Clash of the Titans: Bollywood's biggest box office clashes in 2016

Updated: Jan 03, 2016, 20:33 IST | The Hitlist Team

As the year 2015 comes to a close, here's a list of the big Bollywood releases that are set to clash at the box office in the year 2016. Take a look!

EID
Raees and Sultan
'Raees'
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Dir: Rahul Dholakia
Lowdown: A crime thriller based on a bootlegger from Gujarat. It is set in the '80s.
USP: SRK playing a baddie.

'Sultan'
Cast: Salman Khan
Dir: Ali Abbas Zafar
Lowdown: Story of a wrestler, but packed with romance.
USP: Salman's brawns on display.

MAY 13
Mirziya and Azhar
'Mirziya'
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher
Dir: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Lowdown: A contemporary take on the tragic Mirza-Sahiban love story starring newcomers.
USP: Gulzar's script teamed with Mehra's direction.

'Azhar'
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri
Dir: Tony D'souza
Lowdown: A biopic on the controversial life of ex Indian cricket skipper Mohd Azharuddin.
USP: Rise and fall of one of India's most successful captains.

AUGUST 12
Mohenjo Daro and Rustom
'Mohenjo Daro'
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde
Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker
Lowdown: As the title suggests, it is set in the Indus valley civilisation era, but the plot remains fiercely guarded by the makers.
USP: The hit actor-director combo.

'Rustom'
Cast: Akshay Kumar
Dir: Neeraj Pandey
Lowdown: A romantic thriller which will see the director-actor duo collaborating for the third time. The film is said to have been inspired by real life events.
USP: Here too, the hit actor-director jodi.

DIWALI
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma
Dir: Karan Johar
Lowdown: The film is Karan Johar's next directorial venture and has an ensemble cast.
USP: KJo's direction and the star cast.

'Shivaay'
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sayesha Saigal
Dir: Ajay Devgn
Lowdown: Not much about the plot has been revealed, except that it will be an action-thriller in which the actor plays dad to a 12-year-old (Lawless child artiste Abigail Eames).
USP: High octane action.

JUNE 3
Jagga Jasoos and Housefull 3
'Jagga Jasoos'
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Dir: Anurag Basu
Lowdown: A comedy-drama that revolves around a teenage detective in search of his missing father.
USP: Real life lovers coming together on screen after a seven-year gap.

'Housefull 3'
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Lisa Haydon, Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandez
Dir: Sajid-Farhad
Lowdown: Third part of the chaotic comedy franchise.
USP: Comic timing of Akki, Riteish, Jr B in one film; sexy actresses.

JANUARY 22
Airlift and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
'Airlift'
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur
Dir: Raj Krishna Menon
Lowdown: Based on the 'biggest human evacuation' with an Iraq-Kuwait war background.
USP: Story of true grit and of course, Akki.

'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3'
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab, Mandana Karimi
Dir: Sangeeth Sivan
Lowdown: An adult comedy packed with dollops of sex jokes, chaos and confusion.
USP: Touted as India's first porn com.

JANUARY 29
Saala Khadoos and Mastizaade
'Saala Khadoos'
Cast: R Madhavan, Ritika Singh
Dir: Sudha Kongara
Lowdown: A sports drama which revolves around a boxing coach and his protégé.
USP: Affable Maddy playing an uptight coach.

'Mastizaade'
Cast: Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor, Vir Das
Dir: Milap Zaveri
Lowdown: A sex comedy with Sunny Leone in a double role.
USP: The presence of Sunny Leone and Milap's writing, replete with puns and sexual innuendos.

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