Franchises and Sequels to Look Forward to in 2017

Here are a few movies that are either sequels or a part of franchise that we, at BollyCurry, are looking forward to watch this year.

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 9:00:00 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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In recent years, franchises and sequels have become a growing trend in Bollywood. Since the advent of the year 2000, franchises have found a home in Bollywood. Dhoom SeriesRaaz Series and Golmaal Series are examples of some successful movie franchises. With movies like Rock On 2Force 2Tum Bin 2 and Kahaani 2 releasing in 2016, sequels have also seemed to have caught up to the hype. Hence, it is not surprising that there is slew of franchises and sequels releasing this year. Here are a few movies that are either sequels or a part of franchise that we, at BollyCurry, are looking forward to watch this year.
Jolly LLB 2

Jolly LLB 2 is the sequel of Jolly L.L.B. (2013) and will be releasing on the 10th February, 2017. While the original had Arshad Warsi as lead, the sequel has Akshay Kumar in the titular role. The original had turned out to be a hit and a cult classic. Therefore, it is not surprising that people are eager to watch the sequel with high expectations. Both movies are written and directed by Subhash Kapoor and produced by Fox Star Studios.
Badrinath ki Dulhaniya

Releasing on March 10, 2017 is the second instalment of the franchise that began with Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya (2014). Both movies are directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar, under the Dharma Productions banner. Both movies star Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, but they are playing different characters in the sequel. Unlike the prequel though, the sequel has a darker romance with many twists and turns. Due to the prequel being a hit, the anticipation for the sequel is quite prominent.

Releasing on the 17th of March this year, Sarkar 3 is the third instalment of the Sarkar SeriesSarkar (2005) and Sarkar Raj" target="_blank">Sarkar Raj (2008) are its predecessors. It's a political crime thriller with Amitabh Bachchan reprising his role as Subhash Nagre, alias Sarkar, along with Surpiya Pathak, Tanishaa Mukerji and Ravi Kale. The franchise is co-produced, written and directed by Ram Gopal Verma. This chapter of the franchise also has Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee and Yami Gautam in supporting roles.
Baahubali: The Conclusion

Baahubali: The Conclusion is the second part to the movie Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). Releasing on 28th April, it is one of the few regional movies that is highly anticipated by almost the whole of India. The first part of this franchise was one of the top grossing hits of 2015. The movies are made in Tamil and Telugu languages simultaneously, but the first part was released in various languages, including Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, which was presented by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions.

Releasing on 29th September, 2017 is Judwaa 2, a sequel to the Salman Khan starrer, 1997 hit comedy film, Judwaa. The original movie had Karisma Kapoor and Rambha opposite Salman Khan. In part two of the movie, Varun Dhawan will be seen in a double role romancing Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandes. Both movies are directed by David Dhawan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. With Judwaa being one of the favourites for many, it is obvious that this movie is highly anticipated.
Aankhen 2

October seems to be the month made for sequels and franchises as four of them will be released in this one month. One of them releasing on 13th October is the sequel to the heist thriller, and the second highest grossing movie of 2002, AankhenAankhen was adapted from the play "Andhalo Pato" written by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, who also directed the movie. The original was well loved by the viewers, hence the anticipation for the sequel, which has been in works since 2006, is quite high.
Golmaal Again

Releasing on the 19th of October is the fourth movie in the Golmaal franchise, Golmaal Again. The first three movies were Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008) and Golmaal 3 (2010). The movie will see Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor reprising their roles as Gopal, Madhav and Lucky respectively. All three movies of the franchise were laughter riots and the same is expected from the fourth. The series is directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Dhillin Mehta.

Releasing on the same day as Golmaal Again is 2.0, sequel to Tamil film Enthiran (2010) which was released in Hindi as Robot. The sequel is being made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi; and it stars Rajnikanth, with Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson playing supporting roles. The director and writer of both movies is S. Shankar, while the music has been provided by A.R. Rahman. The explosive combo of Rajnikanth and Rahman has already raised the expectations of the masses, but with the addition of Akshay Kumar as an antagonist, the bar for this movie has been set quite high.
The aforementioned list of movies are those we are eagerly awaiting from the category of sequels and franchises. There are few others that also will be releasing in 2017, like Commando 2, sequel to Commando (2013) and Hate Story 4, part of the Hate Story franchise.
BollyCurry hopes that these movies are more successful than their predecessors, and wishes that they surpass our expectations. What do you think of our list? Is there any other movie releasing this year that you think should be added to this list? Please let us know through your comments.

Writer: Kalpana K.C.
Editors: Juju K. and Mohini N.
Graphics: Rifah K.

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