March 17 looks very interesting as far as Bollywood movie releases are concerned. There are films on some very interesting subjects are set to release this month. The audience will also get to see actresses like Anushka Sharma, Esha Gupta, Taapsee Pannu amongst others in a never seen before avatar. Trust us, you will find it difficult to choose between the many Bollywood film releases that are lined up for March 2017. The month starts with Commando 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhania – two sequels of earlier hit films Commando and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. March will also see the big screen comeback of Govinda with his film Aa Gaya Hero.
Trapped and Anaarkali of Araah – though not big on star value, have interesting story lines to keep the audience entertained. Next, Phillauri that sees Anushka Sharma play a friendly ghost, is one of the most anticipated films of the month. The Bollywood film release slate for March 2017 will end with Naam Shabana, the prequel to Baby that starred Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu. In this one, the Pink and Running Shaadi actress will be seen in an action avatar and bets on this one are high too.
Take a look at all the details about the Hindi film releases scheduled for March 2017 to help you make the decision on which ones to watch and which ones to skip.
Commando 2: Release Date, March 3, 2017
Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma, Freddy Daruwala, Thakur Anoop Singh, Esha Gupta
, Adil Hussain, Suhail Nayyar
Director: Deven Bhojani
Producer: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Story: Vidyut Jamwal plays the protagonist in the action film Commando 2 – The Black Money Trail, a sequel to the 2013 film Commando: A One Man Army. Vidyut will be seen indulging in some high octane action sequences while he is on the mission to bring back black money that has been stocked away in banks abroad. Esha Gupta and Adah Sharma will be seen playing his leading ladies in the film and will also be seen kicking some butt! The film is high on awe inspiring stunts, as evident from the trailers, and lead actor Vidyut is his interviews to the media has promised that the film’s action will knock the audience’s socks off!
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Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai: Release Date, March 3, 2017
Starring: Himansh Kohli, Manjari Fadnis, Arbaaz Khan, Prem Chopra, Ashutosh Rana
Director: Keshav Panneriy
Producer: Purnima Mead, Stanton Mead
Story: Not high on star value, but the film’s story is something that has the ability to hit home. The drama follows the simple and relatable lives of the characters and captures the various emotions that they go through. The slice of life entertainer has action, comedy, romance and is starts its journey from a small town in Rajasthan. Apart from being majorly filmed in Mumbai and New York, the film has been shot in around 200 locations across the world.
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Director: Shashank Khaitan
Producer: Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Story: Varun’s character falls in love with Alia’s character at the very first sight and makes it a life mission to get the girl of his dreams fall in love with him. How will he turn the initial hate into love and what heights will he go to in order to woo his lady love and make her want to marry him forms the main plot of the story. The romantic comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a sequel to the 2014 film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Both the films star Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in lead roles and producer Karan Johar has already hinted towards a third installment. The film has been extensively shot in Kota in Rajasthan. Both Varun and Alia, who made their Bollywood debuts together in Student of the Year have shared a great bond ever since. They share a great comfort level and that translates well onto the screen. Badrinath Ki Dulhania is one of the most awaited films of March 2017. The film also has a reprised version of Tamma Tamma, originally filmed on Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit and has already received rave reviews.
Aa Gaya Hero: Release Date, March 16, 2017
, Ashutosh Rana, Murali Sharma, Makarand Deshpande, Chandrachur Singh, Harish Kumar, Richa Sharma
Director: Dipankar De
Story: The story follows the journey of a brave heart cop who is a hero in his own right for bringing the baddies to justice in every single case he takes up. At the same time, he can be as bad as the dons and the goons when it comes to dealing with the gangsters and averting a crime. The film is a typical Bollywood masala film and marks Govinda’s comeback on the big screen. The story has been penned by the actor himself and he says the role is something he has never been seen in before. While he is promising a fun affair to his audience, buzz is not really great on this one.
Trapped: Release Date, March 17, 2017
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Producer: Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap
Story: This is not for the faint hearted! The film falls under the survival thriller genre and will see Rajkummar Rao’s character stuck in his apartment. Well, what is so scary about being stuck in your own home? You can watch Tv while ordering in food right? Well, now imagine being stuck in your home with no access to the outside world and with no food, water or electricity supply! If Home Alone had a scary version, this would be it! The film premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival in October and received a standing ovation.
Phillauri: Release Date, March 24, 2017
Starring: Anushka Sharma
, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada
Director: Anshai Lal
Producer: Anushka Sharma, Karnesh Sharma
Story: The romantic comedy film follows the story of Suraj Sharma’s character who has to marry a tree in order to ward off any bad luck that can affect his future love life. Little does he know that a friendly spirit, played by Anushka Sharma, has been hovering near by the tree and he is not just marrying a tree but actually this ghost! How will he be able to get rid of this ghost? Will she spell trouble for him and his family? The film’s story aims at highlighting the various superstitious that are still prevalent in India. The film has been making news ever since the trailers hit the internet. Phillauri also made headlines post reports that Anushka’s boyfriend Virat Kohli has ghost produced the film. These reports didn’t go down well with the actress who then took to Twitter and Instagram to lash out at media for spreading such baseless rumours and doubting her ability of being efficient enough to fund her own projects.
Anarkali of Arrah: Release date, March 24, 2017
Starring: Swara Bhaskar, Pankaj Tripathi, Ishtiyak Khan, Sanjay Misra
Director: Avinash Das
Producer: Sandiip Kapur
Story: Swara Bhaskar’s movie Anarkali of Arrah tells the story of an erotic singer from Ara in Bihar. The singer is popular for her songs and is one of the star performers of her troupe. She is confident that nothing can stop her from achieving success and living a life of her dream. However, her plans are foiled post a confrontation, followed by a conflict with a powerful man of the region. The film made headlines recently when Kamal R Khan took to twitter to express his expert opinions about the film’s story and poster. More recently, the trailer of the film Anarkali of Arrah was under fire in Bihar’s Bhojpur. The bone of contention was an item number which is shot in the background of the silver jubilee functions of the local Veer Kunwar Singh University (VKSU).
The university has demanded that the song be removed from the film since it is depicting the university as a platform for the lewd and the bawdy.
Naam Shabana: Release Date, March 31, 2017
Director: Shivam Nair
Producer: Neeraj Pandey, Shital Bhatia
Story: The action spy thriller Naam Shabana is a prequel of the 2015 film Baby. Taapsee Pannu’s character Shabama plays the lead, trained in mixed martial arts and Kudo along with Krav Maga. In this, it will finally be revealed why and how the protagonist became an undercover agent. The film is also slated to release in Tamil and Telugu. Post the success of Pink last year, Taapsee has become a name to reckon with. In Naam Shabana, she ditches her girl next door image and gets into the action heroine zone. The film’s trailer has impressed got great reviews.
All in all, March 2017 offers a mix bag of films for Bollywood movie buffs! Keep checking India.com for more updates about these films, movie reviews, box office collection reports and more.