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 August 13, 2018.)

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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 trailer. John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee star in the thriller Satyameva Jayate, directed by Milap Zaveri, the man responsible for Mastizaade. Check out the Satyameva Jayate trailer.

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. Check out the Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi trailer.

August 31, 2018: Andhadhun; Stree; Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se
Ayushmann Khurrana takes an unexpected role in the thriller Andhadhun opposite Tabu and Radhika Apte. Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor star in the horror comedy Stree. Check out the Stree trailer. The Yamla Pagla Deewana series returns with its third installment: Phir Se. Check out the Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se teaser.

September 7, 2018: Drive; Helicopter Eela; Paltan
The Karan Johar-produced action comedy Drive — starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez — looks to be the first installment in a series. Kajol stars in Helicopter Eela, based on the Gujarati play Beta, Kaagdo. Check out the Helicopter Eela trailer. The war drama Paltan features a star-studded lineup that includes Arjun Rampal, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, and Sonu Sood, among others. Check out the Paltan trailer.

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: Manmarziyaan
Director Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan advanced its release date to better align with its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the Manmarziyaan trailer.

September 21, 2018: 5 Weddings; Batti Gul Meter Chalu
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. Shahid Kapoor stars in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, from the writer of Rustom. Check out the Batti Gul Meter Chalu trailer.

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. Check out the Sui Dhaaga trailer.

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

October 19, 2018: Badhaai Ho; Bhaiaji Superhit; Namastey England
Ayushmann Khurrana and Dangal‘s Sanya Malhotra star in the romance Badhaai Ho. Preity Zinta is back in the action comedy Bhaiaji Superhit (also starring Sunny Deol)! 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 29, 2018: 2.0
2.0 — the sequel to Enthiran — is going to be HUGE.

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.

January 25, 2019Dabangg 3Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi; Super 30
The third time is the charm for Chubul Pandey. Kangana Ranaut plays Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Hrithik Roshan plays mathematician Anand Kumar in the biopic Super 30.

February 1, 2019: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
ELKDTAL‘s dynamite cast includes Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla. Check out the ELKDTAL teaser.

February 8, 2019: Sonchiriya
Bhumi Pednekar stars in the crime drama Sonchiriya, from Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey.

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.

February 22, 2019: Mental Hai Kya
This Kangana Ranaut-Rajkummar Rao drama sounds intriguing.

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

March 8, 2019: Badla
After Pink, Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan reunite for Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller Badla.

April 5, 2019: Junglee; The Zoya Factor
Action star Vidyut Jammwal returns with Junglee. 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.

May 10, 2019: 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.

May 24, 2019: India’s Most Wanted
Arjun Kapoor plays an intelligence officer in India’s Most Wanted.

June 21, 2019: Arjun Reddy remake
Shahid Kapoor stars in the Hindi remake of the 2017 Telugu film of the same name.

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.

July 19, 2019: Good News
The Karan Johar-produced comedy stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar.

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

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.

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

July 31, 2020: Shamshera
Ranbir Kapoor headlines Yash Raj Films’ Shamshera.

October 20, 2020: Rambo
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening!

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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