With the industry being a testament to a flurry of releases in the past three months, majority of which went the Dud way, with few standing out as anticipated, the next three months will have some small budgeted and some hugely hyped films which might just break the jinx that the industry is going through today. With a no Khan season almost in the next three months, it would be on a certain Kapoor, a Hashmi and an obviously bombaat Balan to take the Bollywood ship to sail through the torrid situations.
Starting off with some hugely awaited small budget films which hereby have been the flavor of the season, courtesy a successful Chashme Baddoor and a super successful Kai Po Che, one film that deserves a mention is Gippi! With a feel good ambience and aura enveloping this Dharma bannered flick, Gippi by Sonam Nair has made news, much due to its adolescence connect. And the trailers of both Fukrey and I Don’t Luv U grabbing eyeballs, the buzz is just going perfect for such films.
With action dramas, comedies and period dramas lined up throughout the year, Aashiqui 2 is all set to revolutionize romance yet again, taking us through the roller coaster ride of the emotional wringer. And the music already rocking charts, Aashiqui 2 is definitely one of the most hugely awaited films. And the wait doesn’t end there as we have the ultimate biggie coming up next month, celebrating the century of glorious cinematic brilliance in filmdom. A film that is a liaison of the best directors from the industry, Bombay Talkies definitely takes the content aspect into account and marks the first timing appearance of two powerful actors: Rani Mukerjee and Randeep Hooda on screen.
Sunny Deol, who has been missing the action will be back with his Punjabi avatar, that too in back to back films, I love New Year and the entertaining comic caper Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. Shortcut Romeo, which stars Neil Nitin Mukesh and Ameesha Patel, will just add on to the pile of south Indian masala that we have been savouring all these years! And now that the industry is growing bounds globally, India has taken the stride to make its first zom-com, aka zombie comedy, redefining and inventing a genre of its own.
Sanjay Dutt, who is busy wrapping up his pending work, has two releases which, he might not be witnessing of, due to his conviction. But knowing that Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke and Policegiri would be Sanjay’s films post the conviction announcement, stakes would be really high with fans, lining up in numbers to watch their favourite star on screen.
But the biggest releases of the year in the second quarter would definitely be Balaji’s Shootout At Wadala, Karan Johar’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, YRF’s Aurangzeb, Priyanka Chopra’s Zanjeer and but obviously the return of the empress Vidya Balan at the Box office with Ghanchakkar. Shooutout At Wadala boasts of a terrific ensemble cast, with a gripping real life storyline and some stellar performances up for grabs. Zanjeer, would definitely be the pick of the season, since the film, that is also being remade in regional language down South has been in news for all the right reasons and the unconventional pairing of its lead actors. Aurangzeb that is all set for a May 17 release, will bring back the crackling Arjun Kapoor back on screen. With a riveting plot that entitles the film, Arjun is all set to do wonders at the Box Office with his second Bolly outing. We are confident!
Clearly, like Race 2 ruled the rooster in the first quarter, the heavyweight championship in the second quarter would be lifted by Ranbir Kapoor – Deepika Padukone’s comeback vehicle Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. From the trailer gripping the nation and the Dil going Badtameez with Balam’s Pichkaari, this Dharma production is definitely and is most likely to walk away with the cake and the cheery even at the Box Office! Hopefully this film would not disappoint us like a super dud Himmatwala yet again. And with Deepika-Ranbir looking smashing in the promos, YJHD is one film that can clearly turn tables around.
And the final release of the second quarter would be a hugely anticipated and awaited, Ghanchakkar that will enthrall the audience, leaving them bamboozled by some epic performances. With Vidya and Emraan sharing screen once again, Ghanchakkar will have the new superstar Balan tag that can help it sail through at the Box Office. History has it that this is one woman who has changed the entire Male Dominated Scenario two years back, and with a superhit like Kahaani, under her able arms, Vidya Balan’s Ghanchakkar is expected to open up to firecrackers at the box office. And with money machine Emraan by her side, garnering in a 100 crore seems a possibility for sure!
Whilst we feel that it would be SAW, Ghanchakkar, YJHD and YPD 2 being the most viable contenders for the coveted 100 crore brigade, we would not be surprised if films like Gippi, Fukrey, Aurangzeb and Aashiqui 2 break even with all pre-conceived notions, like a Vicky Donor or a Kai Po Che! And with KJo, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap’s coalition in Bombay Talkies, Bollywood might just have a classic masterpiece soon!