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More reels to go in 2011

bollywood Updated: Jan 02, 2011 15:14 IST
Priyanka Jain
Priyanka Jain
Hindustan Times
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After the ruling Khans, there’s the new blood, and a whole lot of underdogs on whom the hopes from the film industry are pinned just as high.

According to film trade analyst Saurabh Varma, Ranbir Kapoor is expected to have a super run at the box office this year with Silence and Rockstar. “After commercial duds like Kites and Guzaarish, Hrithik Roshan will return to commercial cinema and that’s heartening for the viewers and the trade,” he adds.

Yamla Pagla Deewana and No One Killed Jessica are among the first captivating releases this year. “The content in No One Killed Jessica is more relatable, because right now the Arushi murder case is in news,” points out Varma. “7 Khoon Maaf seems interesting, but doesn’t seem to be the kind that will excite viewers outside metros.” Ajay Devgn, according to the industry masterminds, after delivering hits like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and Golmaal 3 is a bankable name this year too, with the remake of Singham ready to roll out.

Editor of Film Street Journal, Bharti Pradhan, and President, PVR Pictures Kamal Gyanchandani, feel that among the actors, there will be a Kareena Kapoor festival of sorts at the cinemas this year, since most leading men have been paired with her in at least one film each. “No one is going to complain. Kareena is looking great. Even Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan will consolidate their presence in 2011,” echo Pradhan and Gyanchandani.

Our list of films you need to watch out for this year

No One Killed Jessica
Director: Rajkumar Gupta
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan
PLOT: The Jessica Lall murder case that was reopened following public outrage in 2006
Release date: January 7

Yamla Pagla Deewana
Director: Samir Karnik
Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kulraj Randhawa
plot: A complete laugh riot with the Deol men displaying their sense of humour, as they take digs at each other
Release date: January 14

Dhobi Ghat
Director: Kiran Rao
Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra
Plot: Four Mumbai disparate characters whose lives are seen through a naïve video diary, black and white photographic images, and paintings Release date: January 21

Delhi Belly
Director: Abhinay Deo
Cast: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapur, Shehnaz Treasurywala.
Plot: An urban comedy in English, the film got delayed when Khan apparently wanted to edit, while Deo felt it’s his job
Release date: Summer

Patiala House
Director: Nikhil Advani
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia
Plot: Patiala house is about a family in the UK that is still ruled over by the head patriarch, with three generations living together
Release date: February 11

Rock Star
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri
Plot: Typical of Ali, the story traces the journey of love between two lead characters, set against the backdrop of rock music
Release date: May/June

7 Khoon Maaf
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Plot: Susanna (Chopra) and her seven husbands, whom she reportedly marries and murders one by one. Based on a story written by Ruskin Bond
Release date: February 18

Dum Maro Dum
Director: Rohan Sippy
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubatti
Plot: A coming-of-age cop caper set in Goa. For added oomph, Deepika Padukone gyrates to Pritam’s remix of ‘Dum maaro dum...’
Release date: April 22

Mausam
Director: Pankaj Kapoor
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor
Plot: A love story that spans across five seasons and is based in five continents
Release date: July

Double Dhamaal
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut
Plot: In this sequel to Dhamaal, four guys are working under Dutt to scheme a richer fortune
Release date: May

Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
Cast: Sharman Joshi
Plot: Sources say that it’s about a father and his son who aspires to become a cricketer when he sees a national icon drive in a Ferrari
Release date: November 11

Singam (Working title)
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn
PLOT: In this Hindi remake of Suriya’s Tamil hit, Singam, Ajay Devgn plays the title role of the cop
Release date: August

Bol Bachchan
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan
PLOT: What else but a comedy of errors and confusion created specifically for Diwali by director Rohit Shetty
Release date: November

Desi Boyz
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitarangada Singh
PLOT: A romantic comedy about two male strippers
Release: To be announced

Thank You
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty and Celina Jaitly
Plot: The film traces the Kumar-Kapoor romance extensively in Vancouver
Release date: April

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin
PLOT: A story of friends, shot majorly in Spain with plenty of action
Release date: May 27

Agent Vinod
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Cast: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
PLot: A spy thriller spanning across countries, shot in Mumbai to Morocco, Amsterdam, London, Prague and Latvia
Release date: May

Rascals
Director: David Dhawan
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Kangna Ranaut
Plot: Helmed by the Nizam of nonsense, it’s a comedy in which two crooks try to outsmart one another
Release date: August

Agneepath
Director: Karan Malhotra
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt
Plot: A modern-day adaptation of the Mukul Anand directed film that fetched Amitabh Bachchan the Best Actor National Award
Release date: To be announced

Aarakshan
Director: Prakash Jha
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik and Manoj Bajpai
Plot: The movie is based around the politics of reservation policies in the education sector
Release date: To be announced

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar
Plot: A romantic comedy, in which Imran Khan falls in love with his brother’s (Ali Zafar) fiancée (Katrina Kaif).
Release date: To be announced

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