Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
2-min read

SRK's Zero To Akshay Kumar's PadMan: 10 Bollywood Films To Look Out For In 2018

Like every year, a lot of films are ready to hit the screens in 2018. So, know where to put your money.


Updated:January 3, 2018, 11:13 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
SRK's Zero To Akshay Kumar's PadMan: 10 Bollywood Films To Look Out For In 2018
Image: Youtube/ Screengrabs of Padmavati, Zero, Padman, Veere Di Wedding Poster

Mumbai: Like every year, a lot of films are ready to hit the screens in 2018. So, know where to put your money.

Here's a list of must-see Bollywood films this year:

* PadMan: On January 26, it's Akshay Kumar, and no one else. I will put my money on this heart-warming saga of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who manufactured economical sanitary napkins even at the risk of being belittled.

Here is another man-of-the-masses part for the ever-enterprising actor who never shies away from seeming less than heroic because he knows that the true hero is the one who dares to venture into the unknown even at the risk of stumbling and falling.

PadMan is directed by one of my favourites R. Balki who courts the quirky with compelling credibility.

In Shamitabh, it was the Big B giving voice to mute star Dhanush. In "Ki & Ka, a working wife gets herself a happy house-husband. In Pad Man, gender-sensitisation reaches the cyclic level. Yes, it's that time of the month.

* Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Luv Ranjan is a director who gets into the head and the bed of the young without acting like a twit of a director. His remarkable proclivity for youthful candour is in full view in this wackily-titled rom-com where Sonu's (Kartik Aaryan) over-possessive best friend Titu (Sunny Singh) gets a girlfriend Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha). It's a lip-smacking bromance versus romance on February 9.

* Hichki: For my money and time, Rani Mukerji doing the role of a teacher with a neurological disability is just what the doctors prescribed. This official remake of a little-known American film Front Of The Class is the kind of inspirational story we all need in our lives. The release date is February 23.

* Sanjay Dutt's biopic: Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in a film directed by Raj Kumar Hirani is not quite my idea of an inspirational biopic. Nonetheless, this one is of interest for us to know what mistakes one can make in the journey of life. So this can be taken as an inspirational film in reverse. The verdict is on March 30.

Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt

* October: Titled October but releasing in April. A Shoojit Sircar film by any name or in any month smells just as sweet. Sircar teams up with the most successful star of 2017 (not counting Salman Khan) - Varun Dhawan - for what the director describes as the most unusual love story. We can't wait for April 13.

* Veere Di Wedding: The sheer joy of watching a gallery of interesting female actors navigated by Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor is enough reason to give this 'chic-flick' a run for its money. The release date is May 18.

vdw-3Image: Official poster of Veere Di wedding

* Fanne Khan: A famous singer played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan kidnapped by the father (Anil Kapoor) of a wannabe singer -- an extremely unusual premise and a solid project to bring together Aishwarya and Anil Kapoor after Taal. Directed by debutant Atul Manjrekar, this remake of a Belgian film promises something unusual. The release date is June 15.

aish-anilImage: File photos of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor/ Getty Images, Yogen Shah

* Gold: If Akshay Kumar owns Republic Day, he also exercises a quasi-copyright over the Independence Day week. On August 15, comes Gold, a film recreating India's historic win for hockey at the 1948 Olympics.


Reema Kagti's film would be a fictional take on what actually happened. The game of hockey would feature prominently in the plot. But there will also be strong human drama playing at the forefront. And it wouldn't be just the Olympics victory in 1948 we will be looking at. Gold will look at 12 crucial years in India's history.

* Super 30: Not kicked by Vikas Bahl's directorial abilities after seeing the mess he made in Shaandaar. But it would be interesting to see the life of the maths genius Anand Kumar brought to life on screen by Hrithik Roshan who hasn't done a biopic before. Releasing on November 23.

Hrithik Roshan

* Zero: Aanand L. Rai gets together with Shah Rukh Khan for a game changer this Christmas. Crucial for SRK who needs a clutter-breaker. Releasing on December 21.

sharukh_zeroImage Courtesy: YouTube/ A still from Zero

And of course, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavat(i).

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results

Live TV