Bollywood Is Ready: 18 Films To Watch Out For In 2018
Posted On 2nd January, 2018 @ 20:55 pm by MTV Editor


2017 was one hell of a dull year for Bollywood. But  we're going to generously presume that that's only because everyone was taking the time to prep for 2018, which looks promising. From epic period dramas to some serious makeovers, superstar comebacks to star kid debuts, here are 18 films to look forward to this year. 


1. Zero

Shah Rukh Khan did not waste the first (working) day of 2018 reeling from a post-party hangover. Instead, he stirred up a storm with the announcement of his new film with director Anand L. Rai, Zero. Why is this exciting? We've never seen him like this before. (And we thought we'd seen everything.)




2. Thugs Of Hindostan

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Katrina Kaif—if this doesn't set the box office on fire, we don't know what else it could possibly take (please don't say anything that even remotely sounds like Golmaal). 

Also, remember that photo of a transformed Amitabh Bachchan that was floating around a while ago? Yup. This is where it came from.




3. Sanju

Sanju, the biopic on the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt’s life, has been in the news since the shoot began. Ranbir Kapoor’s stunning makeover already has fans intrigued, and with a rollercoaster life like Dutt’s, it sure is a story waiting to be told.






4. Pari

Bollywood can hardly claim bragging rights when it comes to horror films. But this film's poster, which surfaced last year, had us sit up and pay attention—we’re talking about Pari. Produced by Anushka Sharma’s own production house, Pari has already given us the chills with just the poster, so we're feeling super hopeful about being frightened to death. (Go figure.) 




5. 2.0

The first ever Hindi film to be shot in 3D, 2.0 has us juggling tubs of popcorn already. Between  Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's beastly character, it's probably the most action we're all gonna get this month. Upholding its title as the seventh most expensive non-English-language film, 2.0 releases 25 January. 




6. Padmavat(i)

After much controversy, some heavy-duty threats, and a dropped vowel, Padmavat will hopefully see the light of the day this year with five modifications, a couple of disclaimers, and some amendments to the song, Ghoomar. 




7. Manikarnika

Not like we need to spell it out, but Kangana Ranaut basically owned 2017. And it looks like she’s going to own 2018 too, this time thanks to Manikarnika. After an on-set injury, a fracture, and some intense warfare training, this epic drama looks like it might turn out as fierce as the actress herself.




8. Veere Di Wedding

Veere Di Wedding promises us a rollicking time at a big fat Indian wedding, minus the fuss of having to actually dress up, show up, or buy anyone presents. Starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, this is about four-friends attending a shaadi and hoping to find true love. 




9. Hichki

Touted as Rani Mukerji’s comeback film, the trailer of Hichki gave us hope and we’re eagerly waiting for this one on 23 February.




10. Raazi

For a considerable part of 2017, Alia Bhatt’s Instagram stories were only about shoot locations as the team led by director Meghna Gulzar went all over Punjab and Kashmir, shooting for the dramatic-looking Raazi. An adaptation of Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat, we have full faith in Bhatt’s on-screen talent and Vishal Kaushik's killer persona.




11. Pad Man

Based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham that has already inspired many, Pad Man looks like the sort of movie that Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor are going to be hella proud of.




12. Chanda Mama Door Ke

Directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Chanda Mama Door Ke is a sci-fi space film, a genre that Bollywood has not really explored. While this film promises to show something new, it’s also exciting because of little behind-the-scenes details like Sushant Singh Rajput getting some real space training at NASA for this film.



DREAMS do come true !!

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13. Fanney Khan

With an unusual starcast comprising of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, and Anil Kapoor, this musical comedy has our curiosity piqued. In theatres on 15 June.  




14. Dhadak

The Hindi remake of Marathi super hit Sairat starring star kids Janhvi Kapoor, and Ishaan Khatter, this is that one film that Bollywood is betting on too. Something worth going to the theatre for, we hope. 






15. Gold

Produced by talented duo Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Gold is a biopic on Balbir Singh Sr., who won India its first Olympic medal as an independent country in 1948.

Sport biopic = adrenaline rush = patriotic feels = little/no reason to fail.





16. Kaalakaandi

Saif Ali Khan, who we haven't really seen much of lately, is looking quite different in his 2018 film Kaalakaandi. Releasing next weekend, the film is a dark comedy about life, death and karma. Relatable much?




17. Race 3

Salman Khan? Check. 'Nuff said.

Releases 14 June. 




18. The Accidental Prime Minister

A Hansal Mehta film on the life of ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who ruled the chair for 10 years, The Accidental Prime Minister is based on Sanjaya Baru's book of the same name. Anupam Kher will be essaying the role of Manmohan Singh, and the poster looks intense!




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