2017 has been a pretty interesting year for Bollywood; the audience was introduced to new subjects, unique narrative styles came into vogue, and of course an untapped source of talents showcased and impressed everyone with their acting prowess. The trend luckily continues in 2018 as well where we see a gamut of new subjects.
Of course we have to begin with Padman, based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented a machine for producing cheap sanitary pads. The male protagonist is more human as compared to virile male heroes who portrayed an essential aspect of a patriarchal India. Subjects like women hygiene was considered a taboo till a few years ago, but Bollywood has definitely come out of the zone of flashy songs and dance routines.
Releasing on 23rd February, this year we will get to see John Abraham once again in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. This movie directed by Abhishek Sharma is based on the real-life incident of nuclear bomb test explosions which was conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in the year 1998.
Reema Kagti will be back again in 2018 with a sports movie with Padman Akshay Kumar in the lead. This is based on the real life story of hockey player Balbir Singh. Now you would wonder what is so extraordinary about this movie? Well, Balbir was the member of the team which won the first Olympic medal for free India in 1948. The best thing about this movie is that it will be released on 15th August, this year.
King Khan is back with a ‘Zero’. Do not be shocked. This is the name of his latest venture to be directed by Anand L. Rai. This is one of the most anticipated movies of this year as you get to see Shahrukh as a dwarf. Of course, we had seen an Appu Raja before, but it will be a different ball game when we see Shahrukh as a dwarf. Set your December date with Shahrukh!
And we cannot end our list without mentioning Ranveer Singh. He has quite a few interesting projects lined up for release in 2018, but the one that tops our list has to be Gully Boy where he will be playing the role of a street rapper.