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In the NAME of Rajjo, Krrish, Ram-Leela...

Last updated on: October 31, 2013 19:16 IST

Image: Kangana Ranaut in Rajjo
Joginder Tuteja in Mumbai

The latest trend in the movies seems to be naming the film after its protagonist.

So we've had Boss, Shahid, Krrish 3, Rajjo, Ram-Leela... the list goes on.

And what exactly is the list? Read on:


Kangna Ranaut turns into a nautch girl named Rajjo for this realistic tale, set in the by-lanes of a small town of India.

Rajjo is pitched as a calling card for Kangna, who could well do with an author backed role for herself.

Krrish 3

Image: Movie poster of Krrish 3

India's only superhero franchise, Krrish 3 is named after Hrithik Roshan's superhero character in the film.

Directed by Rakesh Roshan, this sci-fi venture is touted to be a huge Diwali bonanza in the making.


Image: Movie poster of Ram Leela

Ranveer Singh is Ram.

Deepika Padukone is Leela.

And together, they come together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's violent love story called Ram-Leela.

A contemporary take of Romeo & Juliet, this jodi finds it's base in Gujarat and should find an easy connect with the audience, courtesy their simple names.

Satya 2

Image: Movie poster of Satya 2

Ram Gopal Varma's Satya was one of his best films, made on the underworld.

Now, 15 years later, he's back with a sequel.

The name of the protagonist remains the same, Satya, and one wonders if there will be a character like Bhiku Mhatre in the film.




R... Rajkumar

Image: Movie poster of R... Rajkumar

It started out being Rambo Rajkumar.

Then objections were raised from those who hold copyright of the name Rambo, and that was dropped.

Director Prabhu Dheva changed the name of the film to R...Rajkumar and promises to unveil the mystery behind the 'R' when the film releases.

Joe B Carvalho

Image: The Joe B Carvalho team

Arshad Warsi promises a laugh riot with Joe B Carvalho, a film where he apparently plays the title role of a detective.

Designed to sound like Jo Bhi Karvalo, the film may be the second successive take for Arshad, where his character's name finds itself in the title.

Remember Jolly LLB

Bhoothnath Returns

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Bhoothnath

Amitabh Bachchan had a lot of fun playing the unkempt ghost Bhootnath.

Now, five years after the first film, comes the sequel, Bhoothnath Returns, promising its own share of laughs.

Incidentally, the last time his character's name was found in a film's title was in Sarkar Raj (2008). 


Image: Movie poster of Roy

Is Ranbir Kapoor playing the title role here, or will it be Arjun Rampal?

It is a wait and watch situation, since the makers are totally tight lipped on the film.

All that is fine, as long as there are no unpleasant surprises like in Besharam.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

Image: Movie poster of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

The very title promises that Humpty Sharma will bring a lot of fun with him.

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt return in this Karan Johar production, to be directed by by debutant Shashank Khaitan.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

Image: Sushant Singh Rajput and Dibakar Banerjee on the sets of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi

One of the most successful characters in Bengali literature, Byomkesh Bakshi will be seen in Dibakar Banerjee's next

Will Sushant Singh Rajput do justice to it? Let's wait and watch.