The franchise culture has taken over the Hindi film industry as the next few years will see the release of several franchise films like Dhamaal, Housefull, Kick, Hera Pheri, Krrish to name a few. The franchise culture was alien for Bollywood a few years back, and it was only the English film industry that was riding on the power of franchise. However, the success of films like Golmaal 3 and Golmaal Again, Tiger Zinda Hai, Singham Returns, Fukrey Returns, Housefull 2, Dhoom 2 and 3, Krrish and Krrish 3 has resulted in makers attempting to create several franchises.
Franchise have an added benefit as far as Box-Office prospects are concerned as not just do the star-cast of the film have a fan following, but the franchise independently also commands a loyal fan following among the audience. While Race 3 is another franchise film up for release, we would keep that aside as the film is merely 15 days away from its release.
Here’s the look at the franchise films up for release in next few years:
1. Total Dhaamal
Star-Cast: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffery
Release Date: 7th December 2018
Total Dhaamal is the third installment of the successful Dhamaal Franchise and as the name suggests, we expect a “Total Dhaamal” film from Indra Kumar and team, that would make the audience laugh out loud. After the terrific success of Golmaal Again, it would indeed be exciting to see Ajay Devgn back in comic avatar.
2. Housefull 4
Star-Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde
Release Date: Diwali 2019
With Sajid Khan back to directing Housefull 4, we hear that the film commands a solid story-line with tons of situational humour. Being a festive release, we expect nothing but fireworks at the Box-Office. The film will also mark the return of Akshay Kumar to the comedy genre, 3 years after Housefull 3. To add onto the excitement, the film will release in 3D.
3. Kick 2
Star-Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez
Release Date: 20th December 2019 (Christmas Release)
Salman Khan will be back to essay the much loved character of Devil AKA Devi Lal Singh. The film is the second installment of Kick, which became Salman Khan’s highest grossing film upon its release in 2014. The film will be helmed by Sajid Nadiadwala, who has promised a film bigger and better than the first part.
4. Hera Pheri 3
Star-Cast: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Release Date: Early 2020
This is indeed the most exciting franchise film for me, as it will see Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal reunite to play the much-loved characters from Hera Pheri Franchise i.e. Raju, Shyam and Baburao. The film is the third installment of Hera Pheri Franchise, which is known for a lot of humour and terrific chemistry between the three male leads. Indra Kumar has been roped in to direct the comic caper.
5. Krrish 4
Star-Cast: Hrithik Roshan
Release Date: 18th December 2020 (Christmas Release)
Hrithik Roshan will team up with his father Rakesh Roshan yet again after the humongous success of films like Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish and Krrish 3. If reports are to be believed, Rakesh Roshan is planning to shoot Krrish 4 and Krrish 5 simultaneous just like the Baahubali Franchise and has massive plans in place to take the franchise forward. That apart, Krrish is the only successful Super-Hero Franchise in India till date, which is a commendable feat.
Which of the above 5 franchise films are you most excited about? Let us know