Woohoo, 2017 is finally here!
And as we look forward to new beginnings, it's also time to take a peek at what Bollywood has in store for movie buffs this year. Needless to say, a plethora of films are scheduled to release and the first half of 2017 itself is jam-packed with a variety to satiate your filmy soul.
Sequels, war dramas, period films, romcoms, action thrillers - Truly, the first half of 2017 has got us excited as hell and here are the 10 movies that we can't wait to watch...
This SRK starrer got us all excited with its first teaser itself and the arrival of the menacing looking Shah Rukh Khan with kohl-lined eyes have been awaited since 2016. Apparently, based on criminal Abdul Latif's life, Raees is an action-crime thriller that narrates the tale of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is highly challenged by a tough cop, played by none other than the powerhouse of talent - Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Now isn't this something to get enthusiastic about?
It's been a while since we have seen the Greek God of Bollywood in his full glory on the big screen but seems like the wait is finally coming to an end. After last year's debacle - Mohenjo Daro, Hrithik Roshan is back with a revenge tale - Kaabil and looking at the trailer one can say that it definitely holds many promises. Packed with romance, action and thrill, Kaabil is all set to give Raees a tough competition.
The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2013 film Jolly LLB, is finally coming in February 2017. However, this time around it's Akshay Kumar who is donning the lawyer's black coat in the film. Jolly LLB 2 also brings Akshay back in his comic zone but this time around he is not indulging in slapstick comedy rather the humour in this film has a serious message. The trailer appears promising and looks like director Subhash Kapoor has packed a perfect film, which is going to be enjoyable at the same time poignant.
While the storyline of Rangoon is still mostly under wraps, it's hard not to get excited about a film that is coming from Vishal Bhardwaj's stables and stars some of the best talents of the industry like Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. Supposedly, set during World War II, Rangoon is a period romance drama, which is all set to hit the screens on February 24.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
The cute on-screen couple, who won our hearts with their breezy romance in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania are back with the second instalment of the franchise that began in 2014. Apart from the fact that this Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer will be a romantic comedy not much is known about the film but there have been some crumbs that promise the similar zing as the previous one.
Every time Vidya Balan graces the screen, she wins a million hearts with her mesmerizing performances and this year she is coming as Begum Jaan, the madam of a brothel. Set during the partition of India in 1947, the film is about the trauma faced by displaced women in a brothel during that era. Who wouldn't be kicked about this one!
Finally, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor's quirky detective film has a definite release date and the trailer of the film makes us believe that the two-year-long wait would be worthwhile.
Baahubali: The Conclusion
Aren't you dying to know why Kattappa killed Baahubali? Well, hopefully, you shall get the answer in April this year. Undeniably the most awaited sequel, Baahubali: The conclusion is supposed to be accompanied with more grandeur and is also said to be really high on emotions. Too many expectations with this one, director S. S. Rajamouli better not disappoint.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
More than anything else it's the quirky title of the film that has caught our attention. Starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, the movie is about PM Narendra Modi's 'Swacha Bharat Abhijan' and is based on the unhygienic condition in rural areas of India. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?
The last time director Kabir Khan and Salman Khan came together, they gave us the beautiful film - Bajrangi Bhaijaan. With their third collaboration, together they have a great responsibility to keep up with the expectations of the audience. Tubelight is a period romantic drama in which Salman Khan will be seen romancing Chinese actor Zhu Zhu during the troublesome times of the Indo-Sino War of 1962.