2021 has been a not so stellar year for Bollywood. While audiences have seen big releases like Shershaah, Sooryavanshi and Atrangi Re, there were quite a few reports as well. Jersey was postponed only to get a new release date just days before its release due to the COVID scare. All in all, this bittersweet year has not been as fruitful for Bollywood as one might have expected. But with the new year, there are new hopes and the situation seems a bit more dynamic for the fans and their favorite stars, if we are to believe the words of the experts that Omicron is not a lethal variant.
Here are five films that hold the most promise for 2022 and are also the most anticipated:
Released on: January 7, 2022
RRR is a Telugu historical heist film directed by SS Rajamouli and produced by DVV Danayya of DVV Entertainments. NT Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Olivia Morris appear in the film, which also features Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson and Shriya Saran. Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem, two Indian rebels, are fictionalized in this larger-than-life story (Rama Rao). The image, which is based in 1920, is promised to be a visual delight as well as exuberant entertainment.
Released on: August 25, 2022
Puri Jagannadh wrote and directed liger, an upcoming Indian sports action film produced by Karan Johar, Charmme Kaur, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar and Jagannadh under the umbrella of Dharma Productions and Puri Connects. Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday appear in the film, which was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. Ramya Krishna plays a supporting role. With this film, Mike Tyson will make his acting debut in Indian cinema. The film revolves around Lalit, an aspiring boxer, who has an affair with Rani, the leader of a criminal organization. Phuchki, a young widow who wishes to win an MMA belt, seeks revenge against Lalit and Rani for the murder of her husband.
Laal Singh Chadda
Released on: April 14, 2022
Laal Singh Chaddha made headlines due to its many locations, long and arduous filming schedule, pandemic delays, and Aamir Khan‘s amazingly meticulous makeover into the titular character. Advait Chandan is directing this long-awaited comedy-drama, based on a screenplay by Eric Roth and Atul Kulkarni. The official 1994 film version Forrest Gump (based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name) is produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Viacom18 Studios and Paramount Pictures. Kareena Kapoor also appears in the film, as does Naga Chaitanya, who is making her Hindi film debut.
The Return of Villain Ek
Released on: July 8, 2022
After the huge success of Ek Villain, Ek Villain Returns is the thematic sequel. The highly publicized sequel will be released on Eid day in a major way. Mohit Suri directed Ek Villain Returns, which Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar co-produced under the Balaji Motion Pictures and T-Series labels. John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria play major roles in the action thriller.
Brahmastra, part one
Released on: September 9, 2022
brahmastra, the most anticipated release on the list, has been in the works for eight years. Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni appear in Ayan Mukerji’s superhero film, which will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.