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.
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.
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.
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 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.