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 June 14, 2018.)

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June 15, 2018: Race 3
I’m not a fan of the Race series, but I love director Remo D’Souza, so we’ll see. Brace yourself, because Race 3 is releasing in 2D and 3D. Check out the Race 3 trailer.

June 29, 2018Sanju
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt, but only for the parts of his life that Sanjay gave permission to director Rajkumar Hirani to talk about. Check out the Sanju trailer.

July 13, 2018: Soorma
Diljit Dosanjh stars opposite Taapsee Pannu in the compelling field hockey biopic Soorma. Check out the Soorma trailer.

July 20, 2018: Dhadak
Producer Karan Johar launches a new pair of star-kids — Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar — in the romantic drama Dhadak. Check out the Dhadak trailer.

August 3, 2018Fanne Khan
Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan star in Fanne Khan.

August 15, 2018: Gold; Satyameva Jayate
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal. Check out the Gold teaser. John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee star in the thriller Satyameva Jayate, directed by Milap Zaveri, the man responsible for Mastizaade.

August 24, 2018: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
Happy Bhag Jayegi was a modest success in North America in 2016, and bringing in Sonakshi Sinha for the sequel will certainly help its prospects.

August 31, 2018: Batti Gul Meter Chalu
Shahid Kapoor stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, from the writer of Rustom.

September 7, 2018: Drive; Manmarziyaan; Paltan
The Karan Johar-produced action comedy Drive — starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez — looks to be the first installment in a series. Hey, cool, Manmarziyaan is finally being made. The war drama Paltan features a star-studded lineup that includes Arjun Rampal, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, and Sonu Sood, among others.

September 13, 2018: Arjun Patiala
Kriti Sanon and Diljeet Dosanj star in Arjun Patiala, the latest film by Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey.

September 14, 2018: Eela
Kajol stars in Eela, based on the Gujarati play Beta, Kaagdo.

September 21, 2018: 5 Weddings
Boom‘s Bo Derek makes her triumphant return to Hindi cinema with the Indian-American co-production 5 Weddings, starring Rajkummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri. Check out the 5 Weddings trailer.

September 28, 2018Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi; Sui Dhaaga — Made in India
Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan pair up for the first time in Yash Raj Films’ Sui Dhaaga.

October 5, 2018: Loveratri
Salman Khan tries to launch his brother-in-law’s acting career with Loveratri.

October 12, 2018: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
ELKDTAL‘s dynamite cast includes Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla.

October 19, 2018: Junglee; Namastey England
Action star Vidyut Jammwal returns with Junglee. Namastey England (formerly Namastey Canada) stars Ishaqzaade duo Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor.

November 7, 2018: Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan finally come together for this Yash Raj Films production.

November 23, 2018: Student of the Year 2
The sequel to 2012’s Student of the Year stars Tiger Shroff, who does not look like a high school student.

November 30, 2018: Kedarnath
Star-progeny Sara Ali Khan debuts in Kedarnath.

December 7, 2018: Total Dhamaal
Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit join the reboot of the Dhamaal series, Total Dhamaal.

December 21, 2018: Zero
Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma star in Zero. Check out the Zero teaser.

December 28, 2018: Simmba
Ranveer Singh plays a cop in Simmba. The first-look poster is terrible.

2018 (no date): Baazaar;
Saif Ali Khan stars in Baazaar, which sounds like a Bollywood version of Wall Street.

January 25, 2019Dabangg 3; Super 30
The third time is the charm for Chubul Pandey. Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in the biopic Super 30.

January, 2019 (no date): 2.0
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE (whenever the heck it actually releases).

February 14, 2019: Gully Boy
I’m so ready for a new film by director Zoya Akhtar! Gully Boy stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.

March 1, 2019: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Yash Raj Films reunites Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

April 5, 2019: The Zoya Factor
Sonam Kapoor stars in the film adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s novel.

April 19, 2019: Kalank
The period drama from producer Karan Johar has an appealing cast, including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Madhuri Dixit.

June, 2019 (no date): Bharat
Salman Khan owns Eid once again with Bharat, an official remake of the 2014 Korean movie Ode to My Father.

August 15, 2019: Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor star in this fantasy adventure film by Ayan Mukerji.

August 30, 2019: ’83
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev in ’83.

October 2, 2019: Untitled Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff movie
Yash Raj Films presents: Double six-pack-ab action!

December 6, 2019: Panipat
Director Ashutosh Gowariker taps Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor, and Sanjay Dutt for his next historical drama.

December, 2019 (no date): Kick 2
I hated Kick, but it did have at least one memorable element that could return for a sequel.

2019 (no date): Sadak 2
If you’ve pined for 27 years for a sequel to Sanjay Dutt’s and Pooja Bhatt’s Sadak, you’re in luck.

December 25, 2020: Krrish 4
Hrithik Roshan is back for the fourth installment in his superhero series. The real question is: will Sushant Pujari dance in Krrish 4, like he did in Krrish 3?


31 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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