Bollywood used to celebrate Jubilees. Raj Kumar was famous for starring in movies that used to run more than 25 weeks in theaters. But nowadays, the only parameter for Bollywood movies is earning more than 100 crores. 2015 saw at least a dozen of movies entering the 100 crores club but Baahubali set new records for Hindi and non-Hindi movies. Then there was Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which earned over 300 crores in Indian theaters alone.
Now Bollywood is looking forward to 2016. Today we are looking at Hindi movies that can break previous records. We believe that these 7 movies will rule 2016 based on simple factors like story, casting, music and direction. The is a fun list for Bollywood fans, so don’t feel bad if your favorite movie is not here –
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Aamir Khan did not have a single release in 2015. He was preparing for his role in the movie Dangal. Aamir is probably the only Indian actor who researches for the roles he plays. Dangal will release on December 23rd. This movie is produced by Disney Studio India.
Aamir is playing the role of a Boxer in Dangal. This role is based on a real character. Before shooting for the film, Aamir found out that the wrestler he is going to portray in Dangal is a vegan. Aamir was known as a meat lover. But to make the role authentic he became vegetarian. But that is not all, the actor also had to put on 15 kg weight to look like a Wrestler.
Aamir is playing a father of four teenage daughters in Dangal. Sakshi Tanwar, one of the TV’s favorite Bahu is going to be seen as Aamir’s character’s wife in Dangal. Nitesh Tiwari is directing Dangal.
This movie will break PK records. It will earn 600 crores plus worldwide. This may sound absurd, but we are confident about Aamir who can make Dangal the biggest Bollywood hit yet.
SRK was accused of playing the same Raj (or Rahul) in all his movies. Raees will be a great answer to his critics. In this movie SRK is playing the role of an authentic Gujarati man who cares a lot about his tradition and language. SRK took diction training to play the character. Rahul Dholakia is directing this crime thriller. Famous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is making her debut in this film. Nawazuddin Siddique will also be seen in Raees in a pivotal role.
Farhan Akhtar whose company Excel Entertainment is co-producing the movie with Red Chillies was supposed to be part of the ensemble cast. But very recently Farhan decided to pull out from the movie as he did not like his role as a cop.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Salman Khan’s Sultan, both were planning for Eid release, but Raees producers have decided to shift the release date of their film after discussing the issue with Salman Khan.
Raees will earn more than 350 crores. This movie will give SRK many nominations for best actor in 2017. Mahira Khan will be an instant star too. Raees can win many awards in multiple categories.
Aye Dil Hai Mushkil
Karan Johar can sell ice to the Eskimos. His movies may not be liked by the critics too much, but audiences do care about what he makes. For the first time in his career Karan is making a movie where there will be no SRK or Kajol in any form. He is working with people like Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai. Karan said many times in his interviews that he wanted to work with former Miss World. His dream is coming true with this film.
Aye Dil Hai Mushkil will be released in Diwali 2016. Apart from Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor, this movie will also have Anushka Sharma. Current sensation Fawad Khan is also in the film doing a guest role.
Karan is trying really hard to keep the story a secret. But according to rumors the story is about an extra-marital affair. Ranbir Kapoor’s character will fall for a much older woman played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Karan and Manish Malhotra worked hours to give Aishwarya a really glamorous look. Anushka too will be seen in a sexy avatar.
Aye Dil Hai Mushkil can earn 300 crores plus worldwide. It is believed that a big part of earning will come from abroad theaters. Ranbir Kapoor will finally be back at the top.
Sultan by Yash Raj Films is probably going to be the most important movie for Salman Khan’s career in 2016. This is the first time Salman Khan is actually preparing for a role. In this movie he is playing the role of a wrestler. Salman recently told in an interview that he never played a role like this. This role is literally draining him both emotionally and physically.
Sultan movie is yet to find its leading lady. But Salman Khan movies never had to depend on the heroine of the film. Sultan will be a big hit even if YRF decides to have no leading lady in the film. YRF director Ali Abbas Zafar already promised the fans that the movie will have some amazing wrestling scenes. YRF has a real big budget for the film.
Sultan is releasing on Eid and we already know that Salman is the emperor of Eid box office.
Sultan will earn somewhere between 300 and 400 crores. Salman Khan will also get a lot of critical acclaim for his role as a boxer.
A Flying Jatt
Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer A Flying Jatt will be released on 27th May, 2016. We are going to have another superhero movie after Krissh. Directed by Remo D’ Souza, A Flying Jatt is ready to showcase Tiger Shroff as a fictional superhero. From the first look of his character, we can say that his character in the movie will be a lot of like Hrithik Roshan’s Krissh.
After ABCD 2, no one is saying that Remo D’ Souza’s success as a director was just a fluke. Remo also wrote the story himself. He is one of the few people in the industry who has the natural ability to make anything he does super entertaining. Remo is introducing a fresh pair in the film. Jacqueline Fernandez did not have too many opportunities to be the leading lady of a blockbuster. But this movie can change things for both, the beautiful actress and the hard working actor.
We are expecting 200 crore plus from the movie. Kids love Tiger Shroff and the fact is certainly going to help this movie attract wider audience. Jacqueline will enjoy becoming the dream girl of young boys.
Kapoor And Sons
While there is a lot of focus on Dharma Production’s movie Aye Dil Hai Mushkil, Kapoor and Sons somehow is not getting a lot of media coverage. This movie was announced with a lot of buzzes, but now there are very few people who are talking about Kapoor and Sons. We personally believe that this movie has a lot of potential. For the first time in his career, Rishi Kapoor will be seen portraying a character that is actually older than his real age. He is playing the role of a grandfather who expects everyone in the family to follow his rules.
Rensil D’Silva has written the script for Kapoor and Sons. Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan will be seen as other members of Kapoor family. It also have the jailed actor Sanjay Dutt in a small role. The movie is going to hit the theaters on March 18th. Karan Johar’s favorite Shankar Ehsaan and Loy composed the music.
We can expect somewhere 100 crore plus from Karan Johar’s next directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. This movie will be a real big hit in UK and US as NRI audiences crave for family movies like this. It will be fun to watch Sanjay Dutt after PK. The tough actor is not going to disappear from movies anytime soon.
Directed by Shekhar Kapoor, Paani will be released on November 11, 2016. Paani is being produced by Aditya Chopra. Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen together for the second time in this film. Their on-screen chemistry was highly appreciated in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK. Ayesha Kapoor who played the role of young Michelle in Black is all grown up now. She is playing the second lead.
Paani will take the audiences to the future. It will be a time when people will fight over water. Everyone in the society will fight for their right to get water. Anushka and Sushant will be seen as a couple who falls in love in the time of war. These two young people will represent the positive aspect of human nature.
One can guess that we have never seen a movie like this from Bollywood or Hollywood. Anushka Sharma is playing a strong character that may help her get international fame. Shekhar Kapoor, the visionary film director, thought about this movie a long time ago, but it kept getting delayed for some reasons.
100 crore plus is an easy task for the film. The movie will get attention from Indian media and will attract international audiences as well.