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Movies to watch out for in 2019

Bollywood is all set to start its 2019 journey with a bang as it offers an interesting line up of some very promising films ahead.

SNS | New Delhi |

The year 2018 was a fruitful one for the Hindi film industry and path-breaking actors. Now, Bollywood is all set to start its 2019 journey with a bang as it offers an interesting line up of some very promising films ahead.

Let’s take a look at the list of films all set to treat the audience in 2019:

URI (11th January)

URI is based on the Indian Army’s 2016 surgical strikes on Pakistan as a retaliation to the Uri attack. It will have real-life footage which showcases what really happened during the military operation that was carried out by the Indian Army two years ago. Uri has an ensemble cast, including Mohit Raina, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, and Kirti Kulhari amongst others.

Produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar, the film has Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on January 11, 2019.

Cheat India (25th January)

The Soumik Sen directorial, starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role, is about the scams that take place in the Indian education system. Emraan plays the role of a scamster who has a team of toppers writing exams for other candidates seeking admission in reputed educational institutions.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (25th January)

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to arrive in theatres on January 25 after much delay. Kangana plays the role of feisty Rani Laxmi Bai who takes on the East India Company.

Thackeray (25th January)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will essay the role of the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in the biopic titled Thackeray. Also starring Amrita Rao the film has been directed by Abhijit Panse.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (1st February)

Bringing to screen the father-daughter duo of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor together for the first time, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga promises to be the ‘unexpected romance’ of the year. It also stars Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles.

Fox Star Studio presented Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani Films. Directed by Shelly Chopra, it is slated to release on February 1, 2018.

Sonchiriya  (8th February)

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, Sonchiriya presents a rustic and rooted tale set in the era of dacoits.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey who has earlier presented Udta Punjab and IshiqiyaSonchiriya presents a rooted tale set in Chambal. Producer Ronnie Screwvala, who has not only presented blockbusters but also award-winning films, is all set to present Sonchiriya.

Gully Boy (14th February)

Gully Boy is a story inspired by street rappers of Dharavi. Ranveer Singh, who is paired opposite Alia Bhatt for the first time on the big screen, is playing the role of a street rapper. The film is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment.

Luka Chuppi (1st March)

The latest heartthrob of the nation Kartik Aaryan will once again sprinkle his charm on the screen in Dinesh Vijan’s production Luka Chuppi in which he will be romancing Kriti Sanon.

Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
 (8th March)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming film Mere Pyare Prime Minister is about 4 kids who live in a Mumbai slum and share a strong bond of friendship.

The Zoya Factor

The Zoya Factor is Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan’s second Bollywood outing after Karwaan. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor. It is a screen adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Jabariya Jodi (17th May)

Directed by Prashant Singh, Jabariya Jodi stars Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. Co-presented by Balaji Telefilms and Karma Media Entertainment, the film is said to present a take on Bihar’s ‘pakadwa vivaah’ (groom kidnapping).

Saaho (15th August)

The film stars superstar Prabhas and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in leading roles. Saaho will also have an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, and Murali Sharma amongst others.

Prabhas’s next big outing Saaho is a high-octane action thriller trilingual film the shoot for which is currently under progress. A UV Creations production and presented by T-Series, Saaho is produced by Vamsi, Pramod, and Vikram and directed by Sujeeth.

Chhichhore (30th August)

Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari has joined hands with Sajid Nadiadwala for his next film Chhichhore. It stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in never-seen-before avatars. While the plot of the film is yet to be revealed, Nadiadwala called it a “riveting story of today’s generation” and Nitesh Tiwari said it’s a “timeless tale of time pass.”

Made In China (30th August)

Starring Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy as a married couple, Made In China is the story of a struggling businessman who treads on bizarre ways of finding success. His wife (Mouni) encourages him to undertake the journey to China in a hope that it will make him a successful entrepreneur. Shot in Ahmedabad, the Dinesh Vijan production also stars Boman Irani.

Panipat  (6th December)

The period war drama based on the third battle of Panipat features Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Sanjay Dutt. Ashutosh Gowariker, who is known for helming period films like Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar, is back on the director’s seat for this one.