While many are bouncing off the walls over the epic “Dead pool” or the most awaited “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”; we, Bollywood folks, are turning bright eyed just looking at the long list of awesome movies that have been or are to be released this year!
And for those poor ignorant souls who still haven’t heard about these movies of the millennium, hold you horses because 2016 seems to be a good year for binge-watching Bollywood. Well, cross that. Each year is good for Bollywood Binge-watching but this one seems much more promising.
On a serious note, 2016 seems to be a year where Bollywood expands its horizon to a plethora of genres and styles. The movies that have been released so far are just the trailer. Some of the promising picks of 2016 are
- Wazir: Wazir is an intense thriller drama that started the new year with a bang. It is a story of an unusual friendshi that develops on the empathy of loss of one’s daughter. It revolves around the game of Chess and its significance to their friendship. Wazir, literally, means the Queen signifies the most versatile piece in a game of chess and the same is portrayed intellectually in the movie plot. Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar have played their characters well and manage to keep you guessing till the end. It is a must watch for one and all.For an insight to the movie watch the Wazir Trailer.
- Chalk n Duster: Despite what many reviews are saying, this was a sweet watch even though the topic was very serious. Today, Education Sector has been turned into a business of profits and numbers and this film is a dramatic take on the same. The dialogues are a little over the top but Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla make up for it with their wonderful charisma. It makes for a nice one time watch definitely. For those still unsure, go ahead and take a look at its Trailer(Chalk N Duster)
- Fitoor: Loosely based on the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, is largely filmed in the beautiful Kashmir. is the love story of an orphan who falls for a wealthy, heartless girl. The perfect recipe for Drama. Released on the 12th of February, it has been attracting a large audience so far. Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaif make a beautiful pair as is clear from the Fitoor Trailer.
- Airlift: Releasing it so close to the Republic Day was a smart marketeer’s decision and it played as it was planned. High on patriotism, this movie delivers the true story of the indian refugees in Kuwait with a flourish, leaving the audience filled with pride and patriotic sentiments. It is a dramatic take of what actually went down during the invasion of Kuwait and is a very close account of it.
- Neerja: to be released this week on the 19th of February, this is based on the true story of Neerja Banot, the 23 year old who lost her life in order to save 360. The Neerja Trailer has set the expectations very high and brought attention to a forgotten hero who was simply a 23 year old girl with nimble thinking prevented a mass atrocity.
- Raees: An upcoming thriller starring Shahrukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui seems like one that cant be missed. Nawazuddin has always been accredited for his great acting and when teamed up with the King Khan, they’re bound to create some magic. To be released this Eid, it has already started gathering attention.
- Jai Gangajal: releasing on the 4th of March, the movie as it seems from the trailer revolves around an honest Police officer played by Priyanka Chopra who is hell bent on making things right in a country where politics and corruption go hand in hand. It is a movie with a strong female protagonist in uniform, what more reason do the audience need to watch it.
- Udta Punjab: is an upcoming thriller starring great names such as Shahid Kapoor Alia Bhatt Kareena Kappor and Diljit Dosanjh.It is, supposedly, a movie that covers the grave issue of substance abuse that is acutely prevalent among the youth of punjab today. It is lined up to be released this June.
There are many more gems to come this year as Bollywood moves to serious cinema and greater focus on better acting and greater values on scripts. It seems to be a year of serious cinema, true stories’ adaptations and strong female-centric cinema. It is a year of enjoying Bollywood at its best.