The year 2016 is about to end with some extraordinary movies in its bag. The year started with a bang with Airlift that released in the first month of 2016, and the last was the bigshot Dangal which bagged more than 100 crores on its 3rd day of release. Now within a week the year will be over, and there is already a counting of the upcoming releases of 2017. It is very overwhelming to declare that 2017 is coming with some mind blasting releases from almost all the big names in the industry. Here is a list of the Upcoming Bollywood Movies in 2017, which are definitely going to be the ‘must watch’ for the year 2017. Let’s take a look at the upcoming movies of 2017.
Upcoming Bollywood Movies in 2017
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Direction: Rahul Dholakia
Release date: 25 January 2017
Raees is said to be based on criminal Abdul Latif’s life. It’s a story of a Liquor mafia who reigned in Gujrat and did everything to achieve his goals. Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in and as Raees, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen as a cop who is always after him. And Pakistani star Mahira Khan will be playing Shah Rukh’s love interest. There are very prominent similarities between his character and criminal Abdul Latif’s which the filmmakers deny saying “The story of the film is a pure work of fiction, not based on any person living or dead”. The trailer of the movie has released, and there is no second thought about the movie’s success. The movie was slated to be released on Eid 2016, but to avoid a clash with Salman Khan’s Sultan it changed its release date to 25th January 2017 only to face a clash once again with Hrithik’s Kaabil.
The movie faced a legal issue when Abdul Latif’s son, Mustak sent a petition asking how or why a film on his father’s life is being made! There was another issue of not including the Pakistani actors in Bollywood movie by the MNS post the Pakistani attack on the Indian solders, due to which three Indian soldiers lost their lives. Shah Rukh Khan met MNS supreme Raj Thackeray on 11 December 2016 to assure him that Mahira Khan won’t be coming to India to promote the film, and only then the movie got the green signal to release it.
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy
Direction: Sanjay Gupta
Release date: 25 January 2017
Kaabil is a romantic action thriller film where Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam will be seen in the lead role, and both are playing blind. The flick is produced by Rakesh Roshan under his production house under FilmKraft Productions Pvt. Ltd. The shooting of the movie was completed in 77 days. Raees will clash with Kaabil on the theatres, and there was a strong speculation that Hrithik will change the release date, but he did not do that eventually. So now it will be interesting to see which movie will do better and beat the other.
Jolly LLB 2
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor, Huma Qureshi
Direction: Subhash Kapoor
Release date: 10 February 2017
Jolly LLB 2 is the sequel of Arshad Warsi starrer Jolly LLB, which is a courtroom comedy drama. In the movie, Annu Kapoor will be the rival lawyer against Akshay Kumar. The prequel was made with a budget of 18 crores and was a declared hit with 37 crores of business. The teaser posters and the trailer were already out, and the movie looks too promising with the tinge of comedy and a grave issue the movie ultimately depicts. It will be interesting how this upcoming release of 2017 will take the box office by storm!
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor
Direction: Vishal Bhardwaj
Release date: 24 February 2017
It’s a period romance that is set in the background of the Second World War. Vishal Bhardwaj is known for his offbeat movies and with the success of his previous ventures like Maqbool, Omkara, Haider (adaptations of Macbeth, Othello and Hamlet respectively) 7 Khoon Maaf, etc. All his movies are just masterpieces. The presence of Kangna will be an added interest for the audience. After Queen, this is going to be her next release.
- Saif Ali Khan will be seen after quite some time in a powerful role. He recently became father of a beautiful son, Taimur.
- Kangana is working hard for the film and had stayed in New York for a long time to work on her accent. She also went to an island in Mexico to learn solo living.
- There was news from the set of Rangoon that Shahid Kapoor and a Japanese actor got injured in the shooting and for that the shooting was postponed for some time.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Gauahar Khan
Direction: Shashank Khaitan
Release date: 10 March 2017
The name itself suggests the movie will be a funny one. It’s the second instalment of a franchise began of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. This romantic comedy is produced by Karan Johar under the Dharma Productions banner. The shooting of the movie is over and currently; it is in the post-production phase. Both the leads look too excited for this upcoming venture.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Amit Sadh
Direction: Ram Gopal Varma
Release date: 17 March 2017
2017 is definitely going be a very versatile year for Bollywood movies. From romance to crime and comedy the audience is to get the treat from all the flavours. Sarkar 3 is also in the list that is coming up with the third venture of the franchise. This Indian political crime thriller film is written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The Subhash Nagre magic is once again to grab the limelight. With ‘Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag’ his career was almost drowned, which he tried to regain after a certain period with some successful South Indian movies and Veerappan (Hindi). This movie will continue the powerful political journey of Subhash Nagre and his lineage to take over the power and continue the political reign in Maharashtra. We are waiting for this 2017 Bollywood release so eagerly!
Cast: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada
Direction: Anshai Lal
Release date: March 24, 2017
This movie is going to be a unique love story that bears a tinge of comedy. The title of the movie is different too as it depicts the story of some characters who reside in a small village of Punjab, Phillaur. This is the second movie of Anushka Sharma’s home production Clean Slate Films, after her previous successful venture NH10, in which she played the lead role. Diljit Dosanjh will be seen opposite her, and we all know he is a very prominent name of Punjabi industry.
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Akshay Kumar (special appearance), Anupam Kher, Elli Avram
Direction: Shivam Nair
Release date: 31 March 2017
The prequel to the 2015 film Baby the movie will focus on the lead character Shabana Khan played by Taapsee Pannu, and Prithviraj Sukumaran can be seen the negative role. The shooting has been commenced in Malaysia and India. Naam Shabana is a serious movie and to make it more real and convincing Tapsee is learning and training in mixed martial arts and Kudo and Krav Maga for the movie. After Pink, this movie has lots of expectation from Tapsee, and she does not want to disappoint them! Akshay Kumar is not part of the movie, and he will give a guest appearance. It seems after Baby Naam Shabana will be a great release of 2017.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Sayani Gupta, Saswata Chatterjee
Direction: Anurag Basu
Release date: 7 April 2017
Jagga Jasoos has a lot of history in the background of its making. The ‘then lovebirds,’ Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif happily signed for the movie and the makers thought of encashing the hit duo. But the fate went against the makers when the love bird split and their ‘rotten’ love affected the shooting. The director was not happy with some of the scenes, and he decides to reshoot it which actually killed a lot of time and the movie which was supposed to release in November 2016, postpone to 7th April 2017. It might be the last time the audience will be able to witness this cute ex-couple together, and thus the hype regarding its release is too much.
Baahubali 2 / Baahubali: The Conclusion
Cast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah
Direction: S. S. Rajamouli
Release date: 28 April 2017
This epic historical fiction was the second instalment of the jointly produced venture with a whopping budget of 250 crores. The Baahubali: The Beginning was the first part of the instalment and the second part is Baahubali: The Conclusion or Baahubali 2 which is set for release on 28th April. The first movie broke millions of records and achieved a number of awards and recognitions. Baahubali: The Beginning was made of 120 crores and minted 350 crores. The awe-inspiring movie is responsible for so much mounted curiosity regarding the upcoming film. The first look of it took the internet by storm and the leads especially Prabhas and Rana Daggubati are taking special training and creating a beefy body to suit the characters of the warriors. So just get ready for the movie to release to get the experience of life! No doubt that Baahubali: The Conclusion is going to be the most awaited release of 2017!
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher
Direction: Shree Narayan Singh
Release date: 2 June 2017
Based on PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Swacha Bharat Abhiyan’ this movie is another Akshay’s venture that is somehow will act for the betterment of the country along with its entertaining cord. This is not new for the star to sign movies that have something to do with our country. His movies like Baby, Special 26, Airlift, Rustom and now Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Along with ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisa’ girl Bhumi Pednekar, this movie will portray the saddening poor hygiene condition of the rural areas. This movie is going to be the first release of the Khiladi Kumar for 2017. A movie on the most talked about the issue of India currently, we bet this upcoming release of 2017 is potential enough to be in the 100 crores club.
Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri, Sahil Mehta
Direction: Kabir Khan
Release date: 26 June 2017
Tubelight is a different sort of movie for the lead Salman Khan as he has never done any historical war drama before. The plot is a unique one that is set in the 1962 Sino-Indian War. The title is a name that was given to the protagonist in his childhood as he was a little slow. The movie is also about a man’s quest to find his father that will take him to a different land (China), where he will fall in love with a girl. This is a remake of the Kannada film Tubelight.
Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan
Direction: Advait Chandan
Release date: 4 August 2017
Another Aamir Khan magic yet to cast his spell with Secret Superstar. It is a musical drama that depicts the life of a child who aspires to be a singer. The story revolves round the teenager who saves her mother from her abusive father with the help of an alcoholic divorcee. Her struggle is the pivotal incident of the movie and Aamir will be seen as a musician. Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao will produce the flick. After Dangal we are ready for another master blaster hit from Aamir and which be included in the most awaited movie of 2017 and will be most money minting too!
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Evelyn Sharma
Direction: Imtiaz Ali
Release date: 11 August 2017
The movie is about the tourist guide Khan who will meet a woman who is holidaying, playing by Anushka Sharma. SRK is playing a Punjabi man Harinder Singh Nehra, while Anushka will be seen as a Gujrati girl Sejal Shah. Anushka had to take rigorous training for several months for diction to fit into the character of a Gujarati girl. Most of the shooting of the movie has been commencing in Prague, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Budapest. This is a romantic drama, and after Raees the fans of Shah Rukh Khan will have to wait till this movie release. As romantic movies are Shah Rukh’s forte, there left no doubt that The Ring will be part of the best Bollywood releases of 2017.
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu
Direction: David Dhawan
Release date: 29 September 2017
This action comedy masala movie is the sequel of 1997 release Judwaa that had Salman Khan in double role along with Karishma Kapoor and Rambha. There is no big revelation regarding the film, but according to the tabloids, Varun will be seen as a ‘tapori’ and a student in the movie. The characters of Jacqueline and Taapsee have not revealed yet. The actor finds the film is a great responsibility as the prequel is one of the biggest hits of the year of release and it had stalwarts like Salman Khan. According to the news, he is working hard for the film and taking physical training and dancing classes.
Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Direction: S. Shankar
Release date: 18 October 2017
Made with a budget of 400 crores, this science fiction is a sequel of 2010 Tamil film Enthiran. Rajinikanth will be seen reprising the roles of Dr Vaseegaran and Robot Chitti. 2.0 will be released in three languages, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, and is considered as the most expensive Indian film till date.
Dr Richard, the character Akshay is portraying was offered to Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan and then Vikram, Hrithik Roshan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The reason Schwarzenegger was not part of the project as he wanted some changes in the scripts and the makers decided not to do it. Resul Pookutty has been signed for the special sound quality for this epical venture. This is one of those upcoming releases of 2017 that the entire nation is waiting to release.
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor
Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release date: 17 November 2017
The movie is based on the 1303 siege of the Chittor fort in Rajasthan by Alauddin Khilji, the Turkish ruler of Delhi. Khilji had an eye for Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh who was the ruler of Mewar. This is the magnum opus of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but the movie faced a lot of hurdle before getting on the floor. The most crucial issue was with the cast as it was getting difficult to get someone who will be perfect for the role of Ratan Singh. After considering Vicky Kaushal and Fawad Khan finally, Shahid Kapoor was selected for the role. Even there was a lot of issues on the sets as both the stars of the movie clashed with each other and reportedly Ranveer tried to manipulate Shahid’s screen timing and promotion. The sets and the costumes are too elaborate to depict the flavour of the era and it is for the first time Ranveer will be seen a negative role and her and Deepika will not play a romantic couple, to be explicit he will be the reason of her death! A much delayed and much awaited release of 2017 that will give the new anti-hero of Bollywood after Shah Rukh Khan.
Tiger Zinda Hai
Cast: Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan
Direction: Ali Abbas Zafar
Release date: December 22, 2017
In this sequel of Ek Tha Tiger, Salman Khan will reprise his role as a cop and will be portraying his character from the age of 17 to 70, which can be a treat for his fans as he has never come up with such transformations for a movie before. This movie will be high on action sequences, and Katrina Kaif will also be seen performing some tough actions. The movie Tiger Zinda Hai will continue the quest from one country to another as the previous venture. This movie is set to release on the auspicious occasion of Christmas. Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan will be seen again after a long break of 5 years. A long time after Salman will come up with some Christmas gift for his fans, albeit the movie will be one of the most speculated releases of 2017 for his fans.
This list is not the end, as there will be a great number of movies releasing in the year of 2017. But the list is the most waited release of 2017. Hope you liked the list and will be updated not to miss any one of them. Feel free to share your precious suggestion.