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 February 27, 2017.)

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March 3, 2017: Commando 2
I LOVED Commando — A One Man Army. Check out the Commando 2 trailer.

March 10, 2017: Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt return for the followup to the cute romcom Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Check out the Badrinath Ki Dulhania trailer.

March 17, 2017: Trapped
Rajkummar Rao gets locked in his apartment. This looks intense. Check out the Trapped trailer.

March 24, 2017: Phillauri
Anushka Sharma produces and stars in this romantic-comedy. Check out the Phillauri trailer.

March 31, 2017: Naam Shabana
Taapsee Pannu’s butt-kicking character stole the movie Baby, and now she gets her own prequel! Check out the Naam Shabana trailer.

April 7, 2017: Jagga Jasoos; Sarkar 3
Ranbir Kapoor plays the world’s oldest teenage detective opposite his ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, in Jagga Jasoos. Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar saga continues; I wasn’t crazy about Sarkar Raj. Check out the Jagga Jasoos trailer.

April 14, 2017: Begum Jaan
Vidya Balan plays a madam in Begum Jaan, a remake of a Bengali film.

April 21, 2017: Noor
Sonakshi Sinha headlines the comedy Noor, based on the book Karachi, You’re Killing Me! by Saba Imtiaz.

April 28, 2017Baahubali: The Conclusion
Yay! The first one ended on such a cliffhanger, I can’t wait to find out how the story ends!

May 12, 2017: Hindi Medium; Meri Pyaari Bindu
Irrfan Khan stars in Hindi Medium. Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana get all cutesy in Meri Pyaari Bindu.

May 19, 2017: Half Girlfriend
Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor star in the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Half Girlfriend.

May 26, 2017: Kaalagandi
Saif Ali Khan stars in the black comedy Kaalagandi/Kaalakaandi (we’ll have to wait and see which title spelling winds up on the poster).

June 2, 2017: Toilet — Ek Prem Katha
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar star in this social issue comedy.

June 9, 2017: Raabta
Raabta stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.

June 23, 2017: Tubelight
More summertime Salman.

July 7, 2017: Munna Michael
Tiger Shroff is training with choreographers in LA for the dance flick Munna Michael.

July 14, 2017: Chef; Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai
Saif Ali Khan stars in the remake of the 2014 Hollywood film Chef. Shraddha Kapoor plays a terrorist’s sister in the biopic Haseena.

July 21, 2017: Bareilly Ki Barfi
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, and Rajkummar Rao star in the romcom Bareilly Ki Barfi.

July 28, 2017: Mubarakan
Anil Kapoor stars opposite his nephew, Arjun Kapoor.

July, 2017 (no date): Takadum
This Homi Adajania directorial venture has an enticing cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Irrfan Khan.

August 4, 2017: Bhoomi; Secret Superstar
Sanjay Dutt stars in Bhoomi, a revenge drama by director Omung Kumar (Mary Kom, Sarbjit). A cameo by producer Aamir Khan might be enough to secure Secret Superstar‘s release in the States.

August 11, 2017: Crack; The Ring
Independence Day is Akshay Kumar’s holiday — or it was. He teams up with director Neeraj Pandey for a third time in Crack. Kumar and Pandey face stiff competition from director Imtiaz Ali’s The Ring, a romantic drama starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.

August 25, 2017: Reloaded
Calling the Bang Bang prequel “Reloaded” seems counterintuitive. The movie stars Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez.

September 1, 2017: Baadshaho
The Ajay Devgn flick Baadshaho features the criminally underused Vidyut Jammwal.

September 15, 2017: Simran
Kangana Ranaut stars in the latest film by acclaimed director Hansal Mehta.

September 29, 2017: Judwaa 2
Varun Dhawan stars in this comedy sequel/reboot, directed by his father, David.

October, 2017 (no date): 2.0; Golmaal Again
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE. Ajay Devgn returns for another Golmaal movie. Ack.

November 17, 2017: Padmavati
The Bajirao Mastani director reunites Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for this pre-Thanksgiving release, which also stars Shahid Kapoor.

December 1, 2017: Tumhari Sulu
Vidya Balan stars in this comedy-drama.

December 22, 2017: Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif return for the sequel to 2012’s Ek Tha Tiger.

May, 2018 (no date): Dragon
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this film by Ayan Mukerji.

August 15, 2018: 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.


20 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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