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Coming Up: 10 sequels in 2017!

By Joginder Tuteja
Last updated on: January 18, 2017 16:15 IST
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2017 is going to be a year of sequels, with more than 10 lined up for release.

Most of them are eagerly awaited, starring the biggest stars from the film industry like Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan.

Take a look. 

 

Jolly LLB 2
Release date: February 10

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi in Jolly LLB 2.

Jolly LLB 2 is the first sequel to release this year.

The trailer looks good.

Akshay Kumar is riding on the wave of a hat-trick of successes (Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom) and seems to be in his element as a middle-class lawyer from Lucknow, who takes on the State.

Director Subhash Kapoor is expected to delight again after Jolly LLB. 

 

Commando 2
Release date: March 3

IMAGE: Vidyut Jammwal in Commando 2.

Commando was a fair success and everyone took notice of the protagonist Vidyut Jammwal.

The man has done some never-seen-before action moves and that's expected in the sequel as well.

The film, co-starring Esha Gupta and Adah Sharma, also marks the directorial debut of Deven Bhojani of Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai fame.

 

Sarkar 3
Release date: March 17

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar 3.

Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar and its sequel Sarkar Raj have done reasonable well and got good reviews too.

But he took his time before announcing the third part.

This time, Amitabh Bachchan has the company of Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautam, Jackie Shroff, Ronit Roy and Amit Sadh.

Yet again, RGV is wrapping up the film in record time and the theatrical promo will be unveiled with Raees and Kaabil. 

 

Naam Shabana
Release date: March 31

IMAGE: Taapsee Pannu on the poster of Naam Shabana.

Taapsee Pannu is clearly enjoying her time in the sun and choosing varied film genres.

She plays the protagonist in Naam Shabana, a prequel to Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby.

Prequels, incidentally, are quite rare in Bollywood. Let's see what director Shivan Nair and producer Neeraj Pandey give us in Naam Shabana. 

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion
Release date: 
April 14

IMAGE: Prabhas on the poster of Bahubali 2: The Conclusion.

Ever since Katappa killed Bahubali, there have been countless theories around what made him take this drastic step.

It's no wonder that even the promotional material of the film's sequel has the hashtag #WKKB, for 'Why Katappa Killed Baahubali'.

Nothing short of spectacular is expected from director SS Rajamouli from this sequel, which release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. 

 

2.0
Release date: Diwali

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar, Rajinikant and Amy Jackson on the poster of 2.0

When Rajinikanth arrived with Robot/ Enthiran, new records were set.

The film's sequel takes it to the next level by including Akshay Kumar as the main villain.

Directed by Shankar, the Tamil-Hindi bilingual has managed to fetch attention from distributors and has managed an all-India solo release on Diwali. 

 

Golmaal Again
Release date: To be announced

IMAGE: Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty.

Golmaal 3 turned out to be a 100 crore hit and now, the fourth installment is much awaited.

The film sees director Rohit Shetty back with his biggest franchise with Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor.

Parineeti Chopra steps in as leading lady and one waits to see how she will add to the magic and mayhem of Golmaal. 

 

Judwaa 2
Release date: September 29

IMAGE: Varun Dhawan

It's been exactly two decades since the trio of actor Salman Khan, director David Dhawan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala made a cracker of an entertainer in Judwaa.

Now that the film's sequel has been announced, one wonders how Varun Dhawan will fill in Salman's big shoes.

He has Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu for company. 

 

Hate Story 4
Release date: October 13

IMAGE: Director Vishal Pandya with his Hate Story 3 heroine Zarine Khan. photograph: Vishal Pandya/Twitter.

Director Vishal Pandya may have met with a disappointing result in Wajah Tum Ho but he returns to his successful franchise Hate Story with a fourth in the series.

Each of the films in the series has done better business than the one before and one waits to see how Hate Story 4 turns out.

The cast and plot hasn't been announced yet, and we're waiting.

 

Tiger Zinda Hai
Release date: December 21

IMAGE: Poster of Tiger Zinda Hai.

Ek Tha Tiger was the fastest Hindi film to earn Rs 100 crore -- it got there in six days!

One did not expect a sequel but Yash Raj Films threw a surprise recently when they announced Tiger Zinda Hai.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif returns as lovers from across the borders.

Director Kabir Khan makes way for Ali Abbas Zafar of Sultan fame. 

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