Imagine the world without films, isn't the mere thought of it horrifying? Where would we going to spend our Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays? Of course, with friends and family, but with what excuse are we going to load ourselves with popcorn and Coke? Fortunately, we live in an era where films do exist and owing to their entertainment value, they are an essential aspect of our weekends. While we enjoy Hollywood and world cinema, at the end of a bad, it’s Bollywood we turn for pure (and often, ridiculous) entertainment. Watched everything already? Here are the top Bollywood movies of 2019.
The recent clash between India and Pakistan has once again made all of us think long and hard about the long-struggling state, Kashmir, which really puts this film at the top of this list. This film which has already premiered globally at Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival has tried to depict the inner struggles of a Kashmiri boy named Hamid played by Talha Arshad Reshi, a new and upcoming child actor. This film's trailer which released on 10th October 2018, depicts this child searching for the god, Allah as his mother (played by Rasika Dugal) tells him that his father is with him. In the course of his consistent trials to call God, one day he ends up getting through and landing up calling an Indian soldier played by Vikas Kumar. The director of this movie is Aijaz Khan, who has also directed films such as Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat and The White Elephant. We’re expecting oodles of emotions coming up while we watch this.
Hamid release date: March 15, 2019
This film had its European premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In this film, the all acclaimed Nawazuddin Siddiqui is playing Rafi (a local Mumbai street photographer) and the upcoming artist, Sanya Malhotra, who performed in the movie Dangal, is playing Malhotra (a shy student from a middle-class background). We are all excited to see the on-screen chemistry between one experienced actor and another still growing actress who previously worked in very different genre of movies. For the director, Ritesh Batra, this movie is like a love letter to the city of Mumbai as it shelters the protagonists who belongs to a very different economic and social background. So are you ready to fall in love again? Fionnuala Halligan of Screen International says that we can , “... deliberate pace does bring some rich rewards for the patient viewer, while a lovely ending feels like a throwback to the old-fashioned big-screen romances of yore." Furthermore, Caryn James of The Hollywood Reporter, increases our curiosity by saying, "...nuanced, slow-burn,will-they-or-won't-they romance." and "(Ritesh Batra) turns a story that sounds tired and goofy into a lovely film with a tone of tender sadness." After receiving such tingling and teasing critical responses from Fionnuala Halligan, Caryn James, and many such critiques. Let's find out, how accurate the critics are regarding this movie. A movie which seems to have a tone similar to that of the film LunchBox is not likely to be boring.
Photograph release date: March 15, 2019
This year, we have another film after Gully Boy which is centred around the slums of Mumbai - Mere Pyare Prime Minister. The trailer of this movie was released on 10th February 2019. It shows a boy writing a letter to the Prime Minister of India, after his mother got raped. Go on the 15th of March to the theatre to find out what happens to that letter. Starring the award-winning actress, Anjali Patil, this is the only Asian film which was screened at the Rome Film. Given all these creds, it comes across as quite a promising film and definitely deserves to be on the list of Bollywood movies 2019.
Mere Pyare Prime Minister release date: March 15, 2019
Kesari will be this year's first movie starring Akshay Kumar. The trailer for this film was released on 21 February 2019. As deciphered from the trailer, this movie is an action film that revolves around the Battle of Saragarhi (in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Persians in 1897). Alongside Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra can also be seen in a supporting role. With a director like Anurag Singh who has directed movies such as Jatt & Juliet, leading the way, and with the film’s unpredictable dialogues, this movie is sure to be a full package of entertainment. Furthermore, in the trailers, we can also see a detailed display of graphics with a sepia undertone enhancing the feel/meaning of the movie, Kesari.
Kesari release date: March 21, 2019
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Hold your horses for an action-comedy film, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. This film was premiered at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival and at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness. This movie's official trailer was released on 8th March. In this, we see Abhimanyu Dassani, the son of Bhagyashree Patwardhan (the actress who performed a lead role in the movie Maine Pyar Kiya), for the first time on screen. The storyline of this movie revolve around a man who has a unique condition of Congenital insensitivity to pain making stronger than ordinary people. Its semi-comical trailer, concede with us, so we recommend you to give this movie a watch.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota release date: March 21, 2019
This movie is a Salman Khan Production and directed by Nitin Kakkar, the director of the movie Filmistaan. Its official trailer came out on 22 February. The trailer depicts an impressive setting and an intriguing storyline with a few punches of comic relief thrown in. This movie is a debut film for both the lead actors: Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. So if you want to watch films with new faces and fresh acting skills, then you can give this movie a go.
Notebook release date: March 21, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)
This film is another patriotic film that is loosely based on the life of an Indian Spy by the name of Ravindra Kaushik. Directed by Robbie Grewal and starring John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff (after a long time), and Sikandar Kher, this film is sure to be an engaging watch. This film's official trailer was released on the 4th of March 2019 and has already received 25 million views by now. So, superfans of John Abraham, be ready to see him on the big screen on 5th April.
Romeo Akbar Walter release date: April 5, 2019
So, now, that you know about all the major upcoming movies, have you made up your mind up yet? If not, here are some additional movie picked by us that you can watch out for this year: Kalank- releasing on 19th April, Student of the Year 2- releasing on 10th May, De De Pyaar De- releasing on 17th May, Bharat- releasing on 5th June, and Mission Mangal- releasing on 15th August.
Now, go and catch those Bollywood movies in the theaters. Have a happy movie watching!
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