Bollywood movies releasing in January 2017 in India: Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees to clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil

Raees Vs Kaabil and other Bollywood clashes of January 2017.

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2017 1:18 pm
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If there’s one reason why 2016 will remain a memorable year, it will be for the experiments tried by Bollywood actors and filmmakers at the theaters. While managing slapsticks, superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan delivered films with promising content.

WATCH VIDEO | Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India

As we turn the page to a new year, let’s see what Bollywood has in store for the cinefans us in 2017.

Raees vs Kaabil

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Not a year goes by when Bollywood films do not face big box office clashes and the eventual controversies attached to it. While some publicly display friendly hugs with their competitors, others chose to take the lesser road travelled and open up inner discussions with the media. Director Rahul Dholakia’s action crime thriller Raees is one such film which is already set for a major face-off with Rakesh Roshan’s Kaabil. Rahul’s film features Shah Rukh Khan as Raees Alam who sells illegal liquor in one of the dry states of India, Gujarat. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pakistani actor Mahira Khan.

Also read | Hrithik Roshan opens up about Kaabil, clash with Raees and staying dignified during controversies

Watch: Shah Rukh Khan In & As Raees | Trailer | Releasing 25 Jan

Only a maverick filmmaker like Rakesh Roshan can take the challenge of releasing his film alongside an SRK flick. His much awaited film stars son Hrithik Roshan. Kaabil is the story of a simpleton who is struck by a terrible tragedy. But nothing fails to stop him, not even the fact that he is blind. Both Kaabil and Raees are slated to release on January 25.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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Following the footsteps of Kashibai, our Mastani is set to foray into Hollywood too. After Priyanka Chopra announced of making her big foot into the west, her Bajirao Mastani co-star Deepika Padukone followed suit with xXx: Return of Xander Cage. It marks the big international debut of Deepika opposite actor Vin Diesel. The action film directed by DJ Caruso also stars Donnie Yen, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev and Rory McCann in key roles. It is the third film in the xXx franchise and is releasing first in India before any international screen, which is on January 14.

Also read | Deepika Padukone to talk about xXx, her love life and working in US on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

OK Jaanu

ok jaanu, shraddha kapoor, aditya roy kapoor OK Jaanu features AR Rahman’s iconic song “Humma Humma” which has been recreated by Badshah.

This is surely going to be a sample clash between Hollywood and Bollywood. While Deepika will arrive on Indian screens but with a Hollywood film, Bollywood will counter her with OK Jaanu. The film, an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil hit film O Kadhal Kanmani, brings back our Aashiqui 2 couple Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor onscreen. OK Jaanu releases on January 13, and is now officially the first film of the year. The film is directed by Shaad Ali, and has been produced by Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar. Will OK Jaanu stand the clash of xXx? Only one will emerge a winner. Or maybe two!

Also read | OK Jaanu: Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur on love, breakups and live-in. Watch video

Haraamkhor

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While xXx and OK Jaanu will fight it out majorly, there is a small yet powerful film which is looking to make way in the hearts of the Indian audiences too. 2015 movie Haraamkhor, after facing trouble with the CBFC, is finally releasing on January 13.

Also read | Nawazuddin Siddiqui a remarkable actor, says Haraamkhor star Shweta Tripathi

The film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, revolves around a romantic relationship between a married professor and his 14-year-old female student. Set in a small village of Gujarat, this unusual love story is packed with powerful performances.

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