Thugs Of Hindostan, Zero, Race 3: The first quarter of 2018 has definitely shown a lot of promise to moviegoers, raising expectations after a not-so great 2017. Content-driven movies performed well at the box office, and filmmakers started focusing more on storytelling than on simply raking in the money.
With releases like Padmaavat, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raid, PadMan and many more, filmmakers enthralled the audience while having a successful run at the box office. Till now, with just a little over a quarter, the major movies have raked in more than 900 crores.
With many more anticipated films coming this year, it will be interesting to see how they will fare in terms collections. So here are our predictions about some of the biggest releases this year:
Raazi – 60 crores
The Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer espionage thriller has got fans hyped up. The film is based Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat.
Veere Di Wedding – 80 crores
Touted as Kareena Kapoor Khan’s comeback to the silver screen after 2 years, there are a lot of expectations from the film, as it features an all female lead cast.
Race 3 – 300 crores
The Race franchise already has a big fan-base due to its high octane action sequences and unpredictable twists. Now with Salman in the lead, the hype for the latest installment is higher than ever.
Dhadak – 70 crores
Inspired by the 2016 Marathi film Sairat, the film stars Ishaan Khatter, Shahid Kapoor’s brother and also marks the Bollywood debut of Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi’s daughter.
Manikarnika – 150 crores
Post Baahubali and Padmaavat, we have a new period drama hitting the cinemas. Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai, featuring Kangana Ranaut and Ankita Lokhande in leading roles.
Gold – 150 crores
A sports drama inspired by India’s victory in hockey at the 1948 Olympics as a free nation, it stars Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in the lead.
Sanjay Dutt Biopic – 250 crores
While not much has been confirmed about the film aside from the cast, it has managed to generate a lot of hype, as it is based on one the most controversial people in Bollywood ie Sanjay Dutt.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu – 70 crores
With his previous directorial Toilet: Ek Prem Katha becoming a success, expectations are high for Shri Narayan Singh’s upcoming film starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam.
Sui Dhaaga – 100 crores
Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan once again push their boundaries in this Sharat Katariya film about self reliance and pride.
Untitled Ajay Devgn – Tabu Film – 80 crores
Ajay Devgn post Golmaal Again and Raid surely will be hoping an another success from this one. Directed by Akiv Ali, Luv Ranjan is backing this film. Reuniting with Tabu, this is one unconventional pair of this year.
Thugs Of Hindostan – 400 crores
Without a doubt, the most awaited of the year. Featuring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh, the film is an adaptation Philip Meadows Tyler’s 1839 novel ‘Confessions Of A Thug.’
Student Of The Year 2 – 120 crores
With an all-new batch of students joining St. Teresa’s University this year, let’s see if the film can surpass its 2012 prequel.
Namastey England – 70 crores
A sequel to the 2007 film Namastey London, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra replace Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif as the lead actors.
Total Dhamaal – 120 crores
With Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit reuniting on-screen after almost 18 years, Indra Kumar sure is making the 3rd installment of the franchise his biggest one yet.
Zero – 200 crores
With the trio of Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma returning on-screen, we will see SRK once again play an obsessed fan, albeit as a vertically challenged man.
Kedarnath – 60 crores
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and newcomer Sara Ali Khan, the film revolves around the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.
Simmba – 150 crores
With the actor-director duo of Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty finally coming together, we can’t wait to see Ranveer as a notorious cop in this action comedy flick.
2.0 – 350 crores
Definitely the most ambitious project in recent years, 2.0 is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster ‘Enthiran.’ Made on humongous budget, the film will see Rajnikanth reprising his role,and Akshay Kumar playing the antagonist.