Movies for 2009 (Bollywood)

| Friday, April 24, 2009





My Name is Khan

Karan Johar Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
There are many stories regarding the content of this film making the rounds but ask Karan Johar about it and he just gives his most enigmatic smile. Sifting the wheat from the load of chaff it emerges this claims inspiration from the Tom Cruise-Dustin Hoffman starrer Rainman with Shah Rukh Khan playing the autistic brother to Aamir Bashir. The film covers several years in the lead character's lives as Shah Rukh Khan's and Kajol's son ages from age 7 to 12. This film is as awaited for its lead pairing and its theme of terrorism as it is for being Karan Johar's most mature film to date.



Director: Anurag Basu Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Barbara Mori
Kites is an intense romance with the kites in the title representing the meeting of two lovers who are then set adrift by circumstances much like kites are wont to do when being flown by experts. It seems a bit of a stretch but then there's no accounting for producer's fancies especially when the name has to necessarily start with a K.



London Dreams

Vipul Shah Cast: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin
Vipul Shah's love for UK continues with next year's big release, London Dreams. The movie follows two aspiring pop stars played by Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan, both of whom fall in love with the South Indian beauty Asin. The movie looks to cash in on the Hum Dil Chuke Sanam male pair and the success of Asin in Ghajini. No more running around the Big Ben, please.



3 Idiots

Raju Hirani Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan, Boman Irani
Chetan Bhagat hopes to do justice to his best book yet, Five Point Someone by bringing two big stars, Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor together for the first time for an adaptation of the book. The dismal failure of Hello! (also a Chetan Bhagat adaptation), will weigh heavily on the author's mind as the 3 Idiots is in production. Raju Hirani has played a huge part in bringing the stars together, and it poses quite a challenge to portray the 30+ actors as under 22 students.



Imtiaz Ali's next (Untitled)

Imtiaz Ali Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone
While his earlier two films, Jab We Met and Socha Na Tha revolved around the interaction between two youngsters, which eventually culminated in love, none of them were true blue romantic tales. However, writer-director Imtiaz Ali's next film starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, is an intense romantic tale. Imtiaz had said, "This is going to be my first love story. Jab We Met and Socha Na Tha, both weren't love stories in the true sense of the term. In both the films, there was no romantic kick-start. Jab We Met had only one of the protagonists (Shahid Kapur) realising his love for the girl (Kareena Kapoor) who falls in love with him only towards the film's end." The film is a love story spread over two decades and will also mark the debut of British actor Florence.



Delhi Belly

: Abhinav Deo Cast: Imran Khan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Vir Das, Shehnaz Treasurywala
Imran Khan played the cute boy-next-door, followed by a menacing (tee hee) kidnapper. His newest avatar sees him as a comedian in Aamir Khan's next production, Delhi Belly. The language used in the film is reportedly 'strong' and looks to appeal to a niche market in the country and international audiences with this comedy in English. The film is directed by Abhinav Deo, son of yesteryear's star, Ramesh Deo.


Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani

Rajkumar Santoshi Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
The shooting locations of this movie are Italy, Mumbai, and Goa. As the name suggest, Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani is a love story. Director Rajkumar Santoshi says, "Ranbir plays a guy who is wasting his time in his life. He is aimlessly fooling around. Along the way, he meets Katrina and falls in love with her. The entry of Katrina in Ranbir's life changes Ranbir completely. It's quite an adventure film."



New York

Kabir Khan Cast: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh
New York is a contemporary story of friendship set against the larger than life backdrop of a city often described as the centre of the world. For most of us, larger events in the world are just headlines in the newspapers but these events can change our lives... forever. New York is one such story of three young friends whose beautiful lives are turned upside down by events beyond their control.


Kambakth Ishq

Sabir Khan Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sylvester Stallone
Probably one of the biggest films till date, the film will see major Hollywood stars making cameo appearances in the film along with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. The film has Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh and many others from Hollywood. Akshay will be seen doing daredevil stunts yet again as he plays a stunt man in Hollywood. The film also has Aftab Shivdasani and Amrita Arora and is directed by debutante Sabir




What's Your Raashee?

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker Cast: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra Ashutosh Gowariker brings a hilarious book to life with What's Your Raashee? The movie is an adaptation of a Gujarati novel by Shri Madhu called Kimball Ravenswood. The romcom gives Harman Baweja just ten days to win over the love of his life - Priyanka Chopra (minus annoying stuffed toys mercifully).
   The on-off real life pair's onscreen chemistry was thanda in Harman's debut film. Maybe they should consult their horoscopes on this one before placing their bets on it.



De Dana Dhan

Priyadarshan Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif pair up again for a light comedy. This film brings back the team of Akshay, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, and director Priyadarshan together after eight years. Apart from the aforementioned actors it will also star Neha Dhupia and Sameera Reddy. Producer Ratan Jain says, "De Dana Dhan is the story of two friends, Akshay and Sunil, who are in search of big money. Basically they want to prove a point to their girlfriends, Katrina and Sameera."




Jennifer Chambers Lynch Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mallika Sherawat, Jeff Doucette
Hollywood combines with Bollywood to release Hissss, bringing to life the fabled sexy-serial-killing Naagin who is played by Mallika Sherawat. A ruthless American travels to the jungles of India and captures the Naagin's mate which sets off a vengeful journey. Filled with special effects, it remains to be seen if the movie will be good or as uncomfortable as Mallika's snake costume for the film. Apparently, she took so much time to get into the costume that they decided to not give her any dialogue in the film.



Rensil D'Silva's untitled film

Rensil D'Silva Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi
This is Rensil D'Silva's (Rang De Basanti's screenplay writer) directorial debut, a thriller with global terrorism as its backdrop. The principal cast comprises of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi. Karan Johar produces the film.

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