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Watch: Top Ten Hindi Film Trailers in 2011

Last updated on: December 15, 2011 15:10 IST

Watch: Top Ten Hindi Film Trailers in 2011

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A good trailer gets you interested.

It gives you a taste of the film in a way calculated to whet your appetite and have you eager to watch the film, and the 10 trailers here did that, often proving better than the main courses, the films they advertised.

Here is my pick for the best trailers we saw this year:

10. Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster

It looks regal, violent, romantic and... cornball?

The trailer for this cleverly titled film shows off its unique cast very well, playing on Jimmy Shergill's screen presence, Randeep Hooda's edgy cool, and Mahie Gill's atypical sexuality.

Image: The Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster trailer


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9. Shaitan

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It starts off upside down and, after a whirl of madcap imagery, there is soon a television set crashing down on someone's head.

The trailer for Bejoy Nambiar's debut film packs a helluva heady punch, the music video styling and the radical visuals doing their job very well indeed. The captions are a pain, but the trailer makes us curious enough to bite.

Image: The Shaitan trailer


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8. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zoya Akhtar's film has a great, very varied cast and the trailer gives each actor the spotlight, while shining it brightest on the location, Spain.

Three men, a bachelor trip, adventure sports, and that joyous Senorita song: the vibe is fresh enough to make you want to unwrap the package as soon as possible.

Image: The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara trailer


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7. 7 Khoon Maaf

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There's intrigue splashed all over this trailer for "the story of Susanna", what with a glimpse of each of her husbands -- an eclectic bunch -- and Priyanka in dramatically different looks, even as the winning Darrling plays in the background.

Image: The 7 Khoon Maaf trailer


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6. Rockstar

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The big draw in Imtiaz Ali's film was always AR Rahman's music, and this trailer does a great job of cutting through Rahman's tracks, going from Tum Ho to Katiya Karun warmly enough to the hardcore

Sadda Haq, all the while showing us Ranbir like we haven't seen him before -- along with a truly beautiful girl. And bonus points for that glimpse of Shammi Kapoor.

Image: The Rockstar trailer


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5. Delhi Belly

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It starts off normally enough, with three grungy boys, but the moment we realise this is more than the standard Bollywood product is when we see Imran Khan staring down at an erection.

Vijay Raaz laconically says 'surprise,' and we are. Even before Bhaag bhaag kicks off.

Image: The Delhi Belly trailer

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4. Agneepath

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There was many a doubter when Karan Johar announced Hrithik Roshan as his candidate to play Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, one of Amitabh Bachchan's most feted roles, but this trailer makes skepticism appear irrelevant.

This is a big, broad masala movie with outrageous characters and no room for subtlety, at least in the trailer, and it looks impossibly appealing.

Image: The Agneepath trailer


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3. Don 2

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You thought you'd seen the last of me, says an embittered Shah Rukh Khan.

Well, you ain't seen nothing yet. The slickness on display in the trailer for this Farhan Akhtar film is smashing. It looks slick, glossy and better than most Hollywood actioners, at least in these two minutes.

And Don's line about his mother is priceless.

Image: The Don 2 trailer

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2. No One Killed Jessica

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This one starts with immediate impact.

Opening with solid blocks of text from a police interrogation, this trailer introduces us to its characters in no-nonsense fashion, and then lets Amit Trivedi's fantastic Dilli-Dilli track fo the talking. Hard-hitting, and how.

Image: The No One Killed Jessica trailer


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1. The Dirty Picture

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The most talked about trailer this year, this made everyone sit up and take notice. (And feel free to read that sentence any which way you choose.)

Vidya Balan, in one fell swoop, stole everyone's thunder. Literally.

Image: The Dirty Picture trailer


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