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In 2021, Bollywood promises to pack a cinematic punch with big ticket movies

While 2020 has been difficult, the Hindi film industry hopes that 2021 will prove to be better for all stakeholders including the audience. The pandemic may have sprung up unprecedented challenges in the way of screening films but with cinema halls reopening, makers and avid film goers anticipate happier times at the theatres. Here is an overview of some of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2021:

Bellbottom: This Pooja Entertainment production was in news for becoming the first Bollywood movie to start and finish shooting amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, the spy thriller film stars Akshay Kumar with Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi. The film is scheduled to be released on 2 April 2021 and promises a slick narrative, great action and never-seen-before locations in Scotland and London. The espionage thriller recreates the eighties and its teasers have excited viewers with its note perfect detailing and retro vibe. 

Bachchan Pandey: This Sajid Nadiadwala production is directed by Farhad Samji and stars Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. The film is about a dreaded gangster who aspires to be an actor and is  scheduled to be released on 22 January 2021.

83: This Kabir Khan directorial is jointly produced by Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Deepika Padukone and Sajid Nadiadwala. The period film captures the heady days in 1983 when cricket allrounder and skipper Kapil Dev along with his “devils” won the first World-Cup for India.  Ranveer Singh plays Kapil Dev, while Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar and Amrita Puri make up the rest of the cast.  The film is seeking a tentative release in March 2021.

Brahmāstra: Produced by Karan Johar , Brahmāstra is a lavishly made fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni in pivotal roles and will serve as the first film in a planned trilogy. The film is scheduled for release in standard formats, 3D, and IMAX though the release date has not yet been specified .

Jersey: This sports drama is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, produced by Aman Gill and Dil Raju and is a remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same title. It stars Shahid Kapoor as a cricketer with an ensemble cast  comprising Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur and others.  The release date of the film has not yet been specified.

Laal Singh Chaddha: This adaptation of the 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump,’ is a comedy-drama directed by Advait Chandan and is helmed by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Studios. The film stars Aamir Khan in the titular role with Kareena Kapoor as his romantic lead, Vijay Sethupathi in his Hindi film debut  and Mona Singh in a pivotal character. The film was in the news for having been filmed in more than 100 Indian locations and is scheduled for release during Christmas 2021.

Rashmi Rocket: This sports drama film is directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya. The film features Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, alongside Priyanshu Painyuli and Abhishek Banerjee. The film traces the trials and tribulations and ultimate triumph of a female athlete. Taapsee Pannu is reportedly training hard to play the role convincingly. The release date of the film has not yet been specified.

Maidaan: This  biographical, period film captures the  golden years of Indian football from 1952–62.  It stars Ajay Devgn as football coach Syed Abdul Rahim who changed the fortunes of the Indian team.  Directed by Amit Sharma, the film is produced by Zee Studios in collaboration with Bayview Projects LLP.  The film releases worldwide in cinemas on Dussehra 2021, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages, and is  Devgn’s first pan India acting initiative.

Sooryavanshi: This  action entertainer  directed by Rohit Shetty is produced by Shetty himself in association with Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta. It features Akshay Kumar as the titular character opposite Katrina Kaif.  Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Nikitin Dheer, Vivan Bhatena and Javed Jaffrey play supporting roles, while Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh make a special appearance.

Initially releasing on 24 March 2020, Sooryavanshi was postponed due to COVID-19  and will now possibly be screened in the first quarter of 2021.

Atrangi Re: This romantic drama directed by Aanand L. Rai, stars Sara Ali Khan in a double role opposite Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. Produced  by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films, ‘Atrangi Re’ will celebrate Rai’s distinctive and  earthy storytelling, realistic locations and witty writing. It will be theatrically released worldwide on 14 February 2021, coinciding with Valentine’s Day.

Fatima Sana Shaikh shared her life experiences for her next film

Fatima Sana Shaikh who is currently busy shooting for her next with Anurag Basu has penned down her life experiences to essay the role.

The actress had to really delve within herself to understand her character. Keeping in sync with the film’s storyline Fatima was asked by the film’s team to share her personal life experiences and private moments too to essay the role.

Being a Mumbaikar Fatima has a lot of love and passion for the city and has experienced a spectrum of phases in her life. Fatima who loves capturing images of her experiences through traveling. Anurag Basu’s untitled film’s production asked Fatima to share her experiences as a woman, who interacts with a variety of people both at the professional and personal level which will be used in the film to add a more realistic touch in specific scenes.

Fatima who is a huge fan of Anurag Basu’s films is really excited to work with the Director for his art of direction and Rajkumar Rao for his critically acclaimed roles and to be a part of a film which is an apt portrayal of characters of the people living a metro lifestyle.

The actress who left us spellbound with her hard-hitting performance in Aamir Khan starrer Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan will now be seen in a never before seen avatar which is a variation in her career in Anurag Basu’s next.

Ahead of Thugs of Hindostan release, let’s take a look at Aamir Khan’s varied looks which went on to create buzz

Trust Aamir Khan to create trends and set precedents, his Thugs of Hindostan look is no different. One of Bollywood’s most-watched actors, Aamir Khan’s film look has created a rage amongst the audience.

The actor never fails to impress the audience, not just with his performances and choice of films but also with his looks in them.

He’s known to have gone to great lengths to get the right look for his character and his recently look from Thugs of Hindostan is a testimony of it.

Let’s take a look at 5 such looks of Aamir Khan which further created a trend amongst the masses:-

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Handlebar moustache, ruffled hair, rose-tinted glasses, ragged coat and a big smile. Aamir Khan aka Firangi from Thugs looks more cheerful and colourful than any of the characters.

Secret Superstar (2017)

When the look of this upcoming film, Secret Superstar went viral, fans loved the way Aamir looked in it. He experimented with a variation of a Van Dyke beard and teamed it up with a handlebar moustache in the film. What catches our fancy is the accessory that he sports on the head in the film

Dangal (2016)

Aamir Khan pulled off the roles of the elderly and the young wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat very convincingly. While he put on about 22-25 kilos to look the part as the older Phogat, his salt and pepper hair and stubble added to the look. Interestingly, the actor then lost the extra weight to reprise the role of Phogat in his younger days.

Ghajini (2008)

In this action-packed thriller, Aamir Khan’s eight-pack abs became the talk of the town. He even made the stroked close crew cut look sexy on screen.

Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

His thick moustache and really long hair that he grew for the role of an Indian soldier, Mangal Pandey, got him the accolades. The actor wanted a look that would aptly portray the pre-independent era in which the film was based. Like always, he took time to finalise it and obviously got it right.

Aamir who is touted to be a trendsetter, this time too, he has redefined the pop culture.

Rajkumar Hirani opens up about the relocation of Rancho wall

Ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots stands to be one of the most loved films of Bollywood. The blockbuster not only garnered love and appreciation from the audience and critics alike but is also one of the highest grossing films of all time.

The cult film is considered a classic and is loved for every element in the film. 3 Idiots created such an uproar amongst the masses that the school in Leh where the film was shot had dedicated an entire wall to Aamir Khan’s character Rancho, making the Rancho wall a famous tourist point. However, due to the constant hustle of the visitors, students in the school are unable to focus on their studies. Therefore, the management has decided to relocate the wall.

The school’s principal, Stanzin Kunzang, has said that the decision was taken as it had become very difficult to control a large number of tourists visiting the wall every day. Besides the fact that the school campus was being littered badly, students were also reportedly getting distracted by the number of tourists flocking to the Wall.

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani came across the news and shared his opinion on the same saying, “I’ve read about the decision to relocate the Rancho Wall. My entire cast and crew and I have some wonderful memories of that place.” But what’s his take on the rationale behind the decision? “Honestly, if the constant stream of tourists is hampering the kids’ education, distracting them and creating problems, then I feel it is the right call. At the end of the day, they were the ones who created and gave that wall its name, so I am sure it must be very close to them as well.”

Earlier, there were reports that the school was planning to raze the wall as well as ban the tourists from the campus, however, the school authorities have denied the reports and said tourists are very much still welcome. Reportedly, an enhanced 3 Idiots visitor experience has been planned in the vicinity of the school campus, near the existing Rancho’s Cafe.

3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, and Boman Irani created waves not just in India but also opened a huge audience market in China. The film is touted to be one of the most loved films celebrating friendship in Bollywood, making the Rajkumar Hirani directorial an all-time blockbuster.

Rajkumar Hirani is touted to be a miracle maker proving his Midas touch at the box office time and again. The last venture of the director ‘Sanju’ broke major records at the box office and is the highest grosser of the year and the third highest grosser of all time.

 

Aamir Khan turned Thug with his mother’s help

Trust Aamir Khan to approach all his films with utmost perfection. For his latest onscreen appearance as a Thug, the actor borrowed his mother’s Soorma to add the needed edge to his character.

Superstar Aamir Khan has got the masses excited with an avatar which is poles apart from his look in Dangal. Aamir was required to don an edgy look for Thugs of Hindostan and the actor turned to his mother to help complete his look.

Known to change his looks like a chameleon for his diverse films, Aamir has slipped into the quirky character of ‘Firangi’ with ease.

The Superstar who is known to consult and reach to his mother for feedback, once again took his mother Zeenat Hussain.

While consulting his mother for his Thugs avatar, the actor was suggested to apply Soorma. Aamir not only went on to borrow kohl from his mother for his onscreen appearance but also used it for his everyday look while shooting for the film.

The actor shares a very close bond with his mother, be it rushing back home to celebrate his Birthday with his Mother or holding special screenings of all his films first for his mother, the actor is known to go above and beyond for her.

Presenting Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar as Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema,Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time.

In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF today unveiled Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar to date. She plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan. Suraiyya is the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees. She is the best dancer of the country that people throng to watch.

With a casting that also comprises Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira, Thugs of Hindostan is the most anticipated film releasing this Diwali. The film is set to treat audiences across age groups with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen by audiences on screen to date. With its edge-of-the-seat thrills and an epic adventure and war on the seas, the film is set to light up this Diwali.

YRF’s mega action entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, a national holiday.

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting the cruel and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive

Presenting the cruel and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to give audiences a visual spectacle this Diwali. With a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza, it is the most awaited film releasing this Diwali. The film also presents an epic battle with the all-powerful enemy.

In keeping with the innovative move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF unveiled the cruel, evil, highly manipulative and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive, the commander of the East India Company. Lord John Clive, played by British actor Lloyd Owen is the enemy one should never make. He is the face of the British Raj in India and a symbol of cold evil and deadly ambition.

Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, it is the biggest ever film produced by Bollywood. With a casting that also comprises Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, Thugs of Hindostan is set to treat audiences with an exciting, visually stunning cinematic experience on the big screen.

YRF’s mega action entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, the national holiday.

Presenting Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan to release worldwide on November 8th

Presenting Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira in Thugs of Hindostan

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to present audiences a jaw-dropping, larger than life, never seen before visual extravaganza. Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, this film is the most awaited release this year on Diwali. In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF unveiled the first look of the skilled warrior Zafira played by Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Zafira is fiery and stunning. She is an extremely talented fighter and specialises in combat by bow and arrow. Zafira has perfect accuracy and she doesn’t miss a target, ever. Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira brings vigour and freshness to Thugs of Hindostan, the most anticipated film of the year. The film is set to treat audiences with an exciting, visually stunning cinematic experience on the big screen that promises to light up this Diwali with action, thrills and an adrenaline pumping adventure.

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and is set to release on November 8, a national holiday.

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan to release worldwide on November 8th

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to be a larger than life, never seen before visual and cinematic experience. Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, this is the most awaited film to release this year on Diwali.

In keeping with its marketing strategy to unveil one character a day of this mega-action adventure, YRF today unveiled the first motion poster featuring the legend Amitabh Bachchan. The iconic actor plays Khudabaksh – a battle-hardened warrior. Khudabaksh is seen as a commander of this massive ship as he gets ready for a huge war in the motion poster. Thugs of Hindostan is the first Hindi film that uses the sea as the backdrop of its story with jaw-dropping action sequences and Khudabaksh seems to be the master of the seas ready to charge.

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh and is set to release on November 8, a national holiday.

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan to release worldwide on November 8th

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan to release worldwide on November 8th

YRF’s forthcoming Diwali extravaganza Thugs of Hindostan will be the biggest release that Bollywood has ever seen. This mega-action film has achieved a casting coup in the history of Bollywood by bringing together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time.

Today, YRF unveiled the logo of this action entertainer and announced the release date as November 8th, a national holiday.

Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. It has been directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and promises to deliver a never-seen-before cinematic experience on the big screen this Diwali.