Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Have you had an amazing time watching the Bollywood films of 2015 and wonder if 2016 will live up to expectations? Look no further, here is your guide to the most anticipated films of 2016.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films 2016

After no releases in 2015, Aamir Khan will once again end 2016 with a bang

Have you read news stories about your favourite Bollywood celebrities shooting films but are unsure about what the film is about or when it will be released?

With so many great Bollywood films over the last few years, the expectations for 2016 are higher than ever!

Here is a list of all upcoming Bollywood movies that you can expect in 2016, including their projected release dates.

Wazir ~ January 8, 2016
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar
Directed by: Bejoy Nambiar

Why look forward to this? Wazir has two of Bollywood’s finest actors as well as being written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi, who have also written cinematic gems like Munnabhai and 3 Idiots.

The film is about two friends; a paralysed chess master, and an ATS officer, who become friends, brought together by grief.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Ghayal Once Again ~ January 15, 2016
Starring: Sunny Deol, Om Puri, Soha Ali Khan
Directed by: Sunny Deol

Why look forward to this? Sunny Deol acts and directs in the sequel to the 1990 super hit film, Ghayal. This film is due to continue on from where the first left off.

Airlift ~ January 22, 2016
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur
Directed by: Raja Krishna Menon

Why look forward to this? The film is based on the biggest evacuation of Indians in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Fitoor ~ February 12, 2016
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Tabu
Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor

Why look forward to this? An interesting pairing of Aditya Roy Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Kapoor has brought films like Rock On and Kai Po Che.

Fitoor is an adaptation of Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.

Neerja ~ February 19, 2016

Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Uday Chopra, Boman Irani
Directed by: Ram Madhvani

Why look forward to this? The film is based on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who fought for the lives of her passengers when terrorists hijacked a Pan American flight at Karachi in 1986.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Jai Gangajal ~ March 4, 2016
Starring: Priyanka Chopra
Directed by: Prakash Jha

Why look forward to this? Priyanka Chopra is set to impress as a tough cop whilst Prakash Jha creates another engaging social drama.

Kapoor and Sons ~ March 18, 2016
Starring: Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt
Directed by: Shakun Batra

Why look forward to this? A hugely stylish star cast with two of Bollywood’s leading heartthrobs playing brothers.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Ki and Ka ~ April 1, 2016
Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan
Directed by: R Balki

Why look forward to this? Features the refreshing pairing of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor as well as R Balki who has directed films like Paa and Cheeni Kum.

Fan ~ April 15, 2016
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Vaani Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz
Directed by: Maneesh Sharma

Why look forward to this? Has a Shahrukh Khan film ever flopped in recent years?

Maneesh Sharma has directed the quirky Band Baaja Baaraat and Shuddh Desi Romance.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Sarabjit ~ May 20, 2016
Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Directed by: Omung Kumar

Why look forward to this? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sports an interesting look for this biopic which is directed by Omung Kumar, who has previously directed Mary Kom.

Housefull 3 ~ June 3, 2016
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon
Directed by: Sajid-Farhad

Why look forward to this? If you loved and could not resist the laughter in Housefull 1 and 2, then Housefull 3 should not disappoint!

Jagga Jasoos ~ June 3, 2016
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Directed by: Anurag Basu

Why look forward to this? The Anurag-Ranbir combination was incredible in Barfi and fans are dying to see the currently dating couple.

The Ranbir-Katrina combination set screen on fire, although it has been 4 years since they were last seen together on film.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Udta Punjab ~ June 17, 2016
Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh
Directed by: Abhishek Chaubey

Why look forward to this? Abhishek Chaubey, who previously directed films like Ishqiya, has chosen an interesting topic of substance abuse.

The film also sees ex-flames, Shahid and Kareena, in the same film after several years.

Sultan ~ July 8, 2016
Starring: Salman Khan
Directed by: Ali Abbas Zafar

Why look forward to this? Salman Khan and Eid make a record breaking, blockbuster combination which does not disappoint.

This sports drama sees Salman as a Haryana based wrestler.

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Raees ~ July 8, 2016
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Mahira Khan
Directed by: Rahul Dholakia

Why look forward to this? This upcoming action thriller film is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, who were also the makers of the Don franchise with SRK.

Dishoom ~ July 2016
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, John Abraham
Directed by: Rohit Dhawan

Why look forward to this? The Dhawan brother duo and two of the Bollywood’s favourite studs in one film, is set to scorch the screen!

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Mohenjo Daro ~ August 12, 2016
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde
Directed by: Ashutosh Gowarikar

Why look forward to this? The long awaited project sees Hrithik back on the big screen after a break in 2015.

Plus the winning Ashutosh-Hrithik combination that was enjoyed in Jodha Akbar.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ~ October 28, 2016
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan
Directed by: Karan Johar

Why look forward to this? Karan’s directorial return after 3 years, a very interesting love triangle and a Diwali release. What’s not to love?

Hit or Miss Bollywood Films of 2016

Dangal ~ December 23, 2016
Starring: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Rajkummar Rao,
Directed by: Nitesh Tiwari

Why look forward to this? After a year of no Bollywood releases in 2015, Aamir Khan will once again end 2016 with a bang, with a biographical sports drama film.

Aamir plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters and medal winners Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.

With so many big Bollywood films releasing in 2016, it will be interesting to see which ones score high at the box office and in the audience’s hearts.

Sonika is a full-time medical student, Bollywood enthusiast and lover of life. Her passions are dancing, travelling, radio presenting, writing, fashion and socialising! “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths taken but by moments that take our breath away.”