We went across the B-town and found that 3 Idiots was the unanimous choice when it came to the best that 2009 had to offer. The closest contender was Paa while Avatar led from the front when it came to Hollywood flicks. However, it was quite a divided opinion when it came to the worst of 2009. Quite a few names popped up, some big (Delhi 6, Chandni Chowk To China), some small (Dil Bole Hadippa), some relatively unknown (Videsh - Heaven on Earth, Victory) and a few completely irrelevant (Deshdrohi). There was also an emotional angle involved with a filmmaker or two criticizing their own effort (Sikandar). Read on:
Ramesh Taurani - Victory, which came at the beginning of the year, stays on to be the worst film of 2009 for me.
Shirish Kunder - (Smiles) Yes, there is one movie which is really the worst for me. Still, I can't name it since it's been made by people known to me!
Kalki Koechlin- Worst of the year was Billu (Barber) because it was just a series of music videos and nothing else.
Sajid Khan - Worst movie of the year was Delhi 6. Really, I had a lot of expectations from the film but it turned out to be such a disappointing fare.
Hasnain Hyderabadwaala - The worst film of 2009 is Dil Bole Hadippa. Really, what were the makers thinking? Audiences were taken for granted that the protagonist out there won't be able to differentiate between a girl and a boy despite a different physicality and voice.
Jagmohan Mundhra - I have to pick two films here - Chandni Chowk To China and Kambakkht Ishq.
Rituparna Sengupta - There is nothing really which is worst for me because every movie has some effort going in there.
Ruslaan Mumtaz - Blue is the worst movie of the year
Piyush Jha - Even though I directed it, I believe worst film of the year was Sikandar. That's because no one saw it and the media totally ignored its significance. Perhaps that happened because Sikandar didn't have stars/big backers/comic entertainment. Whatever is the reason, the fact is Sikandar was ignored, and that is the real truth.
Sonu Sood - (Smiles) Even as the entire year is through, I still can't decide on one worst movie. Maybe I have missed it.
Suneel Darshan - 2009 started with its worst film Chandni Chowk to China It was a 'directionless' disaster that disrespected the viewer's sensibility.
Sadaa - You are asking me about the worst film of the year? You know what; there have been so many that I don't even care to remember.
Boney Kapoor - Preity Zinta's Videsh - Heaven on Earth was the worst that 2009 had to offer.
Robby Grewal - Worst of the lot would be Deshdrohi (the film had a staggered release across 2008 and 2009)
Ananth Mahadevan - If I pick one WORST FILM of the year, I might just stir up a hornet's nest. For, another one might cry out that it was more deserving. So let sleeping dogs lie!
Aanand L Rai - For me, the worst movie in 2009 was Delhi 6. It was a very fine concept and from a rock solid director. Still, it failed.
Hansika Motwani - I don't really wish to pick and choose the worst film of the year because for me every movie is good. I know what are the kind of difficulties that we actors go through so it would be wrong on my part to say that this or that movie was bad!
Tusshar Kapoor - Worst of 2009 would be all those films that were released during the strike. Ha ha ha!
Kunal Deshmukh - Chandni Chowk To China was the worst film of the year. What a waste of effort. They could have done so much with the film but that was not the case to be.
Raksha Mistry - Isn't it ironical that the first film which I saw in 2009 stays on to be worst for me? I am talking about Chandni Chowk To China. Maybe I was expecting a lot from the film's association with Warner Bros. But then it neither had any locations of China nor Chandni Chowk. Worse, it had no story!