➘ VIKRAM VEDHA Sept. 30
A remake of the hit Tamil action drama starring Vijay Sethupathi and R. Madhavan, its Hindi version sees Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in a face-off. With the original creators, Pushkar-Gayathri, at the helm, a faithful recreation is expected.
➘ RAM SETU Oct 24
With three flops, Akshay Kumar has thus far had a year to forget. Could fourth time be a charm? This action adventure, also featuring Nushrratt Bharuccha and Jacqueline Fernandez, sees Kumar play an archaeologist who sets out to discover whether the eponymous “bridge” is myth or reality.
➘ CIRKUS Dec 23
Bet against Rohit Shetty at your own peril. Currently one of the most prolific and successful Hindi filmmakers, he returns to the comedy genre and teams up with his Simmba hero Ranveer Singh for what he calls a “different take” on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.
➘ THANK GOD Oct. 24
This comedy features Ajay Devgn as Chitragupta, the deity who keeps a check on the actions of human beings and punishes or rewards them accordingly. Sidharth Malhotra faces the ultimate test to get a second shot at life.
➘ AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Dec 16
In the visionary James Cameron, we trust. The Titanic filmmaker returns after 12 years with part two of the epic fantasy action series. Cinemas are betting big on this one. They are sure it will beat collections of the first instalment to become the highest-grossing film of all time.