Its the end of a decade but the Bollywood machinery hasn’t stopped rolling. Here’s a peak at a few trailers for 2011 so you know which of your favorite stars to expect on the big screen next year, take your pick!
07 January: Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan in Raj Kumar Gupta’s “No One Killed Jessica”
*No One Killed Jessica is a dramatic new thriller from UTV Motion Pictures inspired by real life events that followed the shocking murder of the model Jessica Lal in 1999 when as a celebrity bartender she refused to serve a prominent politician’s son a drink after closing hours.
14 January: Dharmedra, Sunny and Bobby Deol in Samir Kamik’s “Yamla Pagla Deewana”
*The film’s title is inspired from the song “Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana” from the 1975 film, Pratiggya also starring Dharmendra.
04 February: Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu in Rohan Sippy’s “Dum Maro Dum”
*Fox Star Studios plan to release the film on the even of Abhishek’s birthday next year. The February timing is perfect as it is strategically timed just before the cricket World Cup. According to Rohan Sippy, “DMD is an edgy dramatic thriller which races through the by lanes, beach shacks and raves of India’s largest tourist destination Goa.”
25 February: Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar in Kiran Rao’s “Dhobi Ghat”
*The film is about four people and the city of Mumbai. Kiran says she came to Mumbai 12 years ago, moved house seven times, worked on eight films, found love and is now seeing my dreams come true. She says, “I guess it’s the magic of Mumbai, my muse, my home and the reason I made this film called “Dhobi Ghat”.
18 February: Priyanka Chopra (playing a baddie) in Vishal Bharadwaj’s “Saath Khoon Maaf”
*The celluloid version of the Ruskin Bond book Susanna’s Seven Husbands features seven male leads with Mohan Lal, Naseeruddin Shah, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh as the youngest husband, as well as Irrfan Khan, Anu Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah’s youngest son Vivaan Shah have been finalized for the roles of 7 husbands.
18 March: Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut in Abhinay Deo’s “Game” produced by Farhan Akhtar
*The film also stars Sarah-Jane Dias and Boman Irani and Jimmy Shergill. A druglord, a journalist, a movie star and a politician’s life intertwine for one reason – they are all murder suspects. Set in Turkey, Thailand, England and India.
08 April: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor in Anees Bazmee’s “Thank You”
Director Anees Bazmee says, “Sonam plays a tennis champ and Akshay Kumar plays a major flirt who’s seeing 30-35 girls at the same time, until he meets Sonam. Though he gives up flirting, he’s not particularly serious about Sonam too. It’s a funny take on courtship.”
May: Hrithik Roshan in Zoya Akhtar’s “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”
Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani the film also stars Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtare, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif. The story is a male-bonding road trip along the lines of Dil Chahta Hai and has been shot across Spain, Egypt the UK and India.
May: Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s “Rockstar”
Imtiaz Ali who launched Brazilian model Giselle Monteiro in Love Aaj Kal has signed half Czech half Pakistani model Nargis Fakhri opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the movie. Nargis who has featured in the Kingfisher swimsuit calendar will play the role of a dancer in Rockstar.
May: Salman Khan and Asin in “Ready”
Ready has been shot in Sri Lanka and is a remake of the Telugu hit of the same name.
May: Saif Ali Khan in “Agent Vinod”
Saif Ali Khan is trying very hard to ensure Agent Vinod lives up to the hype. The actor, who has described the film as a mix of James Bond and Jason Bourne series, took kickboxing lessons for three months to get the correct body language and improve body co-ordination for the fight sequences.
November: Shah Rukh Khan in “Ra.One”
Shah Rukh Khan says, “Ra.One means “random access version one”.
December: Shah Rukh Khan in “Don 2”
Unscheduled: Hrithik Roshan in Karan Malhotra’s “Agneepath”
Unscheduled: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in Shirish Kunder’s 3D flick “Joker”