1. ’83 | Kabir Khan
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ammy Virk
Cricket is almost a religion and an emotion in India. And it was at the time when there was no way to telecast the matches. The cricket fans had to rely on radios for updates on those matches which kept them at the edge of their seats.
Among them, the 1983 world cup is one of the most important matches in Indian Cricket history. Indian players surprised themselves and the audiences with an unexpected victory, in an unimaginable way. And Kapil Dev made history on that day by exhibiting an intense-filled game in the field.
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Now, this is being made as a film, to visually capture such a historical event and it might try to satisfy both the cricket and cinema fans to see the ’83 match in a way. Ranveer Singh plays as Kapil Dev, and the first look of his uncanny poster has already created a buzz among the fans.
Kabir Khan, from the maker of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is directing this film with Deepika Padukone as one the producers. She also plays Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia. It is definitely one of the most anticipated Bollywood movies of 2020.
2. Chhapaak | Meghna Gulzar
Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey, Delzad Hiwale
Now, this is another biopic in Bollywood from the director of “Raazi”, Meghna Gulzar. In this film, Deepika Padukone fills the shoes of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid-attack survivor. We have had Parvathy Thiruvothu’s “Uyare”, a similarly crafted trope from Malayalam cinema this year. This is a sensitively weaved fictional drama based on real incidents. It feels like an essential story as it never tries to go over the top in a dramatic way, which saves the painstaking effort of the film and doesn’t lose its grip on reality. Let’s hope Chhapaak does justice to its material.
3. Roohi Afza | Hardik Mehta
Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi
This horror comedy-drama from the writer of “Trapped”, “Hardik Mehta”, is intriguing. Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi work together in this film. This next venture of Rao, after a refreshing “Ek Ladki Ko Dekho Toh Aisa Laga” and an ingenious “Judgemental Hai Kya” in 2019, has raised certain expectations.
4. Gulabo Sitabo | Shoojit Sircar
Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan
Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan join forces in this new family comedy-drama. It is from the versatile director Shoojit Sircar, who gave many fascinating films like “Madras Cafe”, “Piku” and “October”. Khurrana has proven himself time and again with his biggest hits like “Andhadhun”, “Badhaai Ho” and “Article 15”. The new teasers of his upcoming films “Dream Girl” and “Bala” reflect the creative choices in his filmography. “Gulabo Sitabo” certainly sets a high expectation as he collaborates with Amitabh and his director from Vicky Donor.
5. Sardar Udham Singh | Shoojit Sircar
“Sardar Udham Singh” is another anticipated film from the director Shoojit Sircar. This biographical film is about a revolutionary freedom fighter, Udham Singh. Director Sircar states that he has heard many inspiring stories and wants to illustrate the struggles of this extraordinary person, who was significantly unknown to many of us. Vicky Kaushal reprises the role of Udham Singh. This is his next venture after his recent military action biographical film “Uri: The Surgical Strike”.
6. Laxmi Bomb | Raghava Lawrence
Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Tusshar Kapoor
It’s a known fact that Akshay Kumar’s script choices are almost always reinvigorating. “Laxmi Bomb” is the Hindi remake of Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil Film “Muni 2: Kanchana”. He directs the Hindi version too.
This horror-comedy planted the seeds in Tamil cinema for the franchise culture to get animated. While many such franchising attempts went in vain in Tamil cinema, “Kanchana” franchise found ways to become the blockbusters, even when the quality of the series began to crumble.
“Kanchana” is a finely designed craft with a certain blend of horror and comedy where, in the remake, Akshay Kumar has all the screen space to occupy himself and is expected to outdo himself once again. The dauntless first look poster has already created an interesting buzz in Bollywood.
7. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior | Om Raut
Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol
This period drama features Ajay Devgn in the title role Tanaji Malusare. The film is based on the life of the unsung warrior in Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha empire.
Om Raut directs this historical dram. He is renowned for the critically acclaimed Marathi biographical film “Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush”. Ajay Devgn roves through a series of fun-packed lowbrow films along his path and Tanhaji gives the impression of a serious movie in his filmography.
8. Shamshera | Karan Malhotra
Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor
“Shamshera”, from the director of Agneepath and Brothers, is about dacoit tribe in India and it takes place during Independence war against the British. Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor star in this action-adventure film.
Karan Malhotra, the film’s director, assisted the directors of “Lakshya”, “Swades”, “Jodhaa Akbar” and many more sensationally striking films. After manifesting that Ranbir can sink his teeth in any versatile role, as he did in “Sanju”, it is expected that this adventurous drama, where he plays the central character and double role, will live up to the high expectation.
9. Panga | Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Kangana Ranaut, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chaddha
“Panga” is a sports comedy directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, famed for “Nil Battey Sannata” and “Bareilly Ki Barfi”. Kangana Ranaut plays the lead role. “Panga” is based on the life of a Kabbadi player which follows her success and struggles.
Ashwiny has won the Filmfare Best Director awards for two of her previous works. “Panga” certainly raises the expectation to taste another good cinema from this fine director.
10. Malang | Mohit Suri
Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani
A break from the biopic cluster in the above list, “Malang” is a romantic thriller directed by Mohit Suri. Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani collaborate in this new film. Mohit is famed for “Aashiqui 2”, “Ek Villain” and many other interesting films. Aditya and Mohit join once again. Anil Kapoor does an important role in the film.