The 20 Most Awaited Movies of 2014
The second half of 2014 has a great line-up of movies.
The first half of the year saw some decent movie releases but the real fun starts only now.
The second half of the year has the big stars, the big banners and the BIG movies.
Here is presenting Part I of a two-part series, listing the 20 most awaited movies of 2014.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
Pick up Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and give it aaj ka tadka, and you'll probably get Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt get together after their successful 2014 outings, Main Tera Hero and 2 States respectively.
Release: July 11
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Image: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
Among the biggest releases of the year, the hype around Salman Khan's Kick has been constant.
The trailer has created a record in terms of views and appreciation and producer-turned-director has kept the entertainment quotient quite high.
The song Jumme Ki Raat a chartbuster already, and all records are set to be broken this Eid.
Release: July 25
Image: Jacqueline Fernandez and Salman Khan in Kick
The title itself promises 'entertainment', so we can expect a lot of that in writers-turned-directors Sajid-Farhad next funny offering.
Just like his last release Holiday, Akshay Kumar has ensured that his film It's Entertainment enjoys a long and sustained promotion of three months.
The reactions have been good so far and with a unique plot involving a dog, It's Entertainment promises a family show.
Release: August 8
Image: Tamannah and Akshay Kumar in It's Entertainment
The biggest sequel of the year, Singham Returns marks the return of Ajay Devgn with director Rohit Shetty, whose last Chennai Express scored a double century.
There are high expectations from the sequel since Singham was much loved as both the movie as well as the character.
Kareena Kapoor joins the party in the sequel.
Release: August 15
Image: Movie poster of Sibgham Returns
Amidst all the men and their action arrives Rani Mukerji, who is going solo yet again after her last release Aiyyaa.
This time around, the vibes are better and the reactions to the trailer -- where Rani plays a gritty cop -- is good.
Though her earlier association with director Pradeep Sarkar -- Laaga Chunari Mein Daag -- was a no show, Mardaani is in different territory and looks interesting.
Release: August 22
Image: Movie poster of Mardaani
A year after Ghanchakkar, Emraan Hashmi returns to the big screen with Raja Natwarlal, a film that looks quite intriguing.
Though the earlier title Shaatir wasn't bad either, it might be interesting to see what Emraan and his Jannat director Kunal Deshmukh have in store for us this time.
Release: August 29
Image: Emraan Hashmi in Raja Natwarlal
We've seen movies like Mistress of Spices and Chef. Now, it's time for Daawat-e-Ishq, a first for the Indian audience.
With director Habib Faisal (Ishaqzaade) at the helm of affairs, along with Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Anupam Kher, this Aditya Chopra production could turn out to be a delectable dish.
Release: September 5
Image: Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra in Daawat-e-Ishq
There is an air of secrecy around this VFX affair. All we know is that it has a creature in the midst of it all, a la Jurassic Park and Godzilla.
One hopes it matches up in the bigness quotient, since audiences today are exposed to similar Hollywood movies.
Director Vikram Bhatt reunites with his Raaz 3 heroine Bipasha Basu here.
Release: September 12
Image: Imran Abbas and Bipasha Basu
Photographs: Bipasha Basu/Twitter
Deepika Padukone reunites with her Cocktail team -- director Homi Adajania and producers Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan.
Arjun Kapoor pairs up with Deepika for the first time.
The cast also includes fine actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia.
Release: September 12
Image: Deepika Padukone in Finding Fanny
The year did not start well for Sonam Kapoor, thanks to a flop called Bewakoofiyaan. But she may just bounce back with Khoobsurat, a remake of the Rekha-starrer of the same name.
This will be Sonam's sister Rhea's second production after Aisha.
Release: September 19
Image: Sonam Kapoor