In 2023, Bollywood has been a whirlwind of success, with one blockbuster after another, and the excitement shows no signs of slowing down. As the year come to a close, get ready for an explosion at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor is set to unveil a new persona in Animal, alongside the much-anticipated Hirani-Shah Rukh collaboration—Dunki. Additionally, the beloved Khichadi family promises an abundance of laughter. For film enthusiasts, this lineup is a dream come true. Don't forget to mark your calendars!
KHICHADI 2: MISSION PAANTHUKISTAN
Release date: November 17, 2023
Directed by: Aatish Kapadia
Starring: Supriya Pathak Kapur, Rajeev Mehta, Anang Desai, Vandana Pathak, Jamnadas Majethia
The beloved Parekh family of Khichadi is back with a mission, — to tickle your funny bone until you fall off your seat. After a long wait of 13 years, the lovable goofballs — Praful, Hansa, Jayshree, Babuji, and Himanshu — return with a new adventure, Khichadi 2: Mission Paanthukistan. In an interview, director Aatish Kapadia spoke about the film, "It was more of a responsibility than a challenge as people liked Khichdi 1 so much and people like Khichdi as a franchise so much that going above that is our responsibility... Now, when we watched it after edits, it felt that we played that responsibility well." So, buckle up, cinephiles; this is going to be a hilariously wild ride.
Release date: December 1, 2023
Directed by: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, Anil Kapoor
Gear up to be on the edge of your seats as Ranbir Kapoor is about to take you on a thrilling journey with his hotly-anticipated upcoming film — Animal. Directed by Sandeep Reddy, this violent psychodrama promises to be a cinematic experience like no other. The movie revolves around a harrowing father-son bond set amidst chilling underworld violence. Ranbir Kapoor will be seen venturing into uncharted territory, portraying an extremely complex character in this film. Ranbir himself confessed, "It's a new territory for me. It's a crime drama and a father-son story. It's something audiences don't expect me to do. It is completely out of my comfort zone." We can't wait to catch this versatile actor in his new avatar on-screen.
Release date: December 22, 2023
Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal
The year 2023 kicked off with the spectacular Pathaan, and now it is poised to conclude with King Khan stealing our hearts again in Dunki, a highly anticipated collaboration between the maestro storyteller Rajkumar Hirani and Shah Rukh Khan. While the film is shrouded in mystery, it does promise to be a delightful blend of comedy and drama, staying true to Hirani's signature storytelling style. In SRK's words, "It is a story of people who want to return home when you finally get the calling. The film goes through different areas around the world and finally comes back home to India." So, mark your calendars because Hirani's storytelling finesse coupled with Khan's unmatched charm is a combination that simply can't be missed.