Padmavat to ‘Zero- Get ready to fly away in the world of creativity in 2018. 2018 will sweep away from reality and will take us to a world of creativity. From the perplexing plots of “Thugs of Hindostan” and “Padmavat” to an avalanche of varied pleasures, here’s a roundup of the most anticipated films featuring some of Bollywood’s biggest talents to look forward to in 2018.
The blockbuster, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is an operatic version of a Sufi poem “Padmavat,” depicting the life of legendary 14th-century Hindu queen Padmini, who immolates herself rather than fall prisoner to a conquering Muslim ruler. After baseless but persistent rumors , Now, it’s scheduled to release on January 25, as “Padmavat.”
With his films, “Ram-Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani,” Bhansali marked himself out as one of modern cinema’s greatest visual stylists. . At once brutal and tender, biting and romantic, this period drama incorporates all that it takes — music, beautiful lavish and costumes set, battle scenes.
Here’s a frenetic concept: an ambitious Shah Rukh Khan, at the height of his stardom, is going method to play a dwarf. In his fifties now, Khan, who is Bollywood’s highest-paid actor, is finally breaking free of his trappings in Aanand L Rai’s “Zero.” After films like , “Dear Zindagi,” “Raees” and “Fan,” Khan’s been quietly trying to dial down his emotive, screen-hogging performance to play subdued, serious roles. “Zero” should be the culmination of a new face of King Khan. If nothing else, Khan’s physical transformation into a dwarf should net him plenty of awards nods this time next year. It’s scheduled to release in December.
This is another star-driven movie focused on women’s issues. Akshay Kumar takes on the subject of menstrual hygiene, portraying the real-life social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor who risked everything, including his own reputation, to introduce low-cost and easily accessible sanitary napkins to poor women in India.Movie is directed by R. Balki of “Cheeni Kum” and “Paa” fame should be just enough to convince and expect subtle human drama and social commentary.
Biopics currently rule the roost in Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor teams up with director Rajkumar Hirani for the story of one of its own — ’90s superstar Sanjay Dutt. Considering Dutt’s love affairs, drug addiction, underworld connections and massive success, it’s hard not to be intrigued. From beefing up to growing a beard, Kapoor nails the physical impersonation. “We are trying to show a very human side of Sanjay Dutt, his perils, his downfall, his will to fight,” Kapoor said in an interview with PTI. Scheduled to release on June 29.
‘Thugs of Hindostan’
The duo – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan star in what appears to be based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel “Confessions of a Thug” about a gang of bandits, who posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India. It’ll be interesting to see how Vijay Krishna Acharya adapts it for screen. Recently, Bachchan blogged about the “harsh schedule” of the period action-adventure filmed in Thailand. That’s all anyone knows.The film will arrive in November.
Director Shankar does with this sequel of 2010 film “Robot.” In “2.0” Rajinikanth, a larger-than-life actor from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, reprises the role of scientist Chitti and meets his match, Akshay Kumar, who plays his adversary, in the film. The film, made with a whopping budget of more than $45 million, marks Kumar’s debut in Tamil cinema. An epic action is sceduled on April 27.
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