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Bollywood's sequel mania

Cashing in on the success of their films, our filmmakers are coming up with the second, and some even third installment of their hit franchise.

bollywood Updated: Sep 13, 2013 03:23 IST

Rock On 2
Releasing: Next year
Genre: Musical drama
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Cast: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar
First outing: Rock On!!
USP: After the success of his recent biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the audience would be delighted to see Farhan Akhtar back in his rockstar avatar.

Welcome Back
Releasing: Next year
Genre: Comedy
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Shruti Haasan
First outing: Welcome
USP: New addition John Abraham would be an interesting watch in a comic role. Also, there are reports of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha reuniting on screen
after 30 years.

Krrish 3
Releasing: November 4, 2013
Genre: Sci-fi
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi
Previous outings:
Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish
USP: India’s superhero will be back fighting evil. Also, the level of special effects in this installment has been raised.

Dedh Ishqiya
Releasing: January 31, 2014
Genre: Black comedy
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah,
Huma Qureshi
First outing: Ishqiya
USP: The Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit’s sizzling chemistry with Naseer is to watch out for.

Ragini MMS 2
Releasing: January 17, 2014
Genre: Horror
Director: Bhushan Patel
Cast: Sunny Leone, Sandhya Mridul, Anita Hassanandani
First outing: Ragini MMS
USP: After wooing the audience in her debut film, Jism 2, Indo-Canadian pornstar Sunny Leone is expected to recreate the same magic.

Dhoom: 3
Releasing: December 20, 2013
Genre: Action-thriller
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif
Previous outings: Dhoom, Dhoom 2
USP: Aamir and Katrina have enough oomph to carry the franchise forward with elan.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Releasing: December 6, 2013
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Cast: Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar
First outing: Pyaar Ke Side Effects
USP: The fresh and unusual pairing of Vidya and Farhan is expected to create ripples on the big screen.

Grand Masti
Releasing: September 13, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani
First outing: Masti
USP: It is being touted as the next big adult comedy film.