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Entertainment continues to fuel India’s Search momentum in 2017

Published in Technology Saturday, 16 December 2017 16:26






•Kerala emerges as the top trending domestic travel destination in 2017

• ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ the top trending search query on Google this year. Seven bollywood movies feature among the Top 10 Trending queries


Bidding farewell to the year and anticipating the onset of 2018, Google India announced its 2017 Year in Search results, recapping the top trends and searches through the collective eyes of search users in India.Google’s Year in Search continues to offer a unique perspective on the year’s biggest interests, major events, and hot trends reflecting the aspirations, thoughts and imagination of India’s online millions.


Kerala emerges as the top trending domestic travel destination in 2017. Maharashtra,Rajastan and Goa are follows. This year too, Bollywood and Cricket remain the top two themes that ruled the charts. After breaking several records at the Box office, India’s most expensive movie also broke the language boundaries attracting humongous search interest from movie buffs across the nation: it’s no surprise that the block buster movie ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ topped Google’s trending charts this year.  This was followed by searches around Indian Premier League, highlightingIndia’s never-ending love for Cricket, and searches on ‘Live Cricket Score’, makingthe keyword the third-most trending search query this year. Also making it to the Top 10 list were Bollywood blockbusters Dangal and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. 


From firing up emotions to getting a groove on, Bollywood songs kept the tempo high on Search too. Among the top trending songs this year, HawaHawafrom the Arjun Kapoor starrer Mubarakan crowned the charts, followed by sufi track Mere Rashke Qamar originally sung by legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and recreated by vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The prevalent interest in Western music was well established with the Latin hit Despacito, and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You featuring among the top trending tracks.


Sunny Leone once again featured among the top entertainers this year, followed by Big Boss entrant Arshi Khan, Sapna Choudhary,andYouTube singing sensation Vidya Vox. The glamor of B-town dominated the rest of the list with names like Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, and Rana Daggubati. 


Google’s Year in Search 2017 also reflected the year’s top news moments that captured India’s attention: CBSE results, UP elections, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Budget featuredamong the trending news events that witnessed huge interest among Indian users. Indian users were on point with the rest of the world when it came to knowing more about Bitcoin prices or expressing interest about ransomware. Then, of course, there was India’s historic win at the Miss World ceremony, which catapulted ManushiChhillar to fame. 


Among the top ‘What is’ queries this year, GST, Bitcoin, Jallikattuand BS3 vehicle remained the most trending themes.  And mirroring millions of real-world needs, the how-to set of queries saw users seeking answers to a range of subjects from ‘How to link aadhaar with PAN card’ to buying Jio phone to removing Holi color from the face! 


View the India-specific  lists and other 2017 global trends in detail; aside from Indian data, the site showcases over a thousand global top-ten lists across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more, spanning over 75 countries. 


Also, do check out the annual Year in Search video.




Note: 2017 Year in Search results listing on next page


Top Trending Queries OverallTop Trending NewsTop Trending Entertainers

1.Bahubali 2

2.Indian Premier League

3.Live Cricket Score


5.Half Girlfriend


7.Munna Michael

8.Jagga Jasoos

9.Champions Trophy

10.Raees1.Indian Premier League

2.ICC Champions Trophy

3.CBSE Results

4.UP Election Results

5.Goods and Services Tax


7.Miss World Ceremony

8.Bitcoin Price

9.Union Budget

10.US Open1.Sunny Leone

2.Arshi Khan

3.Sapna Choudhary

4.Vidya Vox

5.Disha Patani

6.Sunil Grover

7.Shilpa Shinde



10.Rana Daggubati


Top Trending MoviesTop Trending SongsSporting Events

1.Bahubali 2


3.Half Girlfriend


5.Munna Michael

6.Jagga Jasoos


8.Fast and Furious 8


10.Ok Jaanu1.HawaHawa

2.Mere Rashke Qamar




6.Ding Dang


8.Shape of You


10.Mile Ho Tum Humko1.Indian Premier League

2.ICC Champions Trophy


4.WWE Wrestlemania

5.Pro Kabaddi

6.US Open

7.FIFA World Cup

8.Royal Rumble

9.ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup

10.Indian Super League


Top Trending Near meTop Trending How toTop Trending What is

1.Post office near me

2.Movie timings near me

3.Coffee shops near me

4.Courier service near me

5.Things to do near me

6.Hardware store near me

7.Electronics near me

8.Grocery store near me

9.ATM near me

10.Pharmacy near me1.How to link Aadhar card with PAN card

2.How to book Jio phone

3.How to buy bitcoin in India

4.How to take a screenshot

5.How to remove Holi color from face

6.How to file GST return

7.How to invest in mutual funds

8.How to mine Bitcoin

9.How to vote for Bigg Boss 11

10.How to buy ethereum in India1.What is GST

2.What is Bitcoin

3.What is Jallikattu

4.What is a BS3 Vehicle

5.What is peta

6.What is Jio Prime

7.What is Cassini

8.What is Fidget Spinner

9.What is a Lunar Eclipse

10.What is Ransomware




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