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 November 20, 2017.)

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November 24, 2017: Firangi
Kapil Sharma stars in the period comedy Firangi (“Foreigner“). Check out the Firangi trailer.

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.

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

December, 2017 (no date): Padmavati
The Bajirao Mastani director reunites Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for this historical epic, which also stars Shahid Kapoor. Check out the Padmavati 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.

February 9, 2018Aiyaary; Pari
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee star in director Neeraj Pandey’s crime drama Aiyaary. Anuskha Sharma produces and stars in Pari.

February 23, 2018: Hichki; Parmanu — The Story of Pokhran
Rani Mukherji is back in Hichki! John Abraham produces and stars in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. Check out the Fukrey Returns teaser.

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, 20182.0; 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.

April 27, 2018: Baaghi 2; Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi
I hope Baaghi 2 is just as inadvertently hilarious as Baaghi. Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

April, 2018 (no date): Baazaar
Saif Ali Khan stars in Baazaar, which sounds like a Bollywood version of Wall Street.

May 11, 2018: Raazi
Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal star in Raazi, directed by Talvar‘s Meghna Gulzar.

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.

June, 2018 (no date): Race 3
I’m not a fan of the Race series, but I love director Remo D’Souza, so we’ll see.

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.

November 23, 2018: Super 30
Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in the biopic Super 30.

December 7, 2018: Namastey Canada
Namastey Canada stars Ishaqzaade duo Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor.

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.

April 19, 2019: Shiddat
The period drama from producer Karan Johar has an appealing cast, which presently includes Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sridevi, Sonakshi Sinha, and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

June, 2019 (no date): Bharat
Salman Khan owns Eid once again with Bharat, an official remake of the 2014 Korean movie Ode to My Father.

August 15, 2019: Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this fantasy adventure film by Ayan Mukerji.


27 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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