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 these 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 February 27, 2017.)
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April 7, 2017: Jagga Jasoos; Sarkar 3
Ranbir Kapoor plays the world’s oldest teenage detective opposite his ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, in Jagga Jasoos. Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar saga continues; I wasn’t crazy about Sarkar Raj. Check out the Jagga Jasoos trailer.
April 14, 2017: Begum Jaan
Vidya Balan plays a madam in Begum Jaan, a remake of a Bengali film.
May 26, 2017: Kaalagandi
Saif Ali Khan stars in the black comedy Kaalagandi/Kaalakaandi (we’ll have to wait and see which title spelling winds up on the poster).
June 2, 2017: Toilet — Ek Prem Katha
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar star in this social issue comedy.
June 9, 2017: Raabta
Raabta stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.
June 23, 2017: Tubelight
More summertime Salman.
July 21, 2017: Bareilly Ki Barfi
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, and Rajkummar Rao star in the romcom Bareilly Ki Barfi.
July 28, 2017: Mubarakan
Anil Kapoor stars opposite his nephew, Arjun Kapoor.
July, 2017 (no date): Takadum
This Homi Adajania directorial venture has an enticing cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Irrfan Khan.
August 4, 2017: Bhoomi; Secret Superstar
Sanjay Dutt stars in Bhoomi, a revenge drama by director Omung Kumar (Mary Kom, Sarbjit). A cameo by producer Aamir Khan might be enough to secure Secret Superstar‘s release in the States.
August 11, 2017: Crack; The Ring
Independence Day is Akshay Kumar’s holiday — or it was. He teams up with director Neeraj Pandey for a third time in Crack. Kumar and Pandey face stiff competition from director Imtiaz Ali’s The Ring, a romantic drama starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.
September 1, 2017: Baadshaho
The Ajay Devgn flick Baadshaho features the criminally underused Vidyut Jammwal.
September 15, 2017: Simran
Kangana Ranaut stars in the latest film by acclaimed director Hansal Mehta.
September 29, 2017: Judwaa 2
Varun Dhawan stars in this comedy sequel/reboot, directed by his father, David.
December 1, 2017: Tumhari Sulu
Vidya Balan stars in this comedy-drama.
May, 2018 (no date): Dragon
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this film by Ayan Mukerji.
August 15, 2018: Gold
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal.
November 7, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan finally come together for this Yash Raj Films production.
December 21, 2018: Shah Rukh Khan-Aanand L. Rai’s next film; Krrish 4
Two years is plenty of time for one of these filmmakers (*cough* Rakesh Roshan) to think better of fighting this mammoth box office clash.