The wave of entertaining Bollywood movies shows no signs of slowing down as the year progresses. From the highly awaited flamboyant family drama Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani to the scintillating action-thriller Animal, and not forgetting the buzz surrounding upcoming sequels like Gadar 2: The Katha Continues and Dream Girl 2, there is something for every movie lover. The exhilarating ride of entertainment is about to begin!
ROCKY AUR RANI KII PREM KAHAANI
Release Date: July28, 2023
Directed by: Karan Johar
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Amrita Puri
A star-studded extravaganza, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is arguably one of the most-awaited films of the year. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani marks the return of Karan Johar to the director's chair after seven long years. While the film's plot is under wraps, Karan Johar mentioned in a social media post that the film is inspired by a real-life family anecdote shared by his father, the late Yash Johar. In an interview, Ranveer Singh, who takes on the role of Rocky, shared his excitement, stating, "Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is a quintessential Karan Johar movie… every trope you've seen in Karan Johar movies, his brand of cinema you have loved – all there." The actor added, "It's going to be his quirkiest, zaniest film, and it's shaped up so well."
Release Date: August 11, 2023
Directed by: Sandeep Reddy VangaStarring: Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Tripti Dimri
There is a helluva reason to look forward to Animal. For starters, the film stars Ranbir Kapoor, who truly is a master at becoming one with the character he portrays. The pre-teaser of the film gave a glimpse of the action-thriller, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame, hinting at a display of sleek and enthralling action sequences that push the boundaries of cinematic excellence. Ranbir commented about his character, "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 has got shades of grey. He is very alpha, again, something I'm not. So, I'm looking forward to it."
GADAR 2: THE KATHA CONTINUES
Release Date: August 11, 2023
Directed by: Anil Sharma
Starring: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Utkarsh Sharma, Simrat Kaur
Get ready for an epic saga of love, patriotism, and relentless action as the legendary Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) returns to the big screen in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2001 blockbuster hit film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Directed by filmmaker Anil Sharma, Gadar 2: The Katha Continues picks up from where its predecessor left off and takes the story of Tara and Sakeena forward. In an interview, director Anil Sharma spoke about the sequel: "I feel, Gadar 2 will carry forward the legacy of the first part. I have complete faith in this subject, and hence, I am not worried now."
DREAM GIRL 2
Release date: August 25, 2023
Directed by: Raaj Shaandilyaa
Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Ananya Panday, Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal
Featuring the talented Mr. Khurrana, Dream Girl 2 is the much-awaited sequel to the 2019 hit film of the same name. It tells the story of Karam (Ayushmann), who falls in love with Pari (Ananya), but his life goes off the rails when he takes on the persona of Pooja. Directed by Raaj Shaandilya and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, the film promises to be a complete blast. Talking about the film, Aysuhmann said, "I am super stoked about Dream Girl 2! This is my second outing with Balaji Motion Pictures, and I am thankful to Ektaa that she has carried this franchise forward and made it bigger. I have found a friend in Raaj, and it's exciting to team up with him again. Ananya Panday has been paired with me, and I am looking forward to seeing the audience's reaction to our chemistry. Along with a cracking ensemble cast of Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Seema Pahwa, Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Asrani Saab, Dream Girl 2 is sure to take the audiences on a hilarious roller-coaster ride."