Horror/thriller genre prevails.
The first big release of the year 2012 is Abbas-Mustan’s multi-starrer, action-thriller Players, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bobby Deol.
This will be followed by horror film Ghost, which marks the comeback of actor Shiney Ahuja.
Audiences would be introduced this year to a new genre of zombie-comedy with Ekta Kapoor’s Rock The Shaadi, starring Abhay Deol. Those looking for thrills and action wouldn’t be disappointed either. After a bold performance in The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan will return with the thriller Kahaani, a story of a pregnant woman in search of her missing husband.
Salman Khan will once again attempt to strike gold with Kabir Khan’s romantic thriller Ek Tha Tiger. Rockstar Ranbir Kapoor’s next big release Barfee, will see him playing a deaf individual, while Priyanka Chopra will portray a mentally challenged girl.
Karan Johar’s back
This year will see two Karan Johar flicks — Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu — hitting theatres. A remake of the 1990 film, Agneepath sees Hrithik Roshan stepping into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan alongside Sanjay Dutt who plays baddie Kancha Cheena. Set for a January 26 Republic Day release, it also features Priyanka Chopra. Romantic comedy Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, will release in February.
Laughs on the way
The new year will be high on comedy with Akshaye Khanna’s Gali Gali Chor Hai, Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza-starrer Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Bipasha-Madhavan’s Jodi Breakers, Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2, Sachin Yardi’s Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, Sameer Sharma’s Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana and Rohit Shettty’s Bol Bachchan.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s comedy Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, set in a rustic Rajasthani backdrop, starring Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma is slated for release later in 2012. Actor Sonakshi Sinha once again hopes to make it big with Joker, Son of Sardar, Dabangg 2 and Lootera.
Sridevi returns to the big screen after 15 years with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish and Karisma Kapoor makes her comeback with Vikram Bhatt’s horror film Dangerous Ishq.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2012.