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Top ten most anticipated Bollywood movies of 2015

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Amidst the need for experimentation with new themes and concepts it seems that for 2014, Bollywood mostly decided to stay within the ‘tried and tested range.’ Although there have been films like PK, Mary Kom and Queen which touched hearts, some of them were nothing short of unmitigated disasters (read Humshakals).  2015 however, promises a lot on the table. With experimentation as the mantra for filmmakers and actors alike, let’s see what the new year has in store for us!

1. Baby

Month of Release: January

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Kay Kay Menon

The Popcorn Factor:

If it’s an Akshay Kumar starrer then we can definitely expect mind blowing action! One look at the trailer with its kickass dialogues and we can say our action honcho will not disappoint us.  The trailer is already a hit and this movie looks on to be most promising!

2.  Shamitabh

Month of Release: FEBRUARY

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush

The Popcorn Factor:

Big B’s solo performance with Piddly and his classy dialogues will leave you wanting more! Being cleverly unclear about the whole “SHamitabh or shAMITABH” business, this movie is definitely eagerly anticipated!

3.  Roy

Month of Release: FEBRUARY

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez and Anupam Kher

The Popcorn Factor:

After almost one and a half years Ranbir Kapoor is back with his new look as a thief, which is a major departure from his ‘chocolate boy’ avatar. He’ll be sharing screen space with Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez which in itself is first.

4. Badlapur

Month of Release: FEBRUARY

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Varun Dhawan,  Divya Dutta and Yami Gautam

The Popcorn Factor:

Out with the student and in with the killer! For this thriller, Varun Dhawan has three different looks for different generations. This is the first time he is stepping out of his comfort zone playing an edgy and dark character.

5.  Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

Month of Release: APRIL

Cast:  Sushant Singh Rajput and Anand Tiwari

The Popcorn Factor:

One look at the trailer is enough to make you go WOW. Flamboyant, dark and mysterious, heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput has adopted a completely different look for this film and even changed his body language to perfect the role!

6. Piku

Month of Release: APRIL

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan

The Popcorn Factor:

With stalwarts like Irfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan (with his new pot-bellied look) and one of the finest actresses in the industry, Deepika Padukone, this Shoojit Sircar directorial explores a totally fresh concept .

7. Bombay Velvet

Month of Release: MAY

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar

The Popcorn Factor:

Set in the 60’s it’s a film about the growth of Bombay into the Metropolis it is today. Also it is the first part of a trilogy as said by Director Anurag Kashyap  starring Raveena Tandon and Kay Kay Menon in supporting roles.

8. Dil Dhadhakne Do

Month of Release: JUNE

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra

The Popcorn Factor:

Being a Zoya Akhtar directorial and the first multi starrer of this year, we can expect DDD not to disappoint us as we witness a dysfunctional Punjabi family on their journey through Europe.

First Look Poster of Dil Dhadakne Do
First Look Poster of Dil Dhadakne Do | Source: Wikimedia

9. Bajirao Mastani

Month of Release: DECEMBER

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

The Popcorn Factor:

The couple with the chemistry is back! After their sizzling romance in Ram Leela, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone  will share the screen again in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali venture slated to be released at the end of the year.

10. M.S Dhoni  : The Untold Story

Month of Release: Unknown

Cast:  Sushant Singh Rajput

First look of the film | Source: NDTV
First look of the film | Source: NDTV

The Popcorn Factor:

The reason why this is must watch is because it tells the story of one of the greatest captains our country has ever had, for whom personal ambitions took a backseat as he lead his team to victory in every major ICC Tournament and who will forever be remembered in Cricket  history as nothing less than a legend.

Bollywood definitely has a lot of surprises packed for us this year.  Between Ranbir Kapoor doing his first period drama in Bombay Velvet to Amitabh Bachchan’s pot bellied look in Piku, 2015 will definitely have us witnessing a lot of changes.

Arindam Goswami
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