The year in Bollywood started with lukewarm movie, Shaad Ali’s OK Jaanu and has picked up steeply with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees is inching closer to becoming the first hit of 2017. Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil is also doing well and people have been raving about the performance of the lead man.
Here’s the list of Bollywood movies to look forward to from now on in 2017:
Alif: ‘Alif – Ladna nahi padhna zaroori hai,’ was world premiered in Australia’s famous Indian International film festival of Queensland in November. It is a story of a father, his son and his ambition to make him a doctor. His fight with the orthodox seminary education and his fellow neighbors form the crux of the film. Narrated by Jaya Bachchan, this Zaigham Imam’s film has already hit the silver screen on February 3.
Jolly LLB 2: This Akshay Kumar starrer court drama, which is the sequel to Arshad Warsi’s Jolly LLB (2013), has already released on February 10. This Subhash Kapoor’s Bollywood film also stars Huma Qureshi and Annu Kapoor.
Running Shaadi.com: Co-produced by Shoojit Sircar, this unique movie is romantic comedy of where people are given help to run away with the love of their life to get married. This movie, starring Amit Sadh (Kai Po Che) and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles, is slated to release on February 17.
Rangoon: Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, Rangoon is a love story set in World War 2 times. This Vishal Bharadwaj’s movie is set to hit theatres on February 23.
Commando 2: Directed by Deven Bhojani, this high on action film covering the topic of black money starring hunk Vidyut Jamwal, is scheduled to release on March 3.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Another love story from Karan Johar’s production, it has the same star cast (Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt) as its first installment, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014). It is releasing on March 10.
Sarkar 3: This is the third installment of Sarkar film series which sees Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role again. Also starring Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam, the movie is set to cinema screens on March 17.
Phillauri: Second film under actress Anushka Sharma’s production house, it a unique love story set in Phillaur, Punjab. This Anushka and Diljit Dosanjh starrer film is releasing on March 24, but till now there are no trailers or the posters have been unveiled.
Naam Shabana: After the hit Baby (2015), Neeraj Pandey is back with a movie that is first of a kind spin-off to Taapsee’s character in Baby. Taapsee is obviously playing the lead role and also stars Akshay Kumar. It is releasing on March 31.
Jagga Jasoos: Ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are creating Disney magic in this Anurag Basu’s film. Termed as musical rom-com, it is set to release on April 7.
Sachin: A Billion Dreams: It is another cricket based biopic on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. It is a biographical film written and directed by James Erskine where Sachin Tendulkar will be playing himself!! It is slated to release on April 14.
Noor: After Akira, Sonakshi Sinha is back playing the titular character in Noor. Based on Pakistani author Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!, it’s a story of a journalist and has a worldwide release on April 21.
Baahubali 2: Everyone has waited two long years to get the answer to the question “Kattapa ne Baahubali ko kyu mara?” and finally there is an end date to it which is April 28. Said to be the most expensive film of Indian cinema, it stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in lead roles.
Sniff: Touted to be Bollywood first kid’s action adventure film, Sniff is written and directed by Amole Gupte and will release on May 5.
Atithii In London: Sequel to 2010 film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, this comedy film stars Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Kharbanda and Tanvi Azmi. It is slated to release on May 5.
Meri Pyaari Bindu: Starring Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana, this movie is releasing on May 12. It is a Kolkatta based romantic film.
Half Girlfriend: Based on the novel with the same name by Chetan Bhagat, this film is directed by Mohit Suri and features Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. It will have a worldwide release on May 19.
Behen Hogi Teri: Directed by Ajay K Pannalal and backed by Amul Mohan, ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ features Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan. It will release on May 26.
Daddy: Based on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, this political crime drama has Arjun Rampal in lead playing Gawli. It is releasing in May.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: Starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, the film is based on PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. This satirical comedy is slated to release on June 2.
Raabta: Romantic film with sizzling chemistry between its leads, Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput, who are reportedly dating each other, will be releasing on June 9.
Tubelight: Salman Khan is back after Sultan and he is not alone. His friend turned foe turned friend, Shah Rukh Khan is also making a special appearance in this film. Set in the 1962 Chinese-Indian War, this film is releasing on the day of Eid.
Munna Michael: A dance based film starring Tiger Shroff and Sana Saeed (Baby Anjali of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) and directed by Sabbir Khan is releasing on June 7.
Haseena: Haseena The Queen of Mumbai is again a biographical movie on the life of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. Shraddha Kapoor plays the titular character and her real life brother Sidhant Kapoor plays the role of Dawood. The film is slated to release on June 14.
Chef: With no releases in 2016, 2017 sees two movie releases of Saif Ali Khan. After Rangoon, Saif’s second release Chef is a story about father-son and their passion about cooking. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon it is set to release on June 14.
Bareilly Ki Barfi: It stars Ayushmann Khurrana as the owner of a printing press, Rajkummar Rao as an author and Kriti Sanon as a modern girl. The film set in Lucknow is all set to release on July 21.
Mubarakan: Hyped as chacha-bhatija film, it is the first time that Anil Kapoor and nephew Arjun Kapoor are coming in a movie together. Being an Anees Bazmee film it is expected to be high on comedy. Also starring Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty, the film is releasing on July 28.
Secret Superstar: Produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Secret Superstar is a musical drama about a teenager who saves her mother from her abusive father with the help of an alcoholic divorcee. This will see the young Geeta from Dangal, Zaira Wasim back with Aamir Khan. It is slated to release on August 4.
Bhoomi: Touted as Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film, this emotional drama that explores the relationship between a father and daughter. Directed by Omung Kumar, Bhoomi is set to release on August 4 along with Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar.
Rahnuma: This Imitaz Ali’s film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the leads in set to release on August 11. This is a story of a guide and that’s why the title.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan: In the words of its Producer Aanand L Rai, “Shubh Mangal Savdhan is a funny and layered story.” Starring Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha co-stars, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, it is going to release on August 25.
Reload: Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez, Reload will be releasing on August 25.
Baadshaho: Co-produced by Milan Lutharia, the film has an ensemble starcast of Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D’Cruz and Vidyut Jammwal. This action thriller is set to release on September 1.
Simran: Playing the titular role again, Kangana Ranaut is back with Hansal Mehta’s Simran. The film is a story of a 30 years old divorcee and will hit the screens on September 15
Judwaa 2: This is much anticipated sequel to 1997 hit Salman Khan’s Judwaa starring Varun Dhawan in double role in this installment. Directed by papa David Dhawan, the film will also feature Jacqueline Fernandez and Taspsee Pannu. It’s scheduled for September 29.
Hate Story 4: This is the fourth installment in the erotic thriller Hate Story series. Directed by Vishal Pandya, it releases on October 13.
2.0: The much awaited science fiction film directed by S. Shankar starring Rajnikanth and Bollywod’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar will be dubbed in Hindi. It is going to be released in Diwali.
Golmaal again: The fourth in Golmaal series starring Ajay Devgn and directed by Rohit Shetty, the film has Parineeti Chopra as the female lead and re-appearing will be Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade. This popular Bollywood franchise is set to clash with Rajnikanth starrer 2.0 on Diwali. But rumours have it that its being considered to postpone or prepone the release of the film.
Padmavati: This magnum opus period drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is slated to release in November 17.
Tumhari Sulu: Starring Vidya Balan in the lead, it is a story of a radio jockey named Sulochana, fondly known as Sulu. It is slated to be released on December 1.
Tiger Zinda Hai: Sequel to the popular Salman movie, Ek Tha Tiger, this movie continues from where it left off in the prequel. Also starring Katrina Kaif, it is slated for a Christmas release.