Upcoming Bollywood Releases

[UPDATE: Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, some of the titles on this list are likely to postpone or alter their release dates. 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. My main source for streaming video information is Bollywood Buff. (Updated April 3, 2020)

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March 20, 2020: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar [Postponed]
The Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra black comedy Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is FINALLY being released. Check out the Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar trailer. [New on SAPF‘s postponement]

March 24, 2020: Sooryavanshi [Postponed]
Director Rohit Shetty is doing the Marvel thing and creating a “cop universe”, with Akshay Kumar joining Ajay Devgn (“Singham“) and Ranveer Singh (“Simmba“). As is always the case these days, Katrina Kaif looks like the best thing about Sooryavanshi. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the Sooryavanshi trailer. [News on Sooryavanshi‘s postponement]

April 10, 2020: ’83 [Postponed]
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev for Tubelight director Kabir Khan. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the ’83 teaser. [News about ’83‘s postponement]

April 17, 2020: Gulabo Sitabo [Postponed]
Shoojit Sircar directs Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in the comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo.

April 24, 2020: Gunjan Saxena — The Kargil Girl; Ludo [Postponed]
Janhvi Kapoor stars in the biographical drama Gunjan Saxena. Ludo features Abhishek Bachchan as part of an impressive ensemble that includes Rajkummar Rao.

May 1, 2020: Coolie No. 1 [Postponed]
After Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan remakes another of his dad David’s films. The Coolie No. 1 reboot co-stars Sara Ali Khan. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) [News about Coolie No. 1‘s postponement]

May 8, 2020: Dil Bechara; The Girl on the Train; Jhund; Shakuntala Devi
This weekend is packed! 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. (Streaming partner: Hotstar) Parineeti Chopra stars in another book adaptation — Paula Hawkins’ bestseller The Girl on the Train. Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund. Vidya Balan plays the title character in the biographical drama Shakuntala Devi, opposite Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh.

May 22, 2020: Laxmmi Bomb; Radhe
Eid-ul-Fitr sees a massive face-off between Akshay Kumar’s horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb and Salman Khan’s action flick Radhe, directed by Prabhu Deva. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

June 5, 2020: Indoo Ki Jawani; Nikamma; Roohi Afza
Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal star in the coming-of-age comedy Indoo Ki Jawani. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota star Abhimanyu Dassani is back with the comedy Nikamma. The horror comedy Roohi Afza stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor.

June 12, 2020: Chhalaang; Khaali Peeli
Director Hansal Mehta’s Chhalaang — starring Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Barucha, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub — used to be called Turram Khan. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) 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.

June 26, 2020: Bunty Aur Babli 2; Thalaivi
Rani Mukerji returns for the follow-up to 2005’s Bunty Aur Babli, this time opposite Saif Ali Khan. The biopic Thalaivi stars Kangana Ranaut.

July 3, 2020: Shershaah
The war drama Shershaah stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani and is based on a true story.

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

July 17, 2020: Chehre; Madam Chief Minister
Chehre stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi. Richa Chadda plays a politician in Madam Chief Minister.

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

July, 2020 (no date): Mimi
Kriti Sanon plays a surrogate mother in Mimi, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi.

August 14, 2020: Attack; Bhuj – The Pride of India; Hungama 2
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. Priyadarshan directs Hungama 2.

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.

September 18, 2020: Haseen Dillruba; Toofan
The murder mystery Haseen Dillruba stars Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey. Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofan.

September, 2020 (no date): Shiddat – Journey Beyond Love
Vicky Kaushal’s younger brother Sunny stars opposite Radhika Madan in the romance Shiddat.

October 02, 2020: Jayeshbhai Jordaar; Satyameva Jayate 2
The YRF comedy Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh. John Abraham is back in Satyameva Jayate 2.

October 23, 2020: The Big Bull
The financial crime drama The Big Bull stars Abhishek Bachchan.

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, 2020 (no date): Aankh Micholi; Prithviraj
OMG director Umesh Shukla’s Aankh Micholi stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Mrunal Thakur. Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years older than this love interest in Prithviraj, 22-year-old debutant Manushi Chhillar.

December 4, 2020: Brahmastra
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmastra.

December 11, 2020: Maidaan
Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan.

December 25, 2020: Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest Gump is going to be unbearable.

January 8, 2021: Ek Villain 2
The sequel to 2014’s Ek Villain stars John Abraham, Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria.

January 15, 2021: Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal stars as freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh.

January 22, 2021: Bachchan Pandey
Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon star in Bachchan Pandey, the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram.

January 29, 2021: Looop Lapeta
Taapsee Pannu’s Looop Lapeta is an official adaptation of the German film Run Lola Run.

February 5, 2021: Shabaash Mithu
Taapsee Pannu (again?) stars in the sports drama Shabaash Mithu.

February 12, 2021: Atrangi Re
Director Aanand L. Rai’s latest stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar.

March, 2021 (no date): Go Goa Gone 2
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 2, 2021: Bell Bottom
The period thriller Bell Bottom stars Akshay Kumar.

May 13, 2021: Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Salman’s 2021 Eid release is aptly titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.

July 16, 2021: Heropanti 2
Tiger Shroff’s the only one listed in the Heropanti 2 cast, not Kriti Sanon. What gives?

November 4, 2021: Golmaal 5
Great. Another Golmaal movie.

December 24, 2021: Takht
Karan Johar staked his claim on Christmas with the historical romance Takht. The cast list is out of this world: Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, and Anil Kapoor.

No Date: Rambo; Mr. Lele;
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! The drama Mr. Lele reunites Varun Dhawan with his “Ki Dulhania” series director Shashank Khaitan.

36 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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