2016 has come with a bang as there are some really amazing movies releasing this year. Check out the list below as we jot down the most awaited movies and make sure you save the date.
Premiere: January 22
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Airlift is an upcoming Bollywood movie starring the legendary Khiladi Akshay Kumar with the gorgeous Nimrat Kaur. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Ranjit Katyal, an intelligent UAE billionaire. The movement is based on the evacuation of Indians based on Kuwait during the 1990 airlift of Indians of Kuwait. Akki is known to one of those actors who could nail any script given to them, and we cannot wait to see him nail this one.
KAPOOR & SONS
Premiere: March 18
Director: Shakun Batra
Star cast: Fawad Khan, Siddhartha Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor
Kapoor & Sons movie is a family drama and are about two brothers from a dysfunctional family, with a twist – one of the sons is gay. Directed by Shakun Batra, the music will be composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and it is a Karan Johar production.
Premiere: 17 June
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Star cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh
Finally, the wait is over. Diljit Dosanjh is all set to make his Bollywood Debut with Udta Punjab! ‘Udta Punjab’ is a story of four different people merged together. There are four different stories with four different perspectives. Set in Punjab, it talks about the drug scenario and is the first Hindi film to deal with this issue.
Premiere: 8 July
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Star cast: Salman Khan, Amit Sadh
All you Salman fans, hold your breath. Come summer, our favourite Bollywood bhai is set to dazzle over movie screens again. In his upcoming movie, Sultan, Salman Khan is playing a 40-year-old wrestler from Haryana. One of his edgiest roles yet, the story revolves around his role as a father to a young boy. After the massive success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, we cannot wait to see Salman Khan with yet another acting prodigy again.
Premiere: 8 July
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Star cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Anil Mange.
The film is based on the Prohibition in Gujarat but will largely be shot on a sprawling set in Mumbai and not Ahmedabad. Produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan, Raees is set in 1980s Gujarat, and it shows the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger (played by Shah Rukh Khan) whose business is highly challenged and eventually thwarted by a tough cop Ghulam Patel (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The film criticizes the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat.
Premiere: 23 December
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Star cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Vikram Singh, Gautam Gulati, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, and Aparshakti Khurrana.
Aamir Khan’s first look in the Phogat biopic was much awaited as the actor had gained lots of weight to play this character on screen. ‘Dangal’ has Aamir Khan playing the role of wrestler Mahavir Phogat. Aamir will play a father to two young girls and Aamir will be seen encouraging his two daughters to take up the sport, which will also pack in an aspirational message, asking for more parents to let their children do what they want.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
Premiere: 5 February
Director: Burr Steels
Star Cast: Lily James, Lena Headey, Matt Smith.
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper-class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield. That’s right, people; we’re looking at the brilliance of the classic Pride and Prejudice in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. It can’t get more exciting than this.
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Premiere: 25 March
Director: Zack Snyder
Star Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg.
The official ‘Batman vs. Superman’ plot synopsis reveals why the two superheroes are fighting. As we’ve long suspected thanks to the initial teaser and basic common sense, Ben Affleck’s Batman will start a brawl with Henry Cavill’s Superman because he’s concerned about what an all-powerful alien being can do to the human race. To be fair, we don’t blame Batman for wanting to take action – we saw what happened to Metropolis after the battle with Zod.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Premiere: 6 May
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
Star Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson.
Captain America: Regular War is a best in class American superhero film highlighting the Marvel Funnies character Authority America, Basic War, Captain America and the Vindicators continue guaranteeing the world, however the gathering gets the opportunity to be broken into two limiting gatherings, one drove by Boss America and another by Iron Man, after wide accidental after-effect prompts administrators to pass a show coordinating superhuman activity with government oversight.