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Here is list of top 10 upcoming Indian films to look out for in 2013.

Krrish 3

Hrithik Roshan's "Krrish 3" is all set for a grand release on Diwali. The superhero flick, a sequel to "Koi Mil Gaya" and "Krrish", will be the only release this year for Hrithik. The actor's last release "Agneepath" was a big hit and the expectations on "Krrish 3" have skyrocketed.

It may be recalled the first and second part of this superhero franchise were blockbusters. The third part, "Krrish 3", will have a lot of special effects. It is reportedly made on a budget of ₹90 crore.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi, Kagana Ranaut and Shaurya Chauhan

Director: Rakesh Roshan

Music: Rajesh Roshan

Release Date: Diwali (3 November)

Dhoom 3

Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" is one of the most-awaited films of 2013. After John Abraham ("Dhoom") and Hrithik Roshan ("Dhoom 2"), Aamir Khan will be the antagonist in "Dhoom 3."

Aamir has been paired with Katrina Kaif for the first time. The first look poster of the film has already generated a lot of buzz. The film is reportedly made on a budget of ₹150 crore.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Release Date: Christmas


Amitabh Bachchan's "Satyagraha" will be hitting the screens on 30 August.  Directed by Prakash Jha, "Satyagraha" has a big star cast including Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Rampal.

The film deals with the real situation faced by the country and the youth - corruption.

Genre: Social

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal

Director: Prakash Jha

Music: Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Aadesh Shrivastav, Meet Bros Anjan Ankit, Indian Ocean

Release Date: 30 August

Vishwaroopam 2 ("Vishwaroop 2" in Hindi)

Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam 2" is one of the most-anticipated films of 2013, considering the fact that the first part "Vishwaroopam" was mired in controversies.

The delay in "Vishwaroopam" release earned the film more publicity and theatres. The film went on to rake in more than ₹200 crore at the worldwide box office.

Interestingly, "Vishwaroopam 2" will be releasing in the same year (2013) as the first part. Kamal had begun working for the sequel while shooting for the first part.

The spy-thriller will be laced with a strong mother-son sentiment. Most of the actors from the first part - Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Shekar Kapur and Rahul Bose - have been retained for the sequel.

"Vishwaroopam 2" was speculated to be released on Diwali but some reports have emerged that the film will have a solo release in November or December to get more screens and a wide opening across the globe. The magnum-opus is reportedly shot with a budget of ₹90-100 crore.

Genre: Action, Spy-thriller

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea, Rahul Bose

Director: Kamal Haasan

Music: M Ghibran

Release Date: November or December


Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiyaan" (Hindi title not yet known) is an epic drama made using 3D motion technology.

For the first time, Rajinikanth's daughter will be directing him in a film, which will be released in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and English.

Post the success of "Endhiran" ("Robot" in Hindi), Rajinikanth's fame has been catapulted to the international arena. "Kochadaiyaan" is being reportedly made on a budget of ₹125 crore.

Genre: Epic drama

Cast: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Aadhi, Shobana, Nassar and Jackie Shroff

Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth

Music: AR Rahman

Release Date: Might be in November or December


After appearing as a don in "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara", Akshay is back to doing what he does best - action.

The actor reportedly dons the role of a gangster in "Boss". The trailer of the film, which was released recently, has created a stir on the internet.

Fans are waiting to see their favourite star back in Khiladi form, post the failure of his latest release "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara." It is to be seen if "Boss" will end Akshay's flop streak with films "Khiladi 786" and "Joker."

Genre: Drama, Action

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty, Prabhu Deva (song) and Sonakshi Sinha (song)

Director: Anthony D'Souza

Music: Meet Bros Anjan Ankit, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt

Release Date: 16 October


Post the success of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD), Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam" is expected to perform well at the box office.

"YJHD" catapulted Ranbir to the big league and the actor even became one of the members of the elite ₹100 crore club. The actor is on a roll after the success of "YJHD" and "Barfi." It remains to be seen if "Besharam", which was made on a budget of ₹50 crore, will be able to sustain his success streak.

Genre: Drama, Action, Romance

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Jaaved Jaaferi, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Amitosh Nagpal

Director: Abhinav Singh Kashyap

Music: Ishq Bector, Shree D, Lalit Pandit

Release Date: 2 October

Ram Leela

Ranveer-Deepika's "Ram Leela" is said to be an adaptation of Shakespeare's love story Romeo and Juliet. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known for making unconventional big budget films, is helming "Ram Leela".

Expectations are high on the film, thanks to the director and leading stars - Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Ranveer is currently the toast of Bollywood following his critically-acclaimed performance in "Lootera." Deepika is also riding high on the success of back-to-back hit - "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Chennai Express."

Genre: Drama, Romance

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Richa Chadda, Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh, Shveta Salve

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Monty Sharma

Release Date: 15 November

Arrambam (Beginning)

Actor Ajith's Tamil film "Arrambam" has been in the making for at least a year. The actor, who was last seen in the Tamil version of "English Vinglish", has teamed up with director Vishnu Vardhan for the second time.

Their first film "Billa" (remake of "Don") was a big hit in 2007. This has raised the expectations for their upcoming film.

"Arrambam" budget is expected to be around ₹80 crore. However, there is no official confirmation on the same. 

Genre: Action

Cast: Ajith, Arya, Nayanthara, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu

Director: Vishnu Vardhan

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Release Date: Might be on Diwali

Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu film)

Pawan Kalyan's Telugu film, "Atharintiki Daaredi" ("Which is the way to mother-in-law's house?") was scheduled for release during the Eid weekend but the issues pertaining to Telangana crisis has caused a delay in its release. The Pawan-starrer is expected to be released in September. It is reportedly made on a budget of ₹30 crore.

Genre: Drama, Action, Romance

Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pranitha, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani

Director: Trivikram Srinivas

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Release Date: September

Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" became the highest grossing films of 2013, raking in more than ₹212 crore. One needs to wait and watch if any of these big budget films will be able to smash the record.