Split Screen Podcast: Episode 24 – The Most Anticipated Bollywood Movies Of 2017 (Part 1)

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The Split Screen Podcast returns with the year’s most anticipated show. The last year of Bollywood gave us many good  movies, a few bad and many that were just WTF-worthy. So we’re going to continue the tradition from last year, and take a look at some of the more interesting Bollywood movies coming up in the next year.

Shah is joined by Samarpita Dutta, as they take a look at the most highly anticipated movies of the upcoming year, rounding out the details of cast and story, as well as providing their own unique insight into why they’re excited for the movie, and why you should be as well.

So check out Episode 24 as we round up the Most Anticipated Bollywood Movies Of 2017.

A quick refresher about the show:

The Split Screen Podcast compares and analyzes movies that are adaptations of other works, directly with the source material that they were inspired by. In this episode, we round up the most exciting Bollywood movies in the upcoming year of 2017.


  • Shah is super excited about seeing Konkona Sensharma’s directorial debut in ‘A Death In The Gunj’ releasing January 13th.
  • View the trailer for ‘A Death In The Gunj’ here.
  • Check out Shah’s in depth breakdown of the trailer for ‘A Death In The Gunj’ here.
  • Sam’s article from BollyBrit can be found here.
  • Director Shaad Ali returns with the Hindi remake of a Mani Ratnam movie, ‘OK Jaanu’, releasing January 13th.
  • View the Trailer for ‘OK Jaanu’ here.
  • Read Shah’s displeasure about the movie in more details here.
  • Sam & Shah have high hopes for the Shah Rukh Khan starring ‘Raees’, releasing January 25th.
  • Read about Shah’s expectations of what ‘Raees’ could be here.
  • View the full ‘Raees’ trailer here.
  • Read more about Shah’s breakdown of the full trailer here.
  • Sam and Shah have no hopes for ‘Kaabil’ releasing January 25th.
  • Read more about Shah’s indifference here.
  • Shah is super impressed about ‘RunningShaadi.com’, releasing February 3rd.
  • UPDATE: Check out the trailer for ‘RunningShaadi.com’ here, released after this recording.
  • Read more about Shah’s thoughts on the trailer here.
  • Shah & Sam are excited about Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’.
  • UPDATE: Check out the ‘Jolly LLB 2’ trailer here, released after this recording.
  • Read more about Shah’s thoughts on ‘Jolly LLB 2’ here.
  • ‘The Ghazi Attack’ could be India’s first ever Submarine movie releasing on February 17th.
  • UPDATE: Take a look at the trailer of ‘The Ghazi Attack’ here released after this recording.
  • Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’, starring Shahid Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan finally releasing February 17th!
  • UPDATE: Check out the ‘Rangoon’ trailer here, released after this recording.
  • Read more about Shah’s disappointment on ‘Rangoon’ here.
  • Much to Sam’s delight, ‘Commando 2’ starring Vidyut Jamwal, releases March 3rd.
  • The supposed ‘sequel’ to ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ titled, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ releases March 10th.
  • Take a look at the first look of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ here.
  • Shah is over the moon for the return of Ramgopal Varma & Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Sarkar 3’, releasing March 17th.
  • Read Shah’s full thoughts on the news as well as images of the entire new cast here.
  • Split Screen Episode 3 comparing the original ‘The Godfather’ to ‘Sarkar’ can be found here.
  • Anushka Sharma’s ‘Phillauri’ should be an interesting watch for the actress; releasing March 24th.
  • ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is set to be released on April 7th. We hope.
  • UPDATE: Check out the ‘Jagga Jasoos’ trailer here, released after this recording.
  • Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Noor’ could be a turning point for the actress; releasing on April 21st.
  • Tapsee Pannu has yet another movie this year with spin-off sequel to ‘Baby’, titled ‘Naam Shabana’, releasing March 31st.
  • Take a look at the first look poster for ‘Naam Shabana’ here.
  • The conclusion of the epic saga, ‘Bahubali 2’ releases April 28th.
  • Finally the Parineeti Chopra & Ayushman Khurrana starrer ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ releases May 12th.
  • Salman Khan & Kabir Khan teaming up again for ‘Tubelight‘ releasing June 25th.
  • Shah’s Review of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ here.

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Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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