I enjoy movies, and 2016 has been a really good year for movies so far. What with the swoon-worthy Chris Hemsworth starrer ‘The Huntsman: Winters War’, the dramatic, and somewhat revolutionary (purely because of their depiction of a gay man) ‘Kapoor and Sons’, and more recently, the beautifully made ‘Jungle Book.’ I’ve seen all these movies (like I said, I enjoy movies), and have passed my utterly sound judgement on all of them as well (spoiler alert – I loved them).
The good news though? There are a whole lot of movies left yet to look forward. Now, with hundreds of movies being made each year, figuring out which ones to be excited about can be a little difficult. Don’t worry though, we’ve rounded up our favourite upcoming movies, just for you. So get your popcorn, a glass of coke, and just chill.
After giving us the tearjerking ‘Rang De Basaanti’, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is here to give us (hopefully) another beautiful tearjerker. Here, he attempts a retelling of the Mirza- Sahiban legend. Set to hit the screen on May 13 2016, this film will introduce us to two newbies – Anil Kapor’s son Harshavardhan and Saiyami Kher. Based on one of the 4 tragic Punjabi romances, this movie is said to play out entirely in verse and sounds like it’s well on its way to becoming a classic.
Recently, our very own desi Greek god the heartbreakingly handsome Hrithik Roshan has been in the news for anything BUT his acting. Hopefully, him reuniting with filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar is going to change that. This film, produced by Disney India is, as the name suggests, set in the ancient Indus Valley civilization. It stars model Pooja Hegde opposite Roshan and is slated to come out in July.
A sequel to the 2014 ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, and having already been released abroad to rave reviews, the very idea of this movie gets me excited. Maybe it’s because it stars so many amazing people, or because it pits two of my favourite Avengers against each other, or because I’m just a hopeless Marvel geek, but I simply cannot wait for this movie to come out. Marvel has created an extremely successful series of movies out their Avengers, and I have loved each and every one of them. However, with reviews calling this the best Avengers’ movie yet, this is definitely something you do not want to miss.
Based on the 2012 tear-jerking novel by Jojo Moyes, this movie stars the amazing Emelia Clarke and the very good-looking Sam Clafin. It also brings back our favourite Herbology Professor, Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom. It tells the love story of a once active businessman and his young, colourful, spunky caretaker who seems to quite literally, bring him back to life. The trailer makes you laugh, cry, and fall in with a fictional couple you know very little about and crave for your own insanely romantic story.
This multi starrer flick boasts of hosts of talented actors – Jared Letto, Viola Davis and Will Smith. It’s based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name and was conceived way back in 2009. It’s been marketed brilliantly and is thought of as one of the biggest movies of the coming year. First Marvel and then DC, 2016 seems to be the year of comic book rivalries!
A gift to every Harry Potter fan, this movie tells the story of Newt Scamander, the writer of our favourite Hogwarts text book, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Starring the handsome and stunningly talented Eddy Redmayne, teaser trailers of this movie have been driving the Harry Potter fandom crazy with excitement (I may or may not be part of said fandom)! And if the trailer is any indicator of the movie, this is possibly going to be one of the most visually stunning movies of 2016. Set to release in November, this movie already has me at the edge of my seat.
So there you have it, our movies to look out for in 2016. If you guys have any more movies to add to the list, drop a comment below and let us know. Up until then, happy movie watching, fellow fanatics!