It will be a mixed bag of action thrillers and romcoms next year. We pick some of the most anticipated films of 2012
2012 spells Sridevi and Karisma Kapoor's comebacks. Ex-flames Sallu-Kat and Shahid-PC together on celluloid. Aamir Khan's bid to continue his success streak while newbies like Arjun Kapoor begin their innings.
The south remakes continue as well as the desi versions of Hollywood along with the Friday clashes of the A listers. Shah Rukh also returns to romance with a Yash Chopra project. Here's a list of what to look forward to...
Players: 2012 kicks off with Abbas-Mustan's version of The Italian Job. There's Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Omi Vaidya. The men in white are known for their taut thrillers. This gold heist will set the pace for Bollywood in the new year.
Katrina Kaif in Agneepath
Agneepath: This is a Republic Day offering with Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra. Karan Malhotra revisits the Big B's 1990 starrer. There's also Kat's Chikni Chameli act.
Jodi Breakers: Bips teams up with Madhavan in this Ashwini Chaudhary directed caper about being a single and remaining one.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu: Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor feature in this tragicomedy about a guy going through a breakdown in his personal as well as professional life till he meets a hairdresser. Bebo has teamed with Aamir Khan, it's now her turn with the nephew.
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya: Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza's wedding and their film release in the same month February. Not exactly a coincidence though!
Department: Ram Gopal Varma's take on cops and the underworld has Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati.
Vidya Balan in Kahaani
Kahaani: After Vidya Balan's ooh la la act in 2011, she gets another chance to showcase her histrionics in Sujoy Ghosh's flick. Vids essays a pregnant woman in search of her husband.
Tezz: Priyadarshan's flick about a heist has Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Sameera Reddy and Mohanlal.
Agent Vinod: Saif Ali Khan teams up with ladylove Kareena in this action flick. The film has been in the making for long and buzz is that the couple will tie the knot only after its release.
Housefull 2: Sajid Khan's sequel with Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandes. The director hopes to raise the bar further in this laugh riot
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in Talaash
Talaash: Aamir Khan is not only acting as a cop in the movie but is also co-producer of the flick, directed by Reema Kagti. He has Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji as co-stars in this supernatural thriller.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari: Sharman Joshi takes the big step as a lead actor in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's flick, which has been shot in real locations, on busy roads and amidst a live audience.
Ishaqzaade: Boney and Mona Kapoor's son Arjun finally makes his debut in this romantic flick with Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti Chopra.
Rowdy Rathore: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha team up for Prabhu Deva flick. There's action and the Khiladi plays a cop.
Dangerous Ishq: Vikram Bhatt's 3 D thriller has Karisma Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill, Rajneish Duggal. Lolo, who took a while to choose a project, considers this as her best bet for another tryst with Bollywood.
Terri Merri Kahani: Ex-flames Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra turn professional to act in Kunal Kohli's flick.
Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in Bol Bachchan
Bol Bachchan: This action comedy has Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Asin. As it is Rohit Shetty's flick, expect cars tumbling around if not zooming mid-air.
Barfi: Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra essay 'special 'people in Anurag Basu's flick.
Kareena Kapoor in Heroine
Heroine: After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's exit thanks to her pregnancy, Madhur Bhandarkar's flick about the life and times of a Bollywood actress went back on track with Bebo.
Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger
Ek Tha Tiger: Sallu teams with Kat in Kabir Khan's romantic thriller. The star hopes that his success at the box-office continues with this project.
Joker: Shirish Kunder's 3 D sci-fi flick has Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.
Ajay Devgn in Son of Sardar
Son of Sardar: Ashwini Dhir's comic caper has Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Dutt.
Dabangg 2: Arbaaz Khan turns director with the sequel starring Salman and Sonakshi which is due to release by Christmas.