Remakes of Bollywood classics will constitute the bulk of cinematic fare in 2012.
The Hollywood standby The Italian Job will be remade with an Indian twist. The Hindi-language Players tells the story of a heist starring Abhishek Bachchan and, well, Mini Coopers. Organisers have challenged fans to break open a safe to be placed in a Dubai mall in the build-up to the film, the new year's first premiere, on Wednesday.
In the revenge saga Agnipath, Hrithik Roshan takes on the legendary Amitabh Bachchan's role of a young man who vows to avenge his father's death.
But the most anticipated movie release is probably the sequel Krrish 2, starring Roshan again - this time as a crime-busting superhero.
Later this year, the auspicious opening shot of the crime film Shootout at Wadala will be filmed in Dubai. John Abraham will transform into a gangster for the film, clashing with Anil Kapoor who plays a top cop.