Out Top 10 Picks of 2016 – Movies & Music

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New Year is almost here! 2016 was a great year for movies & music. Some great films and songs were released this year, some not so great. But to end this year on a positive note, we’re only going to mention the good. Here’s our top 10 picks for this year:

MOVIES

Moonlight

The life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood, as he roughs it through in Miami.

The Handmaiden

A Korean con man makes up an elaborate plan to seduce a Japanese heiress out of her inheritance.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The exciting streets of New York, a No-Maj and a magical case that is misplaced makes up this adventure.

Queen of Katwe

The life of a 10 year old from a slum in Uganda changes when she’s taught how to play chess.

The Lobster

David has 45 days to find a compatible life partner, unless he wants to be turned into an animal.

Pink

A social commentary and movement in film format, Pink is a raw look at how freely society judges women.

Dear Zindagi

A cinematographer in search of nothing less than perfection is taught to embrace life, even the imperfections.

Happy Bhaag Jayegi

A Punjabi girls elopes on the day of her wedding, only to end up in the home of a Pakistani politician.

M.S. Dhoni

A fictional retelling of the ups and downs in the life of ace cricketer and ex ticket collector, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

#Pellichoopulu

An urban rom com about two people who meet via ‘pelli choopulu’ and go on to support each other’s dreams.

MUSIC

Sia ft. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills

This reggae tinged synthpop song was written by Sia originally for Rihanna, who rejected it. Her loss!

Shawn Mendes – Treat you Better

Simply sweet lyrics and the perfect song about unrequited love to listen on loop, what more can one ask for?

Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the Feeling

The uptempo disco-pop song released as a part of the Disney film Trolls’ soundtrack has a fun video too.

Lady Gaga – Million Reasons

A country pop song mixed with influences of funk and rock n’ roll will sound nothing like you imagine it to be.

Beyonce – Formation

A war cry for African American women to stand side by side in ‘formation’ to support the racist deaths of black men.

Kapoor & Sons – Kar Gayi Chull

Based on a Haryanvi part anthem by Badshah, the song has minor changes from the original, which is worth a listen too.

Baar Baar Dekho – Nachde ne Saare

A wedding favourite, along with Kala Chasma from the same album, it will have even the introverts dancing along.

Befikre – Nashe si Chad Gayi

Carefree, reckless and laidback is what this song is, sung by Arijit this party song is a crowd favourite.

Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo – Vellipomakey

Composed by AR Rahman, this romantic number was on loop on a lot of playlists this year, even its Tamil counterpart!

Phani Kalyan – Neeve

A group of young musicians and dancers came together to create this beautiful surprise that sprung out of nowhere.

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