Back with a bang: Ponniyin Selvan 2, Fukrey 3 & other much-awaited sequels of 2023

Mar 31, 2023

By: Srishti Magan

​Ponniyin Selvan 2

On March 29, director Mani Ratnam and his team unveiled the trailer for Ponniyin Selvan 2. The second part of this magnum opus, based on a historical fiction novel on the Chola empire, is scheduled to release on April 28. It’s however only one of the many highly anticipated Indian sequels of this year. Here’s a look at others:

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​Fukrey 3

After delivering two wacky comedies, the Fukrey team is back. The original cast including Pulkit Sharma and Richa Chadha, with the exception of Ali Fazal, appeared on the poster for Fukrey 3, which also revealed the film’s release date — September 7, 2023.

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​Tiger 3

Releasing in November 2023, Tiger 3 is the third installment in YRF’s Tiger franchise. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles of ex-RAW agent Tiger and ex-ISI agent Zoya respectively in the sequel, which also stars Emraan Hashmi. It also has a cameo by Shah Rukh Khan who joined the YRF spy universe with Pathaan.

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​Dream Girl 2

Dream Girl 2, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday, is the sequel to the 2019 romantic comedy Dream Girl. The original starred Nushrat Bharucha as the female lead. The sequel will be released on July 7, 2023.

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​OMG 2

Starring Yami Gautam, Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar, OMG 2 is the sequel to the 2012 satire Oh My God. The film’s poster was released in 2021 but its release date is yet to be confirmed. Reports indicate that it’s set for a 2023 release.

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Indian 2

A sequel to the 1996 Tamil action drama Indian, Indian 2 stars Kamal Haasan as a vigilante. It’s directed by ace filmmaker Shankar. First announced in 2017, the film experienced a series of delays, before finally resuming production in 2022. Though scheduled for a 2023 release, the exact release date has not been announced.

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​Gadar 2: The Katha Continues​

A sequel to the 2001 blockbuster hit Gadar, Gadar: The Katha Continues stars the cast of the original Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel. The period drama is scheduled to release on August 11, 2023.

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​India’s hits and misses with sequels​

Indian movies have had misses and hits when it comes to sequels. Apart from long-running franchises of slapstick comedies like Housefull, Golmaal, Dhamaal and more, there have been sequels that won the hearts of critics and audience alike — Dhoom 2 and Baahubali 2.

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