Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Special: 6 romcoms to look out for in 2014


After an unexciting string of films, Kangana Ranaut looks all geared up and in her element in Queen. The teaser looks fresh, edgy. Despite being made as a commercial film, this drama comedy has garnered appreciation at film festivals. Directed by Vikas Bahl (who is also behind films like Udaan, Lootera), Queen hits the theaters in March. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao (Shahid, LSD).

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Pyar Ke Side Effects team (Pritish Nandy, Saket Chaudhary, Pritam) is back with a sequel starring the bold and beautiful Vidya Balan opposite the mighty-charming-even-at-40 Farhan Akhtar, playing a couple who's rediscovering love in their marriage after a baby. The trailer already has me sold. I hope the final product is as fun.  


After winning hearts with Hasee Toh Phasee, the much loved girl-next-door and a consistently awesome performer Parineeti Chopra will next be seen in Daawat-e-Ishq, opposite Aashiqui 2 heartthrob Aditya Roy Kapur, in a fresh pairing. Directed by Habib Faizal (who wrote Band Baaja Baraat, Do Dooni Chaar), the film is set to roll in May.

2 States

Starring the 'rumored couple' Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, this one's based off Chetan Bhagat's namesake novel about a Punjabi boy, out to woo a South Indian girl. Backed by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, 2 States will be directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman.

Kill Dil

After a long blank, Shaad Ali, who gave hits like Saathiya and Bunty & Babli, will be back with Kill Dil this year, a romantic action/comedy starring Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar. Govinda will also be seen in a negative role, paired opposite Rani Mukherji. The title looks visibly inspired off a popular Hollywood series.

Happy Ending

The director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., who've made films like Shor in the City and Go Goa Gone, will be back this year with a romcom starring Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Ranvir Shorey, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin and Kareena (in a cameo). Happy Ending, which has also been called The Writer's Block is about this writer, who's making lots of money, when he suddenly runs out of luck as he hasn't written anything in a while. Meanwhile, all these girls fall in love with him. More than the cast, it's the men behind the film who have me excited about Happy Ending. 

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