2016 is going to be super fun for the Bollywood fanboys as the three Khans go head-to-head this time as well which comes out as no surprise. Here, I try to give you a slight hint of what the movies are gonna offer you.
Raees is an upcoming 2016 Indian crime-drama film directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Gauri Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under their banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Excel Entertainment. It features Shah Rukh Khan,Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in the lead roles. Raees will be released on July 3, 2016, three days before Eid. The film is set in 1980s Gujarat. It tells the story of the eponymous bootlegger Raees Khan (Shah Rukh) whose business is highly challenged and eventually thwarted by a police officer (Nawazuddin). The film criticises the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution, and drugs in Gujarat. Shooting of the film began in April 2015. The film has been shot in Mumbai and sets were re-designed to depict Ahmedabad slums. The last schedule of the film with Khan and the whole starcast will be shot in Gujarat in January 2016. The film was shot in Bhuj and Ahmedabad in January – February 2016.There was a clearance issue by Archaelogical Survey of India for shooting at Ahmedabad at the ancient mosque and tomb complex, Sarkhez Roza.
The Raees teaser released and it got the love from everyone. Shah Rukh’s ‘Fan’ is also releasing in mid April. It’s gonna be a super duper year for SRKians.
Sultan is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films banner it features Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The project was earlier announced in June 2015 with a teaser released on Youtube. Khan will be seen portraying Haryana-based wrestler in the film. Khan underwent into wrestling training under the guidance of Larnell Stovall.
In October 2015, there were reports of American actor Sylvester Stallone being cast in the film as Khan’s on-screen coach. However, Raja Mukerji, the Executive Producer of the film cleared that Stallone won’t be starring in the film. Later, Sanjay Dutt was then rumored to play the role of coach according to Khan’s insistence, however, Khan reported that he never insisted Aditya Chopra for Dutt’s role.
In December 2015, Randeep Hooda was later signed to play the role of Khan’s coach in the film. Amit Sadh, of Kai Po Che fame has been signed for the role of young Sultan. Anushka has also got some wrestling sequences in the movie for which she is undergoing a training. MMA Fighter Tyron Woodley has been signed opposite Khan with other fighters in the film.
In January 2016, it was announced that Anushka is the leading lady of the film. T-Series has acquired the music rights of the film.
Salman ‘Box Office King’ Khan’s fanboys will be eagerly waiting for his movie.
Dangal is an upcoming Indian biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. The film is produced by Disney Studio India. The film stars Aamir Khan portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat was India’s first female wrestler to win at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal (55kg) while her sister Babita Kumari won the silver. Dangal is the native name of a wrestling site in Hindi which is popular in India. It has also regional names like Kusti and Pehelwani in India. Dangal is scheduled to release on 23 December 2016. The music for Dangal will be composed by Pritam while lyrics will be written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
In our society, especially in backward areas, most families want a son to carry forward their legacy and if they end up with daughters, very few give them equal opportunities. But Phogat, who hails from Balali village near Bhiwani in Haryana, encouraged all his four daughters to become wrestlers. Out of his four daughters, two – Geeta and Babita – won gold and silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, respectively. The film will also focus on how he coached them personally against all odds ignoring people who made fun of him for preparing his daughters to become wrestlers. What is most astonishing is that he never gave up and proved that if given equal opportunity, daughters are no less than sons.
—Nitesh Tiwari, director of Dangal, in Hindustan interview.
All three movies are gonna keep the critics in check. It’ll be worth noticing if any of the movies touch the 1000cr mark.