There's a lot happening in Bollywood, Hollywood and world cinema this year.
We break it up for you.
Bollywood: Masala mix
Director Rahul Dholakia's track record is curious. It includes the dud Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar as well as the moving Parzania .
Raees could go either way, but its cast and punchline-heavy trailer make it the most-anticipated popular release of next year.
Vishal Bhardwaj's next, Rangoon, is set in the World War II period. It will star Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan. Bhardwaj reportedly considers it his most ambitious venture.
After his memorable outing as the romantic lead in Piku, Irrfan Khan will play one half of a couple trying to fit in with the Delhi elite in Hindi Medium, opposite Pakistani actress Saba Qamar.
The film is directed by Saket Chaudhary who previously made Pyar Ke Side Effects.
Bareilly Ki Barfi, set in Uttar Pradesh, will follow three young protagonists played by Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon. This will be Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's second film after Nil Battey Sannata.
Director Hansal Mehta's Simran too will release next year. Kangana Ranaut reportedly plays the role of an NRI working as a nurse in the United States.
Vikramaditya Motwane returns with releases three years after his second film, Lootera. His Trapped, starring Rajkummar Rao, which had its debut at the Mumbai Film Festival, will likely come out in 2017, as might Bhavesh Joshi, where Harshvardhan Kapoor plays a vigilante.
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Regional cinema: Mind your language
As the first installment of the epic drama Baahubali ended on a cliffhanger, the sequel has been eagerly awaited.
S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion will release in April.
Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi, who has earned commercial and indie success, will be part of two high profile titles next year. He joins Dhanush for National Award winner Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai, which will hark back to North Chennai of the 1970s.
Thiagarajan Kumarajan, who made the memorable gangster noir Aaranya Kandam, will team Sethupathi with Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil for Aneethi Kathaigal (Stories of injustice).
In a film rumoured to be titled Sakha, Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan will be directed by Amal Neerad. Details of the story are under wraps except that Salmaan plays a man named Aji Mathew, a local hero.
Ten years after The Bong Connection, Anjan Dutt will release The Bongs Again, a story about young people in the two cities of Kolkata and London. Among others, the film stars Jisshu Sengupta and Parno Mittra.
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