2020 has arrived and it arrived in great style for all the moviegoers. January has been great for both Hindi and Telugu movie industries. Hindi we saw the release of Tanhaji and Chhapaak. While Tanhaji is turning out to be the biggest hit for Ajay Devgan, Deepika Padukone lost it with Chhapaak. Tollywood movies Ala Vaikunthapurramloo and Sarileru Neekevvaru have both made good business without impacting each other.
In this post, I will be putting out my must-watch movies for the first half of the year 2020. I will list out 5 movies to watch for the next 5 months to come as January is almost over.
1. Shikara – Releasing on 7th of February, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. A movie that is made on the issue of Kashmiri Pandits Exodus from the year 1989 onwards. The story runs around a love story of a couple hailing from ‘Shikara’. Shikara is a type of wooden boat usually found on Dal Lake. That’s where the title of the movie is drawn from. The movie has already rung in controversies due to the sensitive issue of Kashmir. I would recommend people to watch this movie. You will get to know the issue of Kashmiri Pandits – complete assault of Humanity.
2. Shubh Mangal Zyada Savadhan – Releasing on 21st February. Ayushman Khurrana, the actor who’s known for accepting a unique role is coming up with yet another unique role. This time as a ‘Gay’. Yes, this movie will have a theme of Homophobia. Something that’s commonly seen in people but none accepts it. It’s a daring attempt to bring such story that too with a rural background. Watch out for this movie but may not be a commercial hit.
3. Suryavanshi – Releasing on 27th March. Here is the commercial king of Bollywood in the recent times Akshay Kumar. He will be seen as Anti-terrorist Police officer in Rohit Shetty directorial. This will be a sequel to Singham and Simba. It’s gonna be madness of actors as both Ajay Devgan and Ranveer Singh will be part of this movie. Adding to all the glam and star power, the movie is produced by Dharma Productions – Karan Johar. This will be my commercial hit for the quarter of 2020.
4. 83– Releasing on April 10th. The story of 1983 World Cup Winner Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh will play the lead role as Kapil Dev. This movie has got a decent star cast. Also part of the movie will be Deepika Padukone who will be playing Kapil Dev’s wife role. 83 will not be all about WC Victory, but also about the Life of Kapil Dev. His struggle to become a cricketer to suffering in hands of other cricketers politics. The movie that deserves to be watched given the humility of Kapil Dev. Who wouldn’t want to experience Kapil’s life and 1983 victory on Big screen?
5. Shakuntala Devi – Releasing on April 10th. What do I tell about this movie? While researching, I got to see some videos of Shakuntala Devi and I am awestruck by her talent. Vidya Balan will be seen playing the role of Guinness World Record holder Shakuntala Devi. Famously known as Human-computer, she had the ability to calculate 16 digit problem faster than a Computer. A beautiful story that you will never want to miss. One great thing apart from her talent is that she is a lady with high considerate nature. Will not miss this!
So coming to the 6th one. Oh did I say just five? Right. But EID is always special and this time it’s gonna get bigger than ever. We have two movies falling in the same week. Interestingly both the movies are being directed by South Indian directors and there is a clash!
➢ Laxmi Bomb – Releasing on 22nd May – It’s a remake of Kanchana that was made in Telugu and Tamil by Raghava Lawrence. He acted and as well directed the movie in those languages. But, for Bollywood, you need a big star. We have the versatile Akshay Kumar roped in for this movie. A horror movie which will see Akshay Kumar play a transgender role. It’s gonna be a story that will see comedy and as well horror scenes. Will be interesting to watch the acting of Akshay Kumar.
➢ Radhe – Releasing on 24th May. EID is incomplete with Sallu Bhai. This will be a classic entertainer and a complete commercial movie with Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff also part of the movie. The story is not really known but being a Salman Khan’s movie there will surely be a good opening.
So apart from some excellent movies coming to entertain us this year, we have a clash and it’ll be fun to watch who will win the battle. It can well happen that both movies do well. That’s not it. The second half starting July 2020 has also got some exciting stuff coming from Bollywood. Will be back in the month of June to write on the next half movies for you to watch.
For now, these are my top movies to watch out for in the coming 150 days!!