As the first Friday of the New Year arrives, we take a look at the films to look forward to over the next 12 months.
In 2006 audiences rejected Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai outright as Umrao Jaan failed miserably. Now, with the Abhiwarya rumour mills gathering increasing steam, they team up again in Guru, Mani Ratnam's film said to be based loosely on Dhirubhai Ambani's life.
Mani, credited for turning Abhishek into a star with Yuva, also directed Ash in her debut, Iruvar. The new film releases on January 12.
January has traditionally been considered an unlucky month for filmmakers but Aamir Khan broke the jinx last year with Rang De Basanti.
AR Rahman's soundtrack is inching up the charts, and expectations from the film are high.
Text: Syed Firdaus Ashraf | Design: Uday Kuckian