Category Archives: Trailers

New Trailers: July 10, 2014

Fall is going to be a lot of fun if three newly released trailers are any indication of the quality of Bollywood fare that awaits us in a couple of months. The first of the three films to hit theaters is Daawat-e-Ishq (“Feast of Love“), releasing September 5. More Parineeti Chopra is always a good thing.

The following weekend sees the release of Finding Fanny, an offbeat road trip film starring Deepika Padukone and Naseeruddin Shah. The movie’s dialogue is a mix of Hindi and English. I cannot wait for September 12 to come around, because I am dying to see this.

On October 2, director Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider hits theaters. A Hindi interpretation of Hamlet set in Kashmir? Sign me up!

Stay up to date with Bollywood Hungama’s list of Bollywood release dates.

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New Trailer: June 26, 2014

Yash Raj Films recently released the trailer for the new movie Mardaani. Rani Mukerji stars as a cop who must rescue a teenage girl from the clutches of a sex trafficking ring. I can’t wait to watch Rani kick some ass when Mardaani hits theaters on August 22.

New Trailers: June 15, 2014

Two new Hindi film trailers released today. Coming first to theaters — though not in the U.S., I suspect — is the cute-looking Vir Das comedy Amit Sahni Ki List, releasing July 18.

One of the biggest movies of the year — Salman Khan’s Kick — hits theaters the following weekend on July 25.

I’m going to have to wait until an English-subtitled version of the trailer is released in order to make heads or tails of the plot. The romantic storyline involving beardless Salman and Jacqueline Fernandez looks awful, but I’m reassured by the presence of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Randeep Hooda in the bearded Salman storyline. Kick could be a lot of fun.

New Trailers: May 27, 2014

Three new trailers were just released, and it looks like we could be in for a strong run of Hindi films from late June through mid-July. First up is the creepy trailer for Ek Villain, which stars Shraddha Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, and Riteish Deshmukh, It opens on June 27, 2014.

Next up is Bobby Jasoos, a comedy in which Vidya Balan plays a private investigator with an array of disguises at her disposal. Bobby Jasoos opens on July 4.

Finally, we have the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. It releases July 11.

All three movies feature strong casts, so I’m looking forward to all of the films. However, I cannot wait for Bobby Jasoos on July 4. The world needs as much Vidya as it can get, and she even romances a younger guy in the film! (Vidya Balan is 36, and her costar, Ali Fazal, is 27.) This could be a terrific summer at the movies.

New Trailers: May 19, 2014

Time to catch up on some recently released trailers. First up is Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, which hits theaters on July 4, 2014. Though the movie shares a lineage with Cocktail and Love Aaj Kal, the trailer leaves me uninspired.

Next is It’s Entertainment, releasing August 8. It looks like any of the other dozen or so goofball comedies Akshay Kumar has made in the last decade.

Finally is a trailer for a movie with no announced theatrical release date yet. Yash Raj Films released the trailer for Titli ahead of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20. It looks really interesting.

New Trailers: May 2, 2014

Fox Star India released the trailers for two of their upcoming movies, and the flicks could not be more different from one another. The first movie releasing theatrically is director Hansal Mehta’s City Lights. It looks fascinating, so I really hope it opens in America as well as India on May 30.

The other movie is the wacky comedy Humshakals, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, and Ram Kapoor. It looks every bit as annoying as City Lights looks great. Humshakals hits theaters on June 20.

 

New Trailers: April 9, 2014

Time to catch up on recently released trailers for films coming out in the next couple of months. None of these look like sure bets to open in the United States, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Saqib Saleem stars as an inline skating coach in the sports flick Hawaa Hawaai, releasing in theaters on May 9, 2014. Following a turn as a young gay man in Bombay Talkies, this is another interesting career choice by Saleem. His recent role selections seem made deliberately to keep from getting pigeonholed in romantic comedies. I hope the choice pays off for him.

The political drama Manjunath also hits theaters on May 9.

Tiger Shroff — son of Jackie Shroff — makes his big-screen debut in Heropanti, releasing on May 23. Despite Tiger’s good looks, I have some concerns about this one. First, action flicks featuring new heroes are hard sells at the U.S. box office. Second, if a film’s trailer uses the word “bratty” to describe a character, it had better be to describe a pre-teen girl and not an adult man. Finally, when I hear the title Heropanti, it makes me think of this.

The Xposé — also releasing on May 23 — looks cheesy, but a Bollywood retro murder mystery could be fun.

Without English subtitles in the trailer, I’m not entirely sure what Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi is about. It releases on May 30.

Same goes for the stupidly named Fugly, opening June 13.

There’s no release date yet for the Hindi remake of the horror movie Pizza, but it’s a horror movie called Pizza! I’m in!

New Trailers: March 20, 2014

Just released today is the trailer for the coming-of-age film Purani Jeans, arriving in theaters on May 1.

Also new today is the trailer for the Hindi version of Rio 2, featuring the voices of Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Rio 2 opens in India on April 11, the same day the English version — featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway — opens in the U.S.

Rio 2 faces stiff competition on April 11, the day that also sees the release of Kochadaiiyaan, an animated adventure featuring the voices and likenesses of Superstar Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone. Originally recorded in Tamil, dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi will also be released (though who knows which version we’ll get here in the States).

There are a number of films set to release on April 25. The most likely candidate to show up in American theaters is Revolver Rani, starring Kangana Ranaut, whose stock has risen considerably since Queen became a sleeper hit.

April 25 also sees the release of Samrat & Co, a mystery based on the British TV series Sherlock. The nods the TV series are obvious in the trailer, though the “Watson” to Erik Estrada look-alike Rajeev Khandelwal’s “Sherlock” character, Samrat, is noticeably absent.

Last among the April 25 releases is Kaanchi: The Unbreakable, directed by Subhash Ghai

New Trailers: March 4, 2014

The trailers for three very different films all opening in April, 2014, are now out. First up is Jal, an interesting-looking festival film about a water diviner trying to solve a drought. It opens in India on April 4, but that doesn’t guarantee it’ll open in the U.S. on the same day.

The family friendly supernatural comedy sequel Bhoothnath Returns releases the following weekend, on April 11. I wasn’t crazy about the original Bhoothnath, but a new crew behind the camera and Boman Irani in front of the camera give me hope.

April 18 is the release date for 2 States, a romantic drama starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. With the movie’s central conflict driven by the cultural differences between the two lead character’s families — a Tamil Brahmin family from Chennai and a Punjabi family from Delhi — I’m not sure how well the story will translate outside of India to an audience without the preexisting knowledge of what those differences are. We’ll have to wait and see.

New Trailer: February 6, 2014

The trailer for Yash Raj Films’ Bewakoofiyaan is out now. The romantic comedy — starring Sonam Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rishi Kapoor — hits theaters on March 14. It looks sort of cute, but uninspired. [Update: I changed the video to one featuring English subtitles. I’m still not impressed.]