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10 upcoming Bollywood films that may surprise us this year

Last updated on: May 09, 2014 15:00 IST

Image: Saqib Saleem and Partho Gupte in Hawaa Hawaai
Joginder Tuteja in Mumbai

Could this be the year of sleeper hits? Find out.

It has been a while since small films with relative newcomers did well at the box office.

However, with a lineup of interesting films set for release this year, we may witness a change soon.

Here's looking at 10 upcoming films that could turn into sleeper hits this year!

Hawa Hawaai

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Amol Gupte's well received directorial debut Stanley Ka Dabba didn't receive much love at the box office owing to limited promotion and marketing.

It could all change with his second film Hawaa Hawaai which has been produced by Fox Star Studios and has garnered praise from critics.

With son Partho Gupte as the protagonist and Saqib Saleem (of Mere Dad Ki Maruti fame) joining the show, Amol may have a winner on his hands.

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Heropanti

Image: Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff in Heropanti

Release date: May 23

Sajid Nadiadwala films generally back big budget films.

He may be launching two rank newcomers -- Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon -- in his new production Heropanti, but the presentation and packaging could rival any contemprary big budget film.

Director Sabbir Khan promises a full-on 'boy meets girl' romance replete with music, drama and action.

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Citylights

Image: Patralekha and Rajkummar Rao in Citylights

Release date: May 30

The Bhatts claim that Hansal Mehta-helmed Citylights will be nothing like anything they have made before.

Rajkummar Rao, who recently won the National Award for Shahid, plays the lead role along with debutante actress Patralekha. 

The film is inspired from the highly acclaimed British-Filipino film Metro Manila --  UK's entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi

Image: Siddharth Gupta and Simran Kaur Mundi in Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi

Release date: May 30

One wouldn't expect a comedy from the makers of serious films like Shaitan and David.

But that's what we get when Bejoy Nambiar joins hands with Ekta Kapoor to produce Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi.

With newcomer Siddharth Gupta playing Kuku Mathur, and costar Simran Kaur Mundi ( of Jo Hum Chahein fame), this could be a feel-good offering.

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Filmistaan

Image: Movie poster of Filmistaan

Release date: June 6

One promo that really looks impressive is that of Filmistaan.

The film has already won the National Award for Best Film and now UTV has taken it under its wing.

Newcomer Sharib Hashmi is the leading man in this unusually riotous affair which chronicles the tale of a 'filmi keeda' trapped in Pakistan with terrorists.

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Fugly


 Release date: June 13

With a big name like Akshay Kumar producing the film, the expectations are really high from Fugly.

Director Kabir Sadanand has roped in four absolute newcomers who get into a crazy situation on the roads of Delhi.

The promo has made an impression and the momentum is picking up.

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Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Image: Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth in Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

Release date: July 4

The film boasts of reputed names like Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Lulla (Eros) and Dinesh Vijan as producers.

A musical by A R Rahman, it will launch Kareena Kapoor's cousin Armaan Jain in the lead along with Deeksha Sheth.

The director, Arif Ali, younger brother of Highway director Imtiaz Ali, is also a newcomer.

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Pizza

Image: Movie poster of Pizza

 Release date: July 4 (expected)

Pizza, produced by Bejoy Nambiar, is a remake of the hit 2012 Tamil film of the same name.

It's made for the mulitplex audience with its big city setting.

Pizza also marks the acting comeback of Akshay Oberoi who had given an impressive performance in Isi Life Mein, though the film had not done well.

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Super Nani


Release date: July (expected)

Though Rekha is not the box office star she was in the 1970s and 80s, her role in this film, directed by Indra Kumar, could be a big draw.

Super Nani is the coming-of-age tale of sorts of a grandmother who redefines herself as a glamorous diva with help from her grandson, played by Sharman Joshi.

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Bank Chor

Image: Kapil Sharma

 Release date: March 6, 2015

This Yash Raj film has first timer Kapil Sharma in the lead role.

It's a comedy caper about a bank robbery gone wrong, directed by Bumpy, who had made his debut with Shraddha Kapoor's Luv Ka The End.

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