2013 was a mixed bag. In middle of the squalor of forgettable clamor like R… Rajkumar, there was an occasional Kai Po Che!, Shahid, Lootera and even a Shuddh Desi Romance that popped our way. But all that is now the thing of the past. With 2014 sparkling already with a gem like Dedh Ishqiya, Koimoi collates for you the most interesting films that the year has in store for us.

Miss Lovely

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Miss Lovely
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Miss Lovely

Releasing this week, the film is fashioned on the lives of two brother who make shammy erotic horror films in the 80s. The film was one of the most potent competitors in Cannes and despite the Censor Board demanding 157 cuts, it will finally hit the screens this week with merely 4 cuts.

Jai Ho

Daisy Shah and Salman Khan in Jai Ho Movie Stills
Daisy Shah and Salman Khan in Jai Ho Movie Stills

Well, Salman fans can don a smile as the Dabangg Khan has decided to go ooze out his best moves and comes up with a kickass venture. There’s a hint of of nobility in the film which promises to not lose its crusader vein in all the masala it has. There are reasons why Jai Ho ousts Kick in terms of excitement, Salman Khan after a long dry UnSalman year. Killer!

Gunday

Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh Gunday Movie Stills
Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh Gunday Movie Stills

There is something charismatic about this film. I can’t zero on what it is , may be it is the old world ambiance of Calcutta the film paints, may be it is the fascinating chemistry Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh dish out, may be it is the unusual storytelling or may be it is the presence of Irrfan Khan. But the concoction looks appealing to me.

Queen

Kangana Ranaut in a still from Queen
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Queen

Kangana Ranaut is paired opposite Raj Kumar Rao in this eerie comedy of sorts. It is not often that an actress is able to break out of the mould she has been typecast in but Kangana has surprisingly managed it after much toiling. The funny trailer and her impulsive acting drips the drive of the actress to deliver something rare. And for our sake, we hope she delivers.

Gulaab Gang

Madhuri Dixit in a still from Gulaab Gang
Madhuri Dixit in a still from Gulaab Gang

If you have chanced upon the trailer, there is no reason why you’ll question the presence of this film on our list. An insidious Juhi and a vigorous Madhuri cast a spell for sure. For me just one did it, ” Sangathan mein shkati hai.. aur akele mein aapki fatti hai .”

P.K

Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Dutt and Aami Khan On the sets of P.K
Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Dutt and Aami Khan On the sets of P.K

Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan are quite an alluring team. One maverick of a filmmaker with one perfectionist actor of sorts had given us a 3 Idiots in 2009. And now with this film, they venture the less explored arena of sociopolitical satires with this movie. This one won’t be a let down.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year  Movie Poster
Happy New Year Movie Poster

Actress Deepika Padukone is in top form and Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has many bickering critics to shun. And SRK-Farah are back after a hiatus. The look, the team and the excitement around it is interesting. May this Diwali crackle for us. As a former SRK fan I sincerely hope the man gets back his magical zing that has been missing in his last couple of outings. Don’t settle for being merely good, go out there and be the King you are!

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

Sushant Singh Rajput And Dibaker Banerjee In Kolkata
Sushant Singh Rajput And Dibaker Banerjee In Kolkata

In the omnibus project for the centenary year Bombay Talkies, the film that managed to linger the most was Dibakar Banerjee’s version of Potol Babu Filmstar. This year the director is back with a detective film that will have more intelligence than stunts thankfully. Given Sushant Singh Rajput’s brilliant work in Kai Po Che!, I guess he has left with most viewers the promise of returning with something better.

Bang Bang

Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang Movie Stills
Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang Movie Stills

The remake of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s Knight and Day. And given that the sexy chemistry of two ravishing looking actors Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roashan will be back, Bang Bang might just be one lip smacking film. Amen!

Bombay Velvet

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

And lastly, it is the epic which one can’t stop mentioning. Coming together of a triumvirate – Anurag Kashyap, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor, each excellent in their own right , Bombay Velvet will be massive and terrific. Jazz Beats from Amit Trivedi and Karan Johar making an acting debut of sorts after the forgettable cameo in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge by playing the antagonist and a period noir of sorts, this is Kashyap’s attempt to go notches higher. Woot!

Disclaimer : The above listed films have caught the writer’s fancy and is based entirely on her opinion of the same. The films which haven’t been included did not score in her list of the Top 10 films she is awaiting.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. For an article of this flavor, you were unnecessarily uncharitable to Shah Rukh. As a neutral reviewer, you can’t be a ‘former’ or ‘future’ fan of a star.

    Thanks.

  2. Why so personal/biased about SRK and HNY with your points about SRK having to shun bickering critics (i.e. you) or that you’re a former SRK fan? Ranbir had a besharam as his last film, aamir had the below-par dhoom 3 so why not mention them having to prove a point as well? Haters going to hate, SRK’s got nothing to prove. He’s got a great line up of commercial n content heavy films – HNY, Fan and Raaes so watch out.

    And you say deepika’s on top, but SRK also broke all records with CE so he’s in top form as well.

  3. Very few movies in 2014 looks promising. Bollywood is going through a phase where box office collections are above story and good content.

    I’m egaerly waiting for PK the Aamir and Hirani combination should definately bring something new and never seen before cinema

  4. pinda cross karega pk 800crs aamir ko sirf cristmas ke dino mein hi recor todega baki dino mein to ye to khud ki record nahi tod sakthe he only break xmas holiday see previous records every time he break the record xmas holidays onlybye bye

  5. happy new year looks the best:)
    i think it will rock
    im looking forward to see it the most
    i feel it will break all records

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