Upcoming Bollywood Releases

[UPDATE: Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, some 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 January 18, 2022)

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Straight-to-Streaming Releases

January 21, 2022: Prithviraj [Postponed]
Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years older than this love interest in Prithviraj, 22-year-old debutant Manushi Chhillar. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Prithiviraj teaser. [Update: The release of Prithviraj has been postponed.]

January 28, 2022: Attack [Postponed]
Attack stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez. [Update: Attack has been postponed.]

February 4, 2022: Badhaai Do; Looop Lapeta; Shabaash Mithu
The spiritual sequel to 2018’s Badhaai Ho stars Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar. Taapsee Pannu’s Looop Lapeta is an official adaptation of the German film Run Lola Run, and it’s heading straight to Netflix. Check out the Looop Lapeta trailer. Taapsee Pannu stars in the sports drama Shabaash Mithu.

February 18, 2022: Gangubai Kathiawadi
Alia Bhatt plays a madam in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s biographical crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi. Check out the Gangubai Kathiawadi teaser.

February 25, 2022: Jayeshbhai Jordaar
The YRF comedy Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh and Boman Irani. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

March 18, 2022: Bachchan Pandey; Shamshera
Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon star in Bachchan Pandey, the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera, opposite Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

March 25, 2022: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Kartik Aaryan stars in the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Ugh.

March 31, 2022: Anek
Ayushmann Khurrana reunites with Article 15 director Anubhav Sinha for the drama Anek.

April 8, 2022: Dhaakad
Kangana Ranaut faces off against Arjun Rampal in the action flick Dhaakad.

April 14, 2022: Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest GumpLaal Singh Chaddha — is going to be unbearable.

April 29, 2022: Heropanti 2; Runway 34
Tiger Shroff is back for Heropanti 2, but Kriti Sanon from the original has been replaced by Tara Sutaria. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn stars in the thriller Runway 34 (formerly MayDay) opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh.

May 13, 2022: Aankh Micholi; Mission Manju
OMG director Umesh Shukla’s Aankh Micholi stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Mrunal Thakur. Sidharth Malhotra stars in the spy thriller Mission Manju.

May 20, 2022: Hit — The First Case; Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway
The thriller Hit: The First Case stars Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra. Rani Mukerji stars in Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway.

June 3, 2022: Maidaan
Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan.

June 10, 2022: Govinda Naam Mera
Vicky Kaushal stars in the comedy Govinda Naam Mera, with Bhumi Pednekar playing his wife and Kiara Advani his girlfriend.

June 17, 2022: Doctor G
The social drama Doctor G stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh.

June 24, 2022: Jugjugg Jeeyo
Dharma Productions’ comedy-drama Jugjugg Jeeyo stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor.

July 8, 2022: Ek Villain Returns
The sequel to 2014’s Ek Villain stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria.

July 15, 2022: Cirkus; PhoneBhoot
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.

Katrina Kaif’s horror-comedy Phone Bhoot costars Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

July 29, 2022: Thank God
It feels like forever since Ajay Devgn did a comedy. He stars opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh in Thank God.

August 11, 2022: Raksha Bandhan
Akshay Kumar collaborates with director Aanand L. Rai for the drama Raksha Bandhan.

September 9, 2022: Brahmāstra – Part One: Shiva
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmāstra. Check out the Brahmāstra motion poster/teaser.

September 30, 2022: Vikram Vedha Remake
The Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil neo-noir film Vikram Vedha stars Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, and Radhika Apte.

October 5, 2022: Tejas
Kangana Ranaut plays a fighter pilot in Tejas.

October 7, 2022: Mr and Mrs Mahi
Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor play cricketers in Mr and Mrs Mahi, from Gunjan Saxena director Sharan Sharma.

October 24, 2022: Ram Setu
Akshay Kumar has staked his claim on Diwali, 2022 with Ram Setu.

November 4, 2022: Shehzada
Luka Chuppi duo Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan star in the Hindi remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.

November 11, 2022: Yodha
The first installment of Dharma Productions’ new action franchise Yodha stars Sidharth Malhotra.

November 25, 2022: Bhediya
The werewolf horror comedy Bhediya stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Check out the Bhediya teaser.

December 9, 2022: Pippa
Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur star in the war drama Pippa.

December 23, 2022: Ganapath – Part 1
The original Heropanti duo Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon reunite for this dystopian action flick.

January 26, 2023: Fighter
A big-budget action movie starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan? I’m in!

February 10, 2023: Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
Karan Johar directs a romance with a stellar cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, and Dharmendra.

April 7, 2023: Bull
Shahid Kapoor stars in the action flick Bull.

August 11, 2023: Animal
The action thriller Animal — starring Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol — is poised for a Dussehra 2022 release.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

September 17, 2021: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon  [Postponed]
The period war drama The Battle of Bhima Koregaon stars Arjun Rampal.

December 31, 2021: Jersey [Postponed]
Shahid Kapoor’s niche is remakes of Telugu films, I guess. This time it’s Jersey. Check out the Jersey trailer. [Update: Jersey‘s release has been postponed.]

January 14, 2022: Radhe Shyam [Postponed]
Prabas’s latest romance Radhe Shyam was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. Check out the first look of Radhe Shyam. [Update: Radhe Shyam has been postponed.]

No Date: Rambo; Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali; Golmaal 5; Pathan;
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! Salman’s (presumably 2022) Eid release is aptly titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Great. Another Golmaal movie. SRK and Deepika Padukone star in YRF’s Pathan.

47 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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    1. Kathy Post author

      The problems with “Forrest Gump” — it’s sexist, racist, and ableist, among other things — are built into the story and probably aren’t fixable with a remake.

      1. Rahul Sood

        Interesting I never saw it that way. This could be because this was one of the first movies I watched after immigrating to USA in 1994. Its my favorite movie 🙂

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