2013 forecast: New beginnings
- Trouble mounts for Sreesanth as Mumbai cops gather more evidence
- SIT to seek Supreme Court guidance on Maya Kodnani death penalty issue
- Tamil Nadu police bans Yasin Malik-linked pro-Eelam public meeting
- Kings XI Punjab end IPL 2013 campaign with a win
- Narendra Modi: India losing sheen as agricultural nation
A mix of big and small-budget films seems to be the flavour of 2013. Many film-makers are also working on remakes, adaptations, multi-starrers and sequels while new jodis and out-of-the box ideas are the in-thing, thus making the year look very promising. The trend of making sequels continues to reign with Abbas-Mustan-directed thriller Race 2 followed by Shootout At Wadala, sequel to 2007 hit Shootout At Lokhandwala and Once Upon A Time Again, sequel to Milan Luthria's 2010 crime drama Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. Spooky tales continue to be made in the new year with Ekta Kapoor's Ragini MMS 2. Sequels to the romantic saga of the 90's Aashiqui, comic-caper Yamla Pagla Deewana and the intense drama Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster are also in the pipe-line. These are followed by the third part of successful franchises such as Rakesh Roshan's superhero film Krrish 3, Mahesh Bhatt's thriller Murder 3 and YRF's action flick Dhoom 3.
In continuation with the trend in the year gone by, 2013 will also have remakes and adaptations of films, books and real life stories. Remakes this year include Chashme Buddoor, Himmatwala and Zanjeer as also a host of multi-starrers like David, Satyagraha, Gunday, Aurangzeb and others. Abhishek Kapoor's second film Kai Po Che! is adapted from Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life while Ram Gopal Varma's The Attacks of 26/11 is based on the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Former athlete Milkha Singh's achievements will be seen in the biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. While actors like Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma (Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola), Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh (Inkaar), South star Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor (Raanjhnaa), Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha (Lootera) and Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma (P.K.) will make for some interesting jodis, directors Remo D'Souza's ABCD -Any Body Can Dance, the first dance film of India in 3D and Luke Kenny's Rise of Zombies, India's first zombie flick bring in a novel theme with their films.
- Quake-hit and shaken, Bhaderwah spends nights in the open
- UP blast accused dies on way to jail, govt wanted to drop case against him
- Former civil aviation secy changes mind, seeks airport security exemption as EC
- BCCI suspects Gujarat players in other teams were also approached
- Police on money trail, Sreesanth in fresh trouble
- Chhattisgarh 'encounter' leaves 8 villagers dead, no Maoist link yet