You can either hate it or love it but there’s no way you can ignore Bollywood.
Our weekend plans usually revolve around going to the theatre to watch the newest Hindi film and while we may come out dissapointed, we never lose hope in Hindi cinema.
In the first four months of 2017, films like Raees and Rangoon did disappoint us but the likes of Haraamkhor have kept our faith alive.
Here are 38 films from Bollywood that have already confirmed our trip to the movie theatres:
1. Bahubali: The Conclusion – April 28
Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali? We’ll finally have the answer to this question.
This is certainly the most awaited film of the year. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia. In case you haven’t seen the first one, watch it before April 28.
2. Meri Pyaari Bindu – May 12
With this film, Parineeti Chopra will return to the silver screen after a long hiatus (she was last seen in 2014’s Kill Dil).
The film also stars Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. Set in Kolkata and Mumbai, the film has Khurrana essaying the role of a novelist who is reminiscing the years he spent with Bindu (Parineeti Chopra).
3. Hindi Medium – May 12
Starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, the film is about a middle class couple who dreams of getting their child in an English medium school. The film also stars Deepak Dobriyal.
4. Sarkar 3 – May 12
The third film of the franchise has Amitabh Bachchan reprising his role as Subhash Nagare. The first two films were loved by the audience and this time the cast also includes Manoj Bajpayee, Jackie Shroff, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy and Amit Sadh.
5. Half Girlfriend – May 19
Based on Chetan Bhagat’s book by the same name, this film stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.
The film is directed by Mohit Suri.
6. Sachin – A Billion Dreams – May 26
Using footage from his real life and interviews from his family and team mates, this film is definitely going to be an experience that most cricket fans are looking forward to. From the trailer, it looks like the film will also dramatically represent certain portions from the cricketer’s life.
7. Behen Hogi Teri – May 26
Starring Shruti Haasan and Rajkummar Rao, the film is directed by Ajay K Pannalal.
8. Raabta – June 9
Raabta is a love story that spans across two eras. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon star as the two leads while Jim Sarbh (of Neerja fame) stars as the evil third angle to their love story. Deepika Padukone will have a special appearance in the film as well.
9. Tubelight – June 26
Starring Salman Khan in the lead, this film is a period drama based on the Indo-China War of 1962. The film is directed by Kabir Khan who has earlier directed films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger.
10. Mom – July 7
Starring Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna, this film is directed by Ravi Udyawar. Sridevi was last seen in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish (2012) and her fans are looking forward to this film.
11. Chef – July 14
This film is an official remake of Jon Favreau’s 2014 film, Chef.
The film is the journey of a chef who rediscovers his love for food and cooking. Saif Ali Khan will play the title role in the film and the movie is directed by Raja Krishna Menon (who earlier directed Airlift).
12. Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai – July 14
Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, this film is the biopic of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar. Shraddha Kapoor will play the title role in the film and her brother, Siddhanth Kapoor, will be seen as Dawood.
13. Jagga Jasoos – July 14
This film directed by Anurag Basu and starring Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif is a ride into a fantasy land.
The surreal promo of the film has certainly impressed the audience. The film is the story of a detective who is in search of his father.
14. Munna Michael – July 21
The story of boy who is a huge fan of Michael Jackson has the perfect cast to support the story.
Tiger Shroff plays the protagonist of the film and stars opposite Nidhhi Agerwal who makes her debut with this film. The film also has Nawazuddin Siddiqui as part of the cast.
15. Bareilly ki Barfi – July 21
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon, this film is set in Bareily and is a romantic comedy.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who has earlier directed Nil Battey Sannata, has directed this film.
16. Mubarkan – July 28
Arjun Kapoor plays a double role in this film that also stars Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty.
The film is directed by Anees Bazmee who is known for his comedy films like Welcome and No Entry.
17. Bhoomi – August 4
Sanjay Dutt’s comeback vehicle is scheduled to release in August this year.
The film is directed by Omung Kumar who is known for films like Sarbjit and Mary Kom. The film is an emotional drama about a father-daughter relationship.
18. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – August 11
This film starring Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar has the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan as its underlining subject.
The film is a social satire to eradicate the problem of defecating in the open.
19. The Ring (Tentative title) – August 11
Imtiaz Ali’s next, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, is certainly one of the most awaited films this year.
Ali certainly has a knack of telling the most beautiful love stories and with SRK joining him, we are expecting nothing less than magic on screen.
20. Reloaded – August 25
This film is a sequel to the Hrithik-Katrina starrer Bang Bang! (2014).
Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez, Reloaded will be an action film.
21. Shubh Mangal Savdhan – August 25
Directed by R.S. Prasanna, this film will feature Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. The film is produced by Aanand L Rai (of Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhana fame).
22. Baadshaho – September 1
This film stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles.
The film is directed by Milan Luthria who has earlier directed films like The Dirty Picture and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.
23. Simran – September 15
Kangana Ranaut will be seen playing a Gujarati woman, Simran, who lives in USA.
Hansal Mehta is directing the project and after films like Aligarh and Shahid, we are certainly expecting a lot from this one.
24. Lucknow Central – September 15
Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, the film stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead role. The film has Akhtar playing a prisoner who forms a band with his inmates.
25. Judwaa 2 – September 29
The 1997 film Judwaa still makes us laugh and with a remake of the film coming up, we hope they don’t destroy the classic.
Starring Varun Dhawan, Tapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film will be directed by David Dhawan who also directed the original.
26. Golmaal Again – October 18
The fourth film from the Golmaal franchise releases later this year.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film stars the original Golmaal gang with Parineeti Chopra and Tabu joining the cast.
27. 2.0 – October 18
Directed by S. Shankar, this film is the sequel of 2010’s hit film, Enthiran.
Rajinikanth will reprise his role from the previous film and Akshay Kumar will be seen in a negative role. It is estimated to be the most expensive Indian film till date!
28. Secret Superstar – October 18
The film stars Zaira Wasim (of Dangal fame) playing a musician who wants to fulfill her dreams. Aamir Khan will play a pivotal role in the film.
29. Padmavati – November 17
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next is the story of Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmini and Rana Rawal Ratan Singh. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and has been battling a lot of controversy during its shooting schedule.
30. Tumhari Sulu – December 1
Vidya Balan will play the role of a late-night radio show host in the film. The film is directed by Suresh Triveni.
31. Fukrey Returns – December 8
The sequel to 2013’s Fukrey, this film, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, stars Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha.
32. Tiger Zinda Hai – December 22
Ali Abbas Zafar is directing the sequel to 2012’s hit film, Ek Tha Tiger. This film stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead role.
33. Untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic – Dec 22
The Sanjay Dutt biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has been in the news for the shocking transformation of its lead actor, Ranbir Kapoor.
34. Drive – Release date to be announced
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film is an adaptation of Ryan Gosling-starrer, Drive (2011).
Produced by Karan Johar, the film is being directed by Tarun Mansukhani (who earlier directed Dostana).
35. Padman – Release date to be announced
Twinkle Khanna’s first production venture is the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham. He started the revolution of creating affordable sanitary napkins that could be distributed throughout the country.
Akshay Kumar will be seen in the title role. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.
36. Bhavesh Joshi – Release date to be announced
Starring Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead role, this film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane who is still remembered for his films Lootera and Udaan.
37. Battle of Saragarhi – Release date to be announced
Dirceted by Rajkumar Santoshi, this film is based on the 1897 battle that was fought by the British Indian contingent of 21 Sikhs against the Afghan Orakzai tribesmen.
Randeep Hooda will be seen playing the title role of Havildar Ishar Singh.
38. Kaalakaandi – Release date to be announced
The film is the story of six individuals who are in search of their identity in Mumbai.
The film is the directorial debut of writer Akshat Verma (who wrote Delhi Belly). It stars Saif Ali Khan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Neil Bhoopalam and Deepak Dobriyal.