[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
- Mimi — coming to Netflix on July 26 [trailer]
- Shershaah — coming to Amazon Prime on August 12 [trailer]
- Bhuj – The Pride of India — coming to Hotstar on August 13 [trailer]
- Bhoot Police — coming to Hotstar on September 17
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
September, 2020 (no date): Shiddat – Journey Beyond Love [Postponed]
Vicky Kaushal’s younger brother Sunny stars opposite Radhika Madan in the romance Shiddat.
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: Shabaash Mithu [Postponed]
Taapsee Pannu stars in the sports drama Shabaash Mithu.
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 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.]
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“).