It’s the era of sequels and remakes. If a movie worked 20 years ago, it will now be rebooted and if a movie works well now, it is most definitely going to have a sequel. Sequels keep a movie franchise alive and also come with a ready fanbase that is likely to watch the next movie in the series. Most filmmakers have chosen to go this route and their Bollywood sequels have performed well in the box office, sometimes even better than the prequels. So if you are a fan of Hindi cinema, here are the Bollywood sequels you need to watch out for:
After the success of Badhaai Ho (2018), the makers are back with a sequel, which will star Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar. While the plot of the movie has not been revealed yet, we do know that Rajkummar will play a tough cop to Bhumi’s ambitious PT teacher and the story is also rumored to tackle some social issues related to the LGBTQ+ movement.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Director Anees Bazmee and producer Bhushan Kumar are working on a sequel to Priyadarshan‘s 2007 iconic horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which will star Kartik Aaryan in the lead role alongside Kiara Advani and Tabu. Details about the film have not been revealed yet, but we do know that it will be a stand-alone sequel.
Bunty Aur Babli 2
Yash Raj Films has confirmed that there will be a sequel to the popular 2005 film Bunty Aur Babli, which will be a continuation of the first film. Rani Mukherji will reprise her role while Saif Ali Khan is set to replace Abhishek Bachchan from the original film. The sequel will also star Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh as a new criminal couple.
Karan Johar is all set to turn the successful 2008 romantic comedy Dostana into a franchise with a new standalone sequel, which will star Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and newcomer Lakshya in lead roles. While the plot of the film has not been revealed yet, rumors suggest that Kartik and Janhvi will play siblings in the film.
Ek Villain 2
After the success of Ek Villain (2014), Mohit Suri is back with a sequel that will once again see a face-off between two villains, one of whom is played by John Abraham. Aditya Roy Kapur was earlier chosen as the co-lead, but the actor later opted out. While his replacement is unknown, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria have been roped in as female leads.
Go Goa Gone 2
Bollywood’s first zombie film is back and it is touted to be even funnier than the 2013 action comedy Goa Goa Gone. Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari are set to reprise their roles in the sequel while Radhika Madan will join the cast.
Tiger Shroff‘s debut film Heropanti (2014) is all set for a sequel, which will see the actor return in the lead role. After many speculations about his co-lead, which suggested that Kriti Sanon might return for the sequel, it was announced that Tiger’s Student of the Year 2 co-star Tara Sutaria has been roped in to play the female lead.
After eight years, Priyadarshan will return to Bollywood with this comedy sequel, which is revealed to be a spiritual successor to the 2003 film Hungama. Paresh Rawal will be seen again as the lead actor, while Shilpa Shetty makes her Bollywood comeback. Meezaan Jaffrey and South actress Pranitha Subhash also have prominent roles.
After much speculation, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has confirmed that his Krrish series is back with a fourth movie, which will be directed by him. Hrithik Roshan will return as the lead actor, but he is reportedly playing a double role in this film, both as the superhero and the supervillain. The sequel will also star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in an important role.
Satyameva Jayate 2
Directed by Milap Zaveri, this vigilante action film will serve as a sequel to Satyameva Jayate (2018), where John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee will reprise their roles of brothers Vir Rathod and Shivansh Rathod respectively, and Divya Khosla Kumar will portray the new female lead. Nora Fatehi will also be seen in a special dance number.
For online movie recommendations, click below.