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6 Most Awaited Upcoming Bollywood Movies in 2017

August 17, 2017
3 min read

Bollywood hasn’t produced many great films in the first half of this year. Except for a few movies most of them were disappointing. Will anything change in the remaining second half of the year. We certainly hope so. Let’s look at some of the promising sounding upcoming Bollywood movies in 2017.

 

6. Chef

Release Date: 6th October

Director: Raja Krishna Menon

Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Padmapriya

Why Anticipate? : Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ isn’t great by any stretch of the imagination, but it still is a very well made feel-good movie, and it would be interesting to see how it is adapted into an Indian setting. Raja Krishna Menon impressed us last year with ‘Airlift’ and it remains to be seen if he can recreate the magic.

 

5. Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Release Date: 11th August

Director: Sree Narayan Singh

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar

Why Anticipate? The film’s storyline appears to be a bit similar to a Tamil film ‘Joker’ which released last year to heavy critical acclaim. Since there is no confirmation from the makers regarding the inspiration, we would refrain from calling it a remake. Nonetheless, the casting of Akshay Kumar with Bhumi Pednekar is enough to leave us grinning with joy.

 

4. Baadshaho

Release Date: 1st September

Director: Milan Luthria

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D’Cruz

Why Anticipate? : Luthria has been a hit or miss – his last feature ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara’ was a colossal disappointment, but we still believe he is a talented filmmaker and  hope ‘Baadshaho’ will go more along the lines of ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’, two of his finest works.

 

3. Padmavati

Release Date: 17th November

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Starring: Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

Why Anticipate? Bhansali and team swept us off our feet with ‘Bajirao Mastani’. With ‘Rani Padmavati’, the stakes as well as the expectations will be even higher. Ranveer Singh (who was exceptional as Bajirao) plays Alaudin Khilji, a ruler from Delhi who invades Mewar to capture Ratan Singh’s wife, the exquisite Padmavati (Deepika Padukone). Ratan Singh is being played by Shahid Kapoor – his first collaboration with Bhansali. Exciting enough!

 

2. Simran

Release Date: 15th September

Director: Hansal Mehta

Starring: Kangana Ranaut

Why Anticipate? : Hansal Mehta’s last feature ‘Aligarh’ was a regular fixture in most of the “best of” lists of 2016, and the talented director returns with a drama starring Kangana  Ranaut. Not much about the film is known, but considering the roll that Mehta is on with ‘Shahid’, ‘City Lights’ and ‘Aligarh’, we are looking forward to this one.

 

1. Secret Superstar

Image result for secret superstarRelease Date: 19th October

Director: Advait Chandan

Starring: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan

Why Anticipate? : The only reason why this movie finds a mention in this list is because it an Aamir Khan Productions feature, starring Khan (albeit probably not in the lead). Now if you are wondering why this matters, take a look at the movies produced by Aamir Khan Productions till date – ‘Lagaan’, ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Peepli Live’, ‘Dhobi Ghat’, ‘Delhi Belly’, ‘Talaash’ and ‘Dangal’. You get the idea, don’t you?

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