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FANTASTIC Movies coming up in 2017!

By Joginder Tuteja
Last updated on: January 02, 2017 15:40 IST
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There are some promising movies coming up in 2017. 

We look at 52 of them, spread over 52 Fridays, in a two-part special. Here's the first part.



OK Jaanu
Release date: January 13

IMAGE: Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur in the Ok Jaanu poster.

Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor were magical in Aashiqui 2. Will they be just as good in this film, which has a modern take on relationships?


Release date: January 25

IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in the Raees poster.

2017 sees its first big ticket arrival with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees.

The trailer looks good and there are quite a few expectations from director Rahul Dholakia, who had made this fabulous movie before.


Release date: January 25

IMAGE: Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in the Kaabil poster.

Made in record time by Sanjay Gupta, Kaabil is a masala movie from the house of Rakesh Roshan.

Hrithik Roshan looks hot and shares a good chemistry with Yami Gautam.

The story seems unique as the lead pair is blind, as we see from the trailer.


Jolly LLB 2
Release date: February 10

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2

Akshay Kumar kick-starts 2017 with his first release Jolly LLB 2. If the promo is any indication, he will be demonstrating his versatility yet again in an amusing yet dramatic ride.


The Ghazi Attack
Release date: February 17

IMAGE: Rana Daggubati in The Ghazi Attack. Photograph: Rana Daggubati/Instagram

A few weeks before Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rana Daggubati will be seen in this Telugu-Hindi bilingual. The Karan Johar presentation goes with the tagline of 'The War You Did Not Know About.'


Release date: February 17

IMAGE: Kiara Adwani with the Burmawalla brothers Abbas, Mustan and Hussain. Photograph: Kiara Advani/Instagram

Director duo Abbas-Mustan return with the action-thriller Machine, a twisted love story, which launches Abbas' son Mustafa.


Commando 2
Release date: March 3

IMAGE: Vidyut Jammwal in Commando 2. Photograph: Vidyut Jamwal/Twitter

Vidyut Jammwal left a good impression with Commando. Now, he and his fabulous body will be seen in its sequel.

Expect a lot of action and stunts.


Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Release date: March 10

IMAGE: Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Photograph: Varun Dhawan/Instagram

It's not a true sequel of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, but Badrinath Ki Dulhania -- starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt -- will add on to the recall value, thanks to the title. Karan Johar backs all the fun. 


Release date: March 10

IMAGE: Baadshaho director Milan Luthria with Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta. Photograph: Ajay Devgan/Instagram

Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Milan Luthria come together again after Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. 

This by itself is a news enough for the loyal fans of the franchise. 


Sarkar 3
Release date: March 17

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar 3. Photograph: RGV/Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan and Ram Gopal Varma come together for the third installment of the Sarkar movies.

The promo is out, and we can't wait.


Release date: March 24

IMAGE: Anushka Sharma with brother Karnesh and director Anshai Lal. Photograph: Anushka Sharma/Instagram

After NH10, Anushka Sharma makes yet another unusual choice as producer-actor in Phillauri. A romantic comedy, the film sees Anushka opposite Diljit Dosanjh, whom we loved in Udta Punjab.


Naam Shabana
Release date: March 31

IMAGE: Director Neeraj Pandey with Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar. Photograph: Akshay Kumar/Instagram

Baby was an explosive thriller and now Taapsee Pannu's story will be told in its prequel. Expect an edge-of-the-seat thriller from this Akshay Kumar venture.


Begum Jaan
Release date: March

IMAGE: The League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen. Photograph: Vidya Balan/Instagram

Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan will see her play a madam in a brothel. Set during the Partition, the film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Gauhar Khan and Pallavi Sharda.


Jagga Jasoos
Release date: April 7

IMAGE: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Jagga Jasoos.

It may have been much delayed, but the trailer shows us that it's well worth the wait.

Director Anurag Basu creates a fantasy world for Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif and we're invited.


Release date: April 21

IMAGE: Sonakshi Sinha in Noor. Photograph: Sonakshi Sinha/Instagram

Sonakshi Sinha gets to play an investigative journalist in Noor, and we can't help but wonder if she will get it right.


Release date: April 21

IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Just what is Kaalakaandi?

This could be the first piece of the puzzle that may be unraveled once the promotional campaign of the Saif Ali Khan starrer begins.

Akshat Verma (writer, Delhi Belly) directs.


Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Release date: April 28

IMAGE: Rana Daggubatti in Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion. Photograph: Rana Daggubati/ Instagram

The first part ended with a crucial question -- 'Why did Katappa kill Baahubali?' -- and it's been on everyone's lips and mind since.

Director SS Rajamouli will finally deliver the answer with the second part of war epic.


Atithi in London
Release date: May 5

IMAGE: Paresh Rawal and Kartik Aaryan in Atithi in London. Photograph: Kartik Aaryan/Instagram

Atithi In London follows its first part, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, starring Ajay Devgan, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sensharma.

The new film is directed by Ashwini Dhir and features Kartik Aryan (of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2 fame) and Kirti Kharbanda. Paresh Rawal, of course, adds to the chaos.


Meri Pyari Bindu
Release date: May 12

IMAGE: Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra on the sets of Meri Pyari Bindu. Photograph: Parneeti Chopra/Twitter

Almost three years after Kill/Dil, Parineeti Chopra will be seen in Meri Pyari Bindu.

The Yash Raj film co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana.


Half Girlfriend
Release date: May 19

IMAGE: Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor on the sets of Half Girlfriend. Photograph: Arjun Kapoor/Instagram

Arjun Kapoor was great in Chetan Bhagat's movie adaptation of 2 States.

Now, one expects to be just as good in Chagat's next movie adaptation, Half Girlfriend. Directed by Mohit Suri, the film co-stars Shraddha Kapoor.


Release date: June 9

IMAGE: Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in Raabta.

Finding Fanny producer Dinesh Vijaan turns director with Raabta, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.

The romcom has been pushed from February to June and we will soon see how it's shaped up.


Release date: June 25

IMAGE: Salman Khan in Tubelight. Photograph: Kabir Khan/Instagram.

Salman Khan and Kabir Khan return with their third film together after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

They're expected to score a hat-trick this Eid. Click here to see the behind-the-scenes pictures!


Munna Michael
Release date: July 7

IMAGE: Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael

Tiger Shroff and director Sabbir Khan scored back to back with Heropanti and Baaghi. Now, Munna Michael is their third film together.

Tiger returns to what he does best -- dance -- and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's presence should enhance it further.


Release date: July 14

IMAGE: Saif Ali Khan with director Raja Menon at the Golden Temple.

Saif Ali Khan stars in the Indian version of Hollywood film, Chef, directed by Airlift director Raja Menon.


Bareilly Ki Barfi
Release date: July 21

IMAGE: Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana.

Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao should be a delight to watch in this Ashwini Iyer Tiwari film. Ashwini, incidentally, had directed the beautiful Nil Battey Sannata before.


Release date: July 28

IMAGE: Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz on the sets of Mubarakan

Arjun Kapoor will be seen in a double role in Anees Bazmee's Mubarakan, also featuring his chachu Anil Kapoor.

Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty add to the cast.

Release date: July

IMAGE: Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra. Photograph: Homi Adajania/Twitter

Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra would be seen in this unusual film. Irrfan also stars in this.

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