As the year 2011 comes to an end, Koimoi.com brings you a series of articles that profile the best and worst of Bollywood movies, stars and box-office results from the year gone by. Let’s start with the movie posters – most talked about, most awaited and probably the most impactful.

Salman Khan in READY

Salman Khan Ready Movie Poster
Salman Khan in the movie poster of Ready.

All that Salman Khan needs to do is wink and his fans go into a mad frenzy. Or at least that is how it all played out when the first look posters of Ready were released to the public in April this year. The box-office performance of the Anees Bazmee film proved beyond doubt that a smiling Salman Khan, a simple poster and a hit song is all it takes to break box-office records!

Salman Khan in BODYGUARD

Bodyguard Movie Poster
Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan in the poster of Bodyguard

And then, a few months later, Salman Khan decided to flex his muscles (with a coy Kareena Kapoor imitating him just around the corner), and you had another record-breaking film’s poster. Of course, the country went gaga over Salman’s class Bodyguard act, and, of course, the film broke all previous records. Simplicity, then, must be the key…

Ajay Devgan in SINGHAM

Ajay Devgan Singham Movie Poster
Ajay Devgan in the poster of Singham.

When a lion roars, you now think of Ajay Devgan‘s superb cop act from Singham. The highlights of the poster — Devgan’s well-sculpted torso, the tattoo on his chest and the lion emblem in the background — told the audience what the film was all about. No doubt, they lined up in huge numbers, enough to make the film cross the coveted Rs. 100 crore net mark at the box-office.

Shah Rukh Khan in RA.ONE

Shah Rukh Khan Ra.One poster
Shah Rukh Khan in the poster of Ra.One.

A blue-eyed Shah Rukh Khan looked into the horizon as he crackled with electricity as the hero, G.One. There was another poster of Ra.One in which Shah Rukh carried a limp (but sexy!) Kareena Kapoor in his arms. No doubt that Ra.One finally got SRK entry into the much coveted Rs. 100 crore club!

Shah Rukh Khan in DON 2

Shah Rukh Khan Don 2 Movie Poster
Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2 movie poster.

Shah Rukh Khan will give a dashing end to 2011 as the suave Don. While unmasking himself (?!), Shah Rukh is definitely going to be a treat to watch as he changes from the stubbled criminal in an orange jumpsuit, to the swashbuckling Don in Don 2.

Katrina Kaif in MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Movie Posters
Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar and Imran Khan on a horseback ride in the poster of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

Blushing brides are a thing of the past. Katrina Kaif is the sexy, bindaas, new-age dulhan who has her suitors dancing to her tunes. She’s got Imran Khan and Ali Zafar falling for her (literally) in the poster of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

Hrithik Roshan in ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA

Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Poster
Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol walk the road in the poster of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Three amigos were off for the trip of a lifetime and they gave the girls something to look/drool forward to! Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol just looked too super-cool in the poster of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to be ignored!

Vidya Balan in THE DIRTY PICTURE

The Dirty Picture Movie Poster
Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah have eyes only for Vidya Balan on The Dirty Picture movie poster.

The age of being coy is past. Vidya Balan flaunts her sexy curves as Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah get a taste of the delicious hottie in the poster of The Dirty Picture.

Emraan Hashmi in Murder 2

Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez Murder 2 Movie Poster
Jacqueline Fernandez and Emraan Hashmi wrapped around each other in the Murder 2 poster.

There’s sin, skin and everything that assures you what to get out of this Bhatt film. If Jacqueline Fernandez and Emraan Hashmi made heads turn with in the poster of Muder 2, their film did not disappoint.

Ranbir Kapoor in ROCKSTAR

Ranbir Kapoor Rockstar Posters
Ranbir Kapoor Rockstar Posters

Unlike the usual cut-pasted/copied/photographed posters, the Rockstar poster was like a whiff of fresh air. Ranbir Kapoor‘s seething rage and his music set fire to the poster which had a hand-painted feel to it.

R. Madhavan in Tanu Weds Manu

R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut Tanu Weds Manu Movie Poster
R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut in the poster of Tanu Weds Manu.

Who would have thought of putting R. Mahdavan and Kangana Ranaut together? The mild mannered, calm Madhavan gave a happy smile even as his bride Kangana dozed off on his shoulder. Well, the audience were anything but dozing during Tanu Weds Manu.

Priyanka Chopra in 7 Khoon Maaf

Priyanka Chopra 7 Khoon Maaf Movie Poster
Priyanka Chopra on the poster of 7 Khoon Maaf.

Seven men charm their way into one woman’s life, but whom does she really love? Priyanka Chopra‘s lynx-like eyes, with her mysterious look on the poster of 7 Khoon Maaf would make us forgive her for even for murder.

Imran Khan in Delhi Belly

Vir Das, Imran Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor Delhi Belly Movie Poster
Vir Das, Imran Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor in the Delhi Belly movie poster.

While most posters want to grab people’s attention with sexy actresses or a lot of skin show, the Delhi Belly poster was exactly the opposite! You had Vir Das, Imran Khan and Kunal Roy Kapoor covered in dust and the cute Imran reduced to a badly-beaten rag. Even with the four-lettered words and potty jokes, DB was a laugh riot all the way!

Shaitan

shaitan Movie poster
Shaitan Movie poster

Rorschach would have been so proud of the Shaitan poster. If you thought ”trippy” when you saw the poster, the movie was no different. Drugs, testosterone-laced chases, shootouts and some very good songs made you sit on the edge of your seat throughout the movie.

So you’ve seen the poster, and you’ve probably seen most of the movies. But which one do you like best? Tell us what you think in the comments section and vote for your favourite poster:

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146 COMMENTS

  1. The poster of Bodyguard is best 2011.
    Y r u giving ur vote to ra.one?Its a funniest science fiction movie ever in history of scne fict film

  2. people who are voting for SRK posters should get a life honestly..ra. one is GAY and don 2 is decent. best is without a doubt delhi belly and zindagi na milege dobara. then comes ready and murder

  3. ra.one srk is looking hot i know its poor story of ra.one but srk acting is superp the best actor award is shahrukh khan

  4. salman is the king of bollywood guy.dabbang ,wanted ready and bodygaurd all are awesome pictures,
    this movies are the blockbuster for all the time.

  5. I LOVE SHAHRUKH KHAN POSTER HE IS VERY HANDSOME AND GOD OF BOLLYWOOD HE IS MY FAVOURATE ACTOR BAKI SAB TO JELOUS HAN SRK KI COPY KARTA HA KHUTA SALLU LALLU

  6. Srk is the king of bollywood my feourate actor and badshah srk ke ko vote kijiye sir mery eke request hai srk se asi action film karo ki wo bahus hit ho jaye apki adat hai award jitne ki ok

  7. KING SRK salman ka baap.SRK is the best.who dont accept this they r stupid.salman ko to acting ki ABCD bhi nahi aati.he is worst & cheap actor.KING SRK Rockzzz

  8. Salman khan 4 ready,coz tht was the simplest poster yet enough to make it blockbuster despite having a non-festive release.

  9. Suraj sara dunia ko roshan kar shakte hai or bollywood ko salman khan.yea do nehi to dunia nehi.media kis kis ko king kahe asli king to am janta ka dil main rahenebala salman hain. jiska film main kisika nehi sif salman ka jarurat hai.

  10. Ajay’s poster is best
    .bcoz khan’s have more popularity than so i don’t believe in this pole but i voted to Sultan of bwood Ajay devgn

  11. SALMAN KHAN READY AND BODYGUARD both Posters are eye catcher, while the others are copy of Hollywood. SALMAN ROCKS! Prettyktm

  12. Ready n bodygaurd cheapest movies of bollywood ever.especially made for rikshawalas,chaiwalas n other illiterate people.they have cheap posters an cheapest actor salgayman khan also.
    u khow,what is more stupid than ready n bodygaurd?
    ans.people who liked this movies.
    salgayman is taking bollywood to the 90’s by his zopadpatti level movies.

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