses of the Year

I know most people have already put up their ‘Best of 2018’ lists. But I had exams going on, which is why I couldn’t do it earlier. Anyways, here I begin with the first in my ‘Best of 2018’ series – best female performances of the year. This is again – like last year – an incomplete list, as there are many films with strong female characters and performances (like Kanaa, Chi La Sow, Sammohanam) which I haven’t managed to watch yet. So this list is open to expansion. So here’s the list, in no particular order.

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Andhadhun – A Wacky, Fun Thriller With A Brilliant Screenplay

SPOILER ALERT……

WOW! If I had to describe Andhadhun in one word. this would be it. Also, TWISTED. The screenplay is so wickedly twisted that I found myself at the edge of my seat and biting my nails, wondering what surprise would the writers – Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar and  Hemanth Rao – would spring on us next. And most importantly, FUNNY. I had a lot of expectations from Andhadhun, but ‘funny’ definitely wasn’t in my list. But the film made me laugh out loud at its sheer audacity. In short, I would definitely say that Andhadhun is my favorite film of 2018.

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HAPPY 2019!!!

Whoa, 2018 is over already! And so is my birthday (I turned 20 yesterday). How time flies! More than the fact that 2018 is over, it is the fact that I am no longer in my teens which excites me and scares me at the same time. My little sister kept running around the house screaming that I am now ‘old’ and no longer a kid. Though I laughed in response, I can’t help but be a little wistful that I am no longer a carefree child anymore. Slowly but surely, I will have to take up more responsibilities, start planning about where I will do my Masters, thinking of career options and so on. All these thoughts, the ideas of a new, independent life, excites me. At the same time, the thought of taking up these responsibilities, and not being able to expect my parents to magically be able to make things alright for me when I am in trouble, scares me very much.

Unlike 2017, which was a very happening year for me, 2018 was relatively peaceful. Sure enough, there were a lot of ups and downs, lots of laughter and a few tears but overall, life was stable. I made some new friends, met up with old friends, had our share of arguments as well as fun, and made a lot of new memories, some of which were good, while some were unpleasant, but they have definitely taught me a lot and have had an impact on the kind of person I am now.

Now, I am eagerly looking forward to see what 2019 holds in store for me. Hopefully, there will be more surprises and less shocks, but whatever it is, I think I am ready to face it. Bring it on, 2019! To all those out there who read my blog, a big thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope this year rocks for all of us!