As First Quarter of the year 2015 is finished, Bollywood is bleeding badly at box office. With only few films to boast of in Quarter 1, it is not the ideal way to start the year. In fact not a single film managed to be a 100 crore grosser at box office. Hope scenario changes in second quarter as there are much bigger films to look into. So, what are the films that are releasing in 2nd Quarter and what are the chances of survival. We have selected the significant ones which have every chance to score big in second Quarter. Let's have a look!
There may be every week releases in April to June 2015. But that doesn't guarantee any box office success. April start with release of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Film has registered good buzz despite having moderate face value. With title being a famous fictional character in India, there is a big chance of film being a Hit from word go. Much will still depend on the content power though. If content is decent enough then it might be the First Hit of second Quarter.
After that there is another big release in Ek Paheli Leela starring seductive Sunny Leone. Yes, this film has good chance of being a Hit at box office as promos are catching up big time with audiences. With sultry Sunny as the lead character in the film, single screen may have a riot as film releases at box office.
Next come Mr. X starring Emraan Hashmi from Bhatt camp. Emraan and Bhatt's are known to give many Hits in past. However this time it will be tough as Emraan is going through a all time career low and also trailer of Mr. X is received with mixed review by trade. Still hope film boast of good songs, kisses and overall a great story to be told to make the day of Emraan.
May 2015 will start with bang with release of Gabbar is Back starring Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan. Gabbar is definitely one of the awaited film of the year. It will definitely start big at box office and challenge Baby for being the top grosser of the year. Gabbar trailer is well received by trade and if song promos are catchy then expect a bumper opening. Again it will be the film content which will determine whether it has legs to cross 100 at box office or not. A serious contender for 100 crore club in making.
Second week of May 2015 will see to releases in Piku and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai. However there is not much expectation from KKLH starring Sunny Leone, but there is expectation galore from Piku starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. It might be one of the dark horse of the year. Trailer is just released few days back and received positive response from all corner and hence, it has got every chance to be a big shot at box office.
Then come the another awaited film of second quarter in Bombay Velvet starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. This will also challenge Gabbar and Baby to be the top grosser of the year. Film trailer is received with mixed views. Hope song promos catches up big time in coming days. Whatever be the trailer or song promos, one thing is certain Ranbir has big fan following nowadays and expect film to start big at box office.
May will end with two significant releases Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Welcome Back. Both film have decent face values as far as star cast is concerned and both are franchise films. Good part is that first installment were Hit and has still good recall value among audiences. Hope those factors attract audiences to theaters to make both the films Hit at box office.
June will start with bang with release of may be the biggest film of first half of the year in Dil Dhadakne Do starring Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh. With boast of such start cast film should open big at box office. It will be a big surprise if film fails to touch 100 crore at box office and be the biggest grosser of the year by then. Film has immense potential to score big at box office and there is huge expectation flowing in trade with the film.
Next big June release is Hamari Adhuri Kahaani starring Emraan Hasmi and Vidya Balan. Much to look from this stellar star cast and there is a big possibility that it might turn out to be the biggest Hit of Emraan career also. With good face value, just need to a strong content and good music for the film to be a big Hit at box office.
Mid of June will see the release of Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) - 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Varun Dhawan is the new Hit Machine of Bollywood and expect same with ABCD 2 also. Being a franchise of a Hit film with stellar star cast it has got everything to be one of the big Hit of the year. Don't be surprised if this film becomes one of the dark horse of the year and a big grosser at box office.
Release dates of Few Noteworthy Bollywood movies from April - June 2015 -
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy - 3 April, 2015.
Ek Paheli Leela - 10 April, 2015.
Mr.X - 17 April, 2015.
Gabbar is Back - 1 May, 2015.
Piku - 8 May, 2015.
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai - 8 May, 2015.
Bombay Velvet - 15 May, 2015.
Tanu Weds Many Returns - 29 May, 2015.
Welcome Back - 29 May, 2015.
Dil Dhadakne Do - 5 June, 2015.
Hamari Adhuri Kahaani - 12 June, 2015.
Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) - 2 - 19 June, 2015.
Note - Mastzaade is tentatively set for release on 1 May, 2015. But still there is no update on release of trailer, first look or other important news. Hence, there is big chance of film being postponed and hence, we have not included it in above list.
Top 5 Picks (as per Trade Expectation) from Second Quarter 2015 -
1. Dil Dhadakne Do
2. Gabbar is Back
3. Bombay Velvet
4. ABCD 2
5. Hamari Adhuri Kahaani.