Releasing sequels to movies is the new trend in B’town. Sequels gain popularity among distributors and makers because it acts as a less risk zone, due to the known mass popularity rather than experimenting with new characters. 2012 will witness the maximum number of sequels produced from Bollywood. Following are the top 12 sequels to look forward to.
Sequel to: Ghayal
Cast: Sunny Deol, Om Puri, Murli Sharma, Bipasha Basu, Prakash Raj
Expected release date: Yet to be declared
The original movie ‘Ghayal’ released in 1990 was a blockbuster. The promo of the movie was released back in 2011. Coming from Deol’s own home banner Vijayta Films, one can hope for loads of action in this one. Ghayal Returns has all eyes on it as it seems like Deol’s big plan to revive their home production house.
Sequel to: Dostana
Cast: John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Sahil Khan, Dino Morea
Expected release date: Mid 2012
This comedy movie plans to follow the path of success similar to the original movie Dostana which was released on 2008. Katrina Kaif is the leading lady now. The location has been changed from Miami to London. There’s a possibility of Ritesh Deshmukh and Shreyas Talapde to be a part of the movie in form of gay couples. Looks like it’s going to attract a lot of media attention.
Sequel to: Race
Cast: John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Sachin Pandit, Chunkey Pandey, Ameesha Patel, Jacqueline Fernandez, Deepika Padukone, Rajesh Khattar, Bipasha Basu (Guest Appearance)
Expected release date: November 30, 2012
This film has also a lot of eager eyes towards it. There are rumors that Bipasha Basu will be in the same screen with her ex-boyfriend John, for the very first time after the couple split. Amisha patel has been paired opposite Anil Kapoor and Deepika shares screen space with John. This movie is expected to be much more hotter and spicier than its original.
Sequel to: Krrish
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut, Shaurya Chauhan, Riya Sen
Expected release date: Early 2013
The swaggering hero will be played again by Hrithik Roshan, the villain of the movie will be Vivek Overoi. As the buzz goes its said this movie is inspired from the X-men series.
Sequel to: Raaz 2, Raaz
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bipasha Basu.
Expected release date: August 31, 2012
Vikram Bhatt is back to direct this third movie after his first hit movie in 2002 ‘Raaz’. This movie stars the pair of Murder 2, Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez. Bipasha basu who was included in the cast of the first movie makes a comeback. The movie will be shown in 3D.
Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2
Sequel to: Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi
Expected Release Date: August 17, 2012
This Bollywood crime thriller film will be starring Akshay Kumar and will focus on the enmity between the famous don Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Raja. In this movie, Akshay Kumar is said to appear in 3 different looks. Its rumoured that Prachi Desai might once again be the love interest of Emraan Hashmi and its expected from them to put the screen on fire once again with their sizzling chemistry.
Rock On 2
Sequel to: Rock On
Cast: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra
Expected release date: February 1, 2013
The much awaited sequel to Rock On will finally hit the screen soon. The same cast of the first movie is being retained. This story is based on the search of their fourth band member as Luke Kenny dies in the first movie. The fourth band member will be played by Sharman Joshi.
Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen
Sequel to: Houseful
Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shazahn Padamsee
Expected release date: April 5, 2012
This action comedy is based on the story of four fathers, four daughters and four ‘would-be’ son-in-laws. As the title suggests, they are a dirty dozen. All the characters are entertaining and comical. The funny pun on the title lies that all the characters cannot stand each other but are still living under the same roof, thereby making the house FULL.
Sequel to: Jannat
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Imran Zahid, Randeep Hooda and Esha Gupta
Expected release date: May 4, 2012
This is a crime thriller and the plot is based on the issue of the illegal arms deal in Delhi. Though, this movie was previously titled Informer with no hopes of being a sequel but eventually the storyline took sides with Jannat and the movie was made into a sequel.
Sequel to: Jism
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, Mohan Agashe, Sunny Leone, Sherlyn Chopra, Esha Gupta
Expected release date: Yet to be declared
This movie is to be directed by Pooja Bhatt and was launched on December 2011, on a national TV show Bigg Boss. With Sunny Leone starring in this movie, it’s surely going to attract a lot of viewers.