So, finally, we have arrived in 2018. Bid-adieu-ed to a not so exciting 2017 and as we move ahead, day by day, there’s a hope of a better year, a better 2018.
Anyone can tell that 2017 was a hard year for Bollywood in terms of box office collections and basic footfall in theatres. Big movies tanked while small ones were able to capture the interest of the audience. Then there were those who everyone hated yet they became some of the biggest grossers of the year.
However, 2018 can possibly be different than its prior and obsolete version of the timeline. With great storylines and casting, 2018 looks more promising than ever in terms of its Bollywood releases. Movie buffs have already tightened their belts for all that is going to come in early 2018.
Check out the 10 Bollywood movies that you need to look out for, in early 2018. These movies are expected to play it big at the box office, as well as, among the critics and audience.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Isha Talwar, Amyra Dastur, Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Shobita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Shenaz Treasurywala, Nary Singh & Akshay Oberoi.
Director: Akshat Verma
Release date: 12 January 2018
(Also Watch: The first look of Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakandi)
This Saif Ali Khan starer can quite possibly become the movie that Saif’s career has been yearning for. Ever since Omkara there haven’t been roles that compelled and challenged Saif as an actor. However, this might work its magic and charm on the audience and his career too, afterall, we all need movies like these ones that are a complete opposite of what the audience expects.
(Also Watch: The first song from Kaalakaandi is the most subtle revision of Kaala Doreya)
Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Zoya Hussain and Ravi Kishan.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Release date: 12 January 2018
(Also Watch: The Mukkabaaz trailer)
Mukkabaaz is a true Anurag Kashyap movie which focuses on the life of a small-town guy and his journey to become the best boxer in Bareilly. In true Kashyap fashion, the movie is everything that one would expect from it, true to reality and gritty in a sense that one would immediately fall for it.
(Also Watch: The real-life journey of Mukkabaaz Vineet Kumar Singh.)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
Director: R Balki
Release date: 25 January 2018
(Also Watch: The First Look Of Padman Trailer)
Padman is a comedy-drama based on the life of social activists Arunachalam Muruganantham who created a low-cost sanitary pad producing machine and decided to educate rural women about the need for feminine and menstrual hygiene.
(Also Read: Do you know about the real-life Padman? Here’s everything that you should know about the man who started sanitary napkin revolution in the country.)
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Naseeruddin Shah, and Sidharth Malhotra.
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Release date: 26 January 2018
(Also Watch: First Look Of Aiyaary)
This Neeraj Pandey special is about what an Indian army soldier resorts to ultimately in the face of a crisis. This highly anticipated movie is a nerve-cracking thriller and has already been on many absolute must-watch movies of 2018.
(Also Watch: The first song from Aiyaary)
5. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.
Director: Luv Ranjan
Release date: 9th February 2018
(Also Watch: First look of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety)
After the massive success of Pyaar Ka Punchnama and its second part, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has already caught the attention of many. With a similar cast and tone to the movie, this one might also bring in a huge amount of mullah from the audience.
(Also Watch: The first and upbeat dance number from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – Dil Chori)
Cast: Anushka Sharma and Parambrata Chatterjee
Director: Prosit Roy
Release date: (Sometime in February)
This is the third home production for Anushka Sharma and after the mega-success of last three ones, we are quite sure even this one would make a huge mark in theatres and among the audience.
Cast: Rani Mukherjee and Kunal Shiinde
Director: Siddharth P Malhotra
Release date: 23 February 2018
The hopes of viewers extraordinarily increased after watching the Hichki trailer. The movie is about a teacher who is suffering from the Tourette Syndrome. This makes her job even harder, however, she refused to give up.
(Also Read: First Look Of Hichki)
8. Parmanu The Story Of Pokhran
Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, and Boman Irani
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Release date: 2 February 2018
John Abraham is making a comeback, even though he never really went anywhere but we can hardly spot him these days. Parmanu was earlier going to release in December however, the makers decided to make a shift in the date. Parmanu is based on the successful nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1988.
9. Vodka Diaries
Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Mandira Bedi and Sharib Hashmi
Director: Kaushal Srivastava
Release date: 19 January 2018
Kay Kay Menon is considered to be one of the best, yet most underrated actors in Bollywood as of now, but every now and then, the man comes out with some of the most exceptional movies that blow everyone’s mind away. Vodka Diaries is said to be another of such movies, which is about a police officer who is on the quest to find the reality behind a murder.
(Also Read: Vodka Diaries First Song, Beparwah By Parvaaz)
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release date: (Hopefully very soon)
What was being called as the most-awaited movie of 2017, will now have to release in 2018. All because a certain section of this society decided to protest about a movie they haven’t even seen till now. However, with the dropping of an ‘i’ from the title and certain cuts, Padmavat would soon be released in the theatres and one could only support the movie by watching it in the theatres.
Now that you know about 10 of the most exciting Bollywood releases of early 2018, which one are you most excited about?