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Are you ready for these movies?

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
August 06, 2020 11:02 IST
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Film folk seemed to have used the months of the lockdown to plan new projects. And so, we have had a few movie announcements rolling out.

Joginder Tuteja lists the biggest projects announced during the lockdown.

 

Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan

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Akshay Kumar has over half a dozen films lined up for release until the end of 2021, and he adds yet another one.

He teams up again with Director Aanand L Rai for Raksha Bandhan, a film which will be presented by his sister Alka Hiranandani.

Akshay is already doing Atrangi Re with Aanand Rai, co-starring Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan.

 

Ajay Devgn's next on the Galwan attack

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Soon after the June 15, 2020 clash in the Galwan Valley, Ajay Devgn announced that he would make a film on the military confrontation that cost the lives of 20 Indian soldiers and as yet undetermined number of Chinese casualties.

This will be yet another patriotic affair from the superstar who already has Bhuj - The Pride of India and Maidaan coming up next.

 

John Abraham's remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum

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The late director K R Sachinanandan's Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum was one of the earliest releases of the year before the lockdown began.

This clash between an upright cop and a former army officer was hailed for its taut narrative and intense drama.

John Abraham has announced a remake of the film as a producer though he hasn't confirmed yet which part he will be playing.

 

Kartik Aaryan's remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

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Allu Arjun's Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is the biggest Telugu blockbuster after Baahubali and hot property among pan-India audiences, courtesy its dubbed Hindi version.

Now, it will be made in Hindi with Kartik Aaryan taking the lead.

 

Prabhas-Deepika's next

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There is a lot of curiosity around Prabhas's next film with Deepika Padukone, the top actors in their respective film industries.

Rediff readers already think their jodi looks good!

 

Ayushmann Khurranna's next with Abhishek Kapoor

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Ayushmann Khurranna teams up with Kedarnath Director Abhishek Kapoor for a film which has not been titled yet.

 

Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi's Phone Bhoot

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A horror comedy by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Phone Bhoot features Katrina Kaif along with Ishaan Khatter (Dhadak) and Siddhant Chaturvedi (Gully Boy).

It will be directed by Gurmeet Singh, who gained popularity with the Web series, Inside Edge and Mirzapur.

 

Vivek Oberoi's Iti and Rosie

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It will be a double bill for Vivek Oberoi who will be seen in back-to-back thrillers, Iti and Rosie.

The films mark the comeback of Producer Prernaa A Arora who went through her share of legal problems before she came out of them.

While Iti has a key plot point of 'solving one's own murder', Rosie is a horror-thriller franchise.

Both films are directed by Vishal Mishra.

 

Nushrat Bharucha's Chhori

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The Marathi horror-mystery Lapachhapi will be remade in Hindi as Chhori with Director Vishal Furia.

It will be produced by Vikram Malhotra who recently made Shakuntala Devi and Breathe: Into The Shadows.

 

Aftab Shivdasani's Dhundh

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Horror seems to be the toast of the season.

Aftab Shivdasani makes his comeback with Dhundh.

He turns producer with this film, in collaboration with Prernaa A Arora, which has the tagline: 'Evil Has An Address, Your Mind'.

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