A Comprehensive Summary of Films Released in 2002

By: Planet-Bollywood Reviewers & Editorial Board

Thumbs UP!
Movie Status Music Rating Movie Rating Starring

Comments

Bend It Like Beckham No Songs PB: 9
Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Shaheen Khan, Juliet Stevenson, Anupam Kher, Ameet Chana, Archie Punjabi Gurinder Chadha's soccer comedy
Kaante Average PB: 7
PB: 8
Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Kumar Gaurav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Lucky Ali Amitabh and Sanjay lead four macho men in robbing a bank. Sanjay Gupta hopes to get the gold. 
Saathiya Average PB: 7.5
PB: 8.0
Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherjee Mani Ratnam's next Hindi film features Bollywood's hottest star Vivek Oberoi and music by Bollywood's hottest composer A.R. Rahman.
Bollywood Hollywood Limited Release PB: 7.0
PB: 8.0
Rahul Khanna, Lisa Ray A feel-good family drama, and a very intelligent spoof of Indian film culture
Deewangee Average PB: 7.0
PB: 7.0
Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Another indianized Hollywood movie!
Shakti - The Power 'ed PB: 6.5
PB: 5.5
Nana Patekar, Karisma, Sanjay Kapoor, Shah Rukh & Aishwarya A violent movie produced by Sridevi.
Sur 'ed PB:10
PB: 9
Lucky Ali, Gauri Karnik, Divya Dutta Acclaimed by critics but not appreciated by the audience.
Lal Salaam 'ed PB: 6.5
PB: 9
Nandita Das, Sharad Kapoor, Sayaji Shinde   Another realistic story feauturing Nandita Das.
Monsoon Wedding 'ed in India Not Available PB: 10
Naseerudin Shah, Lilette Dubey, Vasundhra Das   Mira Nair's internationally acclaimed drama which blends the twenty first century lifestyle with the traditional Indian wedding.
Raaz PB: 7
PB: 8
Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu Vikram Bhatt's remake carried off the first half of 2002 as the only all around hit, and people blame him for lack of originality.
Chhal 'ed PB: 8.0
PB: 8.5
Kay Kay, Prashant Narayanan, Jaya Seal, Sri Vallabh Vyas, Naved Aslam Intelligently written film about the underworld gets cold shoulder from the audience.
Om Jai Jagadish 'ed PB: 3
PB: 8.5
Anil Kapoor, Fardeen, Abhishek, Mahima, Urmila Anupam Kher's debut as a director.
Devdas PB: 9
PB: 8
Shah Rukh, Madhuri, Aishwarya 2002's most lavish product faces the test of the Indian audience and comes out a winner. 
Humraaz Average PB: 8
PB: 8
Bobby, Amisha, Akshaye Abbas-Mustan and Venus come up with the right formula with a Hollywood inspired script. 
Awara Paagal Deewana Above Average PB: 1
PB: 7.5
Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Preeti Jhangiani, Amrita Arora The year's second big earner. A Hollywood rip off courtesy of Vikram Bhatt. Lack of originality does not bother Indian audiences it seems.
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Above Average PB: 8
PB: 7.5
Uday Chopra, Jimmy Shergill, Sanjana A Hollywood re-make from Yash Raj Films proves succesfull despite facing challenges from two big films based on an original Indian hero.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Average PB: 7
PB: 7.5
Ajay Devgan, Amrita Rao Raj Kumar Santoshi's talent is quite evident, but fails to over come the poor releasing strategies that Tips films took upon.
Company Average PB: 8
PB: 9.5
Ajay Devgan, Manisha Koirala Another crime drama from Ram Gopal Varma.
Aankhen Average PB: 7
PB: 8
Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Arjum Rampal, Bipasha Basu & Paresh Rawal  Amitabh robs a bank with three blind men in another unique Bollywood product.

Thumbs down!
Movie Status Music Rating Movie Rating Starring Comments
Annarth 'ed Not Available PB: 2
Vinod Kambli, Sunil Shetty, Ashutosh Rana, Tinnu Anand, Preeti Jhangiani, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Dutt, Sp. Apperance Shwetha Menon Not even a time pass.
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye 'ed PB: 4
PB: 4.5
Tushar & Kareena Hit team of Kareena- Tushar and Vashu Bhagnani together again.
Leela 'ed Not Available PB: 6
Dimple Kapadia, Amol Mhatre, Deepti Naval, Gulshan Grover, Vinod Khanna  
Waah Tera Kya Kehna 'ed PB: 4
PB: 1.5
Govinda, Raveena Govinda and director Manoj Agarwal team again in a disastrous movie.
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar 'ed PB: 8.0
PB: 7.0
R. Madhavan, Namrata Shirodkar, Sanjay Suri, Sonali Kulkharni, Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitta Bhatt, Rakesh Bapat A film based on R.D. Burman’s music in which fourteen of his hit tunes have been brought to life.
Hathyar 'ed PB: 4.5
PB: 7.0
Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Shirodkar, Shilpa Shetty Sequel to Vaastav.
Chalo Ishq Ladaaye 'ed PB: 7.0
PB: 1.0
Govinda, Rani Mukherjee One more Govinda film.
Maseeha 'ed PB: 2.5
Review Pending Sunil Shetty, Namrata Shirodkar, Inder Kumar Another action drama with Sunil Shetty!
Karz 'ed PB: 5.0
PB: 4.0
Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shetty A romantic family drama with action kings Sunny Deol and Sunil Shetty.
Rishtey 'ed PB: 6.5
PB: 7.0
Anil Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor & Shilpa Shetty After unsuccessful Mann and Aashiq, Indra Kumar tries to rebound, but not quite.
Kehtaa Hai Dil Baar Baar 'ed PB: 6
PB: 6
Jimmy Shergill, Kim Sharma Inspired by "Meet The Parents", shot entirely in USA.
Hum Pyar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe Limited Release Not Available PB: 5
Jugal Hansraj, Tina Raana A low key production from Rajshri.
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Average PB:4.5
Not Available Sohail Khan, Sameera Sohail Khan's (Brother of Salman & Arbaaz) debut as a hero in a same old love story.
Soch 'ed PB: 8
PB: 5.5
Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Kapoor Psychological thriller!!
Jaani Dushman - Ek Anokhi Kahani Average PB: 6
PB: 6
Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Manisha Koirala, Sunil Shetty, Atab Shivdasani & Sonu Nigam Super-natural thriller inspired by Raj Kumar Kohli's earlier hits.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! 'ed in India PB: 6.5
PB: 7.5
Hrithik, Rani, Kareena Another love triangle from Yash Raj Films, rehashed from several Hindi and English movies.
Akhiyon Se Goli Maare 'ed PB: 4.5
Review Pending Govinda, Raveena Tandon Harmesh Malhotra, Govinda and Raveena together again after Dulhe Raja.
Yeh Hai Jalwa 'ed PB: 5.5
PB: 6
Salman Khan, Amisha Patel Once two box office super stars, Amisha and Salman both need a hit in this family comedy.
Shararat 'ed PB: 6
PB: 5.5
Abhishek, Hrishta Bhatt Gurudev Bhalla film has taken five years to write and one year to release after the marketing begun leaving little hope for a first success for Abhishek.  
Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein 'ed PB: 5
PB: 5.5
Fardeen Khan, Richa Pallod Another new heroine with Fardeen, and another flop tallying on his list. 
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa 'ed PB: 7
PB: 5
Tusshar, Esha Can Tusshar and Eisha bring the same kind of success Jeetendra and Hema Malini brought to Padmalaya Films? NO.
Badhaai Ho Badhaai 'ed PB: 6
PB: 7
Anil Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty   Anil Kapoor starts producing films with Satish Kaushik in a film inspired by "The Nutty Professor".
23rd March 1931 Shaheed 'ed PB: 7
PB: 7
Bobby Deol, Sunny Deol, Amrita Singh, Aishwarya Rai The Deols take a more regular approach in depicting the life of a Legend. The result was a regular flop at the box office.
Hum Kisise Kum Nahin Average PB: 6.5
PB: 2.5
Amitabh, Ajay, Sanjay, Aishwariya The King of Comedy with a Royal Cast!
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Average PB: 7.5
PB: 6
Shah Rukh, Madhuri, Salman, Aishwarya K C Bokadia's long in the making film has finally hit the screen.
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Average PB: 7.0
PB: 7.0
Hrithik Roshan, Esha Deol, Saif Ali Khan Arjun Sablok didn't meet the success he hoped for, but the romance was endearing. 
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Average PB: 7.5
PB: 6
Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan
Ab Ke Baras 'ed PB: 8
PB: 5
Arya Babbar, Amrita Rao Newcomers in the same old story about re-birth.
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai 'ed PB: 7.5
PB: 5
Govinda, Rani Mukherjee Govinda teams up with his director brother to bring some laughter.
Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hain 'ed PB: 7
PB: 6
Kim Sharma, Nakul Kapur, Aarti Chabria Romance and Youngsters. Spring is in the air!
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage 'ed PB: 3.5
PB: 2
Hrithik, Amisha Hit director Vikram Bhatt brings hit couple back, but the film flops.
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata 'ed PB: 1.5
Not Available Chandrachur Singh, Shatrughan Sinha, Puru Rajkumar Another patriotic film???
Ansh 'ed PB: 4.5
PB: 5
Sharbani Mukherji, Abbas Can Nadeem-Shravan make this one a hit? Not a chance!
Vadh 'ed PB: 5.5
PB: 6
Nana Patekar, Puru Raj Kumar, Meghna Kothari A come back movie for Nana Patekar???
Kitne Door Kitne Paas 'ed PB: 4.5
PB: 4
Fardeen Khan, Introducing: Amrita Arora An International Family Romance with Sanjeev-Darshan's Dissappointing music! 
Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai 'ed PB: 4.5
PB: 6
Aftab Shivdasaani, Amisha Patel Tips Films trying another love story.
Kranti 'ed PB: 4
PB: 5
Bobby Deol, Amisha Patel Another recycled title from Bollywood with purely recycled contents.
Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge 'ed PB: 5
PB: 6
Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen and Diya Mirza Another action packed movie inspired by a Hollywood thriller.
Bollywood Calling 'ed No songs PB: 8
Om Puri, Pat Cusick, Navin Nicshol, Perizaad Zorabian Satire on Bollywood.
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya 'ed PB: 8
PB: 3
Akshay, Karisma, Abhishek Karisma and Dharmesh Darshan come together after Raja Hindustani with the same old love triangle presented so many times on Indian screens.
Yeh Mohabbat Hai  'ed PB: 6.5
PB: 5
Rahul Bhatt, Akanksha Malhotra Yet Another Flick Tackles Terrorism and Love! 
Filhaal 'ed PB: 9
PB: 6
Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Sanjay Suri Meghna Gulzar makes her debut as producer/director.
Maa Tujhhe Salaam Average PB: 7
PB: 8
Sunny Deol, Tabu, Arbaaz Khan Sunny Deol and patriotic movie. Directors are getting very original and creative!!
Inth Ka Jawab Patthar 'ed PB: 2
PB: 1
Puru Raaj Kumar & Divya Dutta Does anybody remember or care when the movie released??
Yeh Dil Aashiqana Average PB: 7
PB : 7
Karan, Jeevidha, Rajat Bedi Bollywood and Terrorism, Again!   
Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche 'ed PB: 7.5
PB: 7
Esha Deol, Aftab Shivdasani Another star daughter joins Bollywood!!
Pitaah 'ed PB: 5
PB: 7
Sanjay Dutt, Nandita Das Mahesh Manjrekar and Sanjay Dutt team up again after Vaastav and Kurukshetra.
Pyaasa 'ed PB: 7.0
PB: 4.5
Aftab Shivdasaani, Yukta Mukhi Another beauty queen aspires to be an actress!
Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai 'ed PB: 7.5
PB: 7.0
Prashant Chianani, Aamir Ali Malik, Vaibhav Yash Raj Vir, Tarun Anand, Deepti Daryanani, Payal Rohatgi, Punar Nava
and Samita Bangargi 
Indianised version of An American Pie.
Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai 'ed PB: 4
PB: 6
Gurdas Maan, Tabu and Rajit Kapoor     
Road Average PB: 4
PB: 6
Vivek Oberoi, Antra Mali, Manoj Bajpai Another psycho thriller from Ram Gopal Varma!
Gunaah 'ed PB: 6
PB: 2
Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea After the success of Raaz Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea and Mukesh Bhatt try to give another hit. Will they not need Vikram Bhatt and Nadeem Shravan?
Ek Chhoti Si Love Story No musical score PB: 2
Manisha Koirala, Aditya Seal, Ranvir Shorey, Saroj Bhargav A controversial film about the adventures of a minor.
Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat 'ed PB: 5.5
Not Available Sharad Kapoor, Krishna, Deeksha    Another member of the Govinda clan joins films in this very low budget venture.
Dil Hai Tumhaara 'ed PB: 8
PB: 6
Rekha, Preity, Mahima, Arjun, Jimmy Tips Films, Kundan Shah and Preity Zinta together after the success of Kya Kehna.
Agni Varsha 'ed PB: 7.5
PB: 1.5
Jackie Shroff, Nagarjuna, Prabhu Devaa, Milind Soman, Raveena Tandon Anil Mehta has blessed this film with his beautiful cinematography. But has director Arjun Sanjani adapted portions of "The Mahabarat" just as perfectly?
Chor Machaaye Shor 'ed PB: 6.5
PB: 6.5
Bobby, Shilpa, Bipasha Another inspired plot from David Dhawan desperately looking for a hit.