The year is nearing its eventual end, and mercury is rolling downwards, making it doubly hard not to speculate how 2017 molded our individual destinies. The only warmth of anticipation to keep the Winter Blues at bay is the amazing hoard of box office releases lined up for December. Retrospection reveals that the silver screen has witnessed a huge number of come-and-go movies as well as hundred crore churners such as Raees this year. Also, many movies that promised a lot delivered little and got washed off from memory like Kaabil. On the other hand, a non-Bollywood film like Baahubali 2 gained nationwide popularity. However, despite being a potpourri of bland, mediocre performances peppered with few remarkable ones, 2017 still holds promise for movie buffs. The surprising fact about most of the upcoming movies is that each of them has a strong, relevant plot irrespective of language and cast. So, dispel boredom and shoo away angst by booking your movie tickets from Book My Show online.
Here is a list of movies that are sure to keep you moving to and fro between home and theatres in December.
1. Padmavati: Watch it for a Picturesque Experience
The first thing that hits you while watching the mesmerizing Padmavati trailers is the grandness of its cinematography and a rich blend of regal colours like golden and red. Releasing on 1st of December, this movie is being eagerly awaited by millions. May it be the dazzling jewelleries, worn by Deepika Padukone or the awe-inspiring makeover of Ranveer Singh playing the role of the viciously diabolical AlauddinKhalji, Padmavati doesn’t fail to titillate. Directed by none other than Sanjay LeelaBhansali, this epic periodic film narrates the tale of the Rajput Queen Padmavati who was the object of AlauddinKhalji’s unquenchable lust. Based on Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem “Padmavati”, this film unfolds the story of a Rajput woman’s struggle to maintain her honor. Many months of research, preparation and power packed performances from Deepika Padukone, ShahidKapoor and Ranveer Singh is bound to give you an exceptional experience of visual ecstasy.
2. 102 Not Out: Watch it for a Hearty Bout of Laughter
Do you feel the need of comic relief in life? If yes, 102 Not Out can be your ideal pick of movie this winter. Featuring two magnificent actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, this film assures to offer a laughter riot without embanking on regressed buffoonery. Releasing on 1st December, its storyline follows Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play with the same title. Amitabh Bachchan plays a 102 year old with Rishi Kapoor as his septuagenarian son aged 75. Bachchan, a septuagenarian himself, is all geared to break the record of oldest living person, which is held by a Chinese man, in the film. Directed by Umesh Shukla, who made the satirical comedy drama Oh My God starring Akshay Kumar, is known for offering crisp stories with a socially relevant content.
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3. Baazar: Watch it for an Out of the Ordinary Script
Though not much has been revealed about the next biggie of Saif Ali Khan, Bazaar is scheduled to be released in December. The poster of the film shows Saif in a formal suit and grim expression, indicating a serious plot. The tag line of the film is “Yahan Paisa BhagwanNahi, Par Bhagwan Se KamBhiNahi” which means that money may not be God here but it’s also no less than the almighty. Directed by Gauravv K Chawla, this film is believed to revolve around Indian stock market and its infamous highs and lows. According to most speculators this movie has been inspired by none other than the Leonardo DiCaprio starring The Wolf of Wall Street. Bazaar will also feature RadhikaApte, Chitrangada Singh and Rohan Vinod Mehra.
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4. Fukrey Returns: Watch it Returns for Slapstick Fun
Being promoted as a buddy comedy film, Fukrey Returns is slotted to release on 15th December. Those who have watched Fukrey cannot miss this sequel and those who haven’t will probably go back to the first in series once they have savored the simple, guileless comedy Fukrey Returns embodies. Star cast comprising of Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal and Manjot Singh demonstrate excellent comic timing and well-coordinated teamwork as evident through the official trailer. Produced by FarhanAkhtar and Ritesh Deswal and directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Fukrey Returns narrates the incredulous adventures of Hunny, Choocha, Lali and Zafar. BholiPunjaban played by RichaChadda is back from Fukrey to take her revenge disrupting the revelries of these four friends.
5. Brij Mohan Amar Rahe: Watch it for an Out of Box Narration
Having an intriguing tag line “A Man convicted of His Own Murder”, Brij Mohan Amar Rahe promises an unconventional take on suspense mixed with comedy and drama. This Nikhil Bhat directorial has Arjun Mathur, Nidhi Singh, Sheetal Thakur and ManavVij in pivotal roles. Scheduled for release on 8th of December, this movie revolves around a 36 year old man named Brij Mohan who runs a hosiery shop in one of the crowded Delhi marketplaces. Suppressed by a heavy load of debts and a quarrelsome wife, Brij desires to bring change into his life. However, his plan of adopting a new identity and running away with his young girlfriend gets messed up when the police convict him for his own murder. A comedy of errors, Brij Mohan Amar Rahe is a humorous take on life’s most cumbersome problems like finance and conjugal relations.
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6. Vishwaroopam 2: Watch it for Chilling Action
Those who love Kamal Hassan’s charming yet razor-sharp screen presence shouldn’t miss Vishwaroopam 2. Written and directed by the actor as well, Vishwaroopam 2 is the sequel of Vishwaroopam which released in 2013 and created much political furor. Chiseled actors like Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and Pooja Kumar will be seen performing beside Hassan. The beautiful damsel of yesteryears, WahidaRahman, a brilliant actress, will also feature in this movie. The Hindi version of the film, produced by EktaKapoor and SobhaKapoor, will be released as Vishwaroop II. The storyline of this film will pick up from where Vishwaroopam had ended. Kamal Hassan will be playing the role of a fearless RAW Agent tackling the ominous plots of Omar Qureshi played by Bose.
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7. Tiger ZindaHain: Watch it for Full-Fledged Entertainment
Releasing on 22nd December, Tiger ZindaHain has what it takes to be a box office blockbuster, namely Salman Khan. After a long while we will get to observe the cute and fiery chemistry of Katrina Kaif playing Zoya and Khan playing the lead as super spy Tiger. Sequel to the mega-hit film EkTha Tiger, this one starts after a lapse of eight years since the first combined adventure of spies Tiger and Zoya. The action-packed film will see both Salman and Katrina in their most deadly avatars. This espionage drama unfolds the horror faced by twenty-five Indian nurses who are taken hostage by a terrorist group known as ISC. Shot in various foreign locations, this chilling thriller action is powered by crunchy dialogues and spicy romance between the leads. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger ZindaHain is everything that a commercial Bollywood film can aspire to be.
8. Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle: Watch it to Relive Nostalgia
Who doesn’t like Dwayne Johnson?! In the post Robin Williams era there are hardly any better actor to offer leadership in a cult classic like Jumanji that unfailingly captivates children and adults alike. Besides Johnson, Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle will also feature Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Purab Kohli. Four youngsters, Spencer Miller, Martha, Fridge and Bethany are sent into detention where they all of a sudden come face to face with Jumanji in its video game format. They swiftly get pulled into the game world where each teen gets a new powerful avatar. Scurrying through a jungle full of mysteries and misfortunes they have the best adventures of their lives. Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle has a freshness and vibrancy that no one can really dislike.
9. Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Partake in the Greatest Space Opera
Also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi, the up-coming installment of the Star Wars series is an epic sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Written and directed by the talented Rian Johnson, this mega movie will hit the theaters on 15th of December this year. It will star many of the actors who have been previously seen in Star Wars including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Riddley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac. There will also be some new faces like Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern. This film will show how Rey enhances her special abilities with the help of Luke Skywalker. In the background to this plot build up the Resistance will engage in a combat with the First Order. Fans can expect some major surprises merged with stunning battle sequence and crucial plot unraveling moments of the Star Wars journey from this film.
1o. The Greatest Showman: Watch it for Spell Binding Acting Skills
A biographical American musical, The Greatest Showman is scheduled to take your breath away in December. This 20th Century Fox film will showcase some powerful performances by Hugh Jackman, ZacEfron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. The story revolves around the life of a real life Showman of magnificent caliber, P.T. Barnum and tells the story of his struggles to start the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum not only rises to fame but also enables many to find their unique potential and performing to their best abilities. The plot also unveils the nuances of creating a spectacular show that enticed many generations to come with its grandiose and complexity. Magical retro visuals and lovely soundtracks make this film worth watching in awe.
11. The Shape of Water: Watch it for Spine Chilling Romance
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water is an amalgamation of romantic, horror and fantasy genres of movies. It was first screened at the prestigious 74th Venice International Film Festival and earned the Golden Lion award for best film there. The critically acclaimed film stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones. The Shape of Water is the story of mute Elisa Esposito who is a night shift janitor at Occam Aerospace Research Center. Working at this place she comes in contact with an amphibious humanoid called The Asset. Their love story unfolds through many hurdles and upheavals, finally uniting them under water. Beautiful visuals and a deeply moving emotional storyline make this film standout.
12. Ferdinand: Watch it for the Love of Animation
A 3D computer animated emotional yet humorous comedy drama, Ferdinand is a must watch for children and their child-at-heart counterparts. Produced by the collaboration of Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation, this film will release in both 3D and 2D on 15th of December. Many well-known artists like John Cena, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning and Kate McKinnon have given their voice for bringing the characters of this film to life. Despite being a Spanish fighting bull trained to combat and chase humans, Ferdinand has no taste for battles. He would rather enjoy the fragrance of flowers and propagate non-violence. He has to make a hard choice between two poles apart identities for gaining his freedom. Exquisite graphics and pacey plot movement are its two strong points.
13. Pitch Perfect 3: Watch it for Musical Respite
The Sequel of Pitch Perfect 2 that released in 2015, Pitch Perfect 3 is another musical comedy gearing to enthrall Indian audience in December. A woman centric film directed by Trish Sie, it stars prominent female actors like Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, HaileeSteinfield and Hana Mae Lee. The Barden Bellas are estranged from each other and trying hard to move past the several hurdles posed by life. One of the former members Audrey decides to reunite the girls for a final opportunity to perform together while touring Europe. In a hilarious turn of events they come face to face with contenders with real musical instruments unlike theirs. .
14. Downsizing: Watch it for a Refreshing Solution to Life’s Difficulties
What would life look like as a Lilliput? If you have ever wondered then watching Downsizing might provide some answers. Directed by Alexander Payne, this film offers an incredible solution to overpopulation and over-expenditure, downsizing the humans. Scientists discover a way to shrink humans to five inches without causing damage. A new community is also constructed for the downsized humans. The only catch of this procedure is that it cannot be reversed. Stressed and tired by their lives Paul Safranek, played by Matt Damon, and his wife Audrey, played by Kristen Wiig, decide to get downsized. However, Audrey backs out leaving Paul to an uncertain and adventurous destiny.
15. Just Getting Started: Watch it for Some Mind-blowing Performances
When Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones come together what happens onscreen is an outcome to behold. Just Getting Started is an action comedy film that has raised hopes in the hearts of many Morgan fans. The plot is about Duke Diver who has a shady past and ex-military official Leo competing for the top place of alpha male. However, finally they start combating the mafia gang together spewing a saga of action drenched comedy and comic action. This film also stars Rene Russo, GlenneHeadly and Elizabeth Ashley.