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:



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.


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.


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


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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