Even as ‘Ragini MMS 2’ has hit screens, we take a look at the most anticipated sequels of 2014…
Filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor, Anees Bazmee and Rohit Shetty still feel sequels, which come with a built-in audience, make good business sense at the Bollywood box-office.
‘Ragini MMS – 2’
Ekta Kapoor’s production venture ‘Ragini MMS – 2’, which hit screens on March 21, is the sequel to hit 2011 horror film ‘Ragini MMS’The Sunny Leone starrer, which is creating quite the buzz with its provocative stills and songs, is reportedly a ‘horrex’ film, a combination of horror and sex. The movie also stars Sandhya Mridul, Divya Dutta and Parvin Dabas. Director Bhushan Patel, who helms ‘Ragini MMS – 2’, says: ”It’s bigger, better and bolder. It’s a lot more scarier. There is a lot more sex and scares. There is a lot of glamour with the songs.
”Bhootnath Returns’, the sequel to 2008 film ‘Bhootnath’, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parth Bhalerao, Boman Irani, Anurag Kashyap, Usha Jadhav, Sanjay Mishra, Brijendra Kala, Ranbir Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan. ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ takes Bhoothnath’s story forward. As he returns to ‘Bhoot World’, he is greeted with taunts and condemnation from other ghosts for bringing disrepute to the ghost-community for getting bullied by a kid on Earth. Post the humiliation, Bhoothnath decides to redeem himself and come back to scare a bunch of kids.
Bhoothnath’s search for kids brings him to Akhrot, a slum kid who is also the only person who can see him. Together they agree to help each other and their friendship sees them get involved in a cause that is bigger than they had ever imagined. To move ahead, they will need to take on one of the country’s most powerful and corrupt politician Bhau. The Lok Sabha elections are nearing and Bhau’s victory is a mere formality, or is it? In a world, where a common man is afraid of politics, will a common man’s ghost overcome his fear to stand up for what’s right and fight against injustice? ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ will be released on April 11, 2014.
Anees Bazmee’s ‘Welcome Back’ is the sequel to 2007’s Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Welcome’. While the sequel will see Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal reprise their roles, John Abraham and Shruti Haasan will play the lead in the romantic comedy. The film also marks the Bollywood debut of Telugu comedian Brahmanandam. Talking about his co-stars in ‘Welcome Back’, John Abraham said: ‘All the three are by far better than me as actors. Paresh has an unbelievable comic timing, he is brilliant. Anil is energetic and younger while Nana is the nicest and loveliest person.’
Ajay Devgn returns to Bollywood screens as the no-nonsense cop in ‘Singham 2’, the sequel to Rohit Shetty’s 2011 cop drama ‘Singham’. He will share screen space with Kareena Kapoor, who has replaced South Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal in the much-awaited film. Ajay, who is going through a career lull with three back-to-back flops, has pinned his hope on ‘Singham 2’. He says, ‘We are making ‘Singham 2′ as we had a good story. This time the villain, played by Amol Gupte, is very funny. He is a fabulous actor and perfect for the film. The character this time is different for the leading lady hence we have got another actress Kareena Kapoor.’
—India Syndicate, Agencies