Upcoming Bollywood Releases

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. My main source for streaming video information is Bollywood Buff. (Updated December 2, 2019.)

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December 6, 2019: Panipat; Pati, Patni Aur Woh
Director Ashutosh Gowariker taps Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor, and Sanjay Dutt for his next historical drama, Panipat. Check out the Panipat trailer. Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday star in the gross-looking romcom remake opposite Kartik Aaryan. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Pati, Patni Aur Woh trailer.

December 13, 2019: The Body; Mardaani 2
Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor star in the Bollywood remake of the 2012 Spanish thriller The Body. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the trailer for The Body. Rani Mukerji is back as Inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2, a sequel to 2014’s crime drama Mardaani, which featured the excellent line: “With a lot of love and patience I’ll squash you to a pulp.” (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Mardaani 2 trailer.

December 20, 2019: Dabangg 3
Sonakshi and Salman return for a new installment in the Dabangg franchise. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Dabangg 3 trailer.

December 27, 2019: Good Newwz
The Karan Johar-produced comedy Good Newwz stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Good Newwz trailer.

January 10, 2020: Chhapaak; Tanhaji — The Unsung Warrior
Director Meghna Gulzar’s acid attack survivor biopic Chhapaak stars Deepika Padukone. (Streaming partner: Hotstar) Ajay Devgn plays the title character in the period action film Tanhaji with an impressive set of co-stars: Kajol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, and Rana Daggubati. (Streaming partner: Hotstar) Check out the Tanhaji trailer.

January 24, 2020: Panga; Street Dancer 3D
I can’t wait for Bareilly Ki Barfi director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s kabbadi drama Panga. Director-choreographer Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Nora Fatehi.

January 31, 2020: Turram Khan
Director Hansal Mehta’s Turram Khan stars an appealing cast that includes Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Barucha, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.

February 14, 2020: Love Aaj Kal 2; Malang
Valentine’s Day gives us the sequel/reboot of Love Aaj Kal and Aditya Roy Kapur’s romantic thriller Malang.

February 21, 2020: Bhoot — Part One: The Haunted Ship; Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
A horror movie from Dharma Productions starring Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar? I’m in! Ayushmann Khurrana stars in the spin-off Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

February 28, 2020: Gulabo Sitabo
Shoojit Sircar directs Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in the comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo.

March 6, 2020: Baaghi 3; Thappad
The third film in Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi series is actually a remake of the Tamil film Vettai. Taapsee Pannu reunites with Mulk director Anubhav Sinha for Thappad.

March 13, 2020: Gunjan Saxena — The Kargil Girl
Janhvi Kapoor stars in the biographical drama Gunjan Saxena.

March 20, 2020: Angrezi Medium
The followup to Hindi Medium stars Irrfan Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

March 27, 2020: Sooryavanshi
Director Rohit Shetty brings together Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif for the action flick Sooryavanshi.

April 10, 2020: ’83
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev for Tubelight director Kabir Khan.

April 17, 2020: Roohi Afza
The horror comedy Roohi Afza stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor.

April 24, 2020: Chehre
Chehre stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi.

May 1, 2020: Coolie No. 1
After Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan remakes another of his dad David’s films. The Coolie No. 1 reboot co-stars Sara Ali Khan.

May 8, 2020: Dil Bechara
33-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput stars in Dil Bechara, the Bollywood adaptation of the teen coming-of-age drama The Fault in Our Stars, because of course.

May 22, 2020: Laxmmi Bomb
Another of Akshay Kumar’s many 2020 releases. This one’s a horror comedy.

May, 2020 (no date): Brahmastra; Shakuntala Devi
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmastra. Vidya Balan plays the title character in the biographical drama Shakuntala Devi, opposite Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh.

June 5, 2020: Indoo Ki Jawani
Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal star in the coming-of-age comedy Indoo Ki Jawani.

June 12, 2020: Khaali Peeli
The thriller Khaali Peeli — starring Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Katter — is a remake of the Telugu film Taxiwala.

June 19, 2020: Mumbai Saga
Anil Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi, and John Abraham lead an impressive cast in the crime drama Mumbai Saga.

July 10, 2020: Sadak 2
The sequel to 1991’s Sadak has a(nother) new release date.

July 31, 2020: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2; Shamshera
Kartik Aaryan headlines the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Ugh. Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera.

August 14, 2020: Attack; Bhuj – The Pride of India
Independence Day features a face off between two action flicks. Attack stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, and Bhuj stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonakshi Sinha.

August 28, 2020: Jersey
Shahid Kapoor’s niche is remakes of Telugu films, I guess. This time it’s Jersey.

September 11, 2020: Gangubai Kathiawadi
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn.

October 02, 2020: Rambo; Sardar Udham Singh; Satyameva Jayate 2; Toofan
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! Vicky Kaushal stars as freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh. John Abraham is back in Satyameva Jayate 2. Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofan.

October, 2020 (no date): Bole Chudiyan; Dhaakad
A romantic drama starring Tamannaah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Hell yeah! I also very much want to watch Kangana Ranaut fire a machine gun in Dhaakad.

November 27, 2020: Maidaan
The biographical soccer drama Maidaan stars Ajay Devgn.

November, 2020 (no date): Prithviraj
Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years older than this love interest in Prithviraj, 22-year-old debutant Manushi Chhillar.

December 25, 2020: Bachchan Pandey; Laal Singh Chaddha
Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon star in Bachchan Pandey, the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest Gump is going to be unbearable.

January 22, 2021: Bell Bottom
The period thriller Bell Bottom stars Akshay Kumar.

No date: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar; Kick 2; Jawaani Jaaneman; Jhund;
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. I hated Kick, but it did have at least one memorable element that could return for a sequel. The family drama Jawaani Jaaneman stars Tabu and Saif Ali Khan. Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund.

35 thoughts on “Upcoming Bollywood Releases

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    1. Kathy Post author

      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 Post author

      “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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