[UPDATE: Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many of the titles on this list are likely to postpone or alter their release dates. Some will bypass theaters and release directly on streaming video platforms. 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. (Updated September 30, 2020)
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Confirmed Straight-to-Streaming Video Releases
- Khaali Peeli — October 2 on Zee5 (not available in the US) [trailer]
- Ginny Weds Sunny — October 9 on Netflix [teaser]
- Laxmmi Bomb — November 9 on Hotstar [motion poster]
- Coolie No. 1 — November 13 on Amazon Prime
- Bhuj – The Pride of India — Hotstar, TBA
- The Big Bull — Hotstar, TBA
- Bombay Rose — Netflix, TBA [trailer]
- Ludo — Netflix, TBA
- Torbaaz — Netflix, TBA
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]
May 8, 2020: The Girl on the Train; Jhund; [Postponed]
Parineeti Chopra stars in another book adaptation — Paula Hawkins’ bestseller The Girl on the Train. Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund. [Jhund may head straight to Amazon Prime]
June 5, 2020: Nikamma; Roohi Afzana [Postponed]
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota star Abhimanyu Dassani is back with the comedy Nikamma. [News on Nikamma’s postponement] The horror comedy Roohi Afzana stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor. [Roohi Afzana was rumored to be heading to Hotstar]
June 12, 2020: Chhalaang [Postponed]
Director Hansal Mehta’s Chhalaang — starring Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Barucha, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub — used to be called Turram Khan. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)
June 26, 2020: Bunty Aur Babli 2; Thalaivi [Postponed]
Rani Mukerji returns for the follow-up to 2005’s Bunty Aur Babli, this time opposite Saif Ali Khan. [Latest news on Bunty Aur Babli 2] The biopic Thalaivi stars Kangana Ranaut. [Latest news on Thalaivi]
July 3, 2020: Shershaah [Postponed]
The war drama Shershaah stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani and is based on a true story.
July 31, 2020: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2; Shamshera [Postponed]
Kartik Aaryan headlines the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Ugh. [Latest news on Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2] Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera. [Latest news on Shamshera]
September 11, 2020: Gangubai Kathiawadi [Postponed]
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn.
September, 2020 (no date): Shiddat – Journey Beyond Love [Postponed]
Vicky Kaushal’s younger brother Sunny stars opposite Radhika Madan in the romance Shiddat.
October 02, 2020: Jayeshbhai Jordaar [Postponed]
The YRF comedy Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh.
October, 2020 (no date): Bole Chudiyan; Dhaakad [Postponed] Indoo Ki Jawani
A romantic drama starring Tamannaah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Hell yeah! [Bole Chudiyan may release on streaming] I also very much want to watch Kangana Ranaut fire a machine gun in Dhaakad. [News on Dhaakad‘s postponement] Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal star in the coming-of-age comedy Indoo Ki Jawani, which is expected to release in theaters in October. [News on Indoo Ki Jawani’s new release plans]
November 13, 2020: Sooryavanshi
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.
November, 2020 (no date): Aankh Micholi; Prithviraj [Postponed]
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.
January 15, 2021: Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal stars as freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh.
February 5, 2021: Shabaash Mithu
Taapsee Pannu (again?) stars in the sports drama Shabaash Mithu.
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 and Vaani Kapoor.
May 13, 2021: Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Salman’s 2021 Eid release is aptly titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.
July 9, 2021: 14 Phere
Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda star in the romantic comedy 14 Phere.
July 16, 2021: Heropanti 2
Tiger Shroff’s the only one listed in the Heropanti 2 cast, not Kriti Sanon. What gives?
August 13, 2021: Maidaan
Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan.
November 5, 2021: Raksha Bandhan
Akshay Kumar collaborates with director Aanand L. Rai for the drama Raksha Bandhan.
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.