There weren't too many hits this year, but actors like Shahid Kapoor, Abhay Deol and Priyanka Chopra not only rose above the script but gave performances that towered above the rest.
Here is a list of 10 actors who made a mark in 2009
Top 10 Bollywood actors of the decade
Top 10 Bollywood songs of 2009
Best 'movie characters' of the decade