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 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. My main source for streaming video information is Bollywood Buff. (Updated January 20, 2020)

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January 24, 2020: Panga; Street Dancer 3D
I can’t wait for Bareilly Ki Barfi director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s kabbadi drama Panga. (Streaming partner: Hotstar) Check out the Panga trailer. Director-choreographer Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D stars Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Nora Fatehi. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Street Dancer 3D trailer.

January 31, 2020: Jawaani Jaaneman
The family drama Jawaani Jaaneman stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, and debutant Alaya Furniturewala. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Check out the Jawaani Jaaneman trailer.

February 7, 2020: Malang
Aditya Roy Kapur stars opposite Disha Patani and Anil Kapoor in the thriller Malang. (Streaming partner: Netflix) Check out the Malang trailer.

February 14, 2020: Love Aaj Kal
In possibly the laziest move in Bollywood history, director Imtiaz Ali remade Love Aaj Kal a mere eleven years after its release. The reboot stars Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan. No thanks. (Streaming partner: Jio Cinemas) Check out the Love Aaj Kal (2020) trailer.

February 21, 2020: Bhoot — Part One: The Haunted Ship; Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
A horror movie from Dharma Productions starring Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar? I’m in! (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Ayushmann Khurrana stars in the spin-off Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Check out the Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan trailer.

February 28, 2020: Thappad
Taapsee Pannu reunites with Mulk director Anubhav Sinha for Thappad.

March 6, 2020: Baaghi 3
The third film in Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi series is actually a remake of the Tamil film Vettai.

March 13, 2020: Chhalaang; Gunjan Saxena — The Kargil Girl
Director Hansal Mehta’s Chhalaang — starring Rajkummar Rao, Nushrat Barucha, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub — used to be called Turram Khan. Janhvi Kapoor stars in the biographical drama Gunjan Saxena.

March 20, 2020: Angrezi Medium
The followup to Hindi Medium stars Irrfan Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

March 27, 2020: Sooryavanshi
Director Rohit Shetty brings together Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif for the action flick Sooryavanshi.

April 10, 2020: ’83
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev for Tubelight director Kabir Khan.

April 17, 2020: Gulabo Sitabo; Roohi Afza
Shoojit Sircar directs Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan in the comedy-drama Gulabo Sitabo. The horror comedy Roohi Afza stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor.

April 24, 2020: Chehre; Ludo
A weekend of dueling Bachchans! Chehre stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, while Ludo features Abhishek Bachchan as part of an impressive ensemble that includes Rajkummar Rao.

May 1, 2020: Coolie No. 1
After Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan remakes another of his dad David’s films. The Coolie No. 1 reboot co-stars Sara Ali Khan.

May 8, 2020: Dil Bechara; The Girl on the Train; Shakuntala Devi
33-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput stars in Dil Bechara, the Bollywood adaptation of the teen coming-of-age drama The Fault in Our Stars, because of course. Parineeti Chopra stars in another book adaptation — Paula Hawkins’ bestseller The Girl on the Train. Vidya Balan plays the title character in the biographical drama Shakuntala Devi, opposite Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh.

May 22, 2020: Laxmmi Bomb; Radhe
Eid-ul-Fitr sees a massive face-off between Akshay Kumar’s horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb and Salman Khan’s action flick Radhe, directed by Prabhu Deva.

May, 2020 (no date): Brahmastra
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmastra.

June 5, 2020: Indoo Ki Jawani; Nikamma
Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal star in the coming-of-age comedy Indoo Ki Jawani. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota star Abhimanyu Dassani is back with the comedy Nikamma.

June 12, 2020: Khaali Peeli
The thriller Khaali Peeli — starring Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Katter — is a remake of the Telugu film Taxiwala.

June 19, 2020: Mumbai Saga
Anil Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi, and John Abraham lead an impressive cast in the crime drama Mumbai Saga.

June 26, 2020: Thalaivi
The biopic Thalaivi stars Kangana Ranaut.

July 10, 2020: Sadak 2
The sequel to 1991’s Sadak has a(nother) new release date.

July 31, 2020: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2; Shamshera
Kartik Aaryan headlines the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Ugh. Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera.

July, 2020 (no date): Mimi
Kriti Sanon plays a surrogate mother in Mimi, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi.

August 14, 2020: Attack; Bhuj – The Pride of India
Independence Day features a face off between two action flicks. Attack stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, and Bhuj stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonakshi Sinha.

August 28, 2020: Jersey
Shahid Kapoor’s niche is remakes of Telugu films, I guess. This time it’s Jersey.

September 11, 2020: Gangubai Kathiawadi
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn.

September 18, 2020: Haseen Dillruba
The murder mystery Haseen Dillruba stars Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey.

September, 2020 (no date): Shiddat – Journey Beyond Love
Vicky Kaushal’s younger brother Sunny stars opposite Radhika Madan in the romance Shiddat.

October 02, 2020: Rambo; Sardar Udham Singh; Satyameva Jayate 2; Toofan
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! Vicky Kaushal stars as freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh. John Abraham is back in Satyameva Jayate 2. Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in Toofan.

October, 2020 (no date): Bole Chudiyan; Dhaakad
A romantic drama starring Tamannaah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Hell yeah! I also very much want to watch Kangana Ranaut fire a machine gun in Dhaakad.

November 13, 2020: Mr. Lele
The drama Mr. Lele reunites Varun Dhawan with his “Ki Dulhania” series director Shashank Khaitan.

November 27, 2020: Bunty Aur Babli 2; Maidaan
The Bunty Aur Babli sequel stars Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Gully Boy‘s Siddhant Chaturvedi. Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan.

November, 2020 (no date): Prithviraj
Akshay Kumar is almost 30 years older than this love interest in Prithviraj, 22-year-old debutant Manushi Chhillar.

December 25, 2020: Bachchan Pandey; Laal Singh Chaddha
Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon star in Bachchan Pandey, the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest Gump is going to be unbearable.

January 22, 2021: Bell Bottom
The period thriller Bell Bottom stars Akshay Kumar.

May 13, 2021: Kick 2
I hated Kick, but it did have at least one memorable element that could return for a sequel.

November 4, 2021: Golmaal 5
Great. Another Golmaal movie.

No date: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar; Jhund;
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. Amitabh Bachchan stars in the biographical sports drama Jhund.

35 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.

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  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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