The year 2017 was an underwhelming one both for the audiences and the film fraternity. There were fewer entries in 100 Crore Club nor the moderately hyped movies performed well at the box office. Having said this, the year saw certain sleeper hits like Hindi Medium, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Savdhan which again proved that movies should be content driven. Here’s a list of seven movies that kept us waiting for long.
Padmaavat (25th January, 2018)
The movie was scheduled to release on 1st December but thanks to the self-proclaimed revolutionaries of Rajput pride, the makers postponed its release. We are already mesmerized by the trailer and songs and are eagerly waiting to watch it on the big screen.
2.0 (Still waiting)
This is one movie for which we have started feeling that the wait is forever. The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer is the first Indian film that is directly shot in 3D. The movie was scheduled for 2017 Diwali release and now is pushed to April 2018. The director Shankar said the VFX requires a lot of post-production work and he is okay to release the film late, rather than compromising on the quality. Well! It’s definitely going to be worth the wait.
Raees (25th January, 2017)
The Shah Rukh Khan starrer was first scheduled to release on EID 2016 but was moved to avoid a clash with Salman Khan's Sultan. The irony is that the movie clashed with Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil. Though Raees was a commercial hit the but business was clearly divided with Kaabil. Read our review of Raees.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (26th May, 2017)
The movie based on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s life was postponed multiple times and was finally released on May 26th. It got an overwhelming response from the audience. The movie didn’t hit the century at the box office, but had glorious innings, considering that it was a docudrama. Check out our review of Sachin: A Billion Dreams.
Jagga Jasoos (14th July, 2017)
The Anurag Basu directed musical took almost three years to complete. It had Disney production value written all over it, such was the grandeur of the movie. The movie got mixed reviews and failed to recover its budget, which was a whopping 131 Crore INR. Here’s what our reviewer had to say about Jagga Jasoos.
Lipstick Under My Burkha (8th September, 2017)
The film had a really long battle with CBFC and it wouldn’t be easier for the film to release if Ekta Kapoor didn’t came to the rescue. The efforts were encouraged by both the audience and critics. The film made on a shoestring budget of 6 Crore INR made more than 30 Crores at the box office. Read our take on the movie.
Firangi (1st December, 2017)
The movie was not completed on time. The major reason was Kapil Sharma’s busy schedule and his health conditions but it was finally released on 1st December. With this, he made it clear he is ready to experiment with his roles rather than encashing on his comic talent. Here’s our review of Firangi.