Although September is already here, yet thanks to the number of promising big budget Bollywood releases scheduled, almost every other Friday of 2014 to come is going to be packed with action, drama, thrill, romance and pangs of laughter. Here’s a quick brush up of all the expected to be amazing movies releasing this year, so go through the list, watch the trailers and decide which of the following eight Bollywood releases of 2014 are on top of your list to watch:
1. Mary Kom (September 5th, 2014)
The movie is a biopic of famous Indian boxer Mary Kom, the character being played by Priyanka Chopra. Being produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and sports/action scenes being directed by Rob Miller (Sports Action Director of Chak De India and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) the movie is definitely one of the most anticipated releases of 2014. The film has been shot with real boxers to provide authenticity to the movie and Priyanka Chopra has undergone a strict training routine to perform the role of a legendary boxer.
2. Finding Fanny (September 12th, 2014)
Starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur,Dimple Kapadia and Naseeruddin Shah, the plot of ‘Finding Fanny’ is about five dysfunctional friends on a road trip to Goa to find the love interest ‘Fanny’ of one of their friends whose character is played by Shah. What follows is numerous twists, turns and trouble coming their way.
3. Daawat-e-Ishq (September 19th, 2014)
A production venture of Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj banner, Daawat-e-Ishq i.e. ‘Feast of Love’ is a story of two foodies played by Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor who have deep love for food and eventually discover love for each other as well. The movie also stars Anupam Kher and is going to be the debut movie of television star Karan Wahi. The music of the movie is composed by Sajid-Wajid and is being received very well. ‘Mannat’ and ‘Daawat-e-Ishq‘, both the tracks are being loved by the audiences.
4. Khoobsurat (September 19th, 2014)
Disney’s ‘Khoobsurat’ is a modern day adaptation of a 1980s movie of the same name with many changes here and there. The movie stars Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor and Pakistani actor (Zindagi Gulzaar Hai fame) Fawad Afzal Khan. It is a romantic comedy film with good music. The promotional song ‘Abhi to party shuru hui hai‘ by the famous Punjabi rapper Baadshah is already atop all chart-buster lists.
5. Bang Bang! (October 2nd, 2014)
Starring Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan, Bang Bang! is the remake of Hollywood movie ‘Knight and Day’ with Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise’s roles being played by the above stated Bollywood counterparts respectively. The movie is an action thriller directed by Siddharth Anand and prodcued by Fox Star Studios. Tge movie also stars Jimmy Shergill, Jaaved Jaffery and Danny Denzongpa in supporting roles.
6. Haider (October 2nd, 2014)
Set in the beautiful valleys of Kashmir and written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider is the adpaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. The film stars Shahid Kapoor in title role with Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon as popular faces in the supporting cast. The movie is about Haider’s emotional and psychological state as his father dies and his mother (played by Tabu) marries his uncle (played by Kay Kay Menon). The songs of the movie are being liked by the masses with the back ground song in trailer ‘Aao na‘ being a special mention.
Vishal Bhardwaj has previously adapted other works of Shakespeare into movies as well. Maqbool (2003) was an adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ and Omkara (2006) was an adaptation of ‘Othello’.
7. Happy New Year (October 24th, 2014)
Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment, Happy New Year has an emsemble cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Sonu Sood. Happy New Year belongs to the action-comedy-drama genre and is all set to be released on the festival of Diwali in three different languages being Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
8. P.K. (December 19th, 2014)
Being directed and produced by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, P.K. is a comedy drama movie. The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput and Boman Irani. Aimed to be a satire on God and godmen, P.K. is all set for a near Christmas releases, something that Aamir Khan is famous for. The official trailer or songs of the movie haven’t been released yet. However, the recently launched poster of the movie caught eye balls rolling, as Aamir Khan had posed naked for it.