Bollywood – the biggest movie-making industry in India is full of surprises (sometimes good and sometimes bad). The last year has been another fabulous year in terms of a variety of content but the box office was appalling. Uri emerged as a surprise hit of the year while Kabir Singh made headlines both with controversy and box office. We witnessed brave movies like Article 15 & Section 375, enjoyed mindless comedies like Total Dhamaal & Housefull 4, cried at the heartfelt tale of The Sky is Pink & Super 30, lauded the social dramas like Dreamgirl & Bala, felt proud with women protagonists in Saand Ki Aankh & Mardaani 2, and got swept away with Gully Boy & Judgementall Hai Kya.
2020 has started and we are almost at the end of January where we already enjoyed Chhapak, Tanhaji, & Panga. Tanhaji emerged as a BO winner while Chhapak touched our souls. Panga proved again that there is currently no competitor to Kangana Ranaut.
The rest of the much-awaited Bollywood movies of 2020 are listed below:
Jawaani Jaaneman- Releasing on 31st Jan 2020
The trailer gave that cool and outstanding vibe with Saif Ali Khan oozing charm like a 25-year-old. Tabu is playing the role of a long lost girlfriend of Saif and they share a daughter. One fine day the daughter comes to visit her father with questions and actions to be taken. The flair looks comic and I hope it does well.
Shikara- Releasing on 7th Feb 2020
Yes, it is easy to guess what can be the subject of this movie. It is about Kashmir (one of the most beautiful yet the most troubled places on this earth). The director Vidhu Vinod Chopra confirms to share the heart-wrenching story of the Kashmiri Pandits through this movie with romance as a backdrop. You can expect something amazing from this tale.
Love Aaj Kal- Releasing on 14th Feb 2020
Yes, we already had a movie with this name and that is a cult among people and fans of Imtiyaz Ali. So, why is he creating another movie with the same storyline and the same name? The trailer was underwhelming and people are criticizing Sara Ali Khan after getting enamored by her last year. But Imtiyaz Ali may surprise you and that’s why to enjoy Valentine’s weekend you can walk up to watch Veer & Zoe.
Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship- Releasing on 21st Feb 2020
Ask any horror movie goer they will say Bollywood sucks when it comes to this genre. But this Karan Johar produced and Bhanu Pratap Singh directed movie looks promising through the poster. Helmed by a new director, with Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead, you can expect a great show.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan- Releasing on 21st Feb 2020
Another Ayushmann Khurrana movie is about to be released and the trailer was hilarious. Ayushmann has created his genre of movies with social messages and this one comes with the star cast of Badhai Ho. This movie will harness the topic of homosexuality and its acceptance to a family and it is going to be a lovely watch.
Thappad- Releasing on 28th Feb 2020
Not much is known about this movie but it is going to be brave as the name suggests. And also don’t forget the name of the director is Anubhav Sinha (who wondered us with Mulk and Article 15) and features Taapsee Pannu (who has still not given a bad performance).
Gunjan Saxena- Releasing on 13th Mar 2020
Sharan Sharma is the director and it will feature Janhvi Kapoor as the protagonist. Gunjan Saxena is the 1st female and Indian woman air force pilot. This biopic is going to be a great watch with Vineet Kumar Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, and Angad Bedi in supporting roles.
Angrezi Medium- Releasing on 20th Mar 2020
This movie is big because it is going to be the return of Irrfan Khan after battling cancer. It also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan. Directed by Homi Adajania, this movie is a much-awaited one.
Sooryavanshi- Releasing on 27th Mar 2020
It is Rohit Shetty’s universe of cops where you see flying cars, larger than life entry of heroes and villains, and outstanding drama. He understands the pulse of the audience like no other and gives us entertaining movies. This time he has roped in Akshay Kumar as a cop and the buzz says there will be a special sequence of Singham and Simmba both in this movie.
’83- Releasing on 10th Apr 2020
This is the much-awaited biopic of India because it will tell the story of the 1st cricket world cup win of India. India was an underdog then and brought the glory home in the stable hands of Kapil Dev. The cast is beautiful and o we can expect this Kabir Khan directorial to be a massive hit.
Gulabo Sitabo- Releasing on 17th Apr 2020
A few photographs of this movie were published and they were interesting. Eponymous glove puppet characters, Gulabo and Sitabo are from Uttar Pradesh, and this movie is about their story is full of local humor and songs, depicting the day-to-day struggle of the common man. When Shoojit Sircar sits in the director’s chair, he wins our hearts.
Ludo- Releasing on 24th Apr 2020
Touted to be another Life in a Metro movie, this Anurag Basu directorial looks promising (at least from the first poster). It features Abhishek Bachchan, Fathima Sana Sheikh, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, and Pankaj Tripathi.
The Girl on the Train- Releasing on 8th May 2020
It is a remake of the 2016 American film of the same name that is based on the British author Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel of the same name. The film stars Parineeti Chopra playing the role of an alcoholic divorcee who gets embroiled in a missing person’s investigation.
Shakuntala Devi- Releasing on 8th May 2020
Featuring Vidya Balan as the human-computer Shakuntala Devi, this is a biopic that will amaze us. Vidya can never disappoint us and the same applies to Sanya Malhotra who plays her daughter in this movie.
Thalaivi- Releasing on 26th Jun 2020
The motion poster drew so much of criticism – god knows how the final results would be. It is the biopic of Jayalalithaa, late politician and popular film actress who was the CM of Tamil Nadu. Kangana Ranaut looks exactly a copy of Amma in the teaser. Hope it will live up to our expectations.
Gangubai Kathiawadi- Releasing on 11th Sept 2020
After a lukewarm 2019, Alia Bhatt seems to be back on the right track with this SLB movie. It is another dramatized biopic of the mafia queen named Gangubai. The posters garnered positive responses from movie lovers.
Toofan- Releasing on 2nd Oct 2020
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra joins hands with Farhan Akhtar again to create another sports drama. Farhan plays the role of a national lever boxer and the posters look outstanding.
Laal Singh Chaddha- Releasing on 25th Dec 2020
The best is kept for the last I guess. Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame now is busy filming Laal Singh Chaddha based on Forrest Gump (one of the best of Tom Hanks). Featuring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Mona Singh, and Pankaj Tripathi – this is going to be a BO winner and tearjerker just like the original.
The other notable releases of this year would be- Dhaakad, Prithviraj (November), Sardar Udham Singh (October), Bhuj: The Pride of India (August), Shamshera (July), Radhe, and Laxmmi Bomb (May).