| January Releases
Cast: Naseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Why it's hot: Super-talented trio in this rustic tale of love. If that isn't enough then Vidya's making out scenes and both Arshad and Naseer should do it for you.
Releasing: Jan 29th
Cast: Uday Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, and Dino Morea
Director: Jugal Hansraj
Why it's hot: What better way to start off the year with a RomCom? Nerdy Uday Chopra and beautiful Priyanka Chopra come together for the first time.
Releasing: Jan 8
Chance Pe Dance
Cast: Shahid Kapoor and Genelia D'souza
Director: Ken Ghosh
Why it's hot: A youthful romantic drama with Shahid Kapoor showing us his killer moves on the dance floor. Dreamy!
Releasing: Jan 15
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, and Mithun Chakraborty
Director: Anil Sharma
Why it's hot: Salman's period film after ages. Lots of blood and gore, and Salman bare-chested.
Releasing: Jan 22
Dulha Mil Gaya: Sushmita Sen and Fardeen Khan
Prince: Its Showtime Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Murty, Nandana Sen.
| February Releases
My Name is Khan
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zarina Wahab
Director: Karan Johar
Why it's hot: Shah Rukh and Kajol reunite after eight years to recreate their magic. A love story against the backdrop of post 9-11 atmosphere in the US. From what we have seen of it, the film promises to be Karan's career best. With music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, this one is definitely one of the biggest of 2010. Also it's the first time a Hollywood studio is distributing a desi film.
Releasing: Feb 12
Karthik Calling Karthik
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone
Director: Vijay Lalwani
Why it's hot: Another new and unique jodi, Farhan and Deepika will be seen together for the first time. Something about this film has us excited.
Releasing: Feb 26
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sir Ben Kingsley, R Madhavan
Director: Leena Yadav
Why it's hot: A thriller with a twist with Bachchan teaming up with Hollywood actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Set against the backdrop of a casino in London, the film has enough twists and turns to keep you riveted.
Releasing: Feb 26
Aalah Ke Bande
Well Done Abba
Right Yaa Wrong
| March Releases
Atithi Tum Kab Aaoge
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal
Director: Ashwini Dheer
Why it's hot: The combination of Ajay Devgan and Konkona is definitely one of the reasons to watch this film. Add to that Paresh Rawal's rib tickling comedy as a guest who just refuses to let his hosts breathe in peace.
Releasing: March 5
Peter Gaya Kaam Se
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Lekha Washington
Director: John Owen
Why it's hot: He wowed us in Aamir, but will he live up to the hype? This is Rajeev Khandelwal's second big screen opus after Aamir. A hard-hitting storyline with Rajeev playing a jockey and training to ride horses, this one will cater to the multiplex crowd.
Releasing: March 26
Paan Singh Tomar
Run Bhola Run
| April Releases
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Kangna Ranaut and Barbara Mori
Director: Anurag Basu
Why it's hot: The first time Hrithik's sizzling chemistry with co-star Barbara Mori will be seen on screen. The film is said to be some hard-to-believe action scenes shot in New Mexico. And of course, Anurag Basu
Releasing: April 23
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randhir Kapoor
Director: Vipul Shah
Why it's hot: Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in a futuristic romantic comedy. Enough said.
Releasing: April 9
Cast: John Abraham, Pakhi
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
Why it's hot: Tyrewala's next after Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na is high on expectations. This one features his wife with John Abraham, who has been missing post-Dostana. Labeled as a perfect tale of imperfect love, this one is bound to be zara hatke.
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai
It's a Wonderful After Life
Well Done Abba
| May Releases
Cast: Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal
Director: Prakash Jha
Why it's hot: Besides the pairing of Kat-Ran, this one has a solid ensemble that includes Ajay, Nana Naseer, Manoj Bajpai in what we can only call Jha's brand of cinema.
Releasing: May 28
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal
Director: Sajid Khan
Why it's hot: Akshay Kumar in a romantic comedy shot in London, this one is supposed to be a rib-tickling family affair.
Releasing: May 20
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Why it's hot: A hard-hitting flick set in Kashmir. Visually stunning. Sanjay Dutt plays a cop who wants to make a difference and Bips plays his love interest.
Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Irrfan Khan
Director: Jennifer Lynch
Why it's hot: Mallika in a snake suit not saying any dialogues. A supernatural horror film with SFX work by Hollywood technicians is already buzzing with its promo release.
It's my life
Toonpur Ka Superhero
| June Releases
Cast: Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor
Director: Rajshree Ojha
Why it's hot: Set in Delhi, this love story is a desi version of Jane Austen's Emma. The unsual pairing of Abhay-Sonam.
Cast: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Why it's hot: Sriram got an exemplary performance from Saif in Ek Hasina Thi, so the two working together is definitely something to watch out for. A spy who promises to be different from every other agent we have seen, the film will also have Kareena is a totally different look.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut, Prachi Desai
Director: Milan Luthria
Why it's hot: A hard-hitting film, it is based on the history of Haji Mastan played by Ajay Devgan while Emraan Hashmi plays Dawood. It looks at the evolution on the Mafia culture in Mumbai.
Love Sex Aur Dhokha
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Why it's hot: From the maker of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, this one is shot with a handycam and has enough skin show and titillation to keep you engrossed.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Siddharth Anand
Why it's hot: First time jodi of Ranbir and Priyanka in a romantic drama shuttling between New York and Mumbai.
Cast: Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: Abhinav Kashyap
Why it's hot: A tale of a corrupt police officer and an individual wanting to change the system. Salman in a never-seen before avatar.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Why it's hot: A period film set against the Chittagong uprising. Ashu is good with history, so expect something dazzling. Also Abhishek and Deepika working together for the first time.
Cast: Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasurywala, Vir Das
Director: Abhinay Deo
Why it's hot: Supposed to be an adult comedy laced with loads of naughty jokes and one-liners. It's in English and has no songs. Yummy.
Cast: Aamir Khan and Prateik
Director: Kiran Rao
Why it's hot: Kiran makes her directorial debut in this documentary style-shot drama about life in the lanes of Mumbai. Shot all over the city, the film was shot in a guerilla fashion. With Aamir's contribution, we think this one will be deadly.
I Hate Luv Stories
Cast: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Sammir Dattani
Director: Punit Malhotra
Why it's hot: A love triangle with a difference, the film bring Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor together for the first time. To be shot in New Zealand and other exotic locations, this film has fresh and young written all over. Debutant director Punit Malhotra seems to have impressed his mentor Karan Johar already.
Koochie Koochie Hota Hai (Animated)
Cast: Voices of Shah Rukh, Kajol
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Why it's hot: An animated version of one of the biggest romantic films of all time. Under production for a while, Koochie Koochie will cater to everyone who wants to see Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in a cartoon format.
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Sharman Joshi
Director: Rohit Shetty
Why it's hot: This is a franchise that's made moolah at the box office
for the last two years.
Rohit Shetty promises to make it bigger this time around. A rib-tickling comedy, Golmaal 3 is the most awaited comedy of the year.
Releasing: November 5
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda
Director: Mani Ratnam
Why it's hot: 1) Mani Ratman, 2) AbhiAsh, 3) It is Ratnam's interpretation of the Ramayan.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia
Director: Nikhil Advani
Why it's hot: A fresh pairing: Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma in a family drama set against the backdrop of a Punjabi family.
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Aditya Roy Kapoor
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Why it's hot: Ash and Hrithik get back together after Jodhaa Akbar. An intense drama about a paraplegic man falling in love with his caretaker, Guzaarish is supposed to be dark, brooding and intense. And SLB's touch. Can't wait.
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Why it's hot: Shah Rukh's futuristic thriller will have him play a superhero. Working with the best SFX and digital effects team in Hollywood, the film will have Khan in a totally new avatar.
Tees Maar Khan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna
Director: Farah Khan
Why it's hot: Farah Khan's next after the blockbuster Om Shanti Om. This time she has moved away from her favourite Khan (Shah Rukh). Farah will work with Akshay Kumar in what's touted to be a mad comic caper.