10 Must See Movies in 2006
Robust growth in box office returns made 2005 among the best years for dream merchants of Bollywood. But with the biggies all set to return, 2006 looks better set. We pick the ?Must See? flicks of the coming year.
#1 Rang De Basanti
Cast: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Om Puri, Kiron Kher, Madhavan, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Anupam Kher
Must See reason: It?s an Aamir Khan-starrer directed by Rakeysh Mehra, who made his directorial debut with Aks. Though the film didn?t fare well at the Box Office, Rakeysh was accredited for his effort and guts to make such a different film. However, with Aamir Khan in a new avaatar, Rang De Basanti remains one to watch out for.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bhoomika Chawla, Aryeman
Must See reason: After Viruddh in 2005, Amitabh Bachchan will produce Family this year, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It?ll be interesting to see Amitabh play an underworld kingpin in this dramatic action-packed motion flick. New talent Aryaman will also be launched in this movie.
#3 Munnabhai Meets Mahatma
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani
Must See reason: Munnabhai Meets Mahatma is the prequel to the hugely successful Munnabhai MBBS. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani once again produced under Vidhu Vinod Chopra, this one is sure to be as hilarious.
#4 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, John Abrahim, Kiron Kher
Must See reason: Karan Johar returns to wield the directorial baton after five years. His last being Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001. As usual, Karan?s film includes a stellar starcast and one can only expect a stellar film from the Dharma stable.
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Isha Koppikar, Mallika Sherawat
Must See reason: For starters, it?s a remake of one of AB?s biggest hits, ?Don? and a Shah Rukh Khan film to boot, directed by the very talented Farhan Akhtar ? of Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya fame. It?ll be interesting to see how SRK does a Bachchan, banarasi paan and all.
Cast: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Preity Zinta (Special App)
Must See reason: Koi Mil Gaya rocked the Box Office; and Krrish is the sequel. No wonder then that children and adults alike are looking forward to it. Directed by daddy Roshan and starring son Hrithik in never seen before martial art actions and special affects, expectations are sky-high from Krrish.
#7 Dhoom 2
Cast:Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen
Must See reason: With its bikes, hunks, sexy ladies and rocking music, Dhoom was a hit film formula. And in the tradition of the bond capers that it?s tried to emulate, this is the sequel. Hrithik and Aishwarya?s entry(in negative roles) and the turn of events thereof will be rocking, wethinks.
#8 Darna Zaroori Hai
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Ritesh Deshmukh, Randeep Hooda, Anil Kapoor, Isha Koppikar, Arjun Rampal, Mallika Sherawat,Suniel Shetty
Must See reason: Darna Zaroori Hai is the sequel of the very popular Darna Mana Hai. It?s a film that tells several stories that come together as one at the end of it all. Ram Gopal Varma known for his horror flicks, promises this to be yet another ?chilling? experience.
#9 Phir Hera Pheri
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu
Must See reason: This is the sequel to the Bollywood hit Hera Pheri directed by Priyadarsan. However, Neeraj Vohra and not Priyadarsan is directing this one. The reason being that Priyan wasn?t interested in making the sequel as he was of the opinion that it wouldn?t work.
#10 Salaam e Ishq: A Tribute to Love
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Govinda, Sohail Khan
Must See reason: After Kal Ho Naa Ho, this is Nikhil Advani?s next venture. Besides the director, the impressive list of actors in the movie will make it a crowd-puller. It is said, Nikhil wants to bring down Karan’s KANK starcast with his own much bigger starcast.