2012 has been a good year at the box office, with hardly a dull month. Blockbusters and superhits like Agneepath, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Bol Bachchan, Ek Tha Tiger, Barfi!, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Son Of Sardaar, Dabangg 2, Kahaani, Vicky Donor, Ishaqzaade, Raaz 3 and OMG Oh My God!, and many others kept the audience entertained throughout the year. And with the year coming to an end, we though why not take a sneak peek into the year that is to come- 2013! So here we are with a list of movies to watch out for next year:
Star Cast: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel
Why Watch It: A successful prequel (Race in 2008) has set expectations soaring from this Abbas Mustan thriller. With Anil and Saif retained from the first film, Race 2 will see John play a negative character. Music scored by Pritam. News of a cameo by Bipasha Basu set tongues wagging on whether she would share screen space with ex- beau John. Sadly, no!
Release Date: 25th January 2013
Kai Po Che!
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri
Why Watch It: Based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, this film by Abhishek Kapoor celebrates the essence of friendship, love and ambition of three best friends- Ishaan, Govind and Omi. Shot extensively in Gujarat and with music by Amit Trivedi, Kai Po Che! sees the debut of television heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput as Ishaan.
Release date: 22nd February 2013
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
Star cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda, Irrfan Khan, and Soha Ali Khan
Why Watch It: Tigmanshu Dhulia will be back in action with the sequel to his critically successful Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Besides the original star cast from the first film, Irrfan Khan will play a nawab, and Soha his abused wife. An item number by Neha Dhupia will keep spirits high!
Release date: 8th March, 2013
Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tamannaah, Paresh Rawal, Adhyayan Suman
Why Watch It: This remake of Jeetendra and Sridevi’s 1983 superhit film Himmatwala is being directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. Jeetendra and Sajid’s lucky mascot Akshay Kumar will make special appearances in the film, the music for which has been given by Sajid- Wajid.
Release Date: 29th March 2013
Star Cast: Ram Charan Teja, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Mahie Gill
Why Watch It: The 1973 Zanjeer wooed audiences with its strong storyline and brilliant performances. 40 years down the line, Apoorva Lakhia will attempt to recreate the magic in his remake starring South star Ram Charan Teja and Piggy Chops in both Hindi and Telugu versions. Don’t miss Mahie Gill slipping into the shoes of Bindu to become Mona darling! A guest role by Big B acts as the icing on the cake.
Release Date: 12th April 2013
Ek Thi Daayan
Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi
Why Watch It: After the success of The Dirty Picture, Balaji Motion Pictures and Emraan Hashmi come together in this musical thriller film, which is being so-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj. Konkona is rumored to be the ‘Daayan’. Music will be given by Bharadwaj himself.
Release Date: 18th April 2013
Shootout At Wadala
Star Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpai, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Mahesh Manjrekar
Why Watch It: Yet another sequel to a successful film, it is based on the book ‘Dongri to Dubai’ written by Hussain Zaidi. Shootout at Wadala is a dramatization of the 1982 encounter of Wadala in which gangster Manya Surve was shot dead. This character will be portrayed by John Abraham in this film.
Release Date: 1st May 2013
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
Why Watch It: Wake Up Sid director Ayan Mukerji teams up with Dharma Productions to direct ex beaus Ranbir and Deepika in this tribute to filmmaker Nasir Hussain. While Ranbir will sport pierced ears and play a travel show host, Deepika will play a sweet girl-next-door. Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin, Evelyn Sharma and Omar Khan will be playing supporting characters.
Release date: 31st May 2013
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha
Why Watch It: Expect Vikramaditya ‘Udaan’ Motwane to churn up another classic film, inspired by O Henry’s short story The Last Leaf. Ranveer’s Raja and Sonakshi’s Rani meet again after experiencing a failed marriage, only to discover that the latter has a life-taking disease. A rumored linkup between the two actors makes the film even more interesting to watch!
Release Date: 5th July 2013
Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt
Why Watch It: Watch the film. Because it is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘2 States’. Because it is being directed by Karan Johar. Because it stars Ishaqzaade’s Parma. Because it has Student of the Year’s Shanaya. The love story of two IIM students from culturally different backgrounds and their efforts to overcome this difference is a must- watch!
Release Date: 6th July 2013
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Dalip Tahil
Why Watch It: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Check. Farhan Akhtar. Check. Based on athlete Milkha Singh. Check. Music by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy. Check. Eye-grabbing trailers. Check. Need we say more about one of the most ambitious films of the year ahead? Just go and watch it!
Release Date: 12th July 2013
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone
Why Watch It: Because it has a fresh director-actor jodi to watch out for i.e. Rohit Shetty-SRK. (Yes! No Shetty-Devgn Jodi this time!). Because it has the hit Om and Shaanti’s jodi i.e. SRK-Deepika.
Release Date: Tentatively slated for July 2013
Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Again
Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan, Sonali Bendre
Why Watch It: Milan Luthria hits theatres again with the sequel to his superhit film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, this time with an entirely different cast. Akshay will be seen playing Shoaib Khan and Imran Khan will play Aslam. This crime drama is scheduled to release on Eid.
Release Date: 8th August, 2013
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Angela Jonsson
Why Watch It: Salman’s fans will be in for a treat with their favorite actor set to star in an action adventure film, which can possibly be shot in 3D. Treat your eyes with Kingfisher model Angela Jonsson opposite Salman. Expect Bipasha Basu to scorch the screen in an item number.
Release Date: 8th August 2013
Satyagraha- Democracy Under Fire
Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpai
Why Watch It: Political thrillers are not new for the audience, but trust Prakash Jha to come up with a movie-to-watch-out-for based on the current state of affairs of the country. Plus, it has Big B and Ajay Devgn. Also, Kareena plays an international journalist.
Release date: 15th August 2013
Star Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif, Ritesh Deshmukh, Abhay Deol
Why Watch It: Karan Johar’s sequel to the 2008 romantic comedy is expected to be bigger and more entertaining. The addition of plenty of big names like Arjun, Ritesh and Abhay and the shift of location from Miami to London will be the things to watch out for. Priyanka Chopra will not be missed entirely as she will make a special appearance in the film.
Release Date: 15th August 2013
Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Padmini Kolhapure
Why Watch It: If you were mesmerized by Barfi! girl Ileana D’Cruz, then you must surely go and watch this one for her. The romantic comedy will be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Ramesh Taurani, Ronnie Screwvala and UTV honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur. Shahid returns to the screen after a terrible Teri Meri Kahaani.
Release Date: 23rd August 2013
Andaz Naya Naya
Why Watch It: If you grew up watching Aamir and Salman Khan in the laugh riot named Andaz Apna Apna, this film gives you a chance to relive the magic. The 3D animated production will have Aamir and Salman lending voices to their original characters while Kareena Kapoor will do the same for Raveena Tandon’s character. Fans will miss Karisma’s character as she has been done away with.
Release Date: 20th September 2013
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh
Why Watch It: What do you expect from a filmmaker like Abhinav Kashyap, who delivered one of the biggest blockbusters of all times, and an actor like Ranbir Kapoor, who wowed audiences and critics alike with his Rockstar performance? The actor’s character will discover love in the form of Pallavi’s character at a common friend’s wedding celebrations. Plus, the Kapoor family comes together on screen!
Release Date: 2nd October 2013
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood
Why Watch It: Prabhu Deva is at it again! Teaming up with his Rowdy Rathore’s lucky mascot Sonakshi Sinha, the ace choreographer will aim to create magic on screen again. A fresh pair of Shahid and Sonakshi to look out for.
Release Date: 10th October 2013
Happy New Year
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Boman Irani
Why Watch It: Close buddies Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan team up after six years to give us another romantic comedy for the year. While the female lead has not been officially finalized, rumors about Parineeti Chopra being the girl are doing rounds.
Release Date: 18th October 2013
Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut
Why Watch It: The third film of the science fiction series will be directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan. The introduction of a powerful antagonist named Kaal opposite Krrish the superhero will be an interesting angle to enjoy. Background music will be scored by Salim Suleiman.
Release Date: 1st November 2013
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh
Why Watch It: Set against the City of Joy Kolkata, the crime romance film will be about black marketers and their encounters with the two studs of the film. With a tagline ‘Hamare Tevar Alag Hain’, this YRF banner film has already managed to grab eyeballs and is touted among the biggies of the year. Watch if you love those charming handsome hunks.
Release Date: 6th December 2013
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif
Why Watch It: Undoubtedly the most awaited film of the year, Dhoom 3 is the third part of the action thriller series by Aditya Chopra. Expectations have soared high as Aamir ‘Perfectionist’ Khan takes over as the antagonist of this film, replacing Hrithik Roshan of Dhoom:2. Also, Katrina Kaif replaces Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and it has been confirmed that she would be doing action scenes in the film. Do you still need reasons?
Release Date: 25th December 2013
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