Despite a couple of path breaking films, 2016 couldn’t be called a great year for Bollywood films. But hopes are really high for this year’s releases. Let’s take a look at what Hindi cinema has to offer the audiences in 2017.
Here is the list of movies which are set to release this year:
Raees: It’s going to be an acting battle between Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film is directed by National Award-winner Rahul Dholakia and is set to release on 25th January 2017.
Kaabil: Shah Rukh will have to face a stiff opposition from Hrithik Roshan whose Kaabil is releasing on the same day. It’s directed by Jazbaa fame Sanjay Gupta.
Rangoon: NGE’s Rangoon is a romantic drama set against the war backdrop. It marks the first time coming together of Sajid Nadiadwala and director Vishal Bharadwaj. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, Rangoon is set to hit theatres on February 23.
Jagga Jasoos: This film has the team of Barfi coming together. The pairing of Ranbir and Katrina Kaif has added tremendous excitement. Jagga Jasoos releases on April 7, 2017.
Baahubali 2: The answer to the question “why did Kattapa kill Bahubali” is expected to be revealed, making audiences restless for the sequel. The movie is all set to release on April 28, 2017.
Robot 2.0: 2.0 is an upcoming Indian science fiction film written and directed by S. Shankar. A spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran (Robot), the film will feature Rajnikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.
Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic: Ranbir Kapoor, who is playing Dutt, in the film has already started his prep and is leaving no stone unturned to do justice to Sanjay Dutt’s character. The film is set to be a Christmas release of 2017.
Tubelight: Tubelight is a historical war drama film written, and directed by Kabir Khan. The film is produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. Set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, it stars Salman Khan in the lead role who plays a man from India who falls in love with a girl from China.
Commando 2: Starring Vidyut Jamwal, this one is likely to put some high octane sequence on display. It will hit the screens on March 3, 2017.
Jolly LLB 2: It is a courtroom comedy drama film, written and directed by Subhash Kapoor. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi. Saurabh Shukla would be seen in a special appearance in the sequel alongside Arshad Warsi. Annu Kapoor will be the rival lawyer against Akshay Kumar in the film. The film which is a sequel to 2013 film Jolly LLB is scheduled to release on 10 February 2017.
Reloaded: Directed by Raj, DK, this one has Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles. It’s going to be released on August 25, 2017.
Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai: It is a Bollywood biographical film directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Mubina Rattonsey. The film is based on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. The film marks Shraddha Kapoor’s first female protagonist venture as she is essaying the titular role. Shraddha’s real brother, Siddhanth Kapoor portrays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, Sharman Joshi plays as police inspector and Ankur Bhatia plays the Haseena’s husband.
Fukrey 2: This one is going to be the prequel of Fukrey with most of the main starcast retained. The original’s director Mrigdeep Lamba will helm the project.
Judwaa 2: Varun Dhawan’s film is a sequel to 1997 hit Judwa that starred Salman Khan. Directed by David Dhawan, the film will also feature Jacqueline Fernandez and Taspsee Pannu in important roles. It’s scheduled for September 29, 2017.
Sarkar 3: Sarkar 3 is a political crime thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. This is the third installment of Sarkar film series which stars Amitabh Bachchan again in the lead role along with new ones like Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh, Ronit Roy and Yami Gautam. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 17 March 2017.
Trapped: Rajkummar Rao’s film is a survival drama. Produced by Phantom Films, the film is set to hit silver screens on March 17, 2017.
Naam Shabana: Directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey, this is said to be Hindi cinema’s first Spin Off in the making, a concept that is widely explored in the west. With Taapsee Pannu playing the lead role, Shabana is slated to release on March 31, 2017.
Padmavati: It is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in leading roles. It is currently scheduled for release on 17 November 2017.
Poorna: Rahul Bose is all set to bring the real-life story of 13-year-old Poorna, the youngest girl in the world to scale the Mount Everest, with his first production and second directorial. Raul Bose returns to direction 15 years after Everybody Says I’m Fine.
Bareilly Ki Barfi: Set in Lucknow, the movie features Ayushmann Khurrana as the owner of a printing press, Rajkummar Rao as an author and Kriti Sanon as a modern girl. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the film is slated to release on July 21, 2017.
Mubarakan: Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor will be seen in Anees Bazmee’s July 28 release. Mubarakan has been creating all the right noise since its announcement and now it kick started its first schedule in Chandigarh.
Secret Superstar: It has to be big if Aamir Khan’s name is associated with it. Director Advait Chandan’s film revolves around the life of a child, who aspires to be a singer.