So, 2014 has begun and we are already talking about the much awaited Top Bollywood Movies of the year. For a start there are plenty in numbers and it is very difficult to select a Top 10 list. Yes, there will be lots of surprises also and many underrated movies will outperform everyone expectations and like wise many overrated may under perform.
Before giving the Top 10 list, like to mention few films which just missed the cut -off or in other way say that has every potential to be one of the biggest grossers of the year 2014. Special Mention: Gunday (Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor), Happy Ending (Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Ileana D'Cruz, Preity Zinta), Humshakals (Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu), Roy (Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Jacqueling Fernandez), Kill Dil (Ranveer Singh, Govinda, Parineeti Chopra), Bombay Velvet (Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma), Welcome Back (John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar)
Much Awaited Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2014 in Release Order -
1. Jai Ho (24 January, 2014) - Star cast - Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah, Danny Denzongpa. It is an adaption from Telugu movie 'Stalin' and is based on Social Cause. Film will be normal release with no extra benefit of Holidays. Even 26th January will fall on Sunday. That means 'Jai Ho' will have to perform only on two important factors to succeed well at box office. First, Salman Khan star power and second is the content. Salman name is just enough to bring audiences to theaters and hence, this first Major biggie of the year can't be counted out of the race of top film of the year.
2. Holiday (1 May, 2014) - Star Cast - Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha. It is an official remake of Tamil film 'Thuppaki'. The story revolves around an Indian army intelligence officer and how his life undergoes a sudden turn. Akshay Kumar had a low phase in box office in 2013 and he is eager to bounce back big in 2014. Holiday will be the right platform for him. Film is getting Holiday release because of May Day, but has to fight it out with Action Jackson and The Amazing Spiderman 2.
3. Action Jackson (1 May, 2014) - Star Cast - Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam. Action Jackson is a Bollywood Action Masala Entertainer. Ajay Devgn is having the first major release of the year with the film in 2014. He also had a below average year in 2013 and he is also eager to bounce back big time in 2014. Director Prabhudeva under helm of the project, expect box office fire from the film for sure.
4. Peekay (P.K.) (6 June, 2014) - Star Cast - Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singj Rajput. It is easily one of the biggest film of the year, if not the biggest. Peekay will bring back deadly combination of Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani. Film is based on social issue and is a political satire film about 'God and Godmen.' If content of the film is good then there is no stopping for the film at box office and has every chance of breaking Dhoom 3 records.
5. Kick (EID 2014) - Star Cast - Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez. Kick is also one of the biggest film of the year if not the biggest like P.K. Film stars Salman Khan and it releases on EID 2014. It can't get bigger than this. Film is directed by Sajid Nadiawala who will making his debut with the film. Kick is again an adaption of Telugu film 'Kick.' Popular writer Chetan Bhagat turns screenplay writer with Kick and much is also expected from him.
6. Its Entertainment (8 August, 2014) - Star Cast - Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah, Mithun. Name of the film suggest in itself that film is high on entertainment quotient. It will be the 2nd biggest release of Akshay Kumar of 2014. Tamannaah will also be seen in this film after much forgettable Himmatwala. Film only dent is it has got only one open week after which there will be two biggies to follow.
7. Singham 2 (15 August, 2014) - Star Cast - Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor. Singham 2 is another much awaited biggie of the year 2014 and much deadly combo of Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty will strike back this Independence Day. Film is going to rock box office as the first installment 'Singham' was much liked by the audience then.
8. Phantom (15 August, 2014) - Star Cast - Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif. Talented Kabir Khan will direct this film Phantom. Film is post 26/11 counter-terrorism drama shot in lavish scale in abroad. Film only dent is that it will release simultaneously with Singham 2 which may not be a good decision in the end.
9. Bang Bang (2 October, 2014) - Star Cast - Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif. Bang Bang is an upcoming Bollywood Action Thriller. Film is official remake of Holywood film Knight and Day. Hrithik Roshan is having is first release after super success of Krrish 3. Film will get release on National Holiday (Gandhi Jayanti) and is sure shot to rock box office. It is easily one of the biggest film of the year if not the biggest.
10. Happy New Year (Diwali 2014) - Star Cast - Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone. Rocking duo of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will again come together after the mega success of Chennai Express. Film is getting Diwali release. Directed by Farah Khan and is a heist entertainer. Happy New Year is again one of the biggest film of 2014 and will give serious challenge all box office record then.
Note - We have not included films like Gabbar, Fan and others which official release date is not announced.
Do let us your thought on the much awaited biggies of the year 2014 and if you think another film should give serious challenge to the above 10 in the list.