Top 20 Most Awaited Bollywood Movies of 2016

Movies are one of the main sources of entertainment and every year there are thousands of movies made with loads of expectations from both the makers and the viewers. Bollywood is the name given to the Hindi film industry. Bollywood is no doubt one of the most prominent film industries not only in India but in the whole world. There have been some offbeat movies recently that are different from the conventional storyline on which Indian public want to see movie.

It will not be wrong to assume that the new line of the directors and the liberty they are getting with their work is responsible for that. The year that has passed had brought to us some of the milestones of the Bollywood that included movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Baahubali, Baby and many more. No doubt that these movies were anticipated and eagerly awaited due to their star cast but the fact is that their story line was the main attraction for the viewers and that is the only thing that collected money at the box office. So here are Top 20 most awaited Bollywood movies of 2016:

20. Baaghi


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A mixture of cute personality and stunts that can even make Rambo shy; that is the one line definition that can be used to define Tiger Shroff. This youngster has already become the heartthrob of girls all over India. Guys get inspired and mostly jealous from his sculpted body and this is the craze of this young actor that he has already become choosey in picking up films for his career. This movie is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Sajid Nadiadwala. Shraddha Kapoor will be opposite Tiger in the movie. The film is said to be an official remake of a Telugu movie named Varsham. Its release date is announced as 29th of April in this year.

19. Fitoor


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Katrina Kaif had a rough year in 2015 and it is expected that she is all set to mark her presence again in the year 2016. The movie is directed by Rock On fame Abhishek Kapoor, while Siddharth Roy Kapoor is producer of this movie. Siddharth’s younger brother Aditya Roy Kapoor will be playing the lead role opposite to Katrina in the movie. The film’s shooting began in November of 2014 in Kashmir. The film is based on the story ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens. The film is predicted to be released on 12th of February in this year. And though Katrina has not been gone for long; the movie is anticipated eagerly since Katrina is supposed to take her number 1 position back with this movie.

18. Do Lafzo Ki Kahaani

Do Lafzo Ki Kahaani

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Randeep Hooda is one of the underdogs of the industry. This talented actor puts his hundred percent in all his movies and for instance you can see Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (OUATIM), Highway and some others. This Deepak Tijori directorial is based on the Korean movie “Always and has been mostly shot in the Kuala Lumpur region of Malaysia. The trailer that was published on YouTube on 17th December of 2015 looks promising and the song is definitely catchy. Kajal Aggarwal is opposite Randeep in the movie and is playing the role of a blind girl. The movie gives the hint of a hard core romantic movie and has it all that makes it hard to people avoid its anticipation. The movie is supposed to release on Valentine’s Day.

17.  Azhar


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Those Indians who are born before year 2000 must be aware of the Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. There was a time when this man was an integral part of the Indian cricket team and then due to some scandals and accusations of match fixing; his career faced a full stop. So this film is basically a biographical movie based on Azharuddin’s life directed by Tony D’souza. Emraan Hashmi will be playing the title role while Prachi Desai will be playing the role of his first wife. Prachi and Emraan have already shown a great chemistry in OUATIM and viewers are expecting to see the same spark again. The film is scheduled to release in May this year. Cricket icon’s reality and Bollywood spices; both of them make it one of the most awaited Bollywood movies of 2016.

16. Ghayal Returns

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We all love the “Dhai Kilo Ka Haath” of Sunny Deol and when Sunny stars in a movie; we know that he is back in action. So this movie is a sequel of his super-duper hit movie Ghayal that came out in 1990. The movie starts again from where the prequel ended. The movie’s release has been postponed to January of this year. But there is no doubt that Sunny’s fans are anticipating this movie and they will not tolerate this “Tareekh Pe Tareekh”.

15. Housefull 3

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Sajid is the key ingredient of this movie. I mean the director duo is Sajid-Farhad, music is given by Sajid Wajid, and the movie is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Besides that; it is a star studded movie with Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon as the new addition, while Akshay Kumar and Riteish are the old spices to this “New” dish. Box office collection might say a different story but critics are not anticipating much from this movie.

14. Shuddhi


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Now this movie has been the talk of the town since the first time movie was announced by Karan Johar. The movie is supposed to be yet another larger than life presentation by Karan Johar. The movie has already been delayed since Karan wanted to take Salman in the lead role which could be problematic due to his hit and run case. Then Karan once again relied on his favorite students Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan and is now searching for the cast as the supportive roles.

13. Shivay


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If looks and physique are concerned; Ajay Devgan is definitely the late bloomer of the industry. The acting capability of this actor was never doubted but it was looks that dragged him behind sometimes. But then came Singham and suddenly the whole perspective about the looks of Ajay was changed. The film’s shoot has taken place in Bulgaria mostly and is directed by Ajay himself. The film is supposed to be a high action movie and is expected to be released on the occasion of Diwali this year.

12. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Aishwarya Rai; our very own Indian version of Barbie had taken a break from movies after marriage and giving birth to a baby girl. Her comeback movie Jazba was a failure that could not create any magic on silver screen and box office despite her much hyped 5 year break. This one is yet another movie from Karan Johar where Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma will also be in lead roles and the movie is supposed to be in movie halls clashing with the Shivay on the weekend of Diwali.

11. Udta Punjab

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This film’s shooting has already begun in March of 2015 and it stars Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh. Shahid and Alia will be second time on the screen together after “Shandaar”. And not need to say anything about Shahid and Kareena’s fabulouschemistry. The movie is based on the substance abuse problem of people in Punjab and is a drama thriller which got completed with the direction of Abhishek Chaubey.

10. Jagga Jasoos

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Ranbir Kapoor the chocolate boy of Indian film industry is not only famous for his looks but he made his acting talent realized with movies like Rockstar and Barfee. This is another comedy drama film directed by Anurag Basu and pairs Ranbir with Katrina once again where people will be anticipating it eagerly due to the off screen chemistry of Ranbir and Katrina. The film also has Govinda and Ada Sharma in important roles and is scheduled to release in the June month of 2016.

9. Dishoom


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Dishoom stars John Abraham and Varun Dhawan in lead roles while Varun’s elder brother will be wearing the cap of the director on the sets of the movie. Both Rohit and John have already teamed up earlier in Desi Boys, and movie is still fresh in the memories of youngsters. Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna and Nargis Fakhri are also in important roles in the movie. One thing is for sure and that being that all the Gym members will be eagerly anticipating this movie since it stars Indian Mega Hunk John Abraham.

8. Wazir


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Farhan Akhtar has set a high bar for himself after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and there is no doubt that every movie of this multitalented man will be compared from that movie. Second major role in the movie is played by Mega star Amitabh Bachchan and it will not be wrong to say that only his mere presentation in the movie is an excuse enough for his millions of fans to watch the movie in the hall.

The film is a directorial presentation of Bejoyu Nambiar and beautiful minds like Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra as writers. The movie is a story of a paralyzed chess grandmaster and an ATS officer and how a conspiracy takes the toll over their lives. After getting critical acclaim since its trailer release in November 2015; the movie is set to release on 8th of January this year. John Abraham, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul and Neil Nitin Mukesh will also be seen playing important roles in the movie.

7. Mohenjo Daro

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Ok first take a look at the directorial credit for the movie and you will see the name of Ashutosh Gowarikar. He is again involved in the productions with Disney India. This is the second presentation of the team of Ashutosh and Hritik Roshan while they have first worked together in Jodha Akbar. It is an epic adventure film where Pooja Hegde will be playing lead role opposite to Hritik. The movie is set in the very famous and ancient city Mohenjo Daro and shows a story that goes back in 2600 BC. The music is given by Oscar Award Winner A.R. Rahman and the movie will be out in the halls worldwide on 12th of August in this year. Hritik’s charisma and his Greek God looks make his every movie worth anticipation and this one is no different.

6. Airlift


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Akshay Kumar has been back in action. We loved him in action and then he started doing romantic and comedy movies and he rocked them too. But we loved him as a Khiladi and he has been back like one. Baby and Brothers were great last year and looking at the trailer we can say; so would be Airlift. The movie is actually based on the real life incidents. It is based on the biggest evacuation of Indian people in the Iraq Kuwait war. The Lunchbox fame Nimrat Kaur will also be seen in the lead role in the movie. The movie is set to release in all the theaters on January 22 this year.

5. Jai Gangaajal

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We all remember the fiery creation of Prakash Jha named Gangaajal. This was one of the best movies from the team of Prakash Jha and Ajay Devgan and was a harsh but realistic description of a particular province in India. Prakash Jha is back again and this time he himself is playing an important role of a police officer who has been shown transforming in the trailer itself. Quantico fame Priyanka Chopra is seen in the lead role this time and movie is set to release on 4th of March this year. This one is coming 13 years after the release of its prequel.

4. Raees


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Baniye Ka Dimag Aur Miyanbhai Ki Daring”; this is the line that is shown in the poster of the movie and even SRK is shown saying the line in the teaser of the movie. This will be a production venture of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under Excel Entertainment’s banner with Rahul Dholakia as director. This team has already given gifts like Don and Don2 already and it doesn’t even needs to be said that the movie is going to be one of the major release of the year looking at the anticipation of King Khan’s fans. The film is set in Gujarat where SRK’s character will be having a grey shade while Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be in the role of a police officer. The movie is scheduled to release on Eid this year.

3. Sultaan


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Salman Khan has been acquitted from all of the charges in his hit and run case. Now his fans are waiting eagerly for his next film Sultan. The movie is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and is produced by the Aditya Chopra. Salman will be playing lead role in the movie and Randeep Hooda will be playing the role of his coach. After befriending SRK; it would be nice to see how their films fight over the box office collection as both of them are scheduled to release on Eid which actually is kind of reserved release time for Salman’s films.

2. Fan


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This is yet another movie of the King Khan and yet another production of Yash Raj Films by Aditya Chopra. A big banner film with the king of romance; the film is expected to hit theaters on 15th of April this year. Maneesh Sharma will be seen holding the credits for writing and directing the movie. Earlier there were rumors that with the help of foreign make up experts; SRK will be playing the role of a 17 year old which was then discarded by SRK himself.

1. Dangal


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Now this one is a movie that has been shot with Bollywood’s very own Mr. Perfect in the lead role. This is directed and written by Nitesh Tiwari and is a biographical sports drama movie. In the movie; Aamir Khan will be seen portraying the role of wrestler Mahaveer Singh Phogat whose daughters are the very famous Indian female wrestlers. As per reports; Aamir has gained about 30 kg of weight for the movie and has perfected for the role in the movie in his own unique style. The movie is set to release on the reserved time for Aamir; Christmas this year. It is highly awaited since Aamir’s last movie PK was incredible.

So these were some of the most awaited Bollywood movies of 2016. Fans all over the world wait for months and years for seeing the new incarnation of their favorite stars on the large screen and they want to make sure that the money they are spending is worth it after all. It will be only time’s responsibility to tell that who has actually hold on to the expectations of their fans and who has not?

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