After small wonders like Uri -The Surgical Strike and Luka Chuppi and big disappointments like Student Of The Year 2 and Kalank, Bollywood is lined up with some exciting films in the second half of 2019. The festival seasons of Diwali and Christmas are expected to light up the box office with big ticket films like Housefull 4 and Dabangg 3.
The list includes Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30, Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao starrer Judgementall Hai Kya, Diljit Dosanjh's Arjun Patiala, Richa Chadha's Section 375, Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Khandaani Shafakhana, Sidharth Malhotra-Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi in July.
August will witness the release of John Abraham's much-awaited Batla House, followed by Akshay Kumar-starrer Mission Mangal and Saaho, which stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.
Coming to September, the slate includes the franchise film Commando 3, Saif Ali Khan's Laal Kaptaan, Ayushmann Khurrana-Nushrat Bharucha starrer Dream Girl, Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Jhund, Sonam K. Ahuja's The Zoya Factor and Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which will mark the debut film of Sunny Deol's son Karan.
The October-December period will be filled with entertainers like The Sky Is Pink, Housefull 4, Saand Ki Aankh, Pagalpanti, Bhoot - Part One: The Haunted Ship, Bala, Jawaani Jaaneman, Panipat, and Salman's Dabangg 3. The year will end with Good News.
We have seen hits to blockbusters like Uri..., Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal, Luka Chuppi, Badla, Kesari, De De Pyaar De, Bharat and more recently Kabir Singh (still getting good footfalls). Avengers: Endgame crossed every Indian film and became the highest grosser of 2019.
The first half saw a business of Rs 2200 crore (including Hollywood) at the Indian box office and one can expect much more hike in the second half as it is lined up with some promising films.