*Here are the blockbusters we can’t wait to see in 2022 and 2023*
*As the film industry regains its creative and economic momentum, these are the releases that trade and audiences are most looking forward to*
After two years of uncertainties related to COVID-19, the film industry is finally looking forward to better times. Major blockbusters are in the works for 2023 and many big budget projects will also be launched in the near future. Here’s our pick of some of those films that promise to lift the spirits of the industry in a big way. These are films that avid moviegoers also look forward to.
1) *Thank God*: Scheduled for release on July 29, 2022, an upcoming comedy film written and directed by Indra Kumar with T-Series production and Maruti International. The film is produced by Anand Pandit, Yash Shah, Deepak Mukut and others who promise to be a hilarious, big-hearted, slice-of-life comedy with a massive star cast. The producers shared his excitement about how the film is supposed to bring the family entertainer genre back to theaters once again. Starring Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh, and Sidharth Malhotra, the film humorously portrays important life and relationship insights. One of its many highlights is the Sri Lankan hit song, “Manike Mage Hithe”, featured on Sidharth Malhotra and Nora Fatehi.
2) *Jugg Jugg Jeeyo*: To be released on June 24, 2022, this is director Raj Mehta’s next film after the hit comedy-drama “Good Newwz”. This story also revolves around the marital chaos in the lives of two couples. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, and Kiara Advani as couples whose generation gap creates lots of fun complications. Manish Paul also plays an important role. The story revolves around a young married couple who hide their decision to divorce because they don’t want to disrupt a family marriage. However, they are shocked when they realize that the family patriarch is also filing for a divorce from his wife due to an extramarital affair with a much younger woman (Tisca Chopra). The film is produced by Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Studios.
3) *Pathan*: Set for release on January 25, 2023, this highly anticipated star from Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham is produced by Yash Raj and directed by Siddharth Anand. From what little has been shared with the media, Shahrukh plays a RAW agent on a mission to protect India and sports a never-before-seen action persona. Apart from Hindi, the film will also be released in Tamil and Telugu. By the way, this is the fourth movie where Shahrukh and Deepika are paired after “Om Shanti Om”, “Chennai Express” and “Happy New Year”.
4) *Dunki*: Shahrukh Khan will be seen in three films in 2023 after a nearly four-year hiatus. Besides “Pathan” and “Jawan”, fans are also eagerly awaiting “Dunki”, his first collaboration with hitmaker Rajkumar Hirani. The film will shed light on the widespread use of an illegal route called “Donkey Flight” by Indians to immigrate to countries like Canada and the United States. In addition to dealing with migration issues, the film will also feature large portions of larger-than-life entertainment and comedy. The film stars Taapsee Pannu in a central role and is a joint production of Red Chillies and Rajkumar Hirani Films. It will be released on December 22, 2023.