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From ‘Race 3’ to ‘Total Dhamaal’: 2018 the year of sequels

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2018 has kick started with a bang with Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai still going strong at the box office and Vikram Bhatt’s romantic horror, 1921, scaring everyone. But what’s interesting about these two tales are that both of the films are sequels.

While TZH has shattered all box office records 1921 is emerging as a sleeper hit and with 2018 just getting started even more promising sequels are lined up to entertain the fans.

It’s safe to say that the year belongs to sequels as numerous film sequels are officially set to release in 2018.

Be it Salman’s Race 3 or Ajay Devgn’s Total Dhamaal, fans have all the right reasons to get excited about, as it’s a packed year ahead with sequels sitting atop.

Let’s check out a list of sequels which are scheduled to release in 2018;

Race 3

…. and Race3 begins

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The action-thriller franchise directed by Remo D’Souza is one of the most intriguing films of the year. The entire star cast (except Anil Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez) is changed. The iconic duo of Abbaz-Mustan is no longer behind the camera as the director of the film and it has Salman Khan essaying the role of the lead actor. There are many reasons to watch this film, be it Salman’s action packed avatar, the style quotient in the film or Remo’s direction. But most importantly, it’s Race 3, one of the coolest action-thriller franchise of Bollywood. And what would be better than to release a Salman film on the occasion of Eid. Race 3 is scheduled to release on Eid 2018.


The magnum opus, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles, is an upcoming sci-fi film scheduled to release in April 2018. The film is a sequel to the Blockbuster Tamil film Enthiran, which starred Rajinikanth as a humanoid robot. 2.0 is one of the most anticipated films of 2018 and also one of the most expensive films ever. The film has sparked media attention for its casting, VFX and CGI technology and music, which is composed by maestro AR Rahman. If the sources are accurate then this superhero film is all set to clash with Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, a Hollywood superhero film. Well it will be a mega clash if these two films meet at the box office.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se

#princessss😘.from the sets #YPD3 @kriti.kharbanda

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The third film in the action-comedy series, starring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Dharmendra, is all scheduled to release on April 18, 2018. The last outing of the Deol family was not so impressive as compared to the first one, but with new additions and different storyline, YPD3 looks pretty exciting.

Total Dhamaal

The Ishq Boys.

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Talk about sequels and how can we forget about Dhamaal! Total Dhamaal is an upcoming film slated for a Christmas release in 2018 is the latest edition in the hilarious franchise Dhamaal. The third film has commenced its shooting and stars Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Anil Kapoor are the new additions in the movie. Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh and Javed Jafferi reprise their role from the previous films. Total Dhamaal is one of the most awaited sequels as the fans will get to see the crazy gang back in action after more than seven years. Let’s hope the film lands on the expectations of the fans.

Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s upcoming film has got all eyeballs on it ever since the release of its first poster. The poster showcases a wounded Tiger with a sub-machine gun in his hand and a helicopter in front of him in the wilderness. Tiger is all set to reprise his role but his leading lady has been changed. Disha, Tiger’s rumoured girlfriend, has been roped in to essay the role of the female lead. And without any doubts this couple will surely raise the temperature with their chemistry. The film is touted to be an action-adventure film with the tagline focusing on “Rebels For Love”. The film is scheduled to release on March 30, 2018.

Hate Story 4

Director Vishal Pandya is back with his erotic thriller franchise after almost three years. Hate Story 4 is a sequel and is the fourth addition in the series, which stars Urvashi Rautela and Karan Wahi in the lead roles. The film’s is all set to release on March 9. With its predecessor’s impressive box office run the expectation from this film is even higher as it promises to be an intriguing erotic thriller.

Student of the Year 2

Student of the Year gave the industry three new faces who are currently in their prime in the industry. Now it’s time for a sequel after almost six years. Student of the Year 2, featuring Tiger Shroff in the lead role, is all scheduled to release worldwide on November 30. Backed by one of industry’s leading production houses, Dharma Productions, SOTY2 is another sequel to watch out for in 2018. The makers of the film have decided to keep the leading actress’ details under the wraps, but rumours are that Ananaya Panday (Chunky Panday’s daughter) is all set to romance Tiger in this coming-of-age drama.