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 May 24, 2017.)
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June 2, 2017: Dobaara — See Your Evil
Hindi horror movies rarely release internationally, so I’m not 100% sure Dobaara will open here. As the official remake of Oculus, it has better odds than other movies, aided by the fact that it stars real-life siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem. Check out the Dobaara trailer.
July 14, 2017: Chef; Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai; Jagga Jasoos
Saif Ali Khan stars in the remake of the 2014 Hollywood film Chef. Shraddha Kapoor plays a terrorist’s sister in the biopic Haseena. Ranbir Kapoor plays the world’s oldest teenage detective opposite his ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, in Jagga Jasoos. Check out the Jagga Jasoos trailer.
July 21, 2017: Bareilly Ki Barfi; Munna Michael
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, and Rajkummar Rao star in the romcom Bareilly Ki Barfi. Tiger Shroff is training with choreographers in LA for the dance flick Munna Michael.
July 28, 2017: Mubarakan
Anil Kapoor stars opposite his nephew, Arjun Kapoor, in Mubarakan.
July, 2017 (no date): Takadum
The Homi Adajania directorial venture Takadum has an enticing cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Irrfan Khan.
August 11, 2017: The Ring; Toilet — Ek Prem Katha
Independence Day is Akshay Kumar’s holiday — or it was. He and Bhumi Pednekar star in the social issue comedy Toilet, facing off against director Imtiaz Ali’s The Ring, a romantic drama starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.
September 1, 2017: Baadshaho; Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
The Ajay Devgn flick Baadshaho features the criminally underused Vidyut Jammwal. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan reunites Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar for the first time since Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
September 8, 2017: Kaalakaandi; Poster Boys
Saif Ali Khan stars in the black comedy Kaalakaandi. Shreyas Talpade directs and stars in the comedy Poster Boys alongside the Deol brothers, Sunny and Bobby.
September 15, 2017: Lucknow Central; Simran
The thriller Lucknow Central features Farhan Akhtar and Mirzya‘s Sayami Kher. Kangana Ranaut stars in Simran, the latest film by acclaimed director Hansal Mehta. Check out the Simran teaser.
September 29, 2017: Judwaa 2
Varun Dhawan stars in this comedy sequel/reboot, directed by his father, David.
October, 2017 (no date): Golmaal Again; Secret Superstar
Ajay Devgn returns for another Golmaal movie. Ack. A cameo by producer Aamir Khan might be enough to secure Secret Superstar‘s release in the States.
December 1, 2017: Tumhari Sulu
Vidya Balan stars in this comedy-drama.
December 8, 2017: Fukrey Returns
2013’s Fukrey is my go-to example of a movie that doesn’t translate well from Hindi to English. I had no idea what was supposed to be funny about it. Let’s hope they do a better job with the sequel.
December, 2017 (no date): Baazaar
Saif Ali Khan stars in Baazaar.
January 26, 2018: Aiyaary; Chanda Mama Door Ke
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee star in director Neeraj Pandey’s crime drama Aiyaary. Sushant Singh Rajput plays an astronaut in the drama Chanda Mama Door Ke, which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and R. Madhavan.
May, 2018 (no date): Dragon
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this film by Ayan Mukerji.
October, 2018 (no date): 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.