2015 Bollywood Upcoming Releases – Shaandaar, Dilwale and more

If you thought the first nine months of the year gave you varied entertainment, expect a masala filled journey to the close of 2015!

Calendar Girls

September 26th, 2015

Madhur Bhandarkar, who gave us nearly a movie a year from 2003 till 2012, is making a comeback to the silver screen after a 3-year hiatus with Calendar Girls. The movie makes no bones about its theme as declared in its title – the life of the Kingfisher Calendar girls. Bhandarkar, who has, off-late, based his movies on taking his audience ‘behind-the-scenes’ of glamorous professions promises a lot with Calendar Girl. I’m quite keen to watch it but don’t expect it to rock the box office.


October 9th, 2015

It’s been 5 years since we saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on screen, romancing Hrithik Roshan in the box office dud, Guzaarish. She makes her comeback in a feisty role as a lawyer who’s been wronged in her personal life. It’s also the return of Sanjay Gupta and White Feather Films after the acclaimed 2013 release, Shootout at Wadala. While most leading ladies prefer to make a glamorous return to the screen, we’ll have to wait and see how Ash’s return plays out.


October 22nd, 2015

It has all the trappings of being amongst the year’s funnest movies. Featuring the current ‘it’ actors, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the movie has Shahid playing a techie Event Planner specializing in destination weddings and how he meets his match at one such destination wedding. The movie is being co-produced by Fox Star, Dharma Productions and Phantom Films. Safe to say, where there’s Alia bitiya, Karan Johar’s hand isn’t far away. Am eagerly awaiting this film and almost certain, this will be a top 5 grosser for 2015.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

November 11th, 2015

The banner that gave us Salman Khan returns with their favourite star in the leading role in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor.

(Trailer not yet available)


November 27th, 2015


The sizzling chemistry of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone combine once again after setting the box office on fire the last time with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The first-look poster that released a few days ago, has an interesting setting of the couple with various deities and iconic romantic scenes from yesteryear’s classics in the background(??). The tagline reads “Why always the same story”, rousing quite a few conspiracy theories around the movies storyline.

Update: The trailer just came out today. It’s impossible to not feel as if Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was transposed to gorgeous Corsica (where the first half is shot) and Instagram inspired colours slapped on to the post work! The twist in the trailer itself is quite intriguing and reveals little. Let’s wait and can’t wait to watch.


Bajirao Mastani

December 18th, 2015







Going head-to-head with SRK’s Dilwale will be none less than Sanjay Leela Bhansali as he unleashes a period classic, Bajirao Mastani, featuring his (now) favourite casting of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. To add additional tadka to the already hot-as-hell on and off screen pair is Priyanka Chopra who interestingly, featured in a cameo item number in the last film made by Bhansali, featuring the same lead star couple, Ram Leela. The first-looks and especially Ranveer’s multiple avatars in the film, look gorgeous and seem tailor-made for large-screen viewing.

(Trailer not yet available)



December 18th, 2015

dilwale-first look







And just when you were wondering how an entire Bollywood year went by without an SRK film, here he comes to round up what should have been a rather fulfilling year for Bombay. Back in action (pun intended) with Rohit Shetty, SRK is back to romancing his favourite on-screen star, Kajol. Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon play the second lead in the film. Shot largely in Bulgaria, the movie promises larger than life action with Shetty’s trademark style of humour, as characterised by his Golmaal franchise and more recently, Chennai Express.

(Trailer not yet available)


Which movie are you looking forward to the most?
Best Bollywood Movies 2015

Best Hindi / Bollywood movies of 2015


It’s been a strange sort of a year for Bollywood. Where I say strange, I actually mean refreshing. We’ve seen a very mixed breed of Hindi movies taking to screens and a new breed of leading men who are slighting the hold of the mighty Khans on the Box Office. We’ve also seen the oft-used formula of the Big-Fat-Indian Wedding wane away in 2015.

Now I’m no movie expert or critic. In fact, I’ve been accused of being too easy-to-please when it came to films, in general. However, I felt this current crop of films deserved a mention and to be discovered by people who are playing catch up with tinsel town’s releases this year. Here’s my compilation, sorted in order of release (earliest to most recent), of the best Hindi or Bollywood movies of 2015, till September 18, 2015.

Baby (Available on iTunes)



Image Courtesy: IBTimes.co.in

(Image courtesy: IBTimes.co.in)


(Image courtesy: Filmy Keeda)

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (Available on iTunes)




Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (Available on iTunes)


Margarita, with a straw

(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Foundation)

Tanu Weds Manu Returns



Dil Dhadakne Do





Bajrangi Bhaijaan









Unfortunately, none of the above movies are on Netflix yet. So for now, you’ll either have to make do with watching it on TV channels if you are in India, or on iTunes.

If you've watched these movies, which one was your 
favourite? Leave me a comment below.