'Laxmmi Bomb's' Raghava Lawrence to Gowtam Tinnanuri's 'Jersey', here are 2020's new Bollywood directors
As the content industry booming, invariably the content creators have doubled up. Much to break the monotony of the industry, the year 2020 will be about filmmakers coming in with their fresh perspective to the Hindi cinema. It’s often said that first time works of filmmakers are often their best because it comes straight from their hearts. Anticipating a great decade of movies this January here’s looking at the year’s most promising debutant filmmakers.
Abir Sengupta, 'Indoo Ki Jawani'
The coming-of-age comedy is directed by writer-director Abir, who tells the story of spirited Indoo, a young girl who experiments extensively with dating apps leading to comical situations. The film stars Kiara Advani in a lead role.
Raghava Lawrence, 'Laxmmi Bomb'
Starring Akshay Kumar, the film is a horror-comedy which is a remake of Raghava’s hit Tamil film 'Kanchana'. The film tells the story of a man who has a fear of going outside. In trying to overcome his fears, he ends up going to a haunted place and is soon possessed by a spirit out for revenge.
Hitesh Kewalya, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Well known for the spunky writing in 'Shubh Mangal Savdhaan', the writer takes on the director’s chair in the sequel that stars Ayushmann Khurrana, The romantic comedy tells the story of the social taboos around homosexuality and what gay couples are often put through by their families and friends.
Hardik Mehta, 'Rooh Afza'
A horror comedy-drama, the second outing of the 'Stree' series, the film starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor in lead parts revolves around a spirit of a man who abducts brides on their honeymoons.
Gowtam Tinnanuri, 'Jersey'
Starring Shahid Kapoor in the lead part, Gowtam tells the story of a talented and unsuccessful cricketer who makes a comeback into the sport to get his son a jersey. Kapoor is set to play a cricketer which is the Hindi remake of the Telugu sports drama of the same name.
Tannishtha Chatterjee, 'Roam Rome Mein'
Considered amongst the country's most powerful actresses, Chatterjee is all set to debut as a director with 'Roam Rome Mein' that’s headlined by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. A feminist film that has Chatterjee and Siddiqui playing siblings, the story is of a brother searching for a sister.
Anshuman Jha, 'Lord Curzon Ki Haweli'
An actor is known to back disruptive content, Anshuman Jha is all set to make his directorial debut with a dark comedy titled 'Lord Curzon Ki Haweli' which traces the story of two couples and a pizza delivery boy and will be shot inside a house. Let’s wait to watch what drama ensues
Bhanu Pratap Singh, 'Bhoot - Part One: The Haunted Ship'
A horror-thriller, inspired by the true accident that took place in Mumbai when a mysterious ship showed up on Juhu beach. The film follow up the story of a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach. It stars Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles.
Abhishek Dudhaiya, 'Bhuj The Pride of India'
Set in the time of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Abhishek tells the story of the unsung hero IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik who was in charge of the Bhuj airport and how that led to the victory in war. Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt are playing the lead roles in the movie.
Sharan Sharma , 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl'
Starring Janhvi Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi in lead parts, the film is inspired by the life of Gunjan Saxena, the first female along with Srividya Rajan who changed the fate of the 1999 Kargil War, thus becoming the first women combat pilots to fly into the war zone.
Om Raut, 'Tanahji The Unsung Warrior'
Om Raut in his Bollywood debut starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan tells the story of Subedar Taanaji Malusare, the military leader in the army of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Khan plays the Rajput warrior Uday Bhan, who was employed by Aurangzeb to defeat the Marathas.
Seema Pahwa, 'Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi'
The directorial debut of the infallible Seema Pahwa is an unlikely family drama that’s about Ramprasad Bhargava whose sudden demise brings his family back into their old bungalow. His six children arrive soon to complete the patriarch’s last rites but can’t get over their differences. To add to their woes, they must also pay off their father’s debt. The film received a standing ovation at MAMI this year.
Taranveer Singh, 'Tuesdays and Fridays'
A romantic comedy that will be the launchpad of Anmol Thakeria and Jhatalekha Malhotra. The movie is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will tell the emotional vulnerabilities of people and their fear of commitment, it is a feel-good romantic comedy.