Bollywood centenary a year of sequels

With Bollywood celebrating its centenary in 2013, there are many big budget Bollywood movies set for release. Interestingly, a number of these will be sequels. Here we take a look at some of the Bollywood sequels we will see coming to the big screen during this year.

Once upon a time in Mumbai 2 is the sequel to the 2010 movie, Once upon a time in Mumbai. The film is essentially a love triangle story, but it’s also a crime drama. It’s been directed by Milan Luthria and features actors Akshay Kumar as Shoaib Khan, Imran Khan as Aslam, Sonakshi Sinha as Mumtaz, Sonalid Bendre as Rehana and Anil Kapoor as Patrick.

Another Anil Kapoor film is due to be released in May 2013. Shootout at Wadala is a crime film that has been written and directed by Sanjay Gupta. It’s a sequel to the film Shootout at Lokhandwala which was released in 2007. The actress Priyanka Chopra will have a cameo appearance and other cast members include Kangna Ranaut, Sonu Sood and John Abraham. Both films were based on the book Dongri to Dubai by Hussain Zaidi, which documents six decades of the Mumbai mafia.

And Anil Kapoor stars in yet another Bollywood sequel this year. We will see him in Race 2, due to be released on 25 January 2013. This action movie is the sequel to the 2008 film Race, and as well as Anil Kapoor returning for the sequel, so does Saif Ali Khan. They play the characters Robert D’Costa and Ranveer Singh. Script writer Shiraz Ahmed also returned to provide the screenplay for Race’s sequel movie. New cast members include Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

2013 promises to be the year of Anil Kapoor as well as the year of Bollywood sequel movies. Other sequels planned for release this year include comedy movie Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, action thriller Dhoom 3, superhero sci-fi movie Krrish 3 and thriller Murder 3. Time to get cracking on watching the first movies on DVD so you’re ready for the sequels when they arrive at the movie theatres later this year!


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