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 January 19, 2018.)

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January 25, 2018: Padmaavat
Padmaavat — formerly Padmavati — finally gets a release date (bumping Aiyaary and Padman in the process). Check out the Padmaavat trailer.

February 9, 2018Aiyaary; Padman
Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee star in director Neeraj Pandey’s crime drama Aiyaary. Akshay Kumar stars opposite Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the social issue picture Padman. Check out the Aiyaary trailer. Check out the Padman trailer.

February 23, 2018: Hichki; Parmanu — The Story of Pokhran
Rani Mukherji is back in Hichki! John Abraham produces and stars in Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. Check out the Hichki trailer.

March 2, 2018: Drive; Pari
The Karan Johar-produced action flick Drive stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput. Anuskha Sharma produces and stars in the horror film Pari.

March 16, 2018: Raid
Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz star in Raid.

March 30, 2018: Baaghi 2
I hope Baaghi 2 is just as inadvertently hilarious as Baaghi.

April 13, 2018: October
Varun Dhawan stars in October.

April 14, 2018: 2.0
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE.

April 27, 2018: Baazaar; Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi
Saif Ali Khan stars in Baazaar, which sounds like a Bollywood version of Wall Street. Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

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

June 1, 2018: Veere Di Wedding
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania star in this girl-powered romantic comedy.

June 15, 2018: Fanne Khan; Race 3
Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan star in Fanne Khan. I’m not a fan of the Race series, but I love director Remo D’Souza, so we’ll see.

June 29, 2018Sanjay Dutt’s biopic; Soorma
Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt, but only for the parts of his life that Sanjay gave permission to director Rajkumar Hirani to talk about. Diljit Dosanjh stars opposite Taapsee Pannu in the field hockey biopic Soorma.

July 6, 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.

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

August 15, 2018: Gold
Akshay Kumar stars in director Reema Kagti’s film about India’s first Olympic medal.

August 31, 2018: Batti Gul Meter Chalu; Sadak 2
Shahid Kapoor stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, from the writer of Rustom. If you’ve pined for 27 years for a sequel to Sanjay Dutt’s and Pooja Bhatt’s Sadak, you’re in luck.

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.

October 19, 2018: Junglee
Action star Vidyut Jammwal returns with Junglee.

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

November 23, 2018: Super 30
Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in the biopic Super 30.

December 7, 2018: Namastey Canada; Total Dhamaal
Namastey Canada (or is it Namastey England?) stars Ishaqzaade duo Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit join the reboot of the Dhamaal series, Total Dhamaal.

December 21, 2018: Kedarnath; Zero
Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma star in Zero. Why producers would choose to put star-progeny Sara Ali Khan’s debut Kedarnath up against that trio boggles the mind.

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

January 25, 2019: Untitled Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff movie
Yash Raj Films presents: Double six-pack-ab action!

April 5, 2019: ’83
Ranveer Singh plays cricket legend Kapil Dev in ’83.

April 19, 2019: Shiddat
The period drama from producer Karan Johar has an appealing cast, which presently includes Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sridevi, Sonakshi Sinha, and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

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.

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?


29 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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