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  • 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.”

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