One of the saddest consequences of a worldwide pandemic was the shutting down of theatres. For all those movie buffs out there who love to go out and watch the latest theatrical release every weekend, this was a huge blow. But there finally seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Theatres started opening up towards the end of 2020 and now they are almost back to start functioning with all the Covid precautions in place.
2021 is going to see some of the biggest Bollywood ventures ever. Some of the biggest releases in the pipeline by ace directors are finally going to have a true blue theatrical release in the upcoming months. After a long hiatus, it is now time to mark your calendars as we bring to you a few of the top releases to look forward to this year.
Salman Khan’s stardom is unmatched on many levels. The actor has very loyal fans who cannot wait for him to come back on screen. Recently the superstar announced that as promised, his film Radhe will be hitting the screen in Eid 2021. With the financial loss that the film industry has faced due to the pandemic, his film surely gives rise to a hopeful revival at the box office. It is a gift to his fans for Eid this year and his fans are ecstatic with the announcement.
Alia Bhatt is one busy actress. The petite diva is working with a few of the biggest directors in the industry. Gangubai Kathiawadi is one of her dream projects with the veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film has had a lot of obstacles ever since it was announced and the shooting commenced. The pandemic made it even more difficult by bringing the shooting to a halt amidst the rising number of cases. However, with the lockdown slowly easing, celebrities have been back at work. Alia Bhatt has also been back in the saddle. She plays the role of a madam of a brothel. It is based on a chapter from the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by Hussain Zaidi.
Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal has a lot to offer to his fans and the film industry other than his infectious charm. The actor who has impressed the critics and audiences alike with his acting chops has a lot of projects under his belt. One of them is Sardar Udham Singh where he plays the role of a freedom fighter with utmost fortitude. His diverse roles have always gotten him a lot of appreciation, the release of the poster of this film was equally impressive. We wait with bated breath as the film is expected to release soon.
Another film that has a fresh cast of Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, and Dhanush. The cast recently wrapped up their shoot and now we wait for the trailer which will eventually lead us to the release date. The film sees a fresh pairing of Sara and Dhanush onscreen for the first time and it is going to be quite a treat for their fans. With a director like Aanand. L Rai on board, one can only expect this to have something very special to offer.
Shah Rukh Khan has left his fans in utmost grief with the longest hiatus he has ever taken from the silver screen. It has been more than 2 years since he went missing from the big screen and fans have been waiting patiently to hear a confirmed announcement of his next release. As per the rumours, Pathan is indeed the next film he will be seen in, paired opposite Deepika Padukone. The superstar has already been spotted in the city in his new look for the film and we hope we get to see him real soon this year ruling the cinemas like he always does.
Shahid Kapoor has created a niche for himself in the industry over the last few years. With quite a several considerable blockbusters in his kitty, the dapper actor is all set to play another diverse role. He recently wrapped up his shoot for Jersey, after playing the role of a medical surgeon in his last blockbuster Kabir Singh – he is all set to play the role of a cricketer in his upcoming sports film. Can’t wait to see him impress us with his acting calibre yet again, can we?
Brahmastra is one film that is special and much-awaited for more than one reason. Other than being a large-scale production with some of the biggest names in Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt come under one roof – it is also the sets that saw the blossoming of a new love story between the two leads of the film. The Release of the film has been postponed for the longest time and fans have been eagerly waiting for it to release since 2019. With the pandemic, the film got further postponed last year. Now that things are looking a tad bit brighter, we hope to see the magic unfold soon on the big screen.
Probably one of the biggest films in Ranveer Singh’s career graph – this Kabir Khan directorial is all set to release in the first half of 2021. Previously it was scheduled to release last year but the pandemic changed its course of action. ’83 has a stoic storyline that chronicles the historic 1983 world cup win by the Indian cricket team. Ranveer Singh is a convincing side to behold as he will be seen in the role of Kapil Dev. With such a strong storyline and one of the best Indian actors in the industry today, we cannot wait to watch it set fire on the silver screen.
Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan has rightfully claimed the title of a perfectionist. The actor preps for the longest time for each of his films and they are all one of a kind. Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi adaptation of the successful Hollywood flick Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. The Hindi adaptation also has Kareena Kapoor Khan starring opposite the lead actor. Aamir Khan plays the role of Tom Hank in the Hindi adaptation, the role is that of a slow and dim-witted guy who eventually goes on to achieve milestones in the 20th century US landscape.
We all know how Akshay Kumar has a jam-packed schedule throughout the year. The actor is known for announcing 3-4 films a year and is a quintessential testament to hard work and passion for his craft. Sooryavanshi was one of the biggest releases last year. This Rohit Shetty directorial which also stars Katrina Kaif was going to be another addition to the director’s cop universe. However, the New Year calls for some happy news and Sooryavanshi is all set to hit the screens in the first quarter.