5 Weddings – 2018

Cast: Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek

Nargis Fakhri and Rakjummar Rao star in this Indo-American production that follows the journey of a magazine writer from the US A who travels to India to cover weddings… and ends up finding more than she bargained for. The film also features the Golden Globe-nominated actress Bo Derek.

Release date: September 21, 2018

Manmarziyaan – 2018

Cast: Tapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan

With this film, Anurag Kashyap shifts from his signature flavour of dark, gritty cinema to a rom com. Set in Punjab, Manmarziyaan is reportedly a simple love story where Pannu plays a sports shop owner and hockey enthusiast.

Release date: September 7, 2018

 

Paltan – 2018

Cast: Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Abdul Quadir Amin

JP Dutta is back in the director’s chair over a decade after Umrao Jaan (2006). Additionally, it will also be his first war film — a genre he pretty much owned in the late Nineties /early Noughties — since LOC Kargil (2003). Dutta’s latest stars Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty and Arjun Rampal and is based on the 1967 Nathu La military conflict.

Release date: September 7, 2018

Drive – 2018

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vikramjeet Virk

This Hindi remake of the 2011 Ryan Gosling cult classic, Drive follows a the story of a stunt driver who gets caught up in some dangerous business when he falls for his neighbor, whose husband owes money to members of the underworld.

Release date: September 7, 2018

Stree – 2018

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi

As the film’s tagline — ‘Based on a ridiculously true phenomenon’ — suggests, Stree apats a powerful urban legend to the silver screen. The tales goes: Before Bangalore became the busy, buzzing IT hub that you know it as today, it was a town living under the shadow of a supernatural terror. It is said that a witch roamed the streets of the city at night, knocking on doors and calling residents out of their homes by mimicking the voices of their loved ones. Anyone who fell into her trap and opened the door would die in 24 hours. Stree will be Shraddha Kapoor’s second film releasing in 2018.

Release date: August 31, 2018

 

Andhadhun – 2018

Cast: Radhika Apte, Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu

Ayushmann Khurrana plays a blind pianist in the Sriram Raghavan thriller, which also stars Radhika Apte and Tabu. Though the film was originally titled Shoot The Piano Player, it is unclear whether it’s based on the 1960 movie of the same name.

Release date: August 31, 2018

 

Batti Gul Meter Chalu – 2018

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Anna Ador, Ashrut Jain

Batti Gul Meter Chalu is the story of an average Joe (or, in this case, an average Jignesh?) who takes on The Man — the elecrity company — to fight exhorbitant and unfair power bills. One of the most highly anticipated Bollywood movies of 2018, BGMC will be Shahid Kapoor’s second film after Padmaavat this year.

Release date: August 31, 2018

 

Gold – 2018

Akshay Kumar’s second film after Pad Man this year, Gold is a fictional tale set against the backdrop of very real, internationally significant events that occurred between 1936 and 1948. The film tells the story of a passionate Indian sports manager who assembles a team of hockey players to beat the British at the game and win their first medal under the flag of Independent India.

Release date: August 15, 2018

 

Vishwaroop II – 2018

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur

Kamal Haasan is set to reprise his role as Vishwanathan/RAW Agent Major Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri/Viz as he attempts to (one guesses) save India — and the world — a second time around. Now that Haasan has finally made his political ambitions official, this should be an interesting one.

Release date: August 10, 2018

Fanney Khan

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao

Fanney Khan, Aishwarya Rai’s first film after Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, is a remake of the Academy Award-nominated Belgian film Everybody’s Famous! While the original film tells the story of a girl who is pressured into becoming a music sensation, the Hindi-language musical comedy’s trailers seem to focus more on Anil Kapoor. This will be Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s third film together after Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) and Taal (1999).

Release date: August 3, 2018