Bollywood Movie Calendar: Here’s What Coming to Theaters

There’s no denying the fact that 2019 turned out to be a pretty amazing year for Bollywood in terms of content as well as the box-office numbers. It was pretty great to see rich content-driven films like The Sky Is Pink, Bala and Super 30, etc. to be so well accepted by the audience. 

Having the last years’ experience in mind, audiences are now definitely curious to see what this 2020 Year has in store for them. Expectations are so high!

Therefore, we’re here to present you with the list of upcoming Bollywood films that are scheduled to release in 2020 along with release date and cast information. 

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Movie Name Release Dates CastPoster
Madam Chief MinisterJan 22 2021#—-

Upcoming Bollywood Movies with Release Dates & Posters

Movie Name Release Dates CastPoster
Roohi11 Mar, 2021Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma, Janhvi Kapoor, Seema Pahwa
Sherni09 Mar, 2021Vidya Balan
Shabaash Mithur09 March, 2021Taapsee Pannu
Aadhaar05 Feb, 2021Vineet Kumar Singh, Raghubir Yadav, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra
Lahore Confidential04 Feb,  2021Richa Chadha, Arunoday Singh, Karishma Tanna
Looop Lapeta29 Jan,  2021Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Raj Bhasin——–
Satya Sai Baba22 Jan, 2021Anup Jalota, Jackie Shroff
Madam Chief Minister22 Jan,2021Richa Chadda, Akshay Oberoi
Mere Desh Ki Dharti22 Jan,2021Divyendu Sharma, Anupriya Goenka
Sab First Class Hai03 Feb,2021Emraan Hashmi—-
Laxmi Bomb9 Nov,  2020Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani
Coolie No 1Diwali (Amazon Prime)Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Javed Jaffrey, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever
BhujHotstarAjay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash, Mahesh Shetty, Jay Patel, Ihana Dhillon
Big BullHotstarAbhishek Bachchan, Nikita Dutta, Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz, Sumit Vats, Ram Kapoor, Sohum Shah, Lekha Prajapati
Sandeep Aur Pinky FaraarDelayedArjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Pankaj Tripathi
SooryavanshiDiwali 2020Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Jackie Shroff etc.
Haathi Mere SaathiDelayedPulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rana Daggubati
83Christmas 2020Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone
RadheDelayedSalman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff
Shamshera2020Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Iravati Harshe
Gangubai Kathiawadi2020Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Katrina Kaif
PrithvirajDiwali 2020Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sakshi Tanwar
BrahmastraDec 4 2020Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia, Shah Rukh Khan
Krrish 42020Hrithik Roshan, Abdul Quadir Amin, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Bachchan Pandey22 Jan 2021Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon
Atrangi Re12 Feb 2021Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali khan
Bell Bottom2 Apr 2021Rishab Shetty, Hariprriya, Achyuth Kumar, Yogaraj Bhat, Pramod Shetty

Recent Released Bollywood Movies

Movie Name Release Dates CastPoster
Coolie No. 125 Dec 2020Varun Dhawan , Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Javed JafFery, Johny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Shikha Talsania ——
Baaghi 36 Mar 2020Tiger Shroff , Shraddha Kapoor
Thappad28 Feb 2020Taapsee Pannu, Tanvi Azmi, Nidhi Uttam, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ram Kapoor
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan21 Feb, 2020Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao
BHOOT: Part One – The Haunted Ship21 Feb, 2020Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, Siddhanth Kapoor, Meher Vij
Love Aaj Kal 214 Feb 2020Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Randeep Hooda, Aarushi Sharma
MalangFeb 7 2020Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Khemu
Jawaani Jaaneman31 Jan 2020Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Chunky Pandey, Farida Jalal, Kiku Sharda
Street Dancer24 Jan 2020Prabhu Deva, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurana, Nora Fatehi etc.
Panga24 Jan 2020Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta, Megha Burman, Yagya Bhasin, Rajesh Tailang
Jai Mummy Di17 Jan 2020Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall, Supriya Pathak
Tanhaji10 Jan 2020Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar, Luke Kenny
Chhapaak10 Jan 2020Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey, Vikrant Massey, Anand Tiwari

However, the list of upcoming Hindi movies might change depending on the change in the release date as per the censor certification and also due to other professional adjustments.  But, not only the release ‘date’, the concept of movie release ‘day’ has also changed with time. 

So, before listing the upcoming movies, let’s have a look at the reasons behind the change in Movie release day. If you ask anyone Friday is the best day of the week. It is the last day of working after that we get weekends. When it comes to the movie release, the maximum number of Bollywood films get released on Friday. The reasons behind this could be these-

  • The weekend release is a Crowd-puller and one could notice that lots of Walk-ins to the Movie hall on Weekends than other days.
  • There’s a belief behind the release of the movie on Friday that the day belongs to goddess Lakshmi in India. So, releasing movies on this would blessed producers with good wealth.
  • Another reason is, in earlier days, people used to get their Weekly wages on Friday and they love to spend their Weekends in Cinema halls.
  • Also, if we look at the commercial aspect, the screening fee that producers have to pay to multiplex owners is higher for days other than Friday.

But nowadays, the movies are being released on other days of the week as well such as on Thursdays. Also, there is a big competition for release dates around the 6 major holidays. Every year producer’s fight for the release dates falling on the most lucrative Eid, followed by Diwali, Christmas, Independence Day, Republic Day and the first Friday after IPL.

Why Change in Movie Release Date?

The idea behind this is to capture the attention of as many viewers as possible in the first few days of release so that the good reviews about the movie get viral through the media, word of mouth and social network. This helps establish the movie to run successfully for many days.

All the major stars book these release dates in advance. It is mainly because the model of releasing movies has completely changed with time. Now, the release dates are announced 1 -2 years in advance even before the movie has started it’s shooting or finalize its star casts as compared to the earlier model when the release was announced only when the movie was completed.

Bollywood has also changed itself a lot with every passing year in many aspects. Let’s have a look at it without wasting any further time.

Overview of Bollywood Cinema & its Interesting Facts:

Indian cinema has come a long way. The Bollywood industry is now the largest film industry in the world and one of the most popular as well. 

In India, people speak a total of twenty-four different languages. Therefore, to cater to the needs of different language speaking people, films are made in various other languages, and each language’s industry carries its own name like ‘Tollywood’ and ‘Kollywood’. But when it comes to the world-wide presence, box-office sales and far-reaching influence, Bollywood’s industry exceeds India’s other film industries. ‘Bollywood’ is basically something, we’re all curious to know about.

Bollywood gained huge popularity in the 1970s when India overtook America as the world’s largest film producer and became popular in the world. But still, there are so many misconceptions about the Bollywood industry in the minds of even hardcore cinephiles that before knowing what Bollywood is, it becomes necessary to describe what not Bollywood is.

Many believe that Bollywood is synonymous with the Indian filmmaking industry. No! It is a name for the country’s Hindi film industry based in Mumbai. The Bollywood industry has a remarkable history of producing a ton of movies as well as showcasing different spheres of Indian life, in different themes such as thriller, comedy, romance, horror, and drama.

And, if you thought that you knew everything about Bollywood, then you’re wrong! Keeping aside the hard work and efforts put by the cast and crew of a film, there’s a lot more to a Bollywood movie that what we see as an audience. The industry behind the making process of these movies is full of gossip, glamour, and secrets!  Let’s look at some of them:

  • The industry enjoys a sentimental appeal through its unique style. 
  • Stars, rather than plots, were often the driving force behind the Bollywood films. 
  • The industry’s film’s standard features continued to be big fight scenes, formulaic storylines, choreographed song-and-dance routines, larger-than-life heroes and full of emotion-melodrama.
  • In terms of the number of feature films produced and distributed in a year, the industry has been on consistent growth.
  • Started in the 1930s, the industry produces around 1000 films every year – almost double the output of Hollywood.
  • In the year 2018 alone, the number of digital feature films released across the country was over 1800.
  • Talking about the last year, 2019 belonged to Akshay Kumar, he became the first actor to see his 2019 films’ box office collection crossing the 10 billion benchmark. In fact, he earned a whopping 65 million dollars, putting him amongst the top five best-paid actors across the globe.

The reason for such a high number of films produced every year and the industry’s huge growth is maybe that, in India, a large market is readily available for the Bollywood films, movie-goers throng cinema halls, be it the old-school single-screen theaters or the modernized multiplexes. 

Change in Bollywood & New Trends:

We all have witnessed  that, there’s a huge change in the Bollywood industry in the representation of films from then (the 1950s) to now (21st century), be it story-line, representation of women or star-cast, etc. change is there in every aspect of Bollywood. That’s true! 

Earlier movies were considered as a one-way communication process. They were made with the sole purpose of entertainment with the intention to distract us from our monotonous problems, in a way providing relaxation to everyone watching it.

Movies of that time intensify on some aspects of life such as romance, comedy, and war, etc. But now, a new flow has come into the industry. Movies are now more than the simple source of entertainment. 

Industry’s directors and actors are more interested in picking a socially relevant topic that could benefit the society as well as the individuals.

A good film with a socially relevant subject does more than entertaining or filling seats at the cinema. It has the power to change the individual mind and society as a whole. I believe more than the efforts of the government, films can definitely create huge awareness about social issues in a creative way to bring a change in society. 

India has so many topics to discuss, like women’s empowerment, literacy, poverty, use of toilets (health& hygiene), India’s achievements and cast discrimination, etc.

Surprisingly, many of the latest Bollywood movies such as Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Super 30, and Newton, etc. were blockbuster hits, even though they were based on unconventional subjects. This change only shows that the audience is also accepting these movies.

Now, we can proudly say that the ‘Golden Age of Indian Cinema’ is definitely coming back.

Other than the movie theme/subject, there has been a changing trend in the representation of women in films as well. The women-centric films no longer gravitate around a man. They present the female character as an educated and often professional woman who enjoys her sexuality, has the means to travel internationally and can balance tradition with her place in global modernity. You can see this change in recent Bollywood movies like Queen, Mary Kom and Gulaabi Gang, etc.

Looking further about the other changes in Bollywood, we can see that the phenomenon of launching the established star kids into the industry in heavily promoted films continues like Sara Ali Khan in Simbha(2018), Ishaan Khattar in Dhadak (2018) and Ananya Pandey in Student of the year 2( 2019), etc.

Also one can notice an interesting new trend which involves a greater number of sequels being made. These include Shah Rukh Khan’s Don series, Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB series, Salman Khan’s Tiger series, and Amir Khan’s Dhoom series, as well as Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu series. 

Other than that some interesting linkages are happening that play with the traditional concept of the sequel, like director Rohit Shetty’s police action films Singham, Singham Returns, and Simmba. His upcoming hindi film sequel ‘Sooryavanshi’, touted for a 2020 release, for the very first time, is expected to bring together the other actors from the first three films. 

Witnessing all these changes, one can say that the scale at which Bollywood – a mammoth powerhouse of industry – is evolving in response to changing movie themes in the subject like technology, politics, culture, and society is surely very impressive. In the future, it will be fascinating to see what impact of these Bollywood significant changes will have on India itself.

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