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 September 18, 2017.)

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September 22, 2017: Bhoomi; Haseena Parkar
Sanjay Dutt stars in Bhoomi, a revenge drama by director Omung Kumar (Mary Kom, Sarbjit). Shraddha Kapoor plays a terrorist’s sister in the biopic Haseena Parkar (formerly Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai). Check out the Bhoomi trailer. Check out the Haseena Parkar trailer.

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

October 6, 2017: Chef
Saif Ali Khan stars in the remake of the 2014 Hollywood film Chef. Check out the Chef trailer.

October 19, 2017: Secret Superstar
Aamir Khan produces and cameos in Secret Superstar, featuring his young Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim. Check out the Secret Superstar trailer.

October 20, 2017: Golmaal Again
Ajay Devgn returns for another Golmaal movie. Ack.

November 3, 2017: Ittefaq
Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha star in the thriller Ittefaq, a remake of the 1969 film of the same name.

November 17, 2017: Padmavati
The Bajirao Mastani director reunites Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for this pre-Thanksgiving release, which also stars Shahid Kapoor.

November 24, 2017: Tumhari Sulu
Vidya Balan stars in this comedy-drama.

December 8, 2017: Fukrey Returns; Parmanu — The Story of Pokhran
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. John Abraham produces and stars in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. Check out the Fukrey Returns teaser.

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, which sounds like a Bollywood version of Wall Street.

January 26, 2018: Aiyaary; Chanda Mama Door Ke; Padman
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. Akshay Kumar stars opposite Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in Padman.

February 9, 2018: Pari
Anuskha Sharma produces and stars in Pari.

February 23, 2018: Hichki
Rani Mukherji is back in Hichki!

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: Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic
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 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): 2.0; Fanney Khan
Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan star in Fanney Khan. 2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE.

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

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

June 1, 2018: October
Varun Dhawan stars in director Shoojit Sircar’s October.

June, 2018 (no date): Kedarnath
Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara, debuts opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath.

August 3, 2018: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

August 15, 2018 (no date): Gold
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal.

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.

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

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.


26 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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