Top-notch actors like Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and others have kept their fans waiting for their releases for a long time now. Due to the pandemic, many films from Bollywood haven’t completed shooting and now so that things are slowly falling back in place, the actors are in the process of completing their parts of the film. With theatres opening up again, with people getting back to work, the trade hopes cinemas will do some good business this year, and this seems to be so sure. Films of many big stars of Bollywood are lined up for releases. The mainstream factory has been working really hard and overtime to ensure a steady line-up of releases ready for the months ahead. Also, if COVID-19 comes to control completely, there will be big-ticket sales too. Well, here are some of such most-awaited films of the year.
83: 83 Starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, 83 is one of the most awaited films of the year. Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 narrates the story of India's first-ever cricket World Cup victory in 1983. In the movie, Ranveer Singh stars as the underdog team's captain Kapil Dev while Deepika Padukone plays Kapil's wife Romi Dev. A handpicked cast reprises cricketing icons as Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath, K. Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sandeep Patil, Yashpal Sharma, Madan Lal, Roger Binny, Syed Kirmani, Kirti Azad, Balwinder Sandhu, and Sunil Valson along with team manager Man Singh and Farokh Engineer. Shot on actual locations including Lord's, the movie is expected to open in the first quarter of 2021.
Sooryavanshi: This film is Rohit Shetty’s ambitious project and fans of this commercial director are waiting for the release of the film. Akshay Kumar will be seen playing an ATS Officer Veer Sooryavanshi who is on the lookout for terrorists who are planning a deadly strike on Mumbai. Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn will reprise the roles of Simmba and Singham respectively and will be seen in special roles. Katrina Kaif is the leading lady of the film and Jackie Shroff is the antagonist.
Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai: Radhe stars Salman Khan in the main role. He is back another bigger than life story. It is directed by Prabhu Deva. The film was actually scheduled for released last Eid. But the pandemic has forced the delay of the film now, we need to wait till Edi 2021 for the film to hit the screens. It has Disha Patani as the leading lady.
Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan is making a comeback with this film after a long time. He will pair up with Kareena Kapoor once again for this flick. Laal Singh Chadda makes the Bollywood debut of Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi. Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of Robert Zemeckis' 1994 Hollywood film 'Forrest Gump' starring Tom Hanks, which won multiple Oscars. The Advait Chandan directorial is slated to arrive sometime later this year.
Maidaan: Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan is a sports drama which is inspired by the true story of Syed Abdul Rahim, who was one of India’s greatest football coaches. Priyamani will be seen playing Ajay Devgn’s wife in this film. Initially, Keerthy Suresh was roped in for the same role. However, she was replaced with Priyamani as she was looking very young for the role.
Jersey: This film is also a sports drama and it has Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur playing the lead roles. Jersey is the official Hindi remake of a Telugu film with the same title. It is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, the man who directed the original as well. The story is about a talented but failed cricketer named Arjun, who decides to make a comeback in his late thirties and play for India, to fulfil his son's wish. Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter to announce that the film will release on Diwali this year. So fans of Shahid, make way for him.
Sardar Udham Singh: Vicky Kaushal will bring alive the story of martyr Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O'Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independence India, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of Amritsar in 1919. Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder, and hanged in July 1940. The film is directed by Shoojit Sircar.
Atrangi Re Aanand L. Rai's 'Atrangi Re' brings together Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Nimrat Kaur. Written by Himanshu Sharma, it is billed as a cross-cultural love story.
Bell Bottom: Inspired by true events, the film is set in the 1980s. Directed by Ranjit M. Tewari, the film also stars Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta Bhupathi and Huma Qureshi. It is scheduled to release on April 2, 2021.
Brahmastra: Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in the ambitious Ayan Mukerji-directed superhero adventure, which has been billed as the first part in a trilogy. The film also stars Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy.
Gangubai Kathiawadi: Actress Alia Bhatt will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'. According to reports, the movie revolves around Gangubai Kothewali, a brothel owner and matriarch.
Prithviraj Former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar will be walking into Bollywood alongside Akshay Kumar through the historical drama. Based on the life and heroism of Prithviraj Chauhan, the film is directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who helmed the television epic Chanakya and the period drama Pinjar.
There are a lot of other films that are all set for release this year. MaPrithvirajny have not been listed in the above list. But still, watch the space to know more about the upcoming film, multilingual and more.