The Bollywood film industry had released many critically successful hindi films in the year 2010. Some of the big banner films like Dabangg, My Name Is Khan, Golmaal 3, Rajneeti, Housefull, and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai have made it to the top grossing Hindi movies at the Indian Box Office.
Then there have been some moderately successful and unsuccessful movies like I Hate Luv Storys, Badmaash Company, Break Ke Baad, and We Are Family that failed to create a tangible impact on the audience’s heart. However, these films made respectable profits for their makers.
What does 2011 have in store for us? Fantastic Hindi Movies!
In 2011, you can be assured of some brand new concepts from the world of Indian Cinema in terms of quality, entertainment and lots of unseen dramas and thrillers. With new thoughts and ideas coming in to turn around the industry and fierce competition among rivals, we hope to catch some really great hindi movies. So you can visualise what this year is about to bring for all of us.
With 4-5 sequels already lined up, 2011 might be the year of sequels. However, it will also be a year of fun, romance, comedy, and total entertainment, without any shadow of a doubt. So without any further ado, let us get to know a bit about the upcoming hindi movies of 2011 which are expected to hit the Indian Box Office in the year ahead or have already been released in the first month itself. Here is the list of upcoming hindi movies that are going to be released in the year 2011 or have already been released. Some dates may also change as films get postponed for various reasons and all releases are subject to Censor Certification. We will keep this list constantly updated so do keep coming back!
Upcoming Bollywood Movies 2011(Click on the movie to know more)
|S.No||Name of Movie||Expected Release||Director||Cast|
|1||No One Killed Jessica||Released||Rajkumar Gupta||Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan|
|2||Yamla Pagla Deewana||Released||Samir Karnik||Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol|
|3||Run Bhola Run||March, 2011||Neeraj Vora||Govinda, Tushaar Kapoor, Amisha Patel.|
|4||Game||March 18, 2011||Abhiney Deo||Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah Jane Dias|
|5||Dhobi Ghat||Released||Kiran Rao||Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar|
|6||Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji||Released||Madhur Bhandarkar||Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi|
|7||7 khoon Maaf||Released||Vishal Bhardwaj||Priyanka Chopra|
|8||Patiala House||Released||Nikhil Advani||Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma|
|9||Shagird||March, 2011||Tigmanshu Dhulia||Nana Patekar, Mohit Ahlawat, Anurag Kashyap|
|10||Thank You||April, 2011||Anees Bazmee||Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Suniel Shetty|
|11||Dum Maaro Dum||April, 2011||Rohan Sippy||Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu|
|12||Don 2 – The Chase Continues||December, 2011||Farhan Akhtar||Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri|
|13||Aasman||Late 2011||Anthony D’Souza||Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Dutt|
|14||A Slumdog Millionaire Goes Dancing||Late 2011||Shiamak Davar||Shahid Kapoor, Ruslaan Mumtaz|
|15||Agent Vinod||May, 2011||Sriram Raghavan||Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan|
|16||Ra. One||June, 2011||Anubhav Sinha||Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal|
|17||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||May, 2011||Zoya Akhtar||Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol ,Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif|
|18||Dhamaal 2||May, 2011||Indra Kumar||Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey|
|19||Most Wanted (Wanted 2)||Late 2011||Boney Kapoor||Salman Khan, Asin|
|20||Dostana 2||Late 2011||Tarun Mansukhani||Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif|
|21||Partner 2||Mid 2011||David Dhawan||Salman Khan, Govinda|
|22||Utt Pataang||Released||Srikanth Velagaleti||Vinay Pathak, Mahi Gill and Mona Singh|
|23||Tanu Weds Manu||Released||Anand L Rai||R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill|
|24||Delhi Belly||July, 2011||Abhiney Deo||Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasuryvala, Rahul Pendkalkar, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor|
|25||Rockstar||July, 2011||Imtiaz Ali||Ranbir Kapoor, Diana Penty, Nargis Fakhri|
|26||Mausam||July, 2011||Pankaj Kapoor||Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher|
|27||Rascals||August, 2011||David Dhawan||Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kangana Ranaut|
|28||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||September, 2011||Ali Abbas Zafar||Imraan Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar|
|29||Bodyguard||September, 2011||Siddique||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor|
|30||Short Term Shaadi||October, 2011||Shakun Batra||Imraan Khan, Kareena Kapoor|
|31||Force||September, 2011||Nishikant Kamat||John Abraham, Genelia D’souza|
|32||Teen Thay Bhai||April, 2011||Mrigdeep Singh Lamba||Om Puri, Deepak Dobriyal, Shreyas Talpade, Ragini Khanna|
|33||F.A.L.T.U.||April, 2011||Remo D’Souza||Jackky Bhagnani, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Gupta, Angad Bedi and Arshad Warsi|
|33||Chalo Dilli||April, 2011||Shashant Shah||Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak|
No One Killed Jessica
Released on– January, 2011 Banner– UTV Spot Boy Director– Rajkumar Gupta, Cast: – Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan.
No One Killed Jessica is Hindi film based on the controversial Jessica Lal murder case, where Vidya Balan plays a character close to Jessica’s elder sister and on the other hand Rani plays an abrasive and aggressive TV reporter. Although it’s a complete social issues and event based film but the main idea of the story has been to expose the actual culprit in front of the public, since he is the son of a powerful and well-known politician. The basic premise of the film is to beat him at his own game and prove that the truth has always been up and above everything – be it money or political influence or power. No One Killed Jessica was released on 07th January 2011. It has done quite well in the box office and Vidya Balan’s performance has been critically acclaimed.
- Read the verdict of No One Killed Jessica.
- Read about Vidya Balan – the actress
- Read about the music of No One Killed Jessica
Released on – January 14, 2011 Banner– Top Angle Productions Director -Samir Karnik Cast – Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol
If you are a comedy freak, then the film Yamla Pagla Deewana is completely down your street.. We have seen the three Deol’s before in the hit film Apne in the year 2007 and have witnessed the acting chemistry between the two legendary sons- Sunny and Bobby, with their equally legendary father, Dharmendra. But in Yamla Pagla Deewana, we are all watching something very new, funny, a bit dramatic and last but not the least, a taste of pure comedy. Though the film begins in Canada, it later travels to Banaras and eventually makes its way to Punjab. The film’s title is inspired by the song “Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana” from the 1975 film, Pratiggya, also starring Dharmendra. “Duniyawaalon! Isska hain! Is mein Comedy hai! Action hai! Romance hai! Drama hai! Melodrama hai! Emotion hai!…Aur saala bahut saara Confusion hai!!” With a blurb like that what else can you expect – except for pure entertainment. However the film has not made too much of a dent in the box office arena and has been fairly disappointing.
Run Bhola Run
Release– February, 2011 Banner– Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd Director– Neeraj Vora Cast – Govinda, Tushaar Kapoor, Amisha Patel.
We don’t need to introduce Govinda when it comes to comedy movies. For decades now, this icon has kept us entertained with his great comic timing and dancing prowess. No one in the film industry has been able to make people laugh through their comedy performances except Govinda. Run Bhola Run is an upcoming 2011 comedy film starring Govinda, TusharKapoor, Amisha Patel and Celina Jaitely in lead roles. The movie is mainly about two convicts who escape from jail. It is scheduled for a February release.
Expected Release Date – March 18, 2011 Banner– Excel Entertainment Director– Abhinay Deo Producer– Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani Cast – Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah Jane Dias
The film was earlier titled ‘Crooked’ but later changed to Game by the producers at Excel Entertainment. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was considered for the female lead role in the film but had to be removed due to scheduling conflicts. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah-Jane Dias, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani, and Jimmy Shergill, among others. The film is a stylish thriller and is shot at locations in Mumbai, Greece, Istanbul, London, and Thailand. Abhishek plays a druglord, Jimmy a movie star,Shahana a journalist and Boman a politician. All four of them are invited to an island by Anupam Kher where they meet Maya (Sarah Jane). A murder is committed and the investigation team headed by an officer played by Kangna tries to find the culprit among the four of them. Everyone is a suspect. Every suspect has a motive.. The trailer of the film is intriguing and the film looks to be a promising thriller. The movie is set to release on March 18, 2011.
Released on – January 21, 2011 Banner– Aamir Khan Productions Director- Kiran Rao Producer– Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao Cast – Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar
Dhobi Ghat is a society based film starring Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar. The lead role of a painter has been played by Aamir Khan himself. Prateik plays the role of Munna, a dhobi. The leading ladies in the film are the characters Shai and Yasmin played by newcomers Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra respectively. The film is completely based on the social life of characters wherein people slip away from the comforts of familiar moorings as they journey through desire, isolation, love and defeat. The film was released to immense critical acclaim on January 21, 2011, however it has not done too well at the box office.
Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji
Released on – January 28, 2011 Banner- Bhandarkar Entertainment, Wide Frames Films Director– Madhur Bhandarkar Producer– Madhur Bhandarkar, Kumar Mangat Cast – Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi
The film is a mixture of both romance and comedy starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya (of 3 Idiots fame) in the lead roles. Pritam is the music director. Ajay Devgn has been proving himself as one of the most bankable actors in the industry who can play any kind of role given and has gifted us lots of blockbusters. This one has not proved to be too much of a hit, but it has done above average business. The film revolves around three men- Naren (Devgn), who works in a multinational bank as a manager, Milind (Vaidya) who works with a matrimonial website and Abhay (Hashmi) a Casanova who works as a trainer in a gym. The story traces these three men’s encounters with love.
7 khoon Maaf
Release– February 18, 2011 Banner– UTV Motion Pictures Director– Rohan Sippy Producer- Vishal Bhardwaj, Ronnie Screwvala Cast – Priyanka Chopra in Seven different Roles
It’s a Hindi drama, thriller and black comedy film starring Priyanka Chopra in the leading role. Her character in this movie will be seen under seven different makeovers as the wife of seven differently aged men at different stages of her life. Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh (as the youngest husband), as well as Irrfan Khan, Anu Kapoor and Vivaan Shah, Naseeruddin Shah’s youngest son, are starring in the roles of the six husbands. Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko has been cast in the role of the seventh husband. The producer also wanted Priyanka to put on some weight to fit the bill of the character. The movie is set to release on February 18, 2011. There is a lot of eagerness and anticipation with regards to this film since Priyanka, a very popular star will be playing a totally different – to be exact she shall be playing seven different roles.
Release- February 11, 2011 Banner- People Tree Films Pvt. Ltd., Credence Motion Picture, Hari Om Productions Director- Nikhil Advani Producer- Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Krishan Kumar, Twinkle Khanna Cast – Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma.
The film. Patiala House is a family drama which is going to be relkeased on 11th February 2011. Akshay Kumar will be seen in this movie as a fast bowler who is being taught how to bowl fast by former fast bowler for India – Balwinder Singh Sandhu. The other two important characters will be played by the talented superstars of the yesteryears- Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. With cricket as the basis of the story, it is hoped that India’s cricket crazy audience will enjoy the film. It is slated to be released just before the start of the Cricket World Cup.
Further Reading :
- Preview of Patiala House
- All about Patiala House
- Music of Patiala House
- Akshay Kumar – Bollywood’s Debonair Hero
- Akshay Kumar & Twinkle Khanna – a happy couple
Release – March 11, 2011 Genre- Action Director- Tigmanshu Dhulia Producer- Asif Shaikh Cast – Nana Patekar, Mohit Ahlawat, Anurag Kashyap
Releasing on March 11, 2011 is the upcoming movie of Nana Patekar- Shagird. The film was a bit delayed due to Nana Patekar’s serious foot injury but it is in the final stages now. Mohit Alawat will be seen as a police officer in this movie. The film is fully action based and Mohit is once again trying his luck after the failure of his previous two movie – James and Shiva, which did not get a good response from the audience. Nana is playing the leading role as a gangster, along with Anurag Kashyap, which basically suggests that like all of Nana’s films there will be a social message in the film and we can expect some hard hitting dialogues and performances.
Release – Early April , 2011 Banner- UTV Motion Pictures Director- Anees Bazmee – Ronnie Screwvala Cast – Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Suniel Shetty
“Thank You”, a pleasant romantic comedy, has been directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Thank You stars Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Celina Jaitley & Rimi Sen. Some scenes were shot in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada and it is set to release on 8th April 2011. This is the first time Sonam and Akshay will be acting opposite each other. It’ll be interesting to see if Akshay’s star power can help Sonam get her first real big hit with this movie. Let’s also hope that Thank You is not a fiasco like Tees Maar Khan.
Dum Maaro Dum
Release- April 22, 2011 Banner- Ramesh Sippy Entertainment, Fox Star Studios Director- Rohan Sippy Producer- Ramesh Sippy Cast – Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu
Produced by Ramesh Sippy and directed by Rohan Sippy, Dum Maaro Dum, is a total thriller film featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Prateek Babbar and Rana Daggubati. Another great former actor Aditya Pancholi will also be seen in this movie. Some of the scenes in the movie are moments of pure intimacy between Rana and Bipasha and knowing how sensuous Bipasha is , there is great sense of anticipation towards this film. After a long stretch of shooting in Goa, it is hoped that the film will be released by April 2011.
Don 2 – The Chase Continues
Release- December 23, 2011 Banner- Excel Films, Red Chillies Entertainment Director- Farhan Akhtar Producer- Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Gauri Khan Cast- Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri
“Don 2 – The Chase Continues” is the sequel to the 2006 hit film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, which itself is a remake of the 1978 film Don. The film features Shah Rukh Khan in the lead with Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Om Puri, reprising their roles from the previous film and Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor and Sahil Shroff joining the cast. Hrithik Roshan will be seen in a guest appearance in the film. With the bar having been set high by the first installation of the movie, the expectations from this sequel are also high. Hopefully the King Khan, who has not appeared as a lead actor in any hindi movie after My Name is Khan will work his magic again and won’t leave the audience disappointed.
- Shahrukh & Aamir – can these two be compared?
- Bollywood’s Debonair Heroes
- Shahrukh’s film releases
- Bollywood’s most philanthropic stars
Release- Late 2011 Director- Anthony D’Souza Music- A. R. Rahman. Cast – Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Dutt
Aasman will start off where Blue which was an undersea adventure film left off. As the movie advances, settings will keep changing from underwater to the skies. The film features Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta and Zayed Khan. After playing a short role in Blue, Katrina Kaif will be seen as the female lead in this sequel to the film and will be romancing Akshay Kumar in it. Sanjay Dutt has been cast opposite Lara Dutta while Zayed Khan has been paired with Neha Oberoi. Blue was shot in the Bahamas, but Aasman will be shot in Australia. Sonal Chauhan will also appear in the film. Aasman is expected to be released in late 2011.
A Slumdog Millionaire Goes Dancing
Release- Sometime in 2011 Director- Shiamak Davar Producer – Percept Picture Company Cast – Shahid Kapoor, Ruslaan Mumtaz
A Slumdog Millionaire Goes Dancing is yet another film releasing in the year 2011. It has been directed by Shiamak Davar and produced by Percept Picture Company. Shahid Kapoor and Ruslaan Mumtaz will feature in it. The film is based on the slum kids who get trained for a dancing competition. This is the second time Shahid will be appearing in a movie based on dancing as the theme, after showing off his slick dance moves in Chance Pe Dance. No fixed release dates have been announced yet but we are expecting it to be somewhere around the mid 2011 or so.
Release- May, 2011 Banner- Illuminati Films, Eros Entertainment Director- Sriram Raghavan Producer- Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan Cast – Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor impresses with every new movie she acts in and we are all aware of her intimacy and acting chemistry with the Chote Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan. Agent Vinod is an action-thriller and is a story about a spy. With some nail biting action scenes and interesting storyline and characters, the movie looks to be a promising one. Contrary to what was earlier reported, it is not a remake of the 1977 action film of the same name which was directed by Deepak Bahry. The chemistry between Saif and Kareena should make this a good film, combined with a taut storyline and good direction.
Release- 3 June 2011 Banner- Red Chillies Entertainment Director- Anubhav Sinha Producer- Gauri Khan Cast – Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
Ra.One is a sci-fi movie based on Super Heroes, Bad Guys and Gaming starring Shah Rukh Khan, KareenaKapoor and ArjunRampal. SRK will be playing the role of a gaming freak in this movie, who falls in love with Kareena Kapoor. According to Shah Rukh, “Ra.One” means “Random Access – Version One”. It remains to be seen if the film lives up to the hype that has been built around it.The film is scheduled to be released on 3rd June 2011. As with every Shahrukh film, there is a lot of hype and publicity associated with it, and everyone is looking forward to the release of this extremely significant film in 2011
- Preview of Ra. One
- Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan – a comparison between the two
- Some thoughts on Ra. One
- The Ra.One Teaser – Out now!
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Release- May 27, 2011 Banner- Excel Entertainment Director- Zoya Akhtar Producer- Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani Cast – Hrithik Roshan, AbhayDeol ,Farhan Akhtar, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is an upcoming romantic Hindi film about four guys and the bond these four friends share, along the lines of Dil Chahta Hai and Rock On! Previously, the rumor was that Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoorwould be a part of the film, but they later declined because they wanted to star together in their own production. The shooting of the film went on at various locations across Spain, Egypt, the UK and India. The trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy will be composing the music for the film. Given their track record, it sure is something all music buffs will be looking forward to. The film is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2011.
Release- Early 2011 Director- Indra Kumar Producer- Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar Music: Pritam Cast – Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey
The film Double Dhamaal is the sequel to the 2007 comedy Dhamaal. The film has been directed by Indra Kumar and stars Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Aashish Chaudhary and Arshad Warsi in the lead roles. The director has also cast Mallika Sherawat and Kangna Ranaut to play the female leads in the film in contrast to Dhamaal which had no leading ladies. The film was slated to be released in 2009 but due some script-related troubles it was delayed. It will now hit the silver screen sometime in early 2011.
Most Wanted (Wanted 2)
Release- Sometime in 2011 Director- Boney Kapoor Music: Sajid Wajid Cast – Salman Khan, Asin
Do you all remember the film Wanted? It was one of the biggest hits in the year 2009 and broke several records nationwide . The film was elevated to super hit status due to its tremendous success and also due to Salman Khan’s star power. So just imagine if the prequel Wanted was a huge success; then the sequel Most Wanted (also known as Wanted 2) is also likely to be a great hit. Producer Boney Kapoor has said that Wanted 2 will be made with Salman and Asin in lead roles and the movie will be released sometime in 2011. We are all looking forward to some action scenes from Sallu and hope the sequel also tastes the same, if not greater, success at the Indian Box Office.
Release- Sometime in 2011 Director- Tarun Mansukhani Music: Vishal-Shekhar Producer: Karan Johar Cast – Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Katrina Kaif
We are about to see the naughtiness of Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham once again in Dostana 2. It is the sequel to the movie Dostana which released in 2008. In addition to the two hunks, the film also features Katrina Kaif. Rumors have it that Kat will be replacing the sexy Priyanka Chopra who could not commit to this movie due to schedule conflicts and other professional issues. The film is expected to be released sometime in the year 2011.
Further reading :
Release- 2011 Director- David Dhawan Producer: Sohail Khan Cast – Salman Khan, Govinda
Partner 2 is the second chapter of the 2007 film Partner, which was a brilliant film inspired by the Hollywood movie Hitch. The film is being directed by the great comedy film director David Dhawan and will star Salman Khan and Govinda in the same roles as the first film Partner. Sanjay Dutt is also going to be a part of this movie and we expect some really good comedy performances from him also. When these three talented comedians get together, it’s just fun, fun and more fun. Shooting for the film is expected to start in June 2011 and it should be released hopefully by the end of the year.
Released on- February 4, 2011 Banner- Warner Bros Director- Srikanth Velagaleti, Cast: – Vinay Pathak, Mahi Gill and Mona Singh
This is a thriller comedy about a simple man played by Vinay Pathak who gets entangled into a mess one night, thanks to a back full of cash. Same night he meets a woman (played by Mona Singh) and she gets entrapped in this mess too. It is all mayhem as the protagonist, his detective friend (Saurabh Shukla), a gangster (again, Vinay), the gangster’s moll (Mahi Gill) all chase the booty and thus create difficult yet funny situations.
Tanu Weds Manu
Release date: February 25, 2011 Banner: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Paramhans Creations and Movies N More Pvt. Ltd., Director- Anand L Rai, Cast: – R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill
Tanu weds Manu is a romantic comedy about a very eligible bachelor, Manu (Madhavan) who is a NRI doctor and a “lost in her fantasy” bindaas girl, Tanu (Kangana) who is in love with Jimmy Sheirgill. Manu considers an arranged marriage as per his family’s wishes and goes to “see” Tanu. The bride-to-be tried every trick in the trade to make it impossible for Manu to choose or marry him. But destiny has other plans.
Release Date: July 1, 2011, Banner: Aamir Khan Productions, Director: Abhinay Deo, Cast: Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasuryvala, Rahul Pendkalkar, Vir Das, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Poorna Jagannathan
The mama-bhanja team are back in the game. This time, it’s an adult comedy set in Delhi. It is sure that this going to be one crazy ride – after what can be the rationale behind naming it Delhi Belly (meaning, traveller’s diarrhea). It has an ensemble star cast and Vir Das and Imraan Khan play the main roles. Other actors like Kunal Kapoor and Poorna are in important roles.
Release Date: July 15, 2011, Banner: UTV Motion Pictures, Director: Imtiaz Ali, Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Diana Penty, Nargis Fakhri
Rockstar introduces Nargis Fakhri, who’s a half Czech- half Pakistani model and hails from New York. Another highlight of the movie would be the music by A R Rahman. Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor is also in a cameo. Ranbir’s character, Jordan is said to inspired by a real life rockstar, Jim Morrison. Apparently, the movie tells the rags-to-riches story of this small town boy. Imtiaz Ali is known for the realism that he infuses in the normal storylines of his films. Jab We Met, a super hit film starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor made it big at the box office because of this.
Release Date: July, 2011, Banner: Vistaar Religare Film Fund banner, Director: Pankaj Kapoor Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher
When ace, veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor decides to make his debut as a director, it would certainly be something special. In fact, he’s even done a small blink-and-miss appearance in the movie which stars Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in the lead. Shahid plays an air force pilot and the movie is a love story.
Release Date: August 19, 2011, Banner: Sanjay Dutt Productions. & Rupali Aum Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Director: David Dhawan, Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kangana Ranaut
As the name indicates, Rascals is a comedy. Directed by the king of comedy, David Dhavan, it is sure to be a laugh riot. The story of the movie is about two conmen (Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn) who compete with each other and try to outdo each other. Kangana is the leading lady here and this is one of Kangana’s many efforts to diversify her portfolio.
Release Date: September 2, 2011, Banner: Reel Life Entertainment Pvt Ltd., Director: Siddique, Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor
A remake of the Dileep-Nayantara Malayalam hit, Bodyguard is a romantic Hindi movie which brings together two of the hottest stars of Bollywood. Salman and Kareena starrer, Bodyguard has Salman play a self-appointed bodyguard to people he admires while Ms Kapoor plays a college going girl. The strange circumstances they fall in love in and the fact that Salman goes and marry another girl before he even realizes that it was Kareena he’d loved initially makes it a “hat-ke phillum”.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Release Date: September, 2011, Banner: Yash Raj Films, Director: Ali Abbas Zafar, Cast: Imraan Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar
Imraan Khan falls for his brother’s bride-to-be in this romantic comedy which is scheduled to release at the end of this year. Notably, the brother is played by Ali Zafar, the Pakistani actor who shot to fame with ‘Tere Bin Laden’. The movie has an unconventional lead pair in Imraan Khan and Katrina Kaif and has the typical look and feel of the upper middle class which is part and parcel of all YRF movies.
Release Date: October 6, 2011 Banner: Dharma Productions, Director: Shakun Batra, Cast: Imraan Khan, Kareena Kapoor
This is an all new pairing with teen heartthrob Imraan Khan starring opposite the much older Kareena Kapoor, and is already creating interest amongst movie lovers. Earlier it was rumored that Short Term Shaadi was based on the Hollywood Flick ‘What Happens in Vegas’, but Karan Johar has put to rest all such speculations, saying that this is debutant director Shakun Batra’s original story.
Release Date: September 23, 2011, Banner: Sunshine Pictures Pvt Ltd, Director: Nishikant Kamat, Cast: John Abraham, Genelia D’souza
‘Force’ movie is a remake of the Tamil superhit Khaka Khaka. Directed by Nishikanth Kamat (of Mumbai Meri Jaan fame). John Abraham plays a cop, rather an encounter specialist and the first look of the movie showcases his highly sculpted and tattooed body (well, it’d be interesting to see a real life cop like that). After a long time John will be seen in an all pan India movie and all fans will be waiting for him to show his “force”. Genelia will play his love interest.
Release Date: April 01, 2011, Banner: PVR Pictures, Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, Cast: Om Puri, Deepak Dobriyal, Shreyas Talpade, Ragini Khanna
‘Teen Thay Bhai’ is the tale of three brothers who can’t stand each other but are brought together by fate when they try to unearth a grand fortune which their grandfather has left for them. This full filled ride will make Fools’ day worth its name.
Release Date: April 01, 2011, Banner: Pooja Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Director: Remo D’Souza, Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Gupta, Angad Bedi and Arshad Warsi
F.A.L.T.U tells the story of a group of friends who seem to be good for nothing. How they are thrown in to a situation where it’s up to them to save the day and how they rise to the occasion is what makes this movie’s story. This is supposed to be a second launch for Jackky Bhagnani.
Release Date: April 29, 2011, Banner: Big Daddy Productions · Eros International Media Ltd. , Director: Shashant Shah , Cast: Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak
Chalo Dilli marks the debut of Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati into movie production. It also marks the coming together of two very unlikely actors, Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak. Undoubtedly, Pathak is great at comedy and this movie is meant to take a very humorous take at what Delhi and India are all about. They two leading protagonists travel to “Dilli” together, and how they affect each other’s life is what Chalo Dilli is all about.
Bheja Fry 2
Release Date: June 17, 2011, Banner: Watchtower Pictures, Director: Sagar Ballary, Cast: Vinay Pathak, K.K. Menon, Suresh Menon, Minnisha Lamba
Bharat Bhushan (played by Vinay Pathak) will be back in Bheja Fry 2. This sequel to the immensely popular and successful Bheja Fry, is expected to conjure the same magic. Though the rest of the cast is different, Vinay Pathak’s antics and Sagar Ballary’s direction should be enough to pull it through.
My Friend Pinto
Release Date: August, 2011, Banner: UTV Motion Pictures, SLB Films Pvt., Director: Raaghav Dar, Cast: Prateik Babbar, Kalki Koechlin, Manisha Koirala, Naseeruddin Shah
My Friend Pinto is the story of an unlucky guy and how one day he is in a position to save the day for all those who had given up on him because of all the troubles his bad luck had caused them. This is the first movie that has Prateik Babbar in a lead role and is supported by several other actors included Kalki and Naseeruddin Shah.
Release Date: June 3, 2011, Banner: T-Series and Rawail Grandsons Entertainment and Software Pvt Ltd Banner, Director: Anees Bazmee, Cast: Salman Khan, Asin, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut.
Ready is a Hindi remake on a Telugu film of the same name. The film primarily revolves around an Engineering student (Salman) who kidnaps a girl because of his friend. Later in life he is forced to face the old demons when he falls in love with the same girl. Asin plays the lead role opposite Salman. An “item” number called “character dheela” is already a hit and it remains to be seen whether Anees Bazmee can treat this subject well.
Always Kabhi Kabhi
Release Date: June 17, 2011, Banner: Red Chillies Entertainment and Eros Entertainment, Director: Roshan Abbas, Cast: Zoa Morani, Giselle Monteiro, Ali Fazal, Satish Shah
Always Kabhi Kabhi is a fun movie (inspired from Director Roshan Abbas’ 1999 play Graffiti) which basically showcases the life of high schoolers. Consisting of fresh new faces, the cast of Always Kabhi Kabhi seems all set to win the youngsters over. Though Shahrukh Khan is not actually a part of the acting team, he is putting in all efforts to promote his production.
Bhindi Bazaar Inc.
Release Date: June 17, 2011, Banner: Red Chillies Entertainment and Eros Entertainment, Director: Ankush Bhatt, Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Prashant Narayanan, Piyush Mishra, Pawan Malhotra, Shilpa Shukla, Deepti Naval
This film portrays the underbelly of Mumbai which constitutes several small “clans” of thiefs and petty criminals. One has to slit the throat of another to rise up in the hierarchy and power is very much a bone of contention amongst all who are involved in the crime. Dealing with this issue, Bhindi Bazaar Inc. boasts of a strong cast and may very well turn out to be a great crowd puller.
Looking at the variety of subjects which are being explored, you can tell that many different types of films will be hitting the screens in the year 2011. It seems like there shall be a busy year ahead for the Bollywood film industry. Let us sit back and wait for the movies to be released so that we can watch and enjoy and make the most of what Bollywood has to offer in this coming year.