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 January 17, 2017.)
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February 10, 2017: Jolly LLB 2
Akshay Kumar takes over the lead role from Arshad Warsi in the sequel to Jolly LLB, a movie I couldn’t finish because it was so hard to follow. Check out the Jolly LLB 2 trailer.
February 17, 2017: The Ghazi Attack; Running Shaadi.com
I’m dubious as to whether the Hindi version of The Ghazi Attack will release here since it’s being shot in Telugu as well, but Karan Johar is a producer, so…maybe? On the other hand, the worldwide release of the Amit Sadh-Taapsee Pannu rom-com Running Shaadi.com is confirmed. Check out the trailer for The Ghazi Attack. Check out the trailer for Running Shaadi.com.
March 24, 2017: Phillauri
Anushka Sharma produces and stars in this romantic comedy.
March, 2017 (no date): Begum Jaan
Vidya Balan plays a madam in Begum Jaan, a remake of a Bengali film.
May 12, 2017: Meri Pyaari Bindu
Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana get all cutesy in Meri Pyaari Bindu.
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).
May, 2017 (no date): Dragon
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this film by Ayan Mukerji.
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 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.
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.
December 1, 2017: Tumhari Sulu
Vidya Balan stars in this comedy-drama.
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.