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Bollywood films to watch out for this quarter

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Joginder Tuteja takes a look at what's in store for Hindi film buffs

Drishyam – July 31

What we want: An intense dramatic affair that is in line with what Ajay Devgn is capable of delivering. An experience which is miles away from the likes of Action Jackson, which was truly passé.

 

USP: The original Drishyam with Mohanlal was a nail-biting affair and a huge success in Malayalam.

Bangistan – July 31

What we want: Riteish Deshmukh returns to an out-and-out comic avatar after a dark role in Ek Villain. With Pulkit Samrat, who proved his comic prowess in Fukrey, joining in, this better be funny.

 

USP: The film is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani

Calendar Girls – August 7

What we want: An inside account of the modelling industry that’s different from what we’ve seen from Madhur Bhandarkar’s own films Page 3, Fashion and Heroine.

USP: Madhur Bhandarkar knows what he is talking about.

Brothers – August 14

What we want: When it comes to boxing, the film needs to go to the next level after an all-round Deol show in Apne. Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra to come up with an intense act.

 

USP: Karan Malhotra’s second remake after Agneepath.

All Is Well – August 21

What we want: A feel-good family drama that can be watched by people across all age groups. Coming together of Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan to be much better placed than their Delhi-6 act.

 

USP: Umesh Shukla's next after OMG-Oh My God!

Phantom – August 28

What we want: A gripping thriller with the trademark Kabir Khan stamp where authenticity meets style and content. A commercial entertainer by producer Sajid Nadiadwala that doesn't insult audiences’ thinking capacity.

USP: Based on the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Welcome Back – September 11

What we want: An out-and-out laugh riot that brings back the old school magic of Anees Bazmee on screen. A film that manages to surpass the fun that was on display in Akshay Kumar's Welcome.

USP: A star-studded affair with Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar and Shruti Haasan

Katti Batti – September 18

What we want: A fun film where Kangana Ranaut shows once again that she is the woman for all seasons. A fun musical entertainer with no dull moments. A worthy follow-up to Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Imran Khan getting back into form.

 

USP: Nikhil Advani returns to a romantic tale ages after Kal Ho Naa Ho.

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