Salman, Hrithik and others plan 2014 in advance

While there continues to be to-and-fro around the release timelines for Salman Khan’s ‘Mental’, there are several other biggies that have their calendars being sorted out way in advance. This can be seen in a clamour that is already building in right now for films that would arrive on as late as Diwali 2014. While this is pretty much a Hollywood phenomenon where release dates of films are blocked way in advance, sometimes as good as 2-3 years, the trend is pretty muck picking up for Bollywood as well.

Here is presenting the list of some of the most prominent films that are already working backwards from their release dates. What is notable is the fact that majority of these dates fall in or around some of the most coveted holidays that the entire country enjoys.

Kick (Eid)

What ‘Mental’ couldn’t accomplish this year, now ‘Kick’ is all set to do that next year. Even though the film is yet to go on floors, it is certain that Salman Khan would take back his Eid slot with this action entertainer. With more than a year to go before the film unfolds on the big screen, producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is also turning director with the film, is putting all stops for his team to put together a perfect pre-production plan for ‘Kick’. For Salman too the film would come with mighty expectations since after his Eid release ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, it would be action time again with ‘Kick’ on Eid next year.

Shuddhi (Diwali)

This is the farthest that a Bollywood film is thinking for next year. Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan and Karan Malhotra announced their release plans for ‘Shuddhi’ much in advance and no one really complained because there are expectations of an out and out entertainer here. With festivities all around on Diwali, the winning team of ‘Agneepath’ has shown it’s command by taking an early pick way in advance, hence also bringing in a new regular on Diwali. While over the years the battle was between Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn for Diwali, first ‘Krrish 3′ and now ‘Shuddhi’ brings Hrithik in the ring as well.

Bang Bang (Labour Day)

6 crores in collections for ‘Aashiqui 2′ on the Labour Day, and that too when the film was into it’s sixth day, has shown once again that how much can a holiday actually benefit. No wonder, Hrithik and team thought about this way in advance and didn’t blink an eyelid before finalising ‘Bang Bang’ for 1st May release next year. A Thursday release is only going to further benefit the film immensely as it would now be sitting on a four day long weekend. For Hrithik Roshan, this is a huge double bill and consolidation of his superstar status as this would be his third straight holiday release after ‘Krrish 3′

Gunday, Heropanti (Valentines Day)

On the day of love, there are two action-romantic-musicals that have their eyes set on the slot. Both films come have strong production houses backing them. While ‘Gunday’ has Yash Raj Films backing it, ‘Heropanti’ has Nadiadwala Grandson at the helm of affairs. Shooting of both films is currently on in full pace. ‘Gunday’ is a star studded affair with Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor coming together. On the other hand curiosity around seeing Tiger Shroff’s debut would drive ‘Heropanti’. More than a clash, it would be interesting to see both films co-exist and bring some ‘masala’ flavour next Valentines.

Hasee Toh Phasee (Republic Day)

First major holiday of 2014, Republic Day, would be seeing ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ play on screens. The second outing of Sidharth Malhotra almost a year and a half after ‘Student of the Year’, the film is being noticed for the hunky boy’s pairing with firebrand Parineeti Chopra. While one waits to see how does the coming together of Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap for this film would end up as an enticing creative experience, an early booking of the slot means the reverse count is already on. Ironically, despite being a Republic Day release, the film won’t gain anything special since 26th January happens to be a Sunday!

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xzone:  (May 14, 2013 at 10:47 am)

diwali ll rock whether it is srk or hritik…..both are rockstars of bollywood….
but i m quite afraid for eid as my muslim brothers have to suffer more nd more on each eid…thanks god nd allah…that , at this eid, they can ve to classic pieces known as ce nd ouatim2….but from next eid…the same “crap”giri ll get started…..with boring “overacting” , mindless action nd all that….

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hrithik:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:07 am)

Salman Khan will be back with a BANG on Eid 2014 !!!! haters will start barking now.

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sumeet:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:10 am)

bang bang and shuddhi both will do record breaking business for sure , hrithik ruless………!!!!

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Deepak:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:10 am)

P.K is coming on X-mas 2014 .

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saksham:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:13 am)

Wow hrithik has already booked dates for his two important releases . Now hrithikmania will strike once again and again he will show who is the real star . Now one can just imagine the collections of his three releases . Good going hrithik . Keep it up . All the best and I know you will set the box office on fire .

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Salman & Hrithik are best:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:16 am)

Salman is booking eid & Hrithik is booking diwali in advance, So It seems SRK won’t get any holiday to release his movies in near future.

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sachin11:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:33 am)

Eid=Salman khan
Diwali=Hrithik roshan
Christmas=Aamir khan
Post IPL=Akshay kumar
Indepence day=Ajay devgn.
All this superstars should continue to release their movies in these dates every year and avoid clash with each other so that audience will also enjoy their holidays during this festivals.

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:56 am)

ce and shuddhi r promising

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Rohit:  (May 14, 2013 at 11:57 am)

Looks like Hrithik will be on a roll.

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Khiladi Fan:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm)

Akshay and Salman will have biggest grosser on 2014

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xzone:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm)

@sallu-man nd hritik are best….u danced too much in the excitement of joy…now stop it…srk neither needs a festive slot nor he bothers with clashes…he is not a jackle, but a lion…who has the capacity to diliver a 100 cr hit under any genre nd irrespective of the festive release…u can see that collections of jthj suffers due to clash…still he is going to clarh with akki this eid…so srk is a superstar who is beyond these cheap things…so put back ur dirty tongue inside ur mouth…

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harsh:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm)

bang bang and shuddhi, 2014 , hrithik will put up extraordinary numbers at box office, then there is P.K which will do extraordinary business if the story is awesome which i believe it will have, salman will once get to his fav eid with kick , so its going to another success for him too

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Jay:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm)

All time history blockbuster kick coming next year eid wait and watch it will take bollywood to another level.no one can beat salman he is the only and only king of bollywood alone.

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Abu Ahmad:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm)

Kick is baap of all movie

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Abu Ahmad:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm)

This eid biggest bakwas and maha crap movie c e is coming after mega disaster of ra1 srk+rohit shetty biggest crap actor and director khuda in saitano se eid pe logo ko bachaye

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm)

@sachin11 where is srk movie? He also gives enjoying movies.

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm)

ranbir kapur will overshadow hrithik.

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm)

emran hashmi is greater than moron ranbir

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Nilesh:  (May 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm)

One and only SK, the emperor khan.

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xzone:  (May 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm)

@sallu-man nd hritik are
best….u danced too much in
the excitement of joy…now
stop it…srk neither needs a
festive slot nor he bothers
with clashes…he is not a jackle, but a lion…who has the
capacity to diliver a 100 cr hit
under any genre nd
irrespective of the festive
release…u can see that
collections of jthj suffers due to clash…still he is going to clarh
with akki this eid…so srk is a
superstar who is beyond these
cheap things…so put ur dirty tongue back into ur mouth…

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm)

@xzone
wel said . These jealous tapori fans r dogs.bark bho bho.t

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telgu2lallu:  (May 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm)

srk beter than remake khan.

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Abu Ahmad:  (May 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm)

2014 is biggest atbb box office record eid year after 2009 wanted 2010 dabangg 2011 bodyguard and 2012 ek tha tiger another movie ready record is dream for srk but this eid biggest crap and bakwas movie c e is coming but no problem people rejected and slap again after rejected of mnik.ra1 don2 and porn movie jthj

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Romance Express:  (May 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm)

@sumeet keep it your dream, at first k3 will be the diastar and bang bang release in ipl7, poor date, and sundhi clash with singhm2, hritic carear over.

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Aki:  (May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm)

@xzone: WE ARE ENJOYING SALMAN MOVIES ON EID OK AND PEOPLE LOVE TO WATCH THE COLLECTION AT BOX OFFICE IS THE REAL TRUTH NOT LIKE SRK PATHETIC MOVIE WHICH ARE STRUGGLING TO CROSS 100-CRORE AT BOX OFFICE.

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