Year 2016 started with big clashes at the box office and such has been the norm across January and February. With two of the most anticipated films Sultan and Raees releasing on the same day, the box office reports are sure to be exciting. The recent most movies to join the bandwagon of big movie clashes are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Sarbjit and Amitabh Bachchan’s TE3N. It is the first time that their movies will stand together in an arena of face off on May 20. Here are the big upcoming clashes this year.
1. Great Grand Masti, Rocky Handsome (March 24)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows The adult comedy film ‘Great Grand Masti’ is the third installment of the popular franchise Masti which stars Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles. It will mark the Bollywood debut of model Kangna Sharma, who was the runner-up in the Miss Maxim 2014 contest. It also features Kaanchi actress Mishti Chakraborty and Miss Universe 2015 contestant Urvashi Rautela as the leading ladies.
Rocky Handsome on the contrary is an action film starring John Abraham and Shruti Haasan. The film is directed by Nishikant Kamat.
2. Ki and Ka, Love Games (April 1)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows R. Balki’s directorial Ki and Ka will feature Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan on the big screen for the first time. Arjun will essay the role of a house husband, while Kareena will be seen playing an ambitious career-oriented woman in the movie. The movie will also see a cameo by megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan.
Love Games starring Patralekhaa is a movie based on love, sex and revenge. The film which is being produced under the Bhatt camp also marks the debut of model Gaurav Arora. It will be a clash of two completely different genres.
3. Mirzya, Azhar (May 13)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows Mirzya is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s first love story and his next after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film will launch Anil Kapoor’s son and Sonam Kapoor’s younger brother Harshvardhan Kapoor. Tanvi Azmi’s niece, Saiyami Kher who will be romancing Harshvardhan in the film, is also marking her foray into Bollywood with ‘Mirzya’. Set in Rajasthan, ‘Mirzya’ is an epic love story, that plays out in contemporary times, inspired by the folk tale of ‘the legend of Mirza – Sahiban’. The film is said to have heightened drama and action-packed sequences.
Emraan Hashmi will be seen playing Mohammed Azharuddin in Azhar, which is a biopic on the former Indian cricketer. Prachi Desai will be portraying the role of Azharuddin’s first wife Naureen in the film. Directed by Tony D’Souza, ‘Azhar’ also stars Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles and is slated for a worldwide release on May 13, 2016.
4. Sarbjit, TE3N (May 20)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows Sarbjit is based on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later. The film features actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be seen playing the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur and the title role will be played by Randeep Hooda.
Also releasing on the same day will be her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan’s TE3N. The film is being directed by Sujoy Ghosh and it also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan. It could give tough competition to Aishwarya Rai starrer.
5. Housefull 3, Jagga Jasoos, Raaz Rebooted (June 3)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows The third installment of the successful comedy franchise ‘Housefull’ will see a huge ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh along with Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon. Director Sajid Nadiadwala’s previous installments Housefull and Housefull 2 were loved by all.
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, who have recently broken up, will be seen sharing screen space for the third time in Jagga Jasoos. After Barfi, this is Ranbir Kapoor’s second outing with director Anurag Basu. The movie’s shoot is still on and June 3 is a tentative date for its release.
Raaz Rebooted is another sequel to the famous Emraan Hashmi franchisee Raaz. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it will be the fourth part of the supernatural thriller. This time Emraan will be seen romancing Kannada actress Kriti Kharbanda in the film.
6. Raees, Sultan (July 3)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows This will be the baap of all clashes this year when old friends SRK and Salman’s films will release this Eid making it grander than ever. Shah Rukh Khan in and as Raees will be playing a Gujarati don who comes in prominence due to his illegal alcohol trade. Shah Rukh Khan’s bespectacled and bearded avatar has wooed all and connected the audience at a large level. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui who plays a tough policeman and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan in the lead role.
In Sultan, Salman Khan will play the role of a wrestler from Haryana, Kesari Sultan. The movie is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and the film’s shoot has already begun in Mumbai.
7. Rustom, Dangal, Mohenjo Daro (August 12)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom’s first look has already impressed his fans. The actor, who will be seen playing a Naval officer, is seen sporting a thin moustache. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the film will release on August 12.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal is also one of the most anticipated films of the year. The actor who will be seen in the role of a wrestler has worked very hard for the film and has beefed up for the role. The film has mainly been shot in Haryana. But makers have still not decided on the release date.
Hrithik Roshan will be seen fighting with tigers in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Mohenjo Daro. The movie is an epic love story set in the Indus Valley civilization. It is being extensively shot in Bhuj and will have Hrithik romancing debutante Pooja Hegde.
8. Shivaay, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (October 28)
© Provided by Indian Express Slideshows ‘Shivaay’ is a high-octane action drama movie which stars Ajay Devgn in the lead. Sayesha Saigal, grand niece of legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, will be seen making her debut in the film. Apart from playing the lead role in the movie, Ajay Devgn is also directing the film and will be seen doing some high flying action sequences in the film.
Filmmaker Karan Johar’s next directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will feature Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan in pivotal roles.