Since we’re done with the most awaited Hollywood movies, we thought it’s only fair to give you a list of Bollywood flicks as well. So, here goes.
- Bang Bang – The successful on-screen pair of Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan will be seen in this remake of the Tom Cruise – Cameron Diaz starrer, Knight and Day. With no extra fittings aka a multi-star cast to crowd the movie, this flick promises to explore the lead pair’s sizzling chemistry, with some stylized action on the lines of the original to boot. A girl gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name. The rest of the movie comprises of how they clear their names together. Of course, some romance thrown in too.
Who with: This is one of those movies you can watch with your beau/girlfriend or your buddies, this Gandhi Jayanthi. Take your pick 😉
- Gunday – Though it doesn’t boast a very romantic title – far from it in fact, this flick is set to release on Valentine’s Day. It stars the dandruff guy aka Ranveer Singh, the guy with a creepy smile aka Arjun Kapoor and the fake accent chick aka Priyanka Chopra. (You can tell from my description above that I’m not a big fan of any of them.) Anyway, with the Yash Raj banner backing the project, this is touted as one of the most anticipated movies of this year. It is a period film set in the 1970s era with the story revolving around the lives of two small-time thieves who later get involved in the coal mafia. Right.
Who with: With the guys sporting ripped bodies, which they’re too eager to show off, this is best watched for your girlfriend’s sake who fawns over the Romeos of our times, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor (who both played Romeo in the not too distant past). Sigh!
- Hasee Toh Phasee – The ‘senti’ Siddharth Malhotra, and the ‘mental’ Parineeti Chopra, come together for this romantic comedy slated to be released on February 7th. “Don’t call it a rom-com,” says one of the producers, the guy we all love to hate aka Karan Johar. “It’s a coming-of-age film of two people, their journey and the manner in which their paths meet.” Cue eyeroll. Like we haven’t heard that one before. Regardless of that statement as a dampener, I have to admit that the trailer does look quirky and interesting. We’ll have to wait and watch.
Who with: Best watched with “a friend who might be more” and hope that the movie will give your relationship the nudge it needs 😉
- Shaadi Ke Side Effects – With different actors reprising the roles of Sid (Farhan Akhtar) and Trisha (Vidya Balan), this sequel to the 2006 movie is set to release on February 28th. Going by the promos, this is touted to be a romantic comedy with marriage and a kid added into the milieu. This is Farhan’s first comedy giving us an opportunity to see how good his comic timing is.
Who with: This will be best watched with your beau/girlfriend to know some of the travails that await you once you’re a married couple, dealing with a kid to boot 😉
- 2 States: The Story of My Marriage – Based on the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat, this is the fourth book of his that is being adapted to the big screen. Though I’m not a big fan of his writing (I was done with him after reading his first book), three of his books have gone on to become successful movies. Well, except for One night at the call center. And another book is due to become a movie next year. Anyway, in this latest adaptation, Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor star as a couple coming from two different states in India, who face hardships in convincing their parents to approve of their marriage. Although it does have a clichéd storyline, it is touted to be one of the most anticipated movies of this year (I can only wonder why!?).
Who with: If you’re in a situation similar to the protagonists of this movie, then this is one flick you could watch to help you come up with ways to convince your parents. What say? Oh and by the way, this is coming out on April 18th.