2020 has been a terrible year for the Bollywood film industry. Not only big films releases were delayed but even the shooting was cancelled and halted for the promising stars leaving a dent in the pockets of film financiers.
As the pandemic situation created due to COVID-19 virus is stabilizing, major release dates of big budget cinemas have been announced. Let us find out what 2021 has in store for us.
Roohi – Release Date 11th March
Released in 2018, Stree was a smash hit at the box office which redefined the concept of horror comedy. Now the makers have come back with yet another quirky horror comedy , Roohi, which stars Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma in the lead roles. The horror-comedy drama will be the first big release post pandemic situation and expect to bring some revenue to its makers.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar – 19th March
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar directed by Dibakar Banerjee, produced by Yash Raj Films, and starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor, was scheduled to release on the 20th of March last year which has now been shifted to 19th March 2021.
Sooryavanshi – Release Date 2nd April
March 24th 2020 was supposed to be explosive as Rohit Shetty’s most ambitious project, Sooryavanshi, starring the superstar Akshay Kumar was about to hit the theaters. The big budgeted three-quel to Singham and Simmba is highly anticipated film in the Rohit Shetty’s cop universe but COVID-19 deadly virus played the spoil sport. However, the makers have announced the release of action flick which is expected to bring the audience back to theaters.
Bunty Babli 2 – Release date 23rd April
The quirky trailer, foot-tapping songs and star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishekh Bachchan and Rani Mukherji coming together for a Yashraj Films for their first time, made Bunty Aur Babli released in 2005 a smash hit at the box office. The sequel is directed by Varun V Sharma and has an interesting star cast comprising of Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi and newcomer Sharvari Wagh.
Chehre – 30th April
This Anand Pandit Motion Pictures production has been in the news for a while for its exciting schedule in Slovakia, a 14-minute scene that Amitabh Bachchan pulled off in one take and its thrilling premise that has been kept under wraps so far. Thrillers are few and far between in Hindi cinema and audiences are looking forward to this one especially because it also pairs Bachchan with Emraan Hashmi for the first time. Directed by Rumi Jaffery, Chehre is all set to release in theatres on 30th April as announced by producer Anand Pandit.
Radhe Vs Satyameva Jayate 2 Clash – Release date 12th May
Salman Khan starrer Radhe, Varun Dhawan starrer Coolie No.1 and Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi were supposed to clash with each other in Diwali 2020. Now that big portion of Radhe has been completed, it is all set to release at Salman Khan’s fav time of the year – EID. However, Salman Khan will be facing John Abraham’s much awaited sequel to Satyameva Jayate which became the highest grossing film of John Abraham as a solo hero in 2018, collecting a massive Rs 90.39 crore against a budget of Rs 45 crore.
Satyameva Jayate 2 was supposed to arrive on 2nd October during Gandhi Jayanti in 2020 but due to the COVID-19 impact, the action drama got delayed and has been finalized for 12th May clash with Radhe.
Bell Bottom – Release Date 28th May
Directed by Ranjit M. Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh, Bell Bottom was announced last year. However, it became the first Bollywood film to start shooting and the result was that Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi and Vaani Kapoor is already set to release in just short span of time.
’83 – Release Date 4th June
The release dates of Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan’s highly anticipated sports drama ’83, which was supposed to release on 10th April, 2020 , has been finally announced. The true story of Indian cricket won the world cup trophy in 1983 will finally be witnessed on 4th June 2021.
Jhund – Release Date 18th June 2021
Based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO Slum Soccer, Jhund shows how a sports teacher (played by Amitabh Bachchan) gathers and motivates the street children to play football game. Jhund will be an interesting watch since it is being made by the director of Marathi smash hit fiilm Sairat – Nagraj Manjule.
Shamshera – Release Date 25th June
After playing Sanjay Dutt in the film Sanju, Ranbir Kapoor will be pitted against the real Sanjay Dutt in the much awaited action adventure film Shamshera. Befikre actress Vaani Kapoor has been roped in to play the lead opposite to Ranbir Kapoor. Shamshera will be shot in the heartland of India and is being touted as one of the most expensive film with real action stunts.
Shershaah – Release Date 2nd July
Sidharth Malhotra is all set to play Vikram Batra, who was an officer of Indian Army in Shershaah. For our viewers, Vikram Batra led a very difficult operation in Kargil War against Pakistan and even managed to kill three enemy soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Kiara Advani has been roped in to the play the love interest in the film which will be backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and will be directed by Vishnu Vardhan.
Chandigarh Kare Ashiqui – Release date 9th July
Anything which Ayushmann Khurrana does is always an interesting watch. The talented actor has just made our day as he announced the date of his next big release, Chandigarh Kare Ashiqui, which will be hitting the theater on 9th July this year.
Atrangi Re – Release Date 6th August
Akshay Kumar, Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan coming together for the first time in Atrangi Re and that also in Aanand L Rai film for which music has been composed by A R Rahman. Need we say any more ? The romantic comedy drama is highly awaited and could be a game changer for Aanand L Rai who can bounce back after the failure of Zero.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar – 27th August
From the debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar whose script has been hailed as a ‘miracle script’ by Ranveer himself, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is designed as an entertainer which will all set to tickle your funny bone as the production house YRF films announced its release date.
Prithviraj Vs Jersey Clash – Release date 5th November
Originally slated for Diwali 2020 release, the Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chillar, Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood starrer Prithviraj will hit the theaters on 5th November 2021 during Diwali which will clash with Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey, a remake of Telugu film. Shahid Kapoor already made the official announcement before in Instagram – JERSEY releasing in theatres this DIWALI 5th November 2021.The triumph of the human spirit. A journey I am so very proud of. This one’s for the TEAM.