2018 proved to bean enriching experience in terms of movies. The quality content delivered last year is hoped to be continued this year with a wide variety of films to be scheduled to be released.
Here we are listing the most promising movies we are excited to watch during the new year.
1.URI – The Surgical Strike
Directed by debutante director Aditya Dhar URI is a fictional account of the real life surgical strike done by the Indian Army post the Uri terrorist attack. This film stars the extremely talented Vicky Kaushal as the lead. The trailer and the promotions have been impactful, this one seems like a next level war film. Watch Trailer here
2. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
The Indian Independence struggle has been apopular subject to churn out a blockbuster. With the success of several period dramas it was long due to have a film on the life of Rani Laxmibai. Who better to portray the pivotal character but Kangana. The trailer has us all cheered up. Kangna also co-directed the film which is a turn of her career. Watch trailer here
3. EK Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga
The Father-daughter Duo of Anil Kapoor and Sonam come together for the first time and are ready to give a new twist to the 90’sphrase. Accompanied by super talented Rajkumar Rao and the charming Juhi Chawlathis one is surely going to be the talked about subject post its trailer launch.
Director Abhishek Chaubey returns after Udta Punjab. The critically acclaimed director now takes up the heartland Northern India primarily UP asthe backdrop and has an impressive ensemble cast. Helmed by Sushant SinghRajput we have Manoj Bajpayee, Ashutosh Rana, Bhumi Pednekar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Ranvir Shorey. Watch Teaser here
5. Gully Boy
Director Zoya Akhtar’s most ambitious projectGully Boy based on the lives of rapper Divine and Naezey is scheduled torelease this year. She is once again teaming with Ranveer Singh who is riding highon the success of his previous outings Radmavat and Simmba. Alia Bhatt playsfemale lead on the film and the first look has already intrigued us. Watch Teaser here
This Sujoy Ghosh directed film stars Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan. Need we say more. The director has mesmerized uslast year with October and teaming up of both Taapsee and Big B post the path breaking Pink.
Akshay Kumar joins hands with Dharma Productions to bring the storyof the battle of Saragarhi on celluloid. Needless to say, we have plenty ofexpectations. Well known Punjabi film director Anurag Singh is going to directthis epic drama. Parineeti Chopra to star beside Akshay on this one.
8. Mental Hai Kya
Two of the majorly talented stars Kangana Ranautand Rajkumar Rao team up after Queen. This quirky black comedy from the looksof it is going to be a mad ride.
The next generation action star Vidyut Jammwal’s Junglee is intriguing from its premise. Never seen before action as well as astory pertinent about the environment is going to be a feast to watch for sure.The teaser is enough to get us hooked. Watch Teaser here
Another Dharma Production, Kalank is a magnumopus multi-starrer featuring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, AliaBhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. Promising Abhishek Varman returnsto direction post his hit 2 States. This is a surely a movie to watch for.
11. Student of The Year 2
Tiger Shroff is the Student of the Year sequellead with debutant Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria. This one promises to set newtrends and get the young and old attracted towards the sequel to the 2012 hit. DirectorPunit Malhotra strives to deliver the coolest film of the year.
Stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Directed byAli Abbas Zafar. Produced by Yash Raj Films. There is no other reason to not havesuper high expectations from this and it is slated for an Eid Release. Set thebox office on fire. Watch Teaser here
13. Kabir Singh
Remake of telugu superhit Arjun Reddy featuresShahid Kapoor in lead and the original director Sandeep Vanga helms this onetoo. Given the record of the original film this is a film to watch for.
14. Batla House
Based on the notorious true incident of BaltaHouse encounters this John Abraham starrer is directed by Nikhil Advani. Giventhe subject matter, the nuanced track record of the director and John Abrahamriding high on the success of Satyameva Jayate and Parmanu last year, thislooks like a compelling watch.
15. Mission Mangal
Another Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal hasa huge number of female protagonists. Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, KirthiKulhari, Sonakshi Sinha and more. This story of India’s mission mars is anywaysgoing be a marvelous story to be watched.
16. Untitled Yrf Film
This one is interesting as it is not yet titledbut the combination of Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan in the same film isdeadly enough to raise the expectation. Directed by Siddharth Anand this is anout and out action flick.
17. ABCD 3
Remo D’Souza returns to his forte another installment of his ABCD franchise and the stakes go higher. Varun Dhawan returns in this one and this time is accompanied by probably Sara Ali Khan as the female lead. Also Raghav Juyal and Dharmesh Yelande will join the party.
18. Tanhaji – The unsung warrior
Tanhaji is based on the life of Shivaji Maharaj’s military leader Tanhaji Malusare. Ajay Devgn plays the title character and the film also stars Kajol, Saif Ali khan, Suniel Shetty and Pankaj Tripathi. Going by the first look of the film it will be an epic war drama.
Another period drama, Panipat is directed byAshutosh Gowarikar and has Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon as thelead cast. Based on the third battle of Panipat this war movie has a lot ofpotential.
Director Ayan Mukerji is planning to give India a superhero trilogyas Brahmastra. Starrring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt thisVFX heavy film has generated a lot of buzz and given such an incredible cast wehope to see magic on the screen
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