Sonakshi Sinha is imperiled yet again in Tevar, which releases theatrically on January 9, 2015. This time, she needs to be saved from Manoj Bajpayee by Arjun Kapoor. Kudos to Subrat Dutta for landing roles in seemingly every movie these days: Bheera in Roar, the eccentric director in The Shaukeens, and now one of Manoj’s henchmen in Tevar. Check out the trailer:
The trailer for the December 5 release Action Jackson is out. It doesn’t do much to alleviate my concerns about the film’s potential for casual misogyny, a Prabhu Deva hallmark. However, it does feature Ajay Devgn chopping people with swords, which makes Action Jackson an automatic “must see.” Check it out:
The trailer for Saif Ali Khan’s Happy Ending is out in advance of its theatrical release on November 21, 2014. Since the trailer lacks English subtitles, I can’t make heads or tails of the movie’s plot.
Notice the extreme sexualization of all of the women in the trailer who are cast in background roles. (Ileana D’Cruz and Kalki Koechlin are exceptions since their sexuality is integrated into their characters.) Then notice that none of those hypersexualized women are Indian.
Also just released is the trailer for the U.K.-India co-production Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. The movie has been in production for a long time, and it’s finally releasing in the U.S. on November 7 and India on December 5. Bhopal stars Bollywood vets Rajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Satish Kaushik alongside Hollywood vets Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, and…Mischa Barton?
The long-awaited trailer for director Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is out, and, dang, does that movie look like it was expensive to make. HNY stars three actors who I will watch no matter what movie they are in — Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Boman Irani — so I’m stoked. HNY is set to open on Diwali, which falls on October 23, 2014.
Also opening on October 23 is Rang Rasiya, a historical drama that played film festivals in 2008 but couldn’t secure a theatrical release until now. To say that Rang Rasiya will get crushed at the box office by Happy New Year is an understatement. Nevertheless, it features Randeep Hooda in various wigs and fake mustaches, so I’m looking forward to it.
The full trailer for Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom released today. This movie looks badass. I can’t wait to see it on September 5.
Today also marked the release of the teaser trailer for Bang Bang, which hits theaters on October 2. It also looks like a lot of fun, and I want Hrithik Roshan’s underwater rocket boots.
The trailer for Khoobsurat released today. This fish-out-of-water tale starring Sonam Kapoor looks like it could be cute, and Disney’s name above the title should at least ensure high production values. Khoobsurat hits theaters on September 19.
Emraan Hashmi plays a con man in Raja Natwarlal, releasing August 29, 2014. The trailer didn’t provoke strong feelings for me either way, but I have enough faith in Hashmi to give this one a chance.
Two brief movie teasers were released today as well. First up is September 5’s Mary Kom.
The first look at Khoobsurat is also out. The romantic comedy releases on September 19.
Please, please, please release Creature 3D in the U.S. on September 12.
With just about a month to go until its theatrical release, Reliance Entertainment released the trailer for Singham Returns. I suspect that if you enjoyed the 2011 original, you’ll enjoy this one, too. I’ll be curious to see how they explain having replaced Kajal Agarwal’s character with a new female lead, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan. Singham Returns opens on August 15.