Movie buffs are in for a treat this year, as some of the best content-rich films are lined up for release. Salman Khan's "Sultan," however, is the most awaited of the lot.
In an Ormax Media survey, viewers said they are eager for the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial to hit the screens. "Raees," "Dangal," "Mohenjo Daro," and "Housefull 3" fill up the top five slots.
Salman is returning to the big screen in a different avatar, which is why the buzz around "Sultan" is tremendous. All set to play a 40-year-old Hariyanvi wrestler, the superstar underwent extensive MMA training for it and has been on a strict diet ever since he began work on the film. Scheduled for an Eid release, the action-drama features Anushka Sharma as Salman's love interest.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees" has grabbed headlines mostly for the controversies it has courted so far. However, SRK's rugged avatar and Mahira Khan's flawless beauty together have done some damage control. A bunch of leaked on-set pictures have kept the thrill alive and fans are now waiting for makers to release the theatrical trailer.
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan's "Dangal" and Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" are two very different films belonging to separate genres. The senior actor's biopic on Mahavir Singh Phogat tells a gritty tale of the nation's unsung sports hero, whereas the charming actor's period-drama is a love story. Aamir's drastic physical transformation and Hrithik's many fights with man-eating animals (for the film) have kept the fans hooked.
"Housefull 3," which is fifth on the list, has been in the news for its cast. A horde of A-listers in a successful franchise is a good enough explanation for the noise surrounding the film. Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Lisa Haydon, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nargis Fakhri are set to bring the house down June 3 with this laugh riot.