The year is likely to see many hits and jingling cash boxes, but there will be some let-downs, especially one for Kangna, and for sure, Shahrukh has lost it, writes Ashim Chakravarty
Although the year 2016 started with high hopes but overall it turned out to be disappointing one for Bollywood box office say trade gurus pointing on 150 movies as most of them were far behind the expectation. But each year brings a new hope and this year will also see ample of movies which invigorates scintilla of hope and fill the lacunae of last year. Here comes a short assessment of the year 2017 upcoming movies with big names, stardom and to cap it all great expectations aligned with it.
Dangal’s revelry doesn’t seem to die anytime soon. In the last month of 2016 that didn’t see the Indian box office at its best, came the film that trade experts say pretty much turned the game around. Aamir Khan’s biographical sports drama Dangal’s effect will be more apparent this year. Like other successful movies of Aamir Khan, Dangal will do laudable business. According to trade expert Komal Mehta if there will be no hurdle Dangal could be fastest 400 crore earner in Indian film history. Since last two years there is no apprehension around the earning of Aamir’s movies. As of now there is good news for Aamir’s fans as in the month of August his home production Secret Superstar will be released. Aamir will be seen playing the role of a musician as the movie is a musical drama.
Salman On The Roll
Salman Khan will have a wonderful year as there is ample hope with his two upcoming movies. Meanwhile, the actor has Kabir Khan’s war drama Tubelight up for release in June. Chinese actor and singer Zhu Zhu will be playing Salman’s heroine. This film is based on Sino Indian war. Another movie is Tiger Zinda Hai released on New Year Eve. This is sequel of Ek Tha Tiger released in 2012. But this time his co-star will be Katrina Kaif. There is an entry of another heroine in the movie too. As per trade experts the rights of these movies were sold at huge cost that ultimately indicates that this year Salman will be climbing the ladder of success.
Just like previous year three of Akshay’s movies will be released. Airlift, Rustam, Houseful 3 were hits last year. This year also his film Jolly LLB 2, Toilet Ek Prem Katha 2.0 and Crack will be released. Trade expert Amod Mehra says, not only Akshay’s stardom if we look at the budget it is apparent that not even a single film will be at loss, all kudos to Akshay. Since past few years he is very particular about choosing his films. He is once again collaborating with Neeraj Pandey his favourite director. The movie Crack will be indispensable for Akshay. In same way, Jolly LLB 2 to be released in February and Toilet Ek Prem Katha in June has different subject. 2.0 is a movie to be released in October. With special role of Rajnikant Akshay is performing as a villain in this movie. Trade experts say this year will be remarkable
Ranvir Runaway Hit
Since three years Ranveer Singh is not seen in more than two movies in a year. Last year his only film was Befikre. As per the budget of this movie Rs 60 crore was enough. Padmavati of Bhansali released in November can be a new turn for Ranveer. The stardom of Ranveer will get a boost.
Shahrukh’s Revival Tough Last year Fans and Dear Zindagi had to face the bitter truth. Trade experts believe that it will be tough for his movies to reach the Rs 100 crore club. Raees, to be released in January, is seen in the same way. Similar is predicted about Imtiaz Ali’s ‘The Ring’ to be released in August. By now one thing is for sure, that Shahrukh has lost his glory that makes us reckon Rajesh Khanna’s journey.
This New Year Deepika will remain top most actress as her charisma will be manifest in her Hollywood debut XXX: Return of the Xander Age. Besides, she will be doing well in Bollywood too. The 20 crore business proved that Padmavati will be her trump card.
She is doing a challenging role of Rani Padmavati, the fabled Rajput Queen of King Ratan Sen of Chittor. In this movie each advertisement will cost Rs 20 crore.
Anushka Flying High
The actress tasted back to back success with Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This year in the month of March Home production movie Phillauri and Imtiaz Ali’s Ring she has to retain her success. However, she is quite behind when it comes to charging fees.
Kangna Far Behind
Last year there was not even a single movie of Kangna. This year in the month of February she will be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon and Hansal Mehta’s Simran. The audiences are not much enthralled about seeing the movie of both the directors. But certainly these two films will be milestone in Kangna’s acting career.
Priyanka a Brand
Priyanka has gained a brand value after working in Hollywood movies. But it seems she is ignoring Bollywood movies. Last year after Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangajal she was not seen in any other movie. The sources say that soon she will make a Hindi film under her banner in which she will play a leading role. However, she earns good money through advertisements and Hollywood assignments.
Kat & ranbir’s Craze Over
Last year’s major flop movies Fitoor and Baar Baar Dekho the actress Katrina Kaif has seen a major loss. Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos with Katrina is to be released in April this year and Ayan Mukerji’s Dragon will released in the end of year. Last year Ranbir’s Aye Dil Hai Mushkil somehow revived his lost glory. But most the critics believe that such movies won’t work for her.
Ajay and Hrithik
Ashutosh Gowarikar’s much touted Mohenjo Daro, with Hrithik as the protagonist had a poor showing at the box office So this year Kabil, the story of
two blind lovers, directed by Sanjay Gupta, and which has will be a big challenge for Hrithik. On the other hand Ajay Devgan in Milan Luthria’s film Badshaho will be a big craze among people. No doubt both Hrithik and Ajay have their own stardom that draws audiences to them but it will not be fair to expect the same from heroes like like Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra who have just begin their career. In this scenario it will only be fair to expect from Aamir, Deepika, Salman, Akshay, Anushka, Kangna Ranaut
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