Bollywood’s prolific production house Yash Raj Films has announced a new slate of its forthcoming films for this year and the next, with a change in some 2014 release dates. Important movies like Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year are due for release this Diwali.
But first up is YRF favourite Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani on 22 August, 2014. SRK’s much talked about FAN will come a year later, on the eve of Independence Day, 14 August, 2015.
Here’s a list of new movies of YRF and Y-Films, with information as provided in the statement.
MARDAANI – 22 August, 2014
Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, Shivani stumbles on a case that will change her life forever. Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, playing the role of a cop for the first time, the raw and gritty film will be a distinct departure from Pradeep Sarkar’s style of filmmaking. Produced by Aditya Chopra.
DAAWAT-E-ISHQ – 05 September, 2014
A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra), a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned in love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapur), a Lucknowi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs. Written and directed by Habib Faisal and produced by Aditya Chopra. Music by Sajid-Wajid. Lyrics by Kausar Munir.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – Diwali, 2014
An action-packed musical heist. Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff and Vivaan Shah. Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Music by Vishal-Shekhar and lyrics by Irshad Kamil. Distributed worldwide exclusively by YRF.
KILL DIL – 14 November, 2014
Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and nurtured them to kill. All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love. Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Gulzar.
TITLI – To be declared
In the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to ‘settle’ him. Titli finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, caught though she is in her own web of warped reality and dysfunctional dreams. They form a strange, beneficial partnership, only to confront their inability to escape the bindings of their family roots. But is escape the same as freedom? Starring Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial and introducing Shashank Arora. Directed by Kanu Behl and produced by Dibakar Banerjee.
DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! – 13 February, 2015
In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940s, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed and produced by Dibakar Banerjee.
BANK-CHOR – 06 March, 2015
A comic-caper, that tells the story of three morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas. Starring Kapil Sharma. Directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil. A Y-Films production.
DUM LAGA KE HAISHA – 24 April, 2015
From overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) discovers that his oversized and mismatched wife, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), who he thought was a spanner in his business and life, will actually lead him to something quite cool. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. Directed by Sharad Kataria and produced by Maneesh Sharma. Music by Anu Malik.
FAN – 14 August, 2015
Shahrukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming movie FAN. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, produced by Aditya Chopra and written by Habib Faisal.
So, which film from the YRF stable are you most looking forward to?