Bollywood churned out an interesting bouquet this year - from the path-breaking Rock On! and the college romance Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na to the action-packed Ghajini. Films on terror and extremism were also appreciated with gritty dramas like A Wednesday and Mumbai Meri Jaan favourites with several directors.
Directors' top picks of 2008:
Gulzar: A Wednesday and Yuvvraaj.
Imtiaz Ali: Mumbai Meri Jaan, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Rock On!.
Rakesh Roshan: Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday and Rock On!.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire.
Vipul Shah: Jodhaa Akbar, Mumbai Meri Jaan, A Wednesday, Rock On! and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.
Nikhil Advani: A Wednesday, Rock On and Dostana.
Kunal Kohli: Ghajini, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na and Rock On!!.
Kabir Khan: Rock On!, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye and Dostana.
Ken Ghosh: Ghajini.
Vijay Krishna Acharya: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye, The Dark Knight and Across The Universe.
Tigmanshu Dhulia: Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na and A Wednesday.
Jagmohan Mundhra: A Wednesday, Mumbai Meri Jaan and Rock On.
Rahul Dholakia: Khuda Kay Liye and Rock On.
Anant Mahadevan: Khuda Kay Liye, Mumbai Meri Jaan and Kanchivaram.
Hansal Mehta: Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Rock On! and A Wednesday.
Soham Shah: A Wednesday, Fashion, Ghajini and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.
Siddharth Anand: Bachna Ae Haseeno, Jodhaa Akbar and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Satish Kaushik: Rock On!, A Wednesday and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.