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 November 20, 2017.)
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December 15, 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. Check out the Fukrey Returns trailer.
January 12, 2018: Mukkabaaz
Director Anurag Kashyap is back with the boxing drama Mukkabaaz, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival under its international title The Brawler.
January 26, 2018: Padman
Akshay Kumar stars opposite Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in Padman.
March 2, 2018: Drive
The Karan Johar-produced action flick Drive stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput.
March 16, 2018: Raid
Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz star in Raid.
March 30, 2018: Sanju
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt, but only for the parts of his life that Sanjay gave permission to director Rajkumar Hirani to talk about.
April 13, 2018: 2.0; October
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE. Going up against it is risky, but Varun Dhawan has such a strong recent track record that maybe he can pull it off with October.
May 18, 2018: Veere Di Wedding
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania star in this girl-powered romantic comedy.
June 15, 2018: Fanney Khan
Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan star in Fanney Khan.
July 6, 2018: Dhadak
Producer Karan Johar launches a new pair of star-kids — Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar — in the romantic drama Dhadak.
August 3, 2018: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
August 15, 2018: Gold
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal.
August 31, 2018: Batti Gul Meter Chalu; Sadak 2
Shahid Kapoor stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, from the writer of Rustom. If you’ve pined for 27 years for a sequel to Sanjay Dutt’s and Pooja Bhatt’s Sadak, you’re in luck.
September 28, 2018: Sui Dhaaga — Made in India
Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan pair up for the first time in Yash Raj Films’ Sui Dhaaga.
November 7, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan finally come together for this Yash Raj Films production.
December 21, 2018: Batla; Kedarnath; Krrish 4
A year is plenty of time for one of these filmmakers (*cough* Rakesh Roshan) to think better of fighting this mammoth box office clash. Why producers would choose to put star-progeny Sara Ali Khan’s debut Kedarnath up against either of these films boggles the mind.
January 25, 2019: Untitled Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff movie
Yash Raj Films presents: Double six-pack-ab action!
April 5, 2019: ’83
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev in ’83.
August 15, 2019: Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this fantasy adventure film by Ayan Mukerji.