This year has been good for Bollywood. While there were films like Pink and Parched which made a strong social impact, there were also films like Neerja and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story which celebrated bravery and achievements respectively. Bollywood plans to take the notch higher in 2017 as its all set to release some fantastic films! Here are the most awaited Bollywood films of 2017!
January 2017 will kick start with the movie Commando 2, which is a sequel to the 2013 movie Commando. This action film directed by Deven Bhojani will have Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma in lead roles. The film will be released on January 6, 2017. There’s a lot of expectation from Commando 2 as its prequel had some fantastic action packed sequences.
Ok Jaanu directed by Shaad Ali is a romantic drama film and brings together Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor after 2013 hit movie, Aashiqui 2. Aditya and Shraddha will be playing a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai. Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson will also be seen in the movie. Aashiqui 2 had a sizzling chemistry between Aditya and Shraddha and we can’t wait to see that chemistry again in Ok Jaanu.
The king of romance Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in an all new avatar in his upcoming movie Raees directed by Rahul Dholakia. Ever since the movie’s trailer was released in 2015, King Khan’s fans have been eagerly waiting for this film. Shah Rukh plays the role of a bootlegger named Raees Alam. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of a police officer named ACP Ghulam Patel who challenges Raees’ illegal trade. Raees is expected to release in January 2017.
Jolly LLB 2
In 2013, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani gave us one of the most amazing film – Jolly LLB. A sequel to the movie – Jolly LLB 2 is all set to entertain us again. Jolly LLB 2 will be released in February 2017. While it is directed by the Subhash Kapoor who directed the prequel, Arshad who played the lead role in the prequel has been replaced by Akshay Kumar. Huma Qureshi will also be seen in the movie in a lead role.
The trailer of upcoming romantic action thriller movie Kaabil has already been a hit with movie lovers. Kaabil features Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in lead roles. The movie is about a blind man Rohan Bhatnagar (played by Hrithik) and a blind woman Su Bhatnagar (played by Yami) who fall in love. The trailer gives an impression that Hrithik’s character in the film wishes to punish the culprits behind his wife’s rape and murder. There has been a glimpse of Hrithik engaged in some action sequences in the film. This is one is surely going to be an interesting watch! Kaabil is produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Sanjay Gupta and will be released on Jan 26, 2017.
The upcoming romance drama film, Rangoon directed by Vishal Bhardwaj is scheduled to be released February 24, 2017. The movie which takes you back in World War II time, features Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. This is the first time that Shahid and Saif have worked together on a film and it will be great to see them on screen.
Badrinath ki Dulhania
The second installment of the Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania franchise is bringing Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt together on the screen once again. Badrinath ki Dulhania is a romantic comedy directed by Shashank Khaitan who also directed Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania. The love story is expected to release on March 10, 2017.
After tasting success with her first production – NH-10, Anushka Sharma has come up with another movie – Phillauri. This romantic comedy film directed by Anshai Lal will see Anushka Sharma and Punjabi artist Diljit Dosanj in lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on March 31, 2017.
After a long delay, Jagga Jasoos will finally hit the theaters by April, 2017. A comedy drama film directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos has ex-couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The movie is about a teenage detective in search of his missing father.
After successful movies like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the actor-director duo of Salman Khan and Kabir Khan have teamed up once again for Tubelight. The movie is expected to release around EID, just like any other Salman movie. With an unusual name, Tubelight is a historical war drama film based on the 1962 Sino-Indian War in which Salman plays the role of an Indian who falls in love with a Chinese girl.
The fantastic team of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who gave us films like Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani have teamed up again for the movie Padmavati. Along with Ranveer and Deepika, Shahid Kapoor will be seen in a lead role. Padmavati is a dramatized account of the 1303 siege of Chittor fort in Rajasthan. Ranveer Singh will play the role of Alauddin Khilji, Deepika Padukone will play the role of Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor will play the role Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. The movie is expected to release in November, 2017.
Tiger Zinda Hai
It will be a year of rejoice for ‘Bhai’ fans as another Salman movie other than Tubelight will be released. Tiger Zinda hai is the sequel to the 2012 hit film Ek Tha Tiger. Ali Abbas Zafar (the director of Sultan) for Tiger Zinda hai has taken over the directorial reigns from Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan.
The Ring directed by Imtiaz Ali will have Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The film is a romantic drama with King Khan playing the role of a tourist guide, while Anushka playing the role of a Gujarati girl. The film is currently being shot all over Europe (Prague, Amsterdam, Budapest and Lisbon). The Ring will be Shah Rukh’s second release in 2017 after Raees.