1.Hawaizaada: The trailer of Vibhu
Puri’s 19th century period film traces the life of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade (played by Ayushmann Khurana), who is believed to have invented a flying machine much before the famed Wright brothers. The fictionalised account also stars
Pallavi Sharda and Mithun Chakraborty (releasing January 30).
2. Shamitabh: There is every reason to watch a film with Amitabh Bachchan, and it becomes all the more interesting when his co-star is the versatile Dhanush. Director R Balki takes the helm in this drama that also marks the debut of Akshara Haasan. Though little is known of the story, rumour has it that Dhanush is a mute actor and Bachchan is his voice, until jealousy and rivalry get in the way.
3.NH10: Director Navdeep Singh has taken seven years since he debuted with the noir film, Manorama Six Feet Under, to make his second film. This action-thriller stars Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumar. NH10 is the story of a young upper middle class couple on their way for a weekend getaway. Along the way, a seemingly small incident turns into a harrowing experience and a story of survival and courage.
4.Dharam Sankat Mein: A remake of the British comedy The Infidel, Dharma Sankat Mein brings together powerhouse actors such as Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor in a comedy about faith and identity.
5.Phantom: Kabir Khan directs Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in this April release. The counter-terrorism drama has been shot in locations across the globe.
6.Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Dibakar Banerjee recasts Sushant Singh Rajput as the Bengali detective in this noir film set in 1940s Calcutta. It is based on author Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy.
7.Bombay Velvet: The long-delayed, much-awaited magnum opus from Anurag Kashyap stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. This intense love story is set against the rise
of Bombay in the ’60s and will release
8.Dil Dhadakne Do: After the resounding success of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya Akhar assembles another stellar ensemble cast and, in June, will present a family drama aboard a cruise ship.
9.Fan: Shah Rukh Khan stars in and as ‘Fan’ in Maneesh Sharma’s August release. Ileana D’Cruz and Vaani Kapoor add support in this film about a superstar and his lookalike.
10.Jagga Jasoos: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif team up on screen in this comic-drama about a sleuth searching for his missing father. The film, directed by Anurag Basu, also stars Govinda.
11.Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Sooraj Barjatya last took us back to the charming old world he so unabashedly occupies in Vivaah (2006). His latest family drama stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, and is slated to release around Diwali.
12.Tamasha: Next year, Christmas time will see Imtiaz Ali reuniting Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in exotic locations in his trademark brand of love stories about two free-spirited souls who work with a traveling theatre troupe.