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 13, 2018.)
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August 15, 2018: Gold; Satyameva Jayate
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal. Check out the Gold trailer. John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee star in the thriller Satyameva Jayate, directed by Milap Zaveri, the man responsible for Mastizaade. Check out the Satyameva Jayate trailer.
August 24, 2018: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
Happy Bhag Jayegi was a modest success in North America in 2016, and bringing in Sonakshi Sinha for the sequel will certainly help its prospects. Check out the Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi trailer.
August 31, 2018: Andhadhun; Stree; Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se
Ayushmann Khurrana takes an unexpected role in the thriller Andhadhun opposite Tabu and Radhika Apte. Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor star in the horror comedy Stree. Check out the Stree trailer. The Yamla Pagla Deewana series returns with its third installment: Phir Se. Check out the Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se teaser.
September 7, 2018: Drive; Helicopter Eela; Paltan
The Karan Johar-produced action comedy Drive — starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez — looks to be the first installment in a series. Kajol stars in Helicopter Eela, based on the Gujarati play Beta, Kaagdo. Check out the Helicopter Eela trailer. The war drama Paltan features a star-studded lineup that includes Arjun Rampal, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, and Sonu Sood, among others. Check out the Paltan trailer.
September 14, 2018: Manmarziyaan
Director Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan advanced its release date to better align with its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the Manmarziyaan trailer.
September 21, 2018: 5 Weddings; Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Boom‘s Bo Derek makes her triumphant return to Hindi cinema with the Indian-American co-production 5 Weddings, starring Rajkummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri. Check out the 5 Weddings trailer. Shahid Kapoor stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, from the writer of Rustom. Check out the Batti Gul Meter Chalu trailer.
October 19, 2018: Badhaai Ho; Bhaiaji Superhit; Namastey England
Ayushmann Khurrana and Dangal‘s Sanya Malhotra star in the romance Badhaai Ho. Preity Zinta is back in the action comedy Bhaiaji Superhit (also starring Sunny Deol)! Namastey England (formerly Namastey Canada) stars Ishaqzaade duo Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor.
November 7, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan finally come together for this Yash Raj Films production.
November 30, 2018: Kedarnath
Star-progeny Sara Ali Khan debuts in Kedarnath.
January 25, 2019: Dabangg 3; Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi; Super 30
The third time is the charm for Chubul Pandey. Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in the biopic Super 30.
February 14, 2019: Gully Boy
I’m so ready for a new film by director Zoya Akhtar! Gully Boy stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.
February 22, 2019: Mental Hai Kya
This Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao drama sounds intriguing.
March 1, 2019: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
April 19, 2019: Kalank
The period drama from producer Karan Johar has an appealing cast, including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Madhuri Dixit.
May 24, 2019: India’s Most Wanted
Arjun Kapoor plays an intelligence officer in India’s Most Wanted.
July 19, 2019: Good News
The Karan Johar-produced comedy stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar.
August 15, 2019: Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this fantasy adventure film by Ayan Mukerji.
October 2, 2019: Untitled Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff movie
Yash Raj Films presents: Double six-pack-ab action!
December 6, 2019: Panipat
Director Ashutosh Gowariker taps Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor, and Sanjay Dutt for his next historical drama.
July 31, 2020: Shamshera
Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera.
October 20, 2020: Rambo
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening!