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25 Films to die for in 2016



1. Wazir: Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar together for the first time in Bejoy Nambiar's taut thriller. Slick action and the duo's terrific chemistry should

keep us glued. Release date Jan 8.Not to be missed.


2. Airlift: Akshay Kumar's 'Baby' for 2016. That realistic gritty action-oriented space the actor loves to occupy. He is back to recreate real-life events in Kuwait in 1990when

Saddam Hussain invaded the country. Releasing on January 22.


3. Ghayal Once Again: 25 years after Raj Kumar Santoshi's hit Ghayal Sunny Deol returns with the sequel. That's a long time to be gone. But the first film is not forgotten.

Releasing on Jan 15 Jan.


4. Saala Khadoos: Madhavan beefs up to play an out-of-luck boxer in this gritty sports film directed by Sudha Kongara. Rare to have a woman direct a sports film, that too one in

which a women boxer Ritika Singh plays the lead. Releasing Jan 29.


5. Fitoor: Eagerly awaited Abhishek (Kai Po Che) Kapoor's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, plus Kashmir

in the backdrop. Can't get better. Releasing 12 February.


6. Neerja: Sonam Kapoor plays the brave heart airhostess Neerja Bhanot who saved hundreds of lives in 1986 during a terror attack on board a Panam flight. Shabana Azmi plays Sonam's

mother. And ad filmmaker Ram Madhavan directs. Releasing 19 February.


7. Aligarh: Hansal Mehta's real-life story of the professor who was hounded and apparently killed for being gay. Manoj Bajpai plays the most difficult role of his career. Released 29

February.


8. Kapoor & Sons: Shakun Batra directs this fascinating family saga for producer Karan Johar with a cast like Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan can they go

wrong? Releasing 18 March


9. Rocky Handsome: Director Nishikant Kamat's gritty actioner adapted from the Korean film The Man From Nowhere features John as a man on a vendetta mission. Sure shot

adrenaline shooter. Releasing 25 March.

10. Ki And Ka: Trust R Balki to come up with intriguing titles and even more intriguing star pairs. Cheeni Kam had Amitabh-Tabu. This one has Arjun Kapoor-Kareena. Truly a

treat to look forward to. Releasing on April 1.

11. Fan: Shah Rukh Khan in a double role as The Star and The Fan. Maneesh (Band Baaja Baaraat) Sharma directs. Releasing 15 April.

12. Baaghi: Brace yourself. Tiger Shroff's second film, again with director Sabir Khan will have stunts of unprecedented proportions. This time Tiger has Shradha Kapoor for company.

Releasing 29 April.


13. Azhar: Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin's bio-pic featuring Emraan Hashmi in the title role. Tony D'Souza directs. Releasing 13 May.


14. Mirzya: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's epic love story introduces Anil Kapoor's son with Saiyami Kher. Gulzar returns after a gap to write the screenplay dialogues and lyrics.

Releasing 13 May.


15. Housefull 3: The Housefull franchise, this time directed by brothers Sajid-Farhad. Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh from the original film remain. Rest of the cast is

fresh. Abhishek Bachchan joins the fun. Releasing 3 June.


16. Udta Punjabi: Dedh Ishqiya director Abhishek Choubey returns with an off-mainstream film on the drug menace in Punjab. With a cast like Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Alia

Bhatt can this go wrong? Releasing 17 June.


17. Raees: Rahul Dholakia takes Shah Rukh Khan in the realm of the real. SRK plays real-life bootleg king from Gujarat. Promises a newly invented power-packed SRK. Releasing 3 July.




18. Dhishoom: Rohit (Desi Boyz) Dhawan directs his star-brother Varun in this actioner. John Abraham joins the cast. Releasing 29 July.


19. Sultan: Salman Khan's Eid release. Need anything more be said? Release date yet to be decided.


20. Mohenjo Daro: Ashutosh Gowariker-Hrithik Roshan together again after Jodha-Akbar for another historical-period film. Ambitious and with A R Rahman's music to bolster the

director's ambitions, this has to be a landmark. Releasing 12 August.


21. Rustom: Akshay Kumar's third release in 2016 produced by Neeraj Pandey and directed by first-timer Tinu Suresh Desai will give Hrithik and Mohenjo Daro competition on 12

August.


22. A Flying Jatt: Tiger Shroff as a turbaned super-hero in a film directed by Remo D'Souza? This we've got to see. Releasing in August (date not decided).


23. Dhoni: The Untold Story: Sushant Singh Rajput plays cricketer Dhoni in this bio-pic directed by Neeraj Pandey. Releasing on 2 September.


24. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Karan Johar returns to direction after a longish gap with a dream team of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Releasing 28 October.




25. Dangal: Aamir Khan returns to re-claim Christmas. Period.


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