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. (Updated August 8, 2022)

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August 11, 2022: Laal Singh Chaddha; Raksha Bandhan
Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest GumpLaal Singh Chaddha — is going to be unbearable. Check out the Laal Singh Chaddha trailer. Akshay Kumar collaborates with director Aanand L. Rai for the family drama Raksha Bandhan. Check out the Raksha Bandhan trailer.

August 19, 2022: Do Baaraa
Director Anurag Kashyap’s sci-fi flick Do Baaraa — starring Taapsee Pannu — is an official adaptation of the 2018 Spanish film Mirage.

September 9, 2022: Brahmāstra – Part One: Shiva
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the fantasy film Brahmāstra. Check out the Brahmāstra trailer.

September 30, 2022: Vikram Vedha
The Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil neo-noir film Vikram Vedha stars Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, and Radhika Apte.

October 5, 2022: Tejas
Kangana Ranaut plays a fighter pilot in Tejas.

October 7, 2022: Goodbye
Vikas Bahl’s Goodbye stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna.

October 24, 2022: Ram Setu; Thank God
Akshay Kumar has staked his claim on Diwali, 2022 with Ram Setu. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) It feels like forever since Ajay Devgn did a comedy. He stars opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh in Thank God. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

November 4, 2022: Kuttey; Phone Bhoot
Though he doesn’t direct it, Vishal Bhardwaj wrote the screenplay and music for the crime drama Kuttey, which stars Naseeruddin Shah, Tabu, Arjun Kapoor, and Konkona Sen Sharma. Katrina Kaif’s horror-comedy Phone Bhoot costars Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

November 11, 2022: Uunchai
Uunchai brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, and Anupam Kher.

November 18, 2022: Bheed
Bheed reunites Badhaai Do duo Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao.

November 25, 2022: Bhediya
The werewolf horror comedy Bhediya stars Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Check out the Bhediya teaser.

December 2, 2022: An Action Hero
An Action Hero stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat.

December 9, 2022: Pippa
Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur star in the war drama Pippa.

December 23, 2022: Cirkus; Ganapath – Part 1; Merry Christmas
This bit from the Wikipedia page for the comedy Cirkus — which stars Ranveer Singh and is directed by Rohit Shetty — is something else:

It is the official adaptation of the 1982 movie Angoor which was a remake of the 1968 film Do Dooni Char which was a remake of 1963 Bengali language comedy film Bhrantibilas, that was based on Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar‘s Bengali play by the same name, which itself was based on William Shakespeare‘s play The Comedy of Errors.

The original Heropanti duo Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon reunite for the dystopian action flick Ganapath. Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi star in Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Merry Christmas.

December 30, 2022: Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Salman Khan celebrates his birthday weekend with the release of Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

January 12, 2023: Adipurush
The Hindi/Telugu mythological epic Adipurush stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan.

January 25, 2023: Pathaan
SRK, John Abraham, and Deepika Padukone star in YRF’s Pathaan. Check out the Pathaan date announcement. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

January 26, 2023: Tehran
John Abraham stars in the action flick Tehran.

February 10, 2023: Shehzada
Luka Chuppi duo Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan star in the Hindi remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.

February 24, 2023: Selfiee
Selfiee stars Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi.

March 30, 2023: Bholaa
The official remake of the Tamil film Kaithi stars Ajay Devgn and Tabu. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

April 7, 2023: Bawaal
Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Dhawan headline the drama Bawaal. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

April 21, 2023: Tiger 3
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are back with Tiger 3. Check out Katrina in action in the Tiger 3 date announcement video. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime)

June 2, 2023: Jawan
Shah Rukh Khan stars in Jawan, helmed by Tamil-film director Atlee.

August 11, 2023: Animal
The action thriller Animal — starring Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol — is poised for a Dussehra 2022 release.

September 28, 2023: Fighter
A big-budget action movie starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan? I’m in! Check out the Fighter release date announcement.

December 22, 2023: Dunki
Shah Rukh Khan’s first film with director Rajkumar Hirani costars Taapsee Pannu.

December 25, 2023: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar team up for the action flick Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. Check out the Bade Miyan Chote Miyan announcement video.

October, 2020 (no date): Bole Chudiyan [Postponed]
A romantic drama starring Tamannaah and Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Hell yeah! [Bole Chudiyan may release on streaming]

February 5, 2021: Aadhaar  [Postponed]
Viineet Kumar stars in the political dramedy Aadhaar. Check out the Aadhaar trailer. [News about Aadhaar‘s postponement]

March, 2021 (no date): Go Goa Gone 2 [Postponed]
I wasn’t crazy about the original Go Goa Gone, but I’ve liked everything else that directors Raj & DK have made since then. I have high hopes for the zom-com sequel.

September 17, 2021: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon  [Postponed]
The period war drama The Battle of Bhima Koregaon stars Arjun Rampal.

No Date: Rambo; Golmaal 5; Aankh Micholi; Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway; Maidaan; Govinda Naam Mera; Mission Majnu; Yodha; Doctor G; Bull; Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani; Mr and Mrs Mahi;
Oh, no! The Tiger Shroff Rambo remake is really happening! Great. Another Golmaal movie. OMG director Umesh Shukla’s Aankh Micholi stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Mrunal Thakur. Rani Mukerji stars in Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway. Ajay Devgn stars in the biographical soccer drama Maidaan. Vicky Kaushal stars in the comedy Govinda Naam Mera, with Bhumi Pednekar playing his wife and Kiara Advani his girlfriend. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Sidharth Malhotra stars in the spy thriller Mission Majnu. The first installment of Dharma Productions’ new action franchise Yodha stars Sidharth Malhotra. The social drama Doctor G stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh. Shahid Kapoor’s action flick Bull has been put on the back burner. Karan Johar directs Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, a romance with a stellar cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, and Dharmendra. (Streaming partner: Amazon Prime) Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor play cricketers in Mr and Mrs Mahi, from Gunjan Saxena director Sharan Sharma.

48 thoughts on “Upcoming Bollywood Releases

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    1. Kathy

      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

      “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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    1. Kathy Post author

      The problems with “Forrest Gump” — it’s sexist, racist, and ableist, among other things — are built into the story and probably aren’t fixable with a remake.

      1. Rahul Sood

        Interesting I never saw it that way. This could be because this was one of the first movies I watched after immigrating to USA in 1994. Its my favorite movie 🙂

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