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 May 24, 2017.)

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May 26, 2017: Sachin — A Billion Dreams
This documentary/biographical drama about cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar features music by A.R. Rahman. Check out the Sachin: A Billion Dreams trailer.

June 2, 2017: Dobaara — See Your Evil
Hindi horror movies rarely release internationally, so I’m not 100% sure Dobaara will open here. As the official remake of Oculus, it has better odds than other movies, aided by the fact that it stars real-life siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem. Check out the Dobaara trailer.

June 9, 2017: Raabta
The reincarnation drama Raabta stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, and Jim Sarbh. Check out the Raabta trailer.

June 23, 2017: Tubelight
Salman Khan stars in this remake of the 2015 film Little Boy. Check out the Tubelight teaser.

July 7, 2017: Mom
Sridevi in and as Mom. Check out the Mom teaser.

July 14, 2017: Chef; Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai; Jagga Jasoos
Saif Ali Khan stars in the remake of the 2014 Hollywood film Chef. Shraddha Kapoor plays a terrorist’s sister in the biopic Haseena. Ranbir Kapoor plays the world’s oldest teenage detective opposite his ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, in Jagga Jasoos. Check out the Jagga Jasoos trailer.

July 21, 2017: Bareilly Ki Barfi; Munna Michael
Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, and Rajkummar Rao star in the romcom Bareilly Ki Barfi. Tiger Shroff is training with choreographers in LA for the dance flick Munna Michael.

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

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

August 11, 2017: The Ring; Toilet — Ek Prem Katha
Independence Day is Akshay Kumar’s holiday — or it was. He and Bhumi Pednekar star in the social issue comedy Toilet, facing off against 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; Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
The Ajay Devgn flick Baadshaho features the criminally underused Vidyut Jammwal. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan reunites Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar for the first time since Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

September 8, 2017: Kaalakaandi; Poster Boys
Saif Ali Khan stars in the black comedy Kaalakaandi. Shreyas Talpade directs and stars in the comedy Poster Boys alongside the Deol brothers, Sunny and Bobby.

September 15, 2017: Lucknow Central; Simran
The thriller Lucknow Central features Farhan Akhtar and Mirzya‘s Sayami Kher. Kangana Ranaut stars in Simran, the latest film by acclaimed director Hansal Mehta. Check out the Simran teaser.

September 22, 2017: Bhoomi
Sanjay Dutt stars in Bhoomi, a revenge drama by director Omung Kumar (Mary Kom, Sarbjit).

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

October, 2017 (no date): Golmaal Again; Secret Superstar
Ajay Devgn returns for another Golmaal movie. Ack. A cameo by producer Aamir Khan might be enough to secure Secret Superstar‘s release in the States.

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 8, 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.

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

December, 2017 (no date): Baazaar
Saif Ali Khan stars in Baazaar.

January 25, 2018: 2.0
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE.

January 26, 2018: Aiyaary; Chanda Mama Door Ke
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee star in director Neeraj Pandey’s crime drama Aiyaary. Sushant Singh Rajput plays an astronaut in the drama Chanda Mama Door Ke, which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and R. Madhavan.

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.

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

October, 2018 (no date): 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.


25 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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