Upcoming Bollywood Releases

[UPDATE: Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many of the titles on this list are likely to postpone or alter their release dates. Some will bypass theaters and release directly on streaming video platforms. I’ll update this list as news of postponements or new release dates is made available.]

This page contains a list of release dates for Hindi films that I believe are likely to open in the United States and Canada. Not all of the Hindi movies that release into Indian theaters make the journey overseas, and certain stars, directors, and studios are more likely than others to have their movies released in North America. My primary source for release dates is the complete list of Hindi movies set for release in India maintained by Bollywood Hungama. All the dates are subject to change. (Updated July 26, 2021)

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Confirmed Straight-to-Streaming Video Releases

July 26, 2021: Mimi
Kriti Sanon plays a surrogate mother in Mimi, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi (who played her Kriti’s dad in Bareilly Ki Barfi). Mimi released directly on Netflix. Check out the Mimi trailer.

August 12, 2021: Shershaah
The war drama Shershaah stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani and is based on a true story. It releases straight to Amazon Prime. Check out the Shershaah trailer.

August 13, 2021: Bhuj – The Pride of India
Ajay Devgn’s war drama Bhuj – The Pride of India releases directly on Hotstar. Check out the Bhuj trailer.

September 4, 2021: Sharmaji Namkeen
Rishi Kapoor’s final film Sharmaji Namkeen will release on his birthday.

September 17, 2021: Anek; The Battle of Bhima Koregaon; Bhoot Police
Ayushmann Khurrana reunites with Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha for the drama Anek. The period war drama The Battle of Bhima Koregaon stars Arjun Rampal. The horror comedy Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, Arjun Kapoor, and Javed Jaffrey and will release straight to Hotstar.

September 24, 2021: Tadap
Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan makes his debut opposite Tara Sutaria in Tadap, a remake of the Telugu film RX 100.

October 1, 2021: Dhaakad
Kangana Ranaut faces off against Arjun Rampal in the action flick Dhaakad.

October 15, 2021: Maidaan
Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan.

October 22, 2021: Looop Lapeta
Taapsee Pannu’s Looop Lapeta is an official adaptation of the German film Run Lola Run.

November 5, 2021: Jersey; Prithviraj
Shahid Kapoor’s niche is remakes of Telugu films, I guess. This time it’s Jersey. Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years older than this love interest in Prithviraj, 22-year-old debutant Manushi Chhillar. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

November 19, 2021: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Kartik Aaryan headlines the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Ugh.

December 3, 2021: Heropanti 2
Tiger Shroff is back for Heropanti 2, but Kriti Sanon from the original has been replaced by Tara Sutaria.

December 25, 2021: Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest GumpLaal Singh Chaddha — is going to be unbearable.

December 31, 2021: Cirkus
This bit from the Wikipedia page for the comedy Cirkus — which stars Ranveer Singh and is directed by Rohit Shetty — is something else:

It is the official adaptation of the 1982 movie Angoor which was a remake of the 1968 film Do Dooni Char which was a remake of 1963 Bengali language comedy film Bhrantibilas, that was based on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar‘s Bengali play by the same name, which itself was based on William Shakespeare‘s play The Comedy of Errors.

January 26, 2022: Bachchan Pandey
Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon star in Bachchan Pandey, the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram.

February 11, 2022: Ek Villain Returns
The sequel to 2014’s Ek Villain stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria.

April 14, 2022: Bhediya
The werewolf horror comedy Bhediya stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Check out the Bhediya teaser.

April 29, 2022: Mayday
Actor-producer Ajay Devgn stars in the thriller Mayday opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh.

September 30, 2022: Fighter
A big-budget action movie starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan? I’m in!

October, 2022 (no date): Animal; Ram Setu
The action thriller Animal — starring Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol — is poised for a Dussehra 2022 release. Akshay Kumar has staked his claim on Diwali, 2022 with Ram Setu.

 June 5, 2020: Nikamma  [Postponed]
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota star Abhimanyu Dassani is back with the comedy Nikamma. [News on Nikamma’s postponement]

September, 2020 (no date): Shiddat – Journey Beyond Love [Postponed]
Vicky Kaushal’s younger brother Sunny stars opposite Radhika Madan in the romance Shiddat.

October, 2020 (no date): Bole Chudiyan [Postponed]
A romantic drama starring Tamannaah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Hell yeah! [Bole Chudiyan may release on streaming]

November, 2020 (no date): Aankh Micholi [Postponed]
OMG director Umesh Shukla’s Aankh Micholi stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Mrunal Thakur.

December 4, 2020: Brahmastra [Postponed]
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmastra.

January 15, 2021: Sardar Udham Singh [Postponed]
Vicky Kaushal stars as freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh.

February 5, 2021: Aadhaar  [Postponed]
Viineet Kumar stars in the political dramedy Aadhaar. Check out the Aadhaar trailer. [News about Aadhaar‘s postponement]

February 5, 2021: Shabaash Mithu  [Postponed]
Taapsee Pannu stars in the sports drama Shabaash Mithu.

February 12, 2021: Kaithi Remake  [Postponed]
The official remake of the Tamil film Kaithi stars Ajay Devgn.

March 26, 2021: Haathi Mere Saathi [Postponed]
Haathi Mere Saathi is the Hindi version of the Rana Daggubati multilingual drama known as Kaandan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu. Pulkit Samrat plays a role in the Hindi version that’s essayed by Vishnu Vishal in the other versions. Check out the Haathi Mere Saathi trailer. [Update: The release of Haathi Mere Saathi has been postponed.]

March, 2021 (no date): Go Goa Gone 2 [Postponed]
I wasn’t crazy about the original Go Goa Gone, but I’ve liked everything else that directors Raj & DK have made since then. I have high hopes for the zom-com sequel.

April 9, 2021: Chehre [Postponed]
Chehre stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Chehre trailer. [Update: Chehre‘s release has been postponed.]

April 23, 2021: Bunty Aur Babli 2 [Postponed]; Thalaivi [Postponed]
Rani Mukerji returns for the follow-up to 2005’s Bunty Aur Babli, this time opposite Saif Ali Khan. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) [Update: Bunty Aur Babli 2‘s release has been postponed.] The biopic Thalaivi stars Kangana Ranaut. Check out the Thalaivi trailer. [Update: Thalaivi‘s release has been postponed.]

April 30, 2021: Sooryavanshi [Postponed]
As is always the case these days, Katrina Kaif looks like the best thing about Sooryavanshi. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the Sooryavanshi trailer. [Update: Sooryavanshi‘s release has been postponed.]

May 13, 2021: Satyameva Jayate 2  [Postponed]
John Abraham is back with a sequel to 2018’s Satyameva Jayate. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) [Update: Satyameva Jayate 2 has postponed its release.]

June 4, 2021: ’83 [Postponed]
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev for Tubelight director Kabir Khan. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the ’83 teaser.

June 18, 2021: Jhund [Postponed]
Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

June 25, 2021: Shamshera [Postponed]
Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera, opposite Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

July 9, 2021: Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui [Postponed]
Kai Po Che!‘s Abhishek Kapoor directs Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor in the romantic drama Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. (Streaming partner: Netflix)

July 27, 2021: Bell Bottom [Postponed]
The period thriller Bell Bottom stars Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor.

July 30, 2021: Gangubai Kathiawadi [Postponed]; Radhe Shyam [Postponed]
Alia Bhatt plays a madam in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biographical crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi. Check out the Gangubai Kathiawadi teaser. Prabas’s latest romance Radhe Shyam was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. Check out the first look of Radhe Shyam.

August 6, 2021: Atrangi Re [Postponed]
Director Aanand L. Rai’s Atrangi Re stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar.

August 13, 2021: Attack
Attack stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez.

August 27, 2021: Jayeshbhai Jordaar [Postponed]
The YRF comedy Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh and Boman Irani. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

No Date: Rambo; Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali; Golmaal 5; Pathan; Raksha Bandhan;
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! Salman’s (presumably 2022) Eid release is aptly titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Great. Another Golmaal movie. SRK and Deepika Padukone star in YRF’s Pathan. Akshay Kumar collaborates with director Aanand L. Rai for the drama Raksha Bandhan. Director Rohit Shetty is doing the Marvel thing and creating a “cop universe”, with Akshay Kumar joining Ajay Devgn (“Singham“) and Ranveer Singh (“Simmba“).

40 thoughts on “Upcoming Bollywood Releases

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    1. Kathy

      Nothing official at the moment, Melanie. Fan was supposed to come out on August 14 to coincide with India’s Independence Day, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Salman has claimed both Eid (in July) and Diwali (in November) this year, and then SRK has another film scheduled for release on Christmas, so key dates for the rest of the year are pretty thin. This all assumes that Fan is actually near completion. One option would be to wait and see how Ranbir’s Bombay Velvet does in a couple of weeks. If it doesn’t do well — indicating that perhaps Ranbir isn’t the star he once was — Fan could compete with Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the US.

  2. Amin

    April 15, 2016: Dishoom
    Varun Dhawan stars in his brother Rohit’s directorial debut, Dishoom

    Quick correction: Rohit Dhawan’s directorial debut was 2011’s Desi Boyz

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    1. Kathy

      “My boy” is slang for a close male friend. Obviously, I don’t know Randeep Hooda personally, so it’s just a way of expressing my fondness for him as an actor. It’s also kind of a shout out to Shah Shahid at Blank Page Beatdown, since that’s how we always refer to Randeep when talking to each other.

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