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 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 August 19, 2019.)

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August 30, 2019: Saaho
The multilingual release Saaho stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor. Check out the Saaho trailer.

September 6, 2019: Chhichhore
The decade-spanning drama Chhichhore stars Shraddha Kapoor (again) and Sushant Singh Rajput. Check out the Chhichhore trailer.

September 13, 2019: Dream Girl; Section 375
Box office goldmine Ayushmann Khurrana is back with the romantic comedy Dream Girl, co-starring Nushrat Bharucha. Check out the Dream Girl trailer. Richa Chadha and Akshaye Khanna star in the courtroom drama Section 375. Check out the Section 375 trailer.

September 20, 2019: Prasthanam; The Zoya Factor
Sanjay Dutt produces and stars in the political thriller Prasthanam. Check out the Prasthanam teaser. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja stars in the film adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s novel The Zoya Factor.

September, 2019 (no date): Commando 3
Yes! My favorite series is back! Check out the Commando 3 release date announcement.

October 2, 2019: War
Yash Raj Films presents: Double six-pack-ab action! (Plus Vaani Kapoor’s own impressive abs.) Check out the War teaser.

October 11, 2019: Laal Kaptaan; The Sky Is Pink
Saif Ali Khan stars in Laal Kaptaan. Check out the Laal Kaptaan teaser. Priyanka Chopra Jonas returns to Bollywood for The Sky Is Pink, pairing with Farhan Akhtar to play parents to Zaira Wasim.

October 25, 2019: Housefull 4
Good grief, not again. At least this one has Rana Daggubati.

October, 2019 (no date): Jhund; Marjaavaan; Saand Ki Aankh
Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund. Sidharth Malhotra stars in the action movie Marjaavaan. Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar play a couple of sharpshooters in Saand Ki Aankh. Check out the Saand Ki Aankh teaser.

November 8, 2019: Pagalpanti
John Abraham and Ileana D’Cruz star in the comedy Pagalpanti.

November 15, 2019: Bhoot — Part One: The Haunted Ship
A horror movie from Dharma Productions starring Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar? I’m in!

November 22, 2019: Bala
Dum Laga Ke Haisha duo Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar team up again for the black comedy Bala.

November 29, 2019: Dil Bechara; Jawaani Jaaneman
33-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput stars in the Bollywood adaptation of the teen coming-of-age drama The Fault in Our Stars, because of course. The family drama Jawaani Jaaneman stars Tabu and Saif Ali Khan.

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. Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday star in the romcom remake opposite Kartik Aaryan.

December 20, 2019: Dabangg 3
Sonakshi and Salman return for a new installment in the Dabangg franchise.

December 27, 2019: Good News
The Karan Johar-produced comedy stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar.

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

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.

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

May, 2020 (no date): Sooryavanshi; Brahmastra
Director Rohit Shetty’s latest action flick — Sooryavanshi — stars Akshay Kumar. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmastra.

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

July 31, 2020: Shamshera
Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera.

October 02, 2020: Rambo
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening!

No date: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar; Kick 2; Drive; Made in China;
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. Karan Johar’s action flick Drive stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput. Made in China stars Rajkummar Rao and Gold‘s Mouni Roy.


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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