The first half of 2015 is over with only seven hit films! But now the audience should brace themselves up for an impressive line-up of forthcoming films to release. Not just 2015 but even 2016 has several big banner films lined up to hit the cinema halls. And if you’re confused as to which film to watch, here’s a list of 25 films that you simply cannot miss!
There are several interesting and unusual pairings of stars which sounds like a treat isn’t it?
1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (July 17, 2015)
Salman Khan during the promotions of Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Solaris)
The first Bollywood biggie Bajrangi Bhaijaan starringSalman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan is releasing in the second half of the year. What can be massive than this?
This emotional drama film has already piqued the attention ever since its first look was unveiled. Kabir Khan’s directorial venture is touted to be one of the biggest film of 2015. It is one of the most awaited films as no other big film releases before or after one week of it. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal part.
The Ajay Devgn film is a remake of super hit Malayalam film of the same name and has already started making noise after its trailer release. The film will showcase Tabuin a never seen before avatar.
Drishyam is directed by Nishikant Kamat and also starsShriya Saran and Rajat Kapoor in lead roles. The film’s music is by Vishal Bharadwaj.
3. Brothers (August 14, 2015)
Jackie Shroff, Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra during a promotional event for Brothers (Solaris)
Agneepath director Karan Malhotra is back with a bang.Brothers is a story of estranged brothers played byAkshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, who are pitted between love and war. The film is a remake of the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster, Warrior.
Brother also features Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff in lead roles.
4. All Is Well (August 21, 2015)
A still from All Is Well trailer (T-Series)
Umesh Shukla’s much awaited All Is Well is a quirky comedy. This film is nothing less than a complete family entertainer. The family drama features Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Asin and Supriya Pathak in the principal roles.
5. Phantom (August 28, 2015)
A still from Phantom (UTV Motion Pictures / Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment)
Kabir Khan’s directorial venture Phantom is one of the most anticipated film of the year. The film has already been in news for its release dates. But now the makers have finally decided to release the film in the last week of August. The film has Saif Ali Khan romancing Katrina Kaif.
6. Hero (September 4, 2015)
Teaser poster of Hero (Twitter / @BeingSalmanKhan)
September seems to be a good movies month. The first Friday of September will have two big releases oneSalman Khan and Subhash Ghai’s jointly produced Herowhich stars newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty and the other one a sequel to the super hitWelcome.
7. Welcome Back (September 4, 2015)
John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar during the trailer launch of Welcome Back (Solaris)
Aneez Bazmee’s Welcome Back stars John Abraham,Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor in leading roles.
Both the films are set to clash at the ticket window with big numbers.
8. Katti Batti (September 28, 2015)
Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan during the trailer launch of Katti Batti (Solaris)
The most unusual pairing of Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan will be seen in Nikhil Advani’s upcoming film Katti Batti.
9. Singh Is Bling (October 2, 2015)
Poster of Singh Is Bling (Grazing Goat Pictures)
Akshay Kumar is back in his Sardarji avatar. This comedy is directed by Prabhu Dheva and produced by Grazing Goat Pictures. Amy Jackson plays the leading female in it, while Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Yo Yo Honey Singhwill be seen in special cameos.
10. Jazbaa (October 9, 2015)
Teaser poster of Jazbaa (Twitter / Sanjay Gupta)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makes a comeback after five years in Bollywood with Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa. Also starring Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher andIrrfan Khan in prominent roles. John Abraham has a cameo in it.
11. Shaandaar (October 22, 2015)
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt on the sets of Shaandaar (Twitter)
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s fresh pairing in Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar is based on the theme of destination wedding. The film also stars Shahid’s father Pankaj Kapurand his sister Sanah in supporting roles.
12. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (November 11, 2015)
Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh on the sets of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Twitter)
Ace filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payofeatures Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in leading roles. Salman will have double role in the film. The Diwali release also stars Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh andSwara Bhaskar in important roles.
13. Tamasha (November 27, 2015)
A still from Tamasha (Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment / Window Seat Films)
The last time Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukoneworked together on Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, they kind off created a history. Well we expect the duo to create the same history in Imitaz Ali’s dream project Tamasha.
Since no Aamir Khan film releases this December, it seems all the directors had their eyes to grab this slot! Three big films will release on December 18, 2015. First isSanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, which starsPriyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
15. Dilwale (December 18, 2015)
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Dilwale (Red Chillies Entertainment)
Second is Dilwale. This film brings to screen the most romantic on-screen jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.Dilwale also has Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, withBoman Irani, Kabir Bedi, Vinod Khanna, Johnny Leverand Sanjay Mishra. Directed by Rohit Shetty, expect heavy fireworks from this one!
16. Hera Pheri 3 (December 18, 2015)
The Hera Pheri 3 team during the first look release of the film (GossipTicket / File)
The name says it. The third instalment of the successfulHera Pheri series. The bad news is there is no Akshay Kumar in this one. But, Dostana pair — John Abrahamand Abhishek Bachchan make it up for it. The film also brings back the iconic Baburao Ganpatrao Apte played byParesh Rawal. The film is directed by Neeraj Vora.
17. Fitoor (February 12, 2016)
Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif (Solaris)
Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor is one of the most awaited films in 2016 starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Katrina Kaifin leading roles. Fitoor is a romantic drama, also starringRahul Bhat, Aditi Rao Hydari and Akshay Oberoi. Ajay Devgn does a cameo role in the film.
Fitoor is based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel, Great Expectations.
18. Jagga Jasoos (June 3, 2016)
Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor (Solaris)
Love-birds of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, are back in Jagga Jasoos. The film also has Govinda. Directed by Anurag Basu, there are huge expectations from the film.
Housefull 3 stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh,Abhishek Bachchan, Elli Avram, Jacqueline Fernandez,Amy Jackson and Urvashi Rautela. Housefull 3 is directed and written by hilarious pair of Sajid-Farhad.
20. Sultan (Eid 2016)
Sultan / Logo Poster (Yash Raj Films)
Eid belongs to Salman Khan. And in 2016 Salman Khan will be seen in Sultan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, and produced by Yash Raj Films.
21. Raees (Eid 2016)
Posters used on the sets of Raees which went viral on the internet (Twitter)
It’s going to be biggest Box Office clash of Bollywood. It’sSalman Khan vs Shah Rukh Khan. Raees is directed byRahul Dholakia and produced by Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan. Pakistani actress Mahira Khanplays the lead role opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
22. Mohenjo Daro (August 12, 2016)
Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde (Solaris / GT File)
Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic adventure-drama featuresHrithik Roshan and the Southern actress, Pooja Hegde, who marks her debut in Bollywood with this film. It is jointly produced by Disney India and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt Ltd (AGPPL).
23. Shivaay (Diwali 2016)
Shivaay poster (Eros International / Ajay Devgn FFilms)
Ajay Devgn production Shivaayis one of the most awaited films of 2016. The versatile actor has declared almost a year in advance that he shall be releasing his filmShivaay in Diwali 2016, along with the first look of the film.
24. Dangal (Christmas 2016)
Aamir Khan in Dangal (Twitter / Mid-Day)
You’ve all been seen the bulky Aamir Khan everywhere. That’s for his upcoming sports film Dangal. The perfectionist Khan has also mastered the art of Indian wrestling for the film. The film is set to release on Christmas 2016.
25. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor (Getty / Solaris)
Karan Johar’s next starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma in the versatile role is all set to release sometime next year.