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The most-awaited Bollywood films of 2016
The year 2016 seems to be very promising for Bollywood. We had some great cinematic experiences in 2015, memories of which are still afresh. But as we ring in the New Year, there's seems to be a lot more to rejoice on Indian cinema at least in the next 12 months.

There are intense romances, arousing thrillers, eye-popping dramas and zestful biopics lined up for you this year. Besides, there are also high promises of bringing stories from genres that have remained untouched by Bollywood so far.

As we look ahead, the yet to be released flicks of 2016 have all the elements to leave us enthralled, mesmerised, and above all entertained. Check out the most-awaited movies of 2016 that could prove to be gamechangers for the industry. Well, 2016 is just about to get better for you, isn't it? So read on:


A brave ATS officer and a disabled chess grandmaster face a mysterious and dangerous opponent. It is director Bejoy Nambiar's riveting action thriller and tells the tale of how a wheel-chair bound chess grandmaster and an ATS officer strike up a great friendship, and unite to fight a common enemy. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, it is a movie we hope that will give a decent start to the year.


Airlift promises to be a remarkable movie, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the thriller is based on the true event of the biggest evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the Gulf-war in the 1990s. Airlift that explores one of India's most "heroic" rescue mission has been extensively shot in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) and India.


Neerja is a biopic on the brave Pan AM flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life to save passengers from terrorists aboard the ill-fated flight. Starring fashionista Sonam Kapoor, the trailer of the film is very promising and the actress looks perfect in her character. In fact, Sonam's expressive performance as Neerja has attracted a lot of interest in the film.


Set in Gujarat in the 1980s, Raees is an ambitious project of Rahul Dholakia - the director of the film. Shah Rukh plays the role of a bootlegger from Gujarat. The film traces his journey on how he fights a tough cop to stop his business from doom. Apart from Shah Rukh, the film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan (who makes her debut in Bollywood with the film) and Farhan Akhtar. The film will release on Eid 2016.


2016 is a year of big star casts including the three Khans and the year seems to be pretty grand. Apart from Raees, another film which will release on Eid is Salman Khan's Sultan. The actor has collaborated with Yash Raj Films for this movie and plays the role of a professional wrestler.


Dangal puts the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat from Haryana into the limelight. The former wrestler Phogat had trained his two daughters to be wrestlers in a an orthodox village of Haryana. His daughters eventually managed to win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Perfectionist actor Aamir Khan plays the character of Mahavir Singh Phogat onscreen.

Mohenjo Daro

With a perfect blend of casting, director, plot and musicians, Mohenjo Daro is going to be a perfect treat to watch this year. The film is director Ashutosh Gowarikar's ambitious project which stars Hrithik Roshan and South Indian actress Pooja Hegde. As the name suggests, the film is set in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation (2600 BC). With a hefty budget, and music by AR Rahman, this will be one of the larger than life movies of 2016.

'Jai Gangaajal'

The film tells the story of a women SP who is hard to manipulate and knows the rules of the game pretty well. Priyanka Chopra's incomparable portrayal of a female cop is appealing and she is indeed going to be Bollywood's new angry young woman. Priyanka plays the lead role of a police officer Abha Mathur who takes on a very powerful and influential man of the district. The film is the sequel to Prakash Jha's Gangaajal which starred Ajay Devgn, and thus it has a similar trajectory.

Raman Raghav

Anurag Kashyap's next is a story of Raman Raghav, a psychopath serial killer. Raghav mostly preyed on the homeless, and would tyrannize them to death. Eventually, he was caught and sentenced and died in prison. Method actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been cast as Raman Raghav in the ever gritty film.

Udta Punjab

This film is based on the 'drug addiction' prevalent in Punjab. It is Abhishek Chaubey's third film after Ishqiya (2010) and Dedh Ishqiya (2014) and he brings together exes Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor along with Alia Bhatt in the film. It would be an interesting watch due to its subject line.


In the backdrop of the Second World War, this Vishal Bhardwaj film is a romance flick. In this film, Bhardwaj has once again worked with Saif Ali Khan after 2006's Omkara. Shahid Kapoor will also be a part of this Casablanca-like period love story.


This is one of most-awaited film of 2016 due to its star cast and unique plot. The film is based on the true story of an Indian farmer, Sarabjit Singh. He was convicted of espionage and terrorism in Pakistan and sentenced to death. 'Sarabjit' will explore the true side of the farmer's tale. Ace actor Randeep Hooda plays the role of Sarabjit, while Aishwarya Rai stars as his sister.

Besides the above mentioned films, there's a lot more to come this year. Here are few more names: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Fan, Befikre, Dishoom, Mirziya, Ki And Ka, Fitoor, Jagga Jasoos, Chalk And Duster, Ghayal Once Again, Kapoor And Sons, Baaghi, Rock On 2, Azhar, M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Haraamkho, Aligarh and Gauri Shinde's untitled next starring Alia and Shah Rukh. Well, 2016 has a lot of entertainment to offer, isn't it?

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