In India, cinema and cricket are nothing short of religion and actors and cricketers are the only celebrities, unlike in the west where people from various fields and sports are celebrities. In India along with cricket, movies are one of the most favoured forms of entertainment and when some new movie is announced with big stars and famous filmmakers, it always creates buzz in both the movie industries and people. Here are five movie announcements not only from Bollywood but from various movie industries that created a heavy buzz.
Tamil director Lokesh Kanagaraj created his own movie universe which consists of superhit movies Kaithi and Vikram. Known as Lokesh Cinematic Universe the movies of this universe are crime thriller action movies where big stars like Karthi in Kaithi, Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Fasil, and Suriya are featured. Now one of the biggest superstars of the Tamil movie industry Suriya is joining the Lokesh Cinematic Universe with the upcoming movie Leo. The teaser of the movie dropped on the internet a month and within 24 hours the teaser got millions of views making it one of the most viewed teasers within a month it got 50 million views, a record in itself. Tamil actress Trisha is playing the female lead in the movie and it’s scheduled to release on 19 October 2023.
- Pathaan vs Tiger
After the huge success of Yashraj film’s Spy Universe movies whose latest movie Pathaan became the biggest grosser ever in India by grossing around 600 crores in India and more than 1000 crores across the world. All the movies of the YRF Spy Universe have been superhits which started with Ek Tha Tiger followed by Tiger Zinda Hain, War, and Pathaan. The three biggest superstars of Bollywood Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan along with Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are parts of this shared universe. YRF recently dropped a bomb when it announced Pathaan vs Tiger was announced which is touted be on the lines of Marvel Universe’s Captain America: Civil War and DC’s Batman vs Superman. But there is a long way to go before its release because before that Tiger 3 and possibly War 2 will come which will set the tone for Pathaan vs Tiger movie. The name of the director is not revealed yet but it will definitely create havoc in the film industry because it will only be the second movie after Karan-Arjun where both will be seen in full-fledged roles and not just cameos like Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, Tubelight, Zero, and Pathaan.
Jailer starring superstar Rajnikanth along with Shiva Rajkumar, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, and Malayalam star Mohanlal in a cameo is an upcoming Tamil Language movie directed by Nelson whose last movie was Beast starring Vijay which despite getting mixed reviews from the critics did excellent business at the box-office. The official announcement of Jailer was made in February 2022 and it’s going to be released on 14th April 2023. Despite a few movies of Rajnikanth not doing that well at the box office what is expected from a Rajnikanth movie, Jailer may do what Vikram did for Kamal Haasan, a blockbuster comeback. Rajnikanth still has a big fan following especially in Tamil Nadu and, surely, it will get a great opening and if the movie is good then there is no stopping for Jailer.
- Brahmastra Part Two: Dev
Brahmastra Part One: Shiva starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan was the first part in the planned trilogy named Astraverse which has been created by director Ayan Mukerjee and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. The Brahmastra Part One: Shiva took almost eight years in making with a budget of around 300 crores released last year and did great business. The movie ended with a cliffhanger showing Dev as the next big character in the movie who is actually the father of Shiva the character played by Ranbir Kapoor but his face was not disclosed in the movie. Now Brahmastra Part Two: Dev will be the second part of the movie and there is a lot of curiosity among the public that who will play the role of Dev. Names like Ranveer Singh, Yash of KGF fame, and even Hrithik Roshan are running but nothing is officially announced. Everyone is waiting for the official announcement of the star cast of the movie, making it one of the most anticipated movie announcements in recent years.