Some are ready to hit the big screens. A few of them need shooting days, while some other flicks are in post-production stage. Here are top 2020 Indian movies delayed and waiting with optimism to release in a theatre near you. A quick look at the most awaited films from India
Not just Bollywood fans but cricket freaks too were eagerly waiting for this movie that is based on the life of veteran cricketing star Kapil Dev, who led the Indian team during their World Cup win in The Kabir Khan directorial venture stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, and was scheduled to be released in April 2020. The makers have claimed that there is no hurry and the movie will not be released on any OTT platform.
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The fact that it is an Aamir Khan movie, makes it a highly anticipated movie of 2020 that was set to hit the screens during Christmas. The film is a remake of 1994 American blockbuster Forest Gump and is co-produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, the film will see Aamir in a role of a surd (sardar). will now be released next year and will incorporate facets of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is yet another big budget multi-starrer that people are looking forward to. The Karan Johar magnum opus is a historical drama and features a galaxy of stars like Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Jhanvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. The film which was set to release in 2020 will now hit the screens during Christmas 2021.
The sequel to the blockbuster 90s movie Sadak, being produced by Vishesh Films Fox Star Studios, was set to hit the screens in July this year. However, according to reports, the makers are contemplating skipping the theatrical route and premiering the film on Disney+ Hotstar. The film will see Mahesh Bhatt returning to direction after 21 years. Besides Alia Bhatt, the movie will also see Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt setting the screen on fire again.
Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal is prepping up to impress yet again with this film, based on the life of revolutionary freedom fighter with the same name. Directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, the film revolves around Singh, who fought for his country, against the British. The movie will show him take revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Vicky’s first look from the film has already left his fans asking for more. The film is expected to hit the screens in January 2021.
Akshay Kumar’s much touted film, Laxmmi Bomb, may be another one to join the league of movies opting for OTT platforms. The film was set to clash with Salman Khan’s Eid release at the box office this year. Directed by Raghava Lawrence, and produced by Akshay Kumar, Bad-X and Tusshar Kapoor; the film is the remake of the Tamil movie Muni 2: Kanchana. The comedy horror film, deals with a ghost seeking vengeance for being wronged and haunts everyone who is staying in the house.
The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada; stars Alia Bhatt in a key role. The film is based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai about Gangubai Kothewali, the madam of a brothel in Kamathipura. Gangubai was pushed into prostitution at a very young age. she did a lot of work for sex-works and for the well-being for orphans. The film was slated to release in September this year. However, the release date now is not known.
The much awaited film, starring Ranbir Kaporr and Alia Bhatt, is directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. The action fantasy film was slated to release in December this year. Th update on the film’s release after COVID-19 is still to be heard.
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The remake of South Korean film Veteran, was set to hit the screens in May 2020. However, it is now speculated that the film will go for either Diwali, Christmas or New Year, depending upon the situation. Starring Salman Khan and Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda, the directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Atul Agnihotri.
Directed by Rohit Shetty and coproduced by Rohit Shetty, Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta; the film stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. The film had a earlier release in March 2020, however, the film has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is about a DCP who is the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad and stops a terrorist batch planning to attack Mumbai.
Starring Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta, Bollywood movie Shakuntala Devi will release on Amazon Prime Video. The film is based on the life of famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who was nicknamed the “human computer”. The film is directed and written by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra under his banner Abundantia Entertainment.
After Dhadak, Jhanvi Kapoor will be seen next in Gunjan Saxena that tells the brave story of a flying officer, of the same name, who made history during the Kargil war and became one of the first women in combat. She flew a Cheetah aircraft into the combat zone and rescued several soldiers. Directed by newbie Sharan Sharma, the film is being produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The film will be released exclusively as a Netflix Film in 190 countries. The date of release is awaited.
Annaatthe, tipped to be an action drama film, is written and directed by Siva. produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. The film has an ensemble cast comprising Rajinikanth, Meena, Khushbu Sundar, Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj, Soori, Sathish and Vela Ramamoorthy. The music for the film will be composed by D Imman while cinematography and editing are performed by Vetri and Ruben, respectively. Production of the film began with the working title ‘Thalaivar 168’.
‘Master’, said to be an action-thriller, is written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and produced by Xavier Britto, under the banner XB Film Creators. The film stars actor Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in lead role with an ensemble cast, featuring Malavika Mohanan, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremia, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, and Ramya Subramanian amongst others, play supporting roles. The music for the film is composed by Anirudh Ravichander, whilst cinematography and editing are handled by Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj, respectively.
Soorarai Pottru is a drama film directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga, under their respective banners 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment. The film, it is said, is based on events during the life of Air Deccan founder G R Gopinath. In 2018, Sudha Kongara stated that she will be collaborating with Suriya for her next film. G V Prakash Kumar was selected to work on the film’s music, collaborating with director Sudha and actor Suriya for the first time.
Ayalaan is a science fiction fantasy film, directed by R Ravikumar of Indru Netru Naalai fame and produced by R D Raja and Kotapadi J Rajesh under their production banners 24AM Studios and KJR Studios. It stars Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh, Sharad Kelkar and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles. The music composed by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman, and cinematography handled by Nirav Shah, and editing by Ruben. The movie is tipped to be a fun filled adventure of an alien and a man.
RRR is a period action film written and directed by S S Rajamouli. It stars N T Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn. It is a fictional story revolving around India’s freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad respectively. in October 2017, Rajamouli announced that his next film after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, would be produced by DVV Danayya under DVV Entertainments banner.
Krack is a police story written and directed by Gopichand Malineni. It stars Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Samuthirakani. The film has been produced by B Madhu under Saraswathi Films Division banner. G K Vishnu handled the cinematography, while S Thaman composed the music and Ram-Lakshman choreographed the action sequences. Shruti Haasan, whose last appearance in a Telugu-language film was in 2017 with Katamarayudu, makes her comeback in the Telugu film industry with this film.
Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 106th film has been reportedly titled Monarch. The action entertainer, which is being directed by Boyapati Srinu, is expected to have Balakrishna in a dual role. The film features Shriya Saran and Anjali as the female leads. Produced by Miryala Ravinder Reddy, the film marks Balakrishna’s third collaboration with Boyapati after Simha and Legend.
Arabikadalinte Simham: Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham is a historical epic war film co-written and directed by Priyadarshan. Set in the 16th century, the film is based on the battle exploits of Mohammed Ali, Kunjali Marakkar IV (Mohanlal)—the naval chieftain of the Samoothiri. Kunjali Marakkars organised the first ever naval defense of the Indian coast by defending Portuguese invasion at the Malabar Coast for almost a century. The screenplay was co-written by Ani Sasi. The film was produced by Aashirvad Cinemas with Moonshot Entertainments and Confident Group as co-producers.
One is a political thriller film directed by Santhosh Vishwanath and written by Bobby & Sanjay. The film stars Mammootty, Murali Gopy, Joju George, Nimisha sajayan and Shanker Ramakrishnan. The film was originally scheduled to release on 22 May 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus induced lockdown. The film features Mammootty as Kadakkal Chandran, Chief Minister of Kerala. Shooting began in October 2019. The first look poster of the movie was unveiled on 10 November 2019.
Chapter 2: KGF: Chapter 2 is a period action film directed by Prashanth Neel. A sequel to the 2018 film KGF: Chapter 1, the film stars Yash in the lead reprising his role from the first film and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt as the antagonist. Principal photography began in March The film will be dubbed in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu languages. Filming for KGF: Chapter 2 started in March 2019, with a small part of the film having already been shot during KGF: Chapter 1.
Yuvarathnaa is an action film written and directed by Santhosh Ananddram, produced by Vijay Kiragandur, and starring Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa, Sonu Gowda, Dhananjay and Prakash Raj. The film is being produced by Vijay Kiragandur. This is the third collaboration with Puneeth Rajkumar after Ninnindale and Raajakumara. The principal photography began on 14 February 2019. Bodybuilder Mamatha Sanathkumar will debuting through this film.