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Most of the movie buffs of 1990s ,1980s and 1970s are looking forward to January and the entire year of 2016 in particular. The reason is simple....

2016 might be Bollywood's biggest year of action!

A still from the upcoming film 'Airlift'

Most of the movie buffs of 1990s ,1980s and 1970s are looking forward to January and the entire year of 2016 in particular. The reason is simple. ‘Ghayal’, which was the biggest retribution classic of 1990s is hitting the screen again in a sequel.

Sunny Deol will reprise the role of that happy-go-lucky man, Ajay Mehra, who turns into a ruthless avenging angel. The trailer looks promising. It is a mammoth task, because Ghayal over the years has acquired cult status. Balwant Rai, ACP Joe D’souza and the four convicts who help Ajay in his quest for justice are now all part of the legendary characters created in Bollywood.

Personally it would have been good if the original director Raj Kumar Santoshi had helmed this one too, but well it does not reduce our enthusiasm one bit. I would love to see Ajay Mehra back in action. Sure that background score was not an original effort but over the years that score has never failed to give us goose bumps. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy seems to have done a great remix job. The trailer touched more than 17 lakh views and is still counting.

The second one, which adds to the excitement of an action movie buff when it comes to the year of 2016, is ‘Airlift’. A story based on a true incident is thrilling enough, and nothing can go wrong if it is being put to action by the team of ‘Baby’ (2015’s best action thriller) and ‘Special 26’. Add the aura of Akshay Kumar and this one becomes a go to action product.

The icing on the cake is the fact that over the years Akshay has evolved as an actor too. He knows how to use his voice. The trailer of ‘Airlift’ became a raging hit because of the vulnerability of Akshay’s voice too. You feel the pain of a man who suddenly from a high life is thrown on hard rocks. This seems to be story of cornered men who fight for their basic right to life and survival.

The third one which comes to mind is ‘Akira’. In my book Sonakshi can do nothing wrong. Indian cinema’s first child-woman superstar in a long time since Sridevi vacated the chair. This lady can steal scenes from some of our best actors by just her unbeatable charm and velvety voice. My gut feeling says she will do a good job in it.

‘Akira’ is the movie directed by Indian cinema’s most underrated action thriller maker AR Murgadoss. This one will probably be a smasher at the BO. I, for sure will not be surprised if this one establishes Sonakshi as the numero uno lady of Bollywood.

Last on the list is ‘Force 2’. This again has Sonakshi playing a secret service agent alongside Indian cinema’s original hulk John Abraham. The original ‘Force’ was a racy movie with a very intelligent screenplay which never let you feel bored.

It had in its villain the coolest brick of ice in a long time. Vishnu played by Vidyut Jamwal matched John’s punches and fists that was one of the most underrated good v/s bad clashes of Bollywood. If ‘Force 2’ is even half as good as the original one rest assured it will be a winner in 2016.

I would like to add a dark horse here ‘Killing Veerappan’. I know that today it is politically correct to ridicule any upcoming offering of RGV. But do not forget that RGV was the original action king of 1990s. He ruled the genre of raw violence not so long ago. I would not write off RGV as yet and therefore these four movies are reason enough for my kind of action movie buffs to look forward to 2016. It might be the biggest tod-phod year of this decade.

And if all this written above does not convince you then , sirs ,please note Mahendra Bahubali and Bhallaldeva will be back too in 2016.

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