Mumbai: Eros International has a slate of almost 35 films lined up for 2008.
With releases like Namastey London, Partner, Heyy Babyy and Om Shanti Om last year, Eros’ this year’s releases will also include Tamil films.
One of the Hindi films to be released will be Eros International and Rose Movies co-production Drona, which is being touted as a never before seen visual treat. The film is slated to release on the 15 August weekend.
Eros will also release Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin this year, the evergreen Arabian Nights story in an unprecedented Bollywood format. The film will be high on visual effects.
The year will further see the release of Toonpur ka Super Hero, an animation film with live characters; U, Me Aur Hum that marks the directorial debut of Ajay Devgan; the Diwali weekend bonanza Yuvraj; and Eros International-Sajid Nadiadwala co-production Kambakht Ishq directed by Saabir Khan.
In addition, romantic comedy God Tussi Great Ho starring Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan and Sohail Khan is slated for release this year.
Also scheduled to release is the Ganesh Acharya-directed comedy Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. Eros will also release Ravi Chopra’s Bhootnath; Rakesh Roshan’s Krazzy 4; and Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raaj.
Other releases during the year include Mehbooba, Haal-e-dil, Had Bahedi, The Great Indian Butterfly, Pankh, Hijack and Mr. White Mr. Black.
In the regional cinema space, Eros’ Tamil media and entertainment company Ayngaran International has at least 15 films lined up for release this year. Films by directors like Prabhu Deva, Raju Sundaram, Jhananthan, Vishnu Vardhan, Selva Raghavan and other leading filmmakers will be part of the Eros-Ayngaran bouquet.
The slate includes Aegan by Raju Sundaram; a yet untitled project by dancing legend Prabhu Deva in the director’s chair; Peraanmai by Jhananathan; Sarvam by Vishnu Vardhan; and two untitled projects by Selva Raghavan.
The international line-up of Tamil films include Kuruvi by Dharani; Jeeva and Aneez’ Dhaam Dhoom; Varanam Ayiram by Gautam Menon; Kanthaswamy; Ayan and more.