With movies like Airlift, Pink, Sultan, Neerja and then Dangal to end the year, 2016 has been a power-packed year for Bollywood. Here is a list of upcoming movies releasing in 2017 that we are hoping shall carry forward the legacy-
After ‘Haider’, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor are coming together again for this World War II based love story,’ Rangoon’. It also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. An amazing director, check! A good star cast, check! We just hope the movie does justice to the director’s brilliance.
After ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Kabir Khan and Salman Khan are joining hands once again for ‘Tubelight’. The movie is based on the Indo-Chinese War of 1962 and it was also rumored that Salman will be playing a character similar to ‘Forest Gump’. The lead actress is going to be played by a Chinese lady, Zhu Zhu.
3. Baahubali: The Conclusion
This is one of the most awaited movies of 2017 as everyone wants to know why Kattappa killed Baahubali. The sequel is said to be even more emotional and grander than the first.
4. Jagga Jasoos
The trailer is pretty interesting and has roused everyone’s curiosity. The main leads, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have always been scene stealers. Let’s hope the movie turns out to be as interesting as the trailer.
5. Jolly LLB 2
Director Subhash Kapoor’s sequel to his National Award-winning satirical comedy ‘Jolly LLB’ is all set to release on 10th Feb 2017. The main lead is Akshay Kumar, so our expectations are already very high.
‘2.0’, a sequel to ‘Robot’, is not technically a Bollywood movie but who can miss an Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth face-off. This movie has been rumoured to be the most expensive film in Indian cinema with a budget of about 400 crore.
Hansal Mehta is all set to make a movie out of the real life story of the ‘Bombshell Bandit’, Sandeep Kaur. Be prepared to see Kangana as a Gujrati housekeeper who goes around looting banks in the USA.
8. The Ring (working title)
Imtiaz Ali taking Shah Rukh as his lead has peaked everyone’s excitement. We all already love Anushka and Shah Rukh’s screen presence and it will be interesting to watch what sort of spin Imtiaz gives to their chemistry. Not much is known about the plot yet.
The smashing trailer of ‘Raees’ sure did grab everyone’s attention. Director Rahul Dholakia’s action thriller venture already seems like it’s going to be a hit because it ticks all the right boxes. Thank god we don’t have to wait for too long as it is out in theaters on 25th Jan’17.
10. A Death In The Gunj
Having premiered at major international film festivals, Konkana Sen Sharma’s directorial debut has definitely roused everyone’s curiosity. Set in the colonial town of McCluskieganj with a back drop of the rustic 1970’s, this one is not to be missed.
The ‘Delhi Belly’ writer, Akshat Sharma, is making his directorial debut with this film starring Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. The movie has been written by the director himself and the name has made everyone curious. If the writing is anywhere close to ‘Delhi Belly’, we all can expect to watch a cool movie.
12. Badrinath Ki Dulhania
This movie is a sequel to the Dharma Productions’ venture ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. The main leads are again Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. We hope the sequel is better than the first one.
Ranveer and Deepika reunite again for the next Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. But there is a twist, as Ranveer is playing a negative character and Shahid will be playing Deepika’s husband. We’re waiting on our toes for this one as Bhansali rarely ever misses the mark.
Directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh, this romantic comedy will feature Anushka and Diljit Dosanjh as the main leads. What else is interesting? Allegedly, Anushka is playing a witch!
15. Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and ‘Sultan’ director Ali Abbas Zafar reunite again for a sequel to the 2012 movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Salman Fans must be really excited for this one as Katrina will also be in the film.
Hrithik and Yami Gautam are playing the role of a blind couple and what we can draw from the trailer is a generic story line in which the hero is all set to save the damsel in distress. The release date of the movie is same as that of Raees. Let’s see which one does better!
17. Sarkar 3
Ram Gopal Varma is all set to return with the third part of his Sarkar series. The film features Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role along with other promising actors such as Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, and Manoj Bajpayee to name a few.