2013 was the year of change where Bollywood attempted to move away from the stereotyped money crunching flicks by churning out movies which were sensible and intellectually stimulating .Some of them were brilliantly made masterpieces and others were decent attempts .Though none of them were big money spinners it still doesn’t demoralize me as a viewer because the winds of change have blown and there has been a shift in the kind the movies that audience wants to consume and that’s refreshing.We have something of a wave forming up in the movies industry and a lot of new talented directors are riding on top of it .To capitalize the changing momentum all the big producers as well as the independent ones have geared up to produce movies for the changed audience. Our sensibilities have changed in terms of movies and 2014 is going to offer new cuisine for our newly developed taste buds. So let’s say cheers to 2013 which brought in this change and welcome the movies of 2014 even more generosity and exhilaration.Bring it on!
Here are 13 most awaited movies of 2014.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Swastika Mukherjee
Release Date: 12th December 2014
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is based on the famous detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. It features Sushant Singh Rajput in lead role of Byomkesh Bakshi and Swastika Mukherjee. The film is co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar
Release Date: 25th December 2014
Bombay Velvet is an upcoming 2014 Hindi neo noir drama film directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap. It is based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables, a story of how the city of Mumbai became a metropolis against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and jazz music. Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a ‘Big Shot’. A film about jazz clubs, a passionate love story, a growing metropolis and a phenomenal hunger for a good life.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Release Date: 25th December 2014
Cast: Aamir Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt
P.K. is an religious satire on self-styled ‘god men’ in the country. Written by Abhijat Joshi and Hirani together this will be Hiranis first movie in 5 years which makes it even more highly awaited.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor
Release Date: 12th September 2014
Haider (Hamlet) is the third instalment of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean trilogy after Macbeth (Maqbool) and Othello (Omkara).Vishal has created brilliant masterpieces with the previous two adaptations and has promised to up the game to a different level this time. Shahid Kapoor after listening to the script was so impressed that he decided to produce the film in partnership with VB.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Girish Kulkarni, Siddhanth Kapoor
Ugly is a psychological thriller and an emotional drama film written and directed by the great Mr Kashyap .It will be his first movie as a director after the critically acclaimed G.O.W .It was slated to release in 2013 but was postponed for unknown reasons. It bears the signature stamp of Anurag Kashyap and we all know how stern Mr Kashyap can be with thrillers.
Director: Hansal Mehta
Cast: Rajkumar Rao
Release Date: 1st May 2014
City Lights is an official remake of British film Metro Manila (2013). The film stars Rajkumar Rao, who starred in his previous film, Shahid. The story of the film is about a poor farmer coming to Mumbai in search of livelihood. After the wide critical acclaim of Shahid, expectations have doubled from Hansal Mehta.
Cast:Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Adah Sharma, Govinda
Jagga Jasoos is an upcoming comedy-mystery film. The story is along the lines of ‘Sherlock Holmes-meets-James Bond-meets-Mission Impossible’ in a typical Bollywood entertainer with right dose of action, comedy and music to cater to popular taste. A credible star cast of able director and solid actors makes this movie one of the most awaited of 2014.
Director: Habib Faisal
Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Karan Wahi, Anupam Kher
Release Date: May 9th 2014
Daawat-e-Ishq is the second collaboration of Habib Faisal and Parineeti Chopra after Ishaqzaade and the first collaboration between Aditya Roy Kapoor and him. Aditya said in an interview, “It’s a pleasure to work with Habib. He is one of the finest filmmakers in the industry. It makes a big difference to work with such a filmmaker. Television actor Karan Wahi will be making his silver-screen debut with this film.Anupam Kher has been said to also star in the film.
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Cast: Salman Khan, Jaqueline Fernandes
Release Date:27th July 2014
A remake of a Telegu movie of the same name Kick boasts of having Salman Khan in the lead role.It will have lots of jumping jack actions scenes in signature Sallu Bhai style, enough to pull is hoards of people to the theatres ,right?B.t.w Chetan Bhagat was roped in on this project to tweak the screenplay a bit interesting, huh?
Cast: Ranvir Sheorey,Amit Sial,Lalit Behl
Titli directed by Kanu Behl (Screen writer of Love,Sex aur Dhokha) is the story of a rebellious young man who married against his wishes but finds an unlikely friends in his wife, who also harbours unfulfilled dreams. But when their alliance goes wrong Titli begins to realize that he is part of the problem as much as the family that has deprived him of the freedom he has sought.The movie is part of the new wave in Indian Cinema created by films like ‘Lunchbox’,’Ship of Theseus’ etc.
Finding Fanny Fernandes
Director: Homi Adjania
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia
Release Date: July 4th 2014
Five Goans set off on a road trip in search of an old postman’s childhood love, Stefanie “Fanny” Fernandes, though nobody knows whether she’s alive or dead or just a figment of someone’s imagination. However, the friends get lost, and the journey, originally intended to take 20 minutes unexpectedly takes one and a half days instead.
Now that story with a stellar cast can be simply mind-blowingly cool, another ZNMD or even better, what say?
Director: Girish Malik
Cast: Purab Kohli, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Kirti Kulhari, Mukul Dev ,Saidah Jules
Release Date:4th April 2014
Jal is a Hindi film which is set in the Rann of Kutch, India about an overconfident water diviner named Bakka, who tries to solve the drought problems in his village, but faces unforeseen circumstances when he tries to help a female ornithologist save flamingos.
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Cast:SRK,Boman Irani,Deepika Padukone,Jacky Shroff,Sonu Sood,Abhishek Bachan
Release Date:October 24th 2014
When you have SRK,Abhishek Bachan,Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani in a Farah Khan film, fireworks are sure to happen. Touted as the most awaited movie of 2014 its pre release revenue has already touched Rs 200 Crores. Yes you read it right 200 Crs months before the release. Its going to be another BO blockbuster ,that’s written on stone, by me.
Is your most awaited movie not in the list?Lets us know in the comments below and we shall append it to the list.