The first quarter of 2010 was a no show for Bollywood with most of the films bombing at the Box Office and the return of IPL in its 3rd season didn’t help things as no major films were released .Finally after 45 days of non-stop cricketing action films will again take prominence and box office will again see audiences lining up from this coming Friday (29th April). When IPL was on it was time for the small time producers to make the most of the cold spell but with curtains falling on the IPL its time to get entertained(hopefully) by some real big films in the coming months on which more than Rs 300 crores is riding. Exit IPL Entry BPL(Bollywood Premiere League).
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan.
Director: Sajid Khan
Release Date: April 30, 2010
The Hey Baby trio is back with yet another comedy entertainer where Sajid pays a tribute to the masala filmmakers of 80s. If the comic timing of Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh is not enough to attract people then you have the hot babes in bikini -Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan which will ensure that the theatres are booked to the capacity in sync with the title of the film.
BUMM BUMM BOLE
Cast: Darsheel Safary, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta, Ziyah Vastani
Release Date: May 14, 2010
Priyadarshan is known for his slapstick brand of comedy but with Bumm Bumm Bole he has attempted something different. Althought it has to be said the movie is a desi version of the Irani classic film “Children of Heaven” directed by the very talented Majid Majidi.Hope Priyadarshan makes an apt adaptation of the widely loved (around the globe) touching film!
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut
Director: Anurag Basu
Release Date: May 21, 2010
The hit Father-son combination is back with Kite. It is a romantic drama in which Hrithik plays a Salsa dancer who falls in love with Spanish beauty Barbara Mori. The chemistry between Barbara and Hrithik is something not seen before in any Hindi film and is sure to set the screen on fire. The movie has been surrounded with many controversies but hope it makes news for all the right reason once it is released.
Cast: Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif
Director: Prakash Jha
Release Date: June 4, 2010
Prakash Jha returns to the silver screen after a long gap of 5 years and as expected he has ventured into his favourite territory which is political drama with Raajneeti. It is a modern day interpretation of the Indian epic Mahabharata but it is not a judgmental take on Indian politics. Romance, jealousy, bitterness, betrayal. You name it and it is there in this movie. Though the movie boasts of big stars like Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal the movie has been in news because of Katrina whose character has shades of Sonia Gandhi.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan, Priyamani
Director: Mani Ratnam
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Mythology is the flavor of the season. If Raajneeti is a modern day interpretation of Mahabharat, Mani Ratnam has tried to experiment with Ramayana in Raavan. This will be the first time that Abhi-Ash will be on screen after their marriage.Film makers try hard to guard the stories of their much-hyped films, but somehow or the other most of the time they fail to prevent it from leaking. The story of Abhi-Ash starrer ‘Raavan’ is out of the closet.
RAAVAN is not a story. It is a world.
Beera Munda – Undisputed, Unlawful, Untamed (Abhishek Bachchan)
Dev Pratap Sharma – The Punisher, The Law, The Righteous (Vikram)
Ragini – Conscience, Beauty, Music (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
Dev falls in love with Ragini, a spunky classical dancer who is as unconventional as him. They get married and he takes up his new post in Lal Maati, a small town in northern India. A town where the word of law is not the police but Beera, a tribal who has, over the years, shifted the power equation of the place from the ruling to the have-nots of the area. Dev knows, that the key to bringing order to any place is to vanquish the big fish; in this case- Beera.
In one stroke Dev manages to rip open Beera’s world, and set in motion a chain of events which will claim lives, change fortunes. Beera, injured but enraged hits back starting a battle that draws Dev, Beera and Ragini into the jungle. The jungle which is dense, confusing, scary. And in this journey they must comfort their own truth.
A journey which will test their beliefs, convictions and emotions. Emotions, which are as scary and confusing as the forest. The forest becomes the battleground. The battle between good and evil, between Dev, and Beera, between Ram and Raavan. But when the lines dividing good and evil are blurring fast whose side will you take? When hate turns to love and the good start’ looking evil, which side will you battle for? Love is a battle that nobody wins but everyone must fight. Even this Raavan.