Films to watch in 2018

Release Date – 26th January
Director – Neeraj Pandey
Cast – Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah

Produced By – Plan C Studios, Jayantilal Gada (PEN), Friday Filmworks and Reliance Entertainment
Aiyaary is Neeraj Pandey’s next after MS Dhoni. The film features Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the role of Mentor and Protégé and is set against the backdrop of Indian Army. The film marks an association of National Award winning stalwarts of Bollywood. Aiyaary also brings back to celluloid the power packed team of A Wednesday, with Director Neeraj Pandey helming the espionage thriller drama backed by Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah’s acting prowess. 

Director – Patrick Graham
Cast – Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul
Produced By – Blumhouse Productions, Angry Ivan Pictures & Phantom Films
Ghoul is the first film produced under the collaboration of Phantom Films and internationally renowned horror film production house Blumhouse. The film features supremely talented Radhika Apte in the lead role. 

3 Storeys
Release Date – 16th February
Director – Arjun Mukherjee
Cast – 
Pulkit Samrat, Sharman Joshi, Richa Chadda, Renuka Shahane, Masumeh Makhija, Introducing Aisha Ahmed and Ankit Rathi.
Produced By – B4U Motion Pictures, Excel Entertainment and Priya Shreedharan
A thriller with 3 intriguing stories, 3 Storeys is set in a Mumbai chawl. The film is backed by an ensemble cast. 3 Storeys brings Renuka Shahane on the big screen in a never seen before avatar and also marks a first collaboration between Sharman Joshi and Excel Entertainment. The film marks an hattrick with the Fukrey duo of Pulkit Samrat and Richa Chaddha after 2017 sleeper hit Fukrey Returns. The film also proves to be the debuting platform for young talents Aisha Ahmed and Ankit Rathi.

Rajkumar Hirani’s Untitled Next

Director – Rajkumar Hirani
Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal and Tabu
Produced By – Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films, and Fox Star Studios 
Rajkumar Hirani’s next film based on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is one of the most awaited films of 2018. This is Rajkumar Hirani’s next directorial after PK with Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt. The film has been making headlines because of Ranbir’s transformation and his resemblance to Sanjay Dutt.

Release date – 30th March

Director – Abhinay Deo
Cast – Irrfan Khan, Kriti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Divya Dutta
Produced By – T Series Motion Pictures and Ramesh Deo Production
Blackmale is a black comedy directed by Delhi Belly’s director Abhinay Deo and stars Irrfan Khan in the lead. This will be Irrfan’s first black comedy film and it will be interesting to see an actor like Irrfan foraying into this genre.
Baaghi 2
Release date – 27th April
Director – Ahmed Khan
Cast – Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani
Produced By – Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios
Sequel to one of the most successful action films of 2016, Baaghi 2 will feature Tiger Shroff in a never seen before look. This will be the third time Tiger will be teaming up with his mentor Sajid Nadiadwala post-Heropanti and Baaghi. Tiger’s look from the film has grabbing eyeballs. The film also brings to celluloid the fresh pairing of Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani on celluloid.

Vikramaditya Motwane’s Untitled Next
Release date – 25th May
Director – Vikramaditya Motwane
Cast – Harshvardhan Kapoor
Produced By – Eros International, Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films
After critically acclaimed films like Udaan, Lootera and Trapped, Vikramaditya Motwane will be helming Bhavesh Joshi. 

Race 3
Release Date – Eid 2018
Director – Remo D’Souza
Cast – Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah & Saqib Salem
Produced By – Salman Khan Films and Tips Films
Salman Khan’s next Eid release, Race 3 will see Salman performing high octane action and reunite with his Kick co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. 

Release Date – 15th August
Director – Reema Kagti
Cast – 
Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Mouni Roy and Amit Sadh
Produced By – Excel Entertainment
Gold marks to be Akshay Kumar’s first collaboration with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. 
Gold is a story of India’s first Olympic Gold win as a free nation.

19th October

Cast – Vidyut Jammwal 
Produced By – Junglee Pictures
Junglee is an action-adventure film about a man and an elephant. With the Hollywood director Chuck Russell (director of The Mask) coming on board, the scale of the film has only become bigger. The team has kickstarted shoot in the picturesque locations of Thailand.

Super 30

Release Date – 23rd November
Director – Vikas Bahl
Cast – Hrithik Roshan
Produced By – Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Super 30 is Hrithik Roshan’s first biopic based on the life of mathematician and teacher Anand Kumar who is known to have a perfect record of getting his super batch of 30 students clear IIT JEE. Hrithik will be seen playing the role of a small town guy, the actor is currently prepping for the same.

Director – Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast – Casting underway
Produced By – Junglee Pictures and Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures
Abbottabad is India’s answer to Zero Dark Thirty. It is a story of final few days of Osama while he was in exile. Abbottabad is a film based on book ‘The Exile: The Stunning inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight’

Badhaai Ho
Director – Amit Sharma

Cast – Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra
Produced By – Junglee Pictures and Chrome Pictures
Ayushmann after the success of Bareilly Ki Barfi is reuniting with Junglee Pictures for another comedy-drama film. This is a situational comedy-drama with a high concept. Sanya Malhotra who has worked with Ayushmann’s brother in Dangal is paired opposite Ayushmann.

Commando 3
Director – Aditya Datt
Cast – Vidyut Jammwal
Produced By – Jayantilal Gada (PEN) and Reliance Entertainment present, Blockbuster Movie Entertainer Production
After the success of Commando 2, Vipul Amrutlal Shah has already started working on the pre-production of Commando 3. Vidyut Jammwal will reprise the role of Commando Karanveer Singh Dogra. The casting of the actress and villain is underway.

Gully Boy
Director – Zoya Akhtar
Lead Cast – Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt
Produced By – Excel Entertainment
Zoya Akhtar’s next after Dil Dhadakne Do, Gully Boy is a story inspired by slum rappers of Dharavi. Ranveer Singh who is paired opposite Alia Bhatt for the first time on the big screen is playing the role of a street rapper.

Director – Akarsh Khurana
Cast – Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar and Kriti Kharbanda
Produced By – RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala Productions)
Karwan is a road trip story featuring Irrfan Khan. Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan will mark his debut in Bollywood with this film. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by renowned theater actor and director Akarsh Khurana, this is one content film to watch out for in 2018.

Director – Abhiraj Minawala
Cast – Aayush Sharma
Produced By – Salman Khan Films
Loveratri is a romantic film based in Gujarat and set in the period of Navaratri. The film will mark the launch of Aayush Sharma and this will be the second launch film from Salman Khan Films after Hero. Film goes on floor in January 2018.

Mere Pyaarey Prime Minister
Director – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Cast – Anjali Patil and young cast selected from slums of Mumbai
Produced By – Aham Brahmasmi Entertainment and ROMP Pictures
Mere Pyaarey Prime Minister is a sweet story of a young boy wanting to get a toilet for his single mother so that she doesn’t have to defecate in open. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who has earlier directed films like Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Namastey England
Director – Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Cast – Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra
Produced By – Jayantilal Gada (PEN) and Reliance Entertainment present, Blockbuster Movie Entertainer Production
Vipul Shah who has earlier directed films like Namastey London and Aankhen will be returning to direction after a gap of 8 years. The film will see the reunion of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra who debuted with Ishaqzaade. Namastey England goes on floor in February 2018

Director – Sujeeth
Cast – Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar
Produced By – UV Creations

Baahubali’s Prabhas’s debut Bollywood film, Saaho is a futuristic action adventure flick. The film also features Shraddha Kapoor opposite Prabhas who will be seen performing jaw-dropping action. Post Baahubali, Saaho has easily become one of the most anticipated film of B-town.
Director -Aditya Dhar
Cast – Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal
Produced By – RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala Productions)
Uri is based on the true incidents of Uri attacks and aftermath of the same. The film will showcase powerfull actors like Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Director – Vasan Bala
Cast – Abhimanyu Dassani and Radhi Madan
Produced By – RSVP (Ronnie Screwvala Productions)
Directed by Anurag Kashyap’s protege Vasan Bala, the film will launch Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani along with a newcomer Radhi Madan.


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