What a year this was for Indian cinema! We saw a lot of breakthrough films in 2016 that set the box office on fire. From Amitabh’s gutsy ‘Pink’ to the Shahid’s snazzy ‘Udta Punjab’, audiences were floored by the great story lines and performances. Next year too promises to live up to the hype. We bring you a list of Bollywood movies in 2017 that you should not miss.
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Release: January 26, 2017
Shah Rukh never disappoints his fans and this time too he is ready to woo them with Raees. This is the most eagerly awaited movie of 2017 with hectic promotions already underway. Shah Rukh plays the role of a gutsy bootlegger living in the 1980s Gujarat in the film. Fans will get to see him in an avatar, which is very different from his romantic boy image.
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam
Release: January 26, 2017
Fans are already talking about the film’s trailer that shows the leading pair’s sizzling chemistry. Hrithink and Yami play visually impaired characters in Kaabil. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the thriller is about Hrithik’s mission to avenge his wife’s rape and murder. The movie will clash on the box office with Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ in January.
Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor
Release: February 24, 2017
The versatile Kangana is ready with yet another romantic drama, Rangoon. Not much is known about the story line except that it is set in the era of World War II. But we expect only genius stuff from director Vishal Bhardwaj and we are sure he will not disappoint. Also interesting to see, would be the chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan who have come together for the first time (and also share a past).
4. Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan
Release: March 10, 2017
Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are teaming up again to recreate the magic of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The rom com, produced by Karan Johar, has been shot in Singapore.
Starring: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh
Release: March 31, 2017
This one will surely be a hair-raiser. Why you ask? Because one the main characters plays a ghost in this romantic comedy. Phillauri is Anushka Sharma’s second production venture after the successful NH10 and expectations are high from her this time as well. Add to that Diljit Dosanjh’s comic timing and foot tapping songs, the film will surely be a treat to watch.
6. Jagga Jasoos
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Release: April 7, 2017
This film has been long awaited and will finally hit the theatre in April this year. The story revolves around a teenage detective in search of his missing father. Directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos took 4 years to complete after suffering several delays. We hope the wait is worth it.
Starring: Salman Khan
Release: June 26, 2017
When you’ve got Salman Khan, the movie is sure to be a hit. Despite its unusual name, Tubelight is a historical war drama. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, we will again get to see Salman crossing the border – this time to China. He will romance Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in the film.
8. The Ring
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
Release: August 11, 2017
Imtiaz Ali surely knows how to tug our heartstrings with his feel good romantic movies. In 2017, he will give us The Ring, where Shah Rukh Khan plays a tourist guide and Anushka, a quintessential Gujarati girl. The film is set in Europe so get ready to soak in scenic landscapes and bright and bubbly songs.
Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranvir Singh
Release: November 17, 2017
Sanjay Leela’s magnum opus, Padmavati, will hit the theatres near the end of 2017. The period film is a love triangle and it remains to be seen who will steal the leading lady’s heart. The movie is already creating a buzz with alleged reports of problems between the male leads, and the fact that Deepika is being paid more than her co-stars.
10. Tiger Zinda He
Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Release: Christmas 2017
Salman Khan surely knows how to run a successful franchise. After his successful Dabangg series, the actor will now be coming up with a sequel for Ek Tha Tiger. Both Katrina and Salman will reprise their role in this second installment as Zoya and Tiger respectively. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, will release around Christmas.