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Anticipated hit Bollywood movies in 2012

We are already in October of 2011. 2012 is fast approaching and a lot of Bollywood fans might be wondering about what lies ahead as far as hit Bollywood movies in 2012 are concerned. We can sense the scenarios and possibilities looking at the titles, actors, directors and plots of the films.

Looking at the line up for 2012 so far, I can say that the year 2012 looks brighter and more promising for the Hindi film industry or Bollywood. Why? It is because of a number of reasons:

The number of successful sequels that are scheduled to be released in 2012; actually 9 of them so far. Interesting isn’t it? These include Krrish 2, Housefull 2, Hya Kool Hai Hum 2, Jannat 2, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai 2, Raaz 3, Race 2, Dhoom 3, Partner 2 and Dostana 2.

Actors invloved in some of the scheduled films include superstars like Shah Shahrukh Khan, Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Rosha, Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar. Actresses involved include established super stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Rani Mukherji and rising Bollywood beauties such as Genilia D’Souza, Asin, Sonakshi Sinha and teen sensation Anushka Sharma. The Sri Lanka beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez who debuted in Aladin (2010) and won  Internatiojal Indian FIlm Academy Award and Stardust Award for Best Female Debut in 2010 will be acting alongside Emraan Hashmi in Raaz 3. That could be be a quite blood-rushing romance.

Some of the films are directed by leading directors such as Yash Chopra (Number 1), Karan Johar (Student of The Year), Vikram Bhatt (Raaz 3 and dangerous Ishq), Abbas-Mustan (Race 2) and Anurag Basu (Barfee).

Therefore, the following films are my anticipated hit Bolywood films in 2012. There could be more films added to the list as films are added to the Bollywood Movie Calendar 2012 with announcement of new movie release dates.

1) Jab Tak Hai Jaan

This film is directed by the legendary Bollywood film director Yash Chopra. This is the first film he directs after 8 years. This film has all the ingredients to that makes a film a hit film or a blockbuster. The director is legendary. The Stars are exceptional starring the King of Romance SRK,  the most popular actress in our industry today Katrina Kaif and teen-sensation Anushka Sharma.The music is composed by Oscar winning music composer AR Rahman and the lyrics will be penned by another Academy award winner Gulzar. If this isn’t the biggest movie of the year, I would be surprised.The realeae date for this fim is November 12, 2012.

2) Talaash

The title ‘The Act of Murder‘ is tentatively titled. This is another Amir Khan film directed by Reema Tyagi. With Amir Khan the film is enriched by the two of the most talented leading ladies in Bollywood – Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor. This is a Farhan Akhtar production in partnership with Excel Entertainment. Earlier there were speculations about it being called as ‘Zakhmee’ but the makers of the film dismissed it. Talaas sees Aamir Khan returning to cop-avatar after Sarfarosh.The release date for Talaash is November 30, 2012.

3) Ek Tha Tiger

This is a re-union of former love couple Salman Khan and Katrnia Kaif.  Other actors include Usha Uthup (7 Khoon Maaf actress) and Ranvir Shorey. Ek Tha Tiger is produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Kabir Khan. The film’s original score and soundtrack will be composed by Sohail Sen, who already has begun working on the film. The lyrics will be penned by Neelesh Misra. This is a romantic thriller. It’s release date is scheduled as June 1st 2012.

Ek Tha Tiger song ‘Aashique

4) Agent Vinod

This is a spy film directed by Sriram Raghavan. Th film’s leading actors are Saif Ali Khan and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor.Originally set to release in December 2011, Agent Vinod was postponed following a delay in its shooting schedule and will now release on 23 March 2012.

Agent Vinod song ‘Mujrae

5) Student of the Year

This is a new adventure by the extraordinarily successful director Karan Johar as this is the first time ever, a Karan Johar directed movie wont star Shahrukh Khan as the main protagonist. Instead it will feature 3 newcomers – Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. This film is produced by Karan and SRK (Red Chillies Entertainment). Student of the year will be a romantic comedy with music by Vishal – Shekhar. This will be a true test for Karan who has so far only worked with established superstars. Student of the Year’s release date is set to July 2012.

6 ) Kya Kool Hai Hum 2

Kya Kool Hai Hum is the sequel to the 2005 hit, Kya Kool Hai Hum. The film stars Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar kapoor in the lead roles from the previous film, new additions to the cast include Bipasha basu. Directed by Sachin Yardi and Produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor.Release date of Kya Kool Hai Hum 2 is April 6 2012.

7) Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a romantic comedy film produced by Karan Johar under the banner of his ‘Darama Productions’. This film is special in the sense that this the first time Imran Khan (nephew of the superstar Amir Khan) appear together in a film. Supporting actors include Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Ram Kapoor and Ratna Patak Shah. The film is set to be released on February 10, 2012.

8) Tezz

Tezz is an upcoming Hindi action thriller film directed by Priyadarshan. The film features an ensemble cast; including Mohanlal, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Kangna Ranaut, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan in main roles. It is expected to hit theatres on 27 April, 2012. The stunt choreographer had been Gareth Milne, the stunt co-ordinator of Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Tezz was earlier titled “Bullet Train”. The official trailer was released on January 4, 2012.

9) Agneepath

Agneepath is remake of the 1990 Hindi film o f the same name. It is directed by Karan Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra. Hrithik Roshawill play the role originally played by Amitabh Bachchan. Priyanka Choprawill be the female lead. The character played by Mithun Chakraborty has been totally done away with in the remake. The main villain will be played by Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor will play another negative character.  Agneepath will be released on 26 January 2012.

10) Joker

Joker is a science fiction film. The story supposedly is about how creatures from outer space change the life of a simple individual.One interesting element of the film is Akshay will be accompanied by the stunningly beautiful rising Bollywood diva Sonakshi Sinha. Other actors include Shreyas Talpade and Minissha Lamba. This film is set to be released in August 31, 2012.


Under the direction of Anurag Basu, Barfee is a murder mystery. The main actors are Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanaka Chopra and South Indian actress Ileana D’Cruz. Sources say, Ranbir’s character in the movie is deaf and dumb. This will be the first biggie of 2012. Barfee will be released on July 13th 2012.

12) Once Upon a Time in Mumbai 2

The sequel to one of the best movies of 2010, several changes have been made to OUATIM  2. None of the main actors will be a part of the sequel to be once again directed by Milan Luthria. Akshay kumarplays the role of Dawood Ibrahim (played by Emraan Hashmiin the prequel) and Sonakshi Sinha will be his love interest. Illeana D’Cruz from down south is also a part of the film. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai is set to be released on 17 August, 2012.

13) Raaz 3

The director of Raaz 3Vikram Bhatt has recently said that for him, Raaz 3 is the most important film of his life. The cast of Raaz 3 include Emraan Hasmi , Jacqueline Fernandez and Bipasha Basu. The film is in 3 D and therefore more scarier than the previous 2 films. Expected release date is September 7, 2012.

14) Housfull 2

Directed by Sajid Khan, Housefull was one of the Top 5 grossers of 2010. The second part in the series will have a combination of actors who were already a part of the first film and a few new faces. Asin, Zarine Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are the new leading ladies while Kapoor brothers Rishi and Randhir are also a part of the film. Suresh Raina and cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are rumoured to make special apperances. That’s not all, Rani Mukherji has an item number! Sajid sure has loads of surprises in store when Housefull 2 releases worldwide a week after IPL 5 on 1st June 2012.

15) Jism 2

Jism 2 is directed by Pooja Bhatt. The main actors are the famous Canadian pornstar Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. It is the sequel to the film Jismwhich had John Abraham and Bipasha Basuin lead roles. The film marks the debut of Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, businesswoman and model,Sunny Leone in ollywood. ism 2 was launched on 1 December 2011, on popular Indian television show Bigg Boss, making the launch a first time ever in the history of Indian Cinema. Mahesh Nhatt compared Jism 2 to Italian romance drama Last tango In Paris. The film will be released on August 3, 2012.

Anticipated Hit Bollywood Films in 2011

This year so far I haven’t seen a Bollywood film that can be regarded as a hit film yet. I may be wrong, but I think that is the general feel among many people. No film so far this year has created the kind of vibe that we can associate with hit films. Signs like many people talking about it and going to cinemas just for the film, leaving everything behind. A film, no matter what that they want to watch. That’s what I call a really hit film or a blockbuster, because such films usually profit a lot at cinemas as well. However, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Thank you’ was good film. Thank You is about three married men trying to have some fun outside their marriage. Akshay Kumar plays a detective who specializes in extra-marital relationships. Some scenes in this film were shot in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada and Bangkok.  Other  Bollywood films which have focused around a similar concept are Masti, No Entry, Shaadi No.1 and to a certain extent, Do knot Disturb. Another film starred by Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Vinay pathak released on April 29, 2011 was also a good film.

Promo of the film Thank You

The song ‘Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo’ from the film Thank you

For the reasons mentioned above, I am embarking in a mission to find out whether there are any upcoming Bollywood films that have the potential to be really hit films. The good news is yes there are few films that I can think will really rock the cinemas as well as of course, people’s sitting rooms. I know you want to know this.

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Ra.One official poster

Well, I think the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan film ‘Ra.One’ will make a big splash and will rule the box office. Hindi science- fiction superhero film ‘Ra.One’ is produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s production company ‘Red Chilies Entertainment’. The leading stars are Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. “Ra.One” means “Random Access – Version 1.0”. The film was scheduled to be released on 3 June 2011, but was later pushed back due to extensive post production work. The film is set for release on October 26, 2011.

Promo of the film Ra.One

Another Shah Rukh Khan film that is in pipeline to be released this year is action thriller film “DOn 2: The Chase Continues’, produced and directed by Farhan Akhtar. It is the sequel to the 2006 film, Don: The Chase Continues, which itself is a remake of the 1978 film Don. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Om Puri, reprising their roles from the previous film, with Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor playing new characters.

Don 2: The Chase Continues

Shooting for Don 2 began from October 10, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Also, Shahrukh Khan was asked to bulk up for the movie and to develop a six-pack.[2] As of December 2010, shooting has ended in Berlin, Germany and actors have returned back to India. As of February 2011, the actors had been flown to Malaysia for the second phase of the shoot whichlasted for a month. Filming in Malaysia ended on March 22nd, 2011. The film is set to be released on December 23, 2011.

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Aamir Khan with his new look for 'Zakhmi'

As of Aamir khan, his upcoming film ‘Zakhmi’ unfortunately will not be released in 2011, but will be released in  The film is directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani,  Farhan Akhtar and Aamir Khan himself. It will star Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor, which is a police film, as seen in the picture. Why I mention this film here is that it was originally intended to be released late this year, but to avoid a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Don2: The Chase Continues’, the releasing is postponed for 2012. For many days, it was untitled and only recently they revealed the title ‘Zakhmi’.Expect Aamir in ‘Doom 3’ with Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra as well.

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Expect to see Aamir Khan in Doom 3 with amazing stunts on moto bikes

Another interesting film to be released a comedy film ‘Double Dhamaal’. It is the sequel to the 2007 film, Dhamaal.  The film stars most of the actors from the previous film (Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Sanjay Dutt, Jaaved Jaaferi, Aashish Chaudhary). New additions to the cast include Malika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut as in the prequel did not star any actress.

Official Trailer of Double Dhamaal

The song “Jalebi Bai” – Double Dhamaal

Look out for upcoming three films starred by Salman Khan as well: ‘Ready’, ‘Body Guard’ and ‘Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai’. ‘Ready’ will be released soon on June 23, 2011. “Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai’ is going to be released on July 1, 2011.’Body Guard’ is scheduled to be released on August 31, 2011.

Trailer of Ready

‘Character Dheela’ Ready Ft. Salman Khan – Ready

Official Trailer – Bodyguard

“Teri Meri” – Bodyguard

The upcoming two films of Saif Ali Khan also could be hit films. ‘Arakashan’ starring Amitab Bachcan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone is a high voltage drama based on one of the most controversial policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

First Look – Arakashan

‘Agent Vinod’ is starred by Saif Ali Khan and his girl friend Kareena Kapoor is an action-thriller film starring. The film is a not a remake of the 1977 action film Agent Vinod. Agent Vinod is expected to be released on December 9, 2011

Official Trailer “Agent Vinod” Agent Vinod