Bollywood movies 2012
Bollywood movie 2012 : PLAYERS
DIRECTOR: Abbas – Mustan
CAST: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bobby Deol, Omy Vaidya, Sikander Kher, Sumit Sarkar
RELEASE DATE: January 6th, 2012
This film was a Bollywood remake of the Hollywood film, The Italian Job. Despite being stylish and slick. the movie didn’t do well commercially.
Bollywood movie 2012 : AGNEEPATH
DIRECTOR: Karan Malhotra
CAST: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor
RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2012
The raw, vibrant role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan was played by none other than angry young man Amitabh Bachchan in the 1990 classic. The same angry young man was again brought to life on screen by Hrithik Roshan in the remake, but was portrayed differently. Katrina Kaif sexy gyrations to ‘Chikni Chameli’ provided a visual treat and made this item song one of the top songs.
Sanjay Dutt played the villian ‘Kancha Cheena’ suitably menacingly.
Bollywood movie 2012 : EK MAIN AUR EKK TU
DIRECTOR: Shakun Batra
CAST: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor
RELEASE DATE: February 10th, 2012
The cute chemistry between Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor who pair up together for the first time on screen didn’t manage to make the box office registers ring.
Bollywood movie 2012 : JODI BREAKERS
DIRECTOR: Ashwini Chaudhary
CAST: R Madhavan, Bipasha Basu
RELEASE DATE: February 24th, 2012
Madhavan and Bipasha Basu teamed up for the first time to tickle your funny bone in this unsuccessful film.
Bollywood movie 2012 : TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA
DIRECTOR: Mandeep Kumar
CAST: Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza/Deshmukh
RELEASE DATE: January 24th, 2012
This was the first film together, of the real life cute couple Genelia and Ritesh after their marriage. This romantic comedy wasn’t very successful at the box office.
Bollywood movie 2012 : KAHAANI
DIRECTOR: Sujoy Ghosh
CAST: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay
RELEASE DATE: March 9th, 2012
The supremely talented Vidya Balan was shown in a unusual pregnant avatar throughout the film. The movie which rested on Vidya’s slim shoulders was a huge success and the performance of the lead actors, the tight screenplay and the Kolkata ambience was appreciated by all
Bollywood movie 2012 : PAAN SINGH TOMAR
FILM: Paan Singh Tomar
DIRECTOR: Tigmanshu Dhulia
CAST: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill and Vipin Sharma
RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2012
The film was an Indian biographical film, based on the true story of an athlete Paan Singh Tomar who was ex- serviceman from the Indian Army and who won a gold medal as an athlete at Indian National Games, but was forced to become a notorious bandit due to family disputes back in his village.
Bollywood movie 2012 : AGENT VINOD
DIRECTOR: Sriram Raghavan
CAST: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
RELEASE DATE: March 23rd, 2012
Saif romanced his real life beau Kareena in this thriller. His slick take on of an Indian super spy and set amidst the playgrounds of the world didn’t exactly thrill the public who gave it a thumbs down.
Bollywood movie 2012 : HOUSEFULL 2
DIRECTOR: Sajid Khan
CAST: Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade and Shazahn Padamsee
RELEASE DATE: April 5th, 2012
After “Housefull” Akshay tickled the public’s funny bone once again with this film “Housefull 2.” This laugh-a-minute mad caper of Sajid’s created magic again and he laughed all the way to the Box Office, this time too.
Bollywood movie 2012 : VICKY DONOR
FILM: Vicky Donor
DIRECTOR: Shoojit Sircar
CAST: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor
RELEASE DATE: April 20, 2012
The film had an unusual storyline centering around sperm donation. But, the fresh cast and smartly handled story turned the film into a surprise hit of 2012. People loved the Punjabi milieu shown and the conflict between Punjabi and Bengali perceptions.
Bollywood movie 2012 : TEZZ
CAST: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut
RELEASE DATE: April 27th, 2012
Tezz featured an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Boman Irani, Kangna Ranaut, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy. Gareth Milne, the stunt co-ordinator of Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and National Treasure: Book of Secrets did the stunt choreography for Tezz, but couldn’t save the film.
Bollywood movie 2012 : JANNAT 2
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
Cast : Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Prachi Desai
Release Date : May 4th, 2012
A rookie guns dealer goes undercover for a cop who is out to crack the illegal arms racket. Caught in a web of lies and miscalculated moves, he becomes the target of suspicion and gun-war. Emraan Hashmi featured in Jannat 2 as the hero again and paired with the beautiful the Angelina Jolie look-alike newcomer Esha Gupta.
Bollywood movie 2012 : GANGS OF WASSEYPUR – PART 1
FILM: Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
DIRECTOR: Anurag Kashyap
CAST: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi and Reemma Sen
RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2012
The film centered on the power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families in Wasseypur. The story was inspired by a real coal ganglord. The rustic language and music and the authentic and raw setting was appreciated by all.
Bollywood movie 2012 : DANGEROUS ISHHQ
Director : Vikram Bhatt
Cast : Karisma Kapoor, Rajneesh Duggal
Release Date : May 11th, 2012
A love story which spans over 500 years based on the theme of reincarnation. Dangerous Ishhq was a love story which travels from one era to another and featured actors Karishma Kapoor in her comeback role and Rajneesh Duggal. The movie was given a cold reception.
Bollywood movie 2012 : ISHAQZAADE
Director : Habib Faisal
Cast : Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
Release Date : May 11th, 2012
Rising from the ashes of hooliganism and small town clan wars, comes the love story of a passion ignited by hatred. Two people, born to hate, destined to love. A romantical thriller set in the political confines of rural India. The film was actor Arjun Kapoor, producer Boney Kapoor’s son’s debut performance, along with the supremely talented Parineeti Chopra who romanced each other in a political set up. People gave the film a big thumbs up.
Bollywood movie 2012 : DEPARTMENT
Director : Ram Gopal Varma
Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Anjana Sukhani, Rana Daggubati, Naseeruddin Shah
Release Date : May 18th, 2012
With a tagline saying “Justice is their crime”, Ram Gopal Varma set out to show us that real power comes with real men. The Macho quotient was supplied by names like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Naseruddin Shah and Rana Daggubatti alongwith some power packed performances.
Bollywood movie 2012 : ROWDY RATHORE
DIRECTOR: Prabhu Deva
CAST: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha
RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2012
Akshay turns an action hero once again with the film Rowdy Rathore which is the remake of a Telugu bumper hit titled ‘Vikramarkudu‘ in a thrilling double role. One as a police officer and the other as a thief. Akshay had practiced his martial arts skills to perfect the roles in the film.
Bollywood movie 2012 : SHANGHAI
DIRECTOR: Dibakar Banerjee
CAST: Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee
RELEASE DATE: June 8th, 2012
The movie is a take on the anti-corruption movement. This diverse political thriller mainly concentrates on the revenge of the common man and has been inspired by Greek writer and diplomat Vassilis Vassilikos’s book ‘Z’. Acclaimed director Dibakar has set standards with flicks like “Khosla Ka Ghosla” and “Love, Sex Aur Dhoka” and had come up people’s expectations more with this one.
Bollywood movie 2012 : TERI MERI KAHAANI
FILM: Teri Meri Kahaani
DIRECTOR: Kunal Kohli.
CAST: Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2012 (2012-06-22)
This film was a romance drama film that consisted of three different love stories set in three different eras. Despite the rumoured romantic relationship between the lead pairs, the movie didn’t manage to excite this glossy film.
Bollywood movie 2012 : BOL BACHCHAN
DIRECTOR: Rohit Shetty
CAST: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai
RELEASE DATE: July 6th, 2012
Rohit Shetty had a hit with his film”Golmaal 3“, but instead of another sequel, he announced “Bol Bachchan.” This film was supposed to be a tribute to the original hit film ‘Golmaal‘ starring Amol Palekar. The mad-cap movie was a huge success at the box office.
Bollywood movie 2012 : COCKTAIL
DIRECTOR: Homi Adajania
CAST: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty
RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2012
This film, which was co authored by Imtiaz Ali and Homi Adajania, was loved by the young generation. Deepika take on the role of Veronica, was hugely appreciated, though the story was discussed by many regarding its probable regressive tone.
Bollywood movie 2012 : GANGS OF WASSEYPUR – PART 2
FILM: Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2
DIRECTOR: Anurag Kashyap
CAST: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chaddha and Reemma Sen
RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2012
The film centered on the power struggles, politics and vengeance between three crime families in Wasseypur and was a sequel to the first part. The performances of the lead actors were much appreciated.
Bollywood movie 2012 : EK THA TIGER
DIRECTOR: Kabir Khan
CAST: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
RELEASE DATE: August 15th, 2012
Salman was paid a whopping 32 crore for turning into a Tiger. The movie was filmed in five countries including Ireland and Turkey. The cast and crew faced some tense moments when an earthquake hit Turkey. The movie is being called a romantic thriller. The film had Katrina appearing beside Salman after a long hiatus and was a big hit commercially.
Bollywood movie 2012 : BARFI!
DIRECTOR: Anurag Basu
CAST: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz
RELEASE DATE: August 31st, 2012
Bollywood chocolate boy Ranbir Kapoor portrayed in a non glamorous role, as a happy-go-lucky deaf-mute man, Murphy. And playing an autistic girl alongside him was Priyanka Chopra as Jhilmil. The film is a murder mystery and has been making news ever since it went on floors. South siren Ileana D’Cruz, who played the narrator of the story made a debut in Bollywood with this movie. The movie received critical as well as public acclaim and became India’s representative to the Oscar’s in US.
Bollywood movie 2012 : ENGLISH VINGLISH
FILM: English Vinglish
DIRECTOR: Gauri Shinde
RELEASE DATE: September 14, 2012
This film was a showcase of the powerhouse actress Sridevi, who made a spectacular comeback with this film. This woman- centric film celebrated the ordinary Indian women and charmed all those who saw it.
Bollywood movie 2012 : AIYYAA
DIRECTOR: Sachin Kundalkar
CAST: Rani Mukherji and Prithviraj Sukumaran
RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2012
This film was Rani’s film through and through. She was seen in a film after ages. The film wasn’t a commercial hit even though the music was a hit.
Bollywood movie 2012 : OH MY GOD !
FILM: Oh My God!
DIRECTOR: Umesh Shukla
CAST: Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal
RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)
The movie was based on a Gujarati play called Kanji Virudh Kanji and was released along with the highly publicized film Aiyyaa. The plot of this film was similar to that of the Australian film The Man Who Sued God. The comedy had a message for the public and was declared a hit film.
Bollywood movie 2012 : HEROINE
DIRECTOR: Madhur Bhandarkar
CAST: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami, Randeep Hooda
RELEASE DATE: September 14th, 2012
Heroine has been constantly in the news right from Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy to her being dropped from the project . Madhur went back to his ‘first choice’ Kareena Kapoor for his film ‘Heroine.’ The film highlights and captures the insecurities of a once-famous heroine whose career is on the decline. While the movie wasn’t successful at the box office, Kareena’s enactment of the downfall of a top actress received critical appreciation.
Bollywood movie 2012 : STUDENT OF THE YEAR
DIRECTOR: Karan Johar
CAST: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra
RELEASE DATE: October 19th, 2012
Karan Johar went back to what he does best and that is make romantic movies using a wide canvas and mounted lavishly, with care. But, this time he broke his own hit formula of having Shahrukh Khan playing the male lead in his films and cast total newcomers in his film. The youngsters caught the imagination of young India and the film went on to become a hit and the three youngsters overnight stars.
Bollywood movie 2012 : CHAKRAVYUH
DIRECTOR: Prakash Jha
CAST: Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Kabir Bedi Anjali Patil and Esha Gupta.
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2012
The film focussed on the issues of Naxalites and the violence therof.
Bollywood movie 2012 : SON OF SARDAR
FILM: Son of Sardar
DIRECTOR: Ashwni Dhir
CAST: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sunjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla and Vindu Dara Singh
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2012
This film was released along with Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. This no- brainer film was enjoyed by the masses, making the film a hit.
Bollywood movie 2012 : JAB TAK HAI JAAN
FILM: Jab Tak Hai Jaan
DIRECTOR: Yash Chopra
CAST: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2012
This film was renowned director Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture and marked the return of Shahrukh to his rightful place of being the King of Romance. The mouth watering casting and great acting by the lead actors and of course, Yash Chopra’s legendary touch turned this film into a big hit.
Bollywood movie 2012 : TALAASH
DIRECTOR: Reema Kagti
CAST: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji
RELEASE DATE: November 30th, 2012
This is another cop movie where Aamir, the perfectionist dons khaki after the hit film ‘Sarfarosh.’ This movie is a taut thriller with excellent performances from the lead actors.
Bollywood movie 2012 : DABANGG 2
FILM: Dabangg 2
DIRECTOR: Arbaaz Khan
CAST: Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha
RELEASE DATE: December 21, 2012
This film is a highly anticipated sequel of the first film Dabangg not only because of its mega success, but also because of Salman Khan who is on a roll. Kareena Kapoor’s item number “Fevicol Se” is already topping the charts.