Bollywood is all about entertainment. The elusive recipe for guaranteed blockbuster doesn’t exist, but reviewers can anticipate projects based on past track records with directors, writers and actors. Here are Films and Books best guesses as to the most likely to dominate box offices in 2013.
Kai Po Che
Director- Abhishek Kapoor
Actors- Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Amrita Puri
Release date- 22nd February 2013
Kai Po Che is based on the novel the three mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat. The title of the movie is derived from the cry of victory which actually means Gotcha. It is a simple story set in realistic middle class world.
This story is set in India and revolves around three childhood friends who aim at setting up a training academy of cricket for making the next cricket star. The three friends of the movie had to face difficulties and their friendship was challenged of real life tragedies.
The movie will leave you emotional, with that bittersweet nostalgic feeling. All the three actors gave electric performances. The music and visual of the film is enthralling.
View the trailer for Kai Po Che:
Director- Mohit Suri
Actors- Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Salil Acharya, Saad Randhawa
Release Date- 10th may 2013
Aashiqui 2 is a story of a famous singer, Rahul who loses fame and his fans because of his alcohol addiction. Then he realizes his mistakes and decides to turn an aspiring singer to a rising star.
Aditya Roy Kapoor helps Shraddha Kapoor with her singing career to become a rising star. But both of them had to deal with their share of fame, heartbreak and obscurity.
The film is full of romantic moments with awesome chemistry between the lead pair. The film has plenty of passion and the songs of the film have become very hot.
View the trailer for Aashiqui 2:
Director- Mastan Alibhai Burmawala, Abbas Alibhai Burmawala
Actors- Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Ameesha Patel
Genre- Thriller, Action
The story revolves around Ranvir played by Saif Ali Khan who finds his way into the world of Indian Mafia to avenge the death of his partner in crime—and lover.
This is this year’s pick amongst the thrillers.
The film is full of excellently filmed action sequences with lots of dramatic twists and turns. The stunts, explosions and chases are unique and fun. The music is also very good, supported with extravagant dance choreography.
The visuals are very appealing exotically located in casinos, hotels, yaughts, planes and beautiful cars.
View the trailer for Race 2:
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Director- Ayan Mukherjee
Actors- Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone,Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Genre- Comedy, Romantic
Release Date- 31st may 2013
This movie is breezy, brassy and bright which is easily consumed. It deals with dilemmas faced by youth and how to deal with them.
The main characters have similar attitudes in life—dreaming, living and moving on in life. Bunny and Naina are the two protagonists of the film. While Bunny is footloose, Naina is a bespectacled medical student. How they progress in life and deal with the situations drives this film’s story.
This movie is filmed gorgeously and the locations are very picturesque and eye popping. The dance numbers are very enjoyable with peppy songs.Yeh
View the trailer for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani:
Director- Rohan Sippy
Actors- Ayushmaan Khurrana, Pooja Salvi, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Gaelyn Mendonca
Genre- Romance, Comedy
Release date-12th april
The story of the movie revolves around a man who saves a stranger from attempting suicide but in turn his life gets changed drastically. Ayushmann Khurana saves a fellow played by Kunal Roy Kapur. This man thinks that the end of all his difficulties can be achieved only after death; he had been ditched by his lover.
The setting of the movie is in Drama Theater and is very colorful.
View the trailer for Nautanki Saala:
The list of 2013 movies hits is much longer than this, but these are among my favourites for picks as “the Best Bollywood movies of 2013.”
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