Entertainment happens to be one of the most prominent and sought after means of pleasure for majority of the people today. While 2020 happened to halt the filming and release of a number of movies, fans are excitedly looking forward to 2021 for new movies. The audience spent most of their time watching movies digitally in 2020, however, expectations of watching amazing movies and brilliant performances in 2021 have increased among people. The filming of some movies could not be completed while makers of many movies chose to wait for cinema halls and theatres to open in order to release their movies. Expecting a better situation this year, many movies are eyeing a release in 2021. Following is a list of the most awaited upcoming Bollywood movies which will probably hit the big screens in 2021.
One of the most anticipated films of the year, 83 has fans awaiting a release for a long time now. The film happens to be a boon for cricket lovers as the movie happens to revolve around the Indian Cricket team that had won the World Cup back in 1983. Slated to be a sports drama, director Kabir Khan has roped in a huge cast to recreate the entire 1983 Indian cricket team. Ranveer Singh will feature as 1983 Indian Cricket Team Captain, Kapil Dev while Deepika Padukone will essay the role of Kapil Dev's wife. Initially scheduled to hit the theatres on 10 April 2020, 83's release was postponed and extended amid the Coronavirus pandemic. While reports currently suggest that makers are eyeing for a release in the month of March 2021, no finalised dates have been revealed until now.
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Jiiva, Amrita Puri, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani.
2. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' is another movie that is being awaited by fans. Helmed by Prabhu Deva, Radhe is a remake of the South Korean movie 'Veteran' and is speculated to release on the occasion of Eid this year. Radhe will feature Salman Khan in the prominent role, essaying the role of Radhe. Salman Khan was last seen in the 2019 movie Dabangg 3, Salman fans have been craving to watch the actor weave his magic on the big screens one more time.
Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani,Megha Akash, RandeepHooda, Jackie Shroff, Bharath, Gautam Gulati, Zarina Wahab, Arjun Kanungo, Govind Namdev.
3. K.G.F: Chapter 2
After delivering the superhit 2018 film titled 'KGF: Chapter 1', filmmaker Prashanth Neel is back with the sequel 'KGF: Chapter 2'. Slated for an initial release on 23 October 2020, the release of the film was postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, K.G.F: Chapter 2 has been named as the most expensive movie to be made in Kannada cinema history, which makes the movie even more desirable. The teaser of the film which has already been unveiled became the most liked teaser on Indian YouTube in just 10 hours. While the anticipation among people is evident, speculations are that the movie will release in the summer of 2021. The film will feature Yash in the prominent role once again, however, Chapter 2 will witness Sanjay Dutt as the antagonist.
Cast: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Malavika Avinash, Prakash Raj, Achyuth Kumar, Vasishta N. Simha, B. Suresha, Raveena Tandon, Rao Ramesh, Archana Jois, Avinash BS.
Toofan is an upcoming Bollywood sports film featuring Farhan Akhtar in the role of a national level boxer. While complete details of the movie have not yet been revealed, it is speculated that the movie will hit the screens in 2021. The filming of the movie has already begun. Farhan Akhtar has completely aced his performance in the 2013 movie 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', following which fans are anticipating to watch the actor essay the role of a professional boxer.
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Isha Talwar.
Baahubali fame Prabhas has quite a number of upcoming movies. One of his next movies titled as 'RadheShyam' has gained tremendous popularity even before the release. Reports suggest that Prabhas will feature as a fortune teller in the film, while Pooja Hegde who has been cast opposite him will be seen as a princess. Helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar, the film is a romantic drama set in the 1970s of Europe.
Cast: Prabhas, Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Sachin Khedekar, PriyadarshiPulikonda, Sathyan, Murali Sharma, Kunaal Roy Kapur.
6. Laal Singh Chaddha
Laal Singh Chaddha is one of the most awaited movies as fans have been waiting to watch Aamir Khan play a completely different role in the upcoming comedy drama film. Laal Singh Chaddha was initially slated for a release on the occasion of Christmas in 2020 however, recent reports suggest that the movie will hit the screens in December, 2021. Laal Singh Chaddha is an adaptation of the 1994 American movie 'Forrest Gump'. Aamir Khan will portray the prominent role of Laal Singh Chaddha, while Kareena Kapoor will essay the role of his wife. The movie revolves around the life of Laal Singh Chaddha who dictates the story of his life and his disability and achievements to strangers.
Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, Yogi Babu, Vijay Sethupathi. Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan will be seen in cameo appearances.
Upcoming movie titled 'RRR' marks the debut of Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in the Telugu Film Industry, raising the anticipation level among fans. Filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli has kickstarted filming for the upcoming movie. Meanwhile, reports suggest that the movie is supposed to be a big one, with a big budget. Slated to be a period drama movie, RRR has fans awaiting details of the movie and above all, its release. RRR revolves around the story of Alluri Sitarama Raju and KomaramBheem, the freedom fighters who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad. The film was expected to release on 8 January, 2021 in Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil, however the release has been postponed.
Cast: N. T. Rama Rao, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, Samuthirakani, Spandan Chaturvedi, Chatrapathi Sekhar, Shriya Saran, Ajay Devgn.
8. Bob Biswas
Abhishek Bachchan starrer Bob Biswas has the audience waiting. Abhishek Bachchan known for his subtle roles has geared up to return in the upcoming crime thriller as Bob Biswas. Bob Biswas is all set to be a spin-off to the 2012 thriller movie Kahaani. Helmed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh, the movie is expected to release in 2021.
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Chitrangada Singh, Amar Upadhyay, Deepraj Rana, Tina Desai, Gopal K Singh, Purab Kohli, Dev Gill, Ditipriya Roy.
9. Rashmi Rocket
TaapseePannu's upcoming sports drama movie is titled as Rashmi Rocket and is expected to release in 2021. Helmed by Akarsh Khurana, Rashmi Rocket revolves around the story of Rashmi, a Gujarati girl, the role of which will be portrayed by TaapseePannu. The movie has garnered an extreme amount of anticipation as Taapsee is all set to don a new avatar of a girl from Kutch, Gujarat after essaying bold roles in movies like Thappad and Pink.
Cast:TaapseePannu, PriyanshuPainyuli, Abhishek Banerjee, Supriya Pathak, Vicky Kadian.
10. Bachchan Pandey
Akshay Kumar has been roped in for prominent roles in a number of new, upcoming movies. After appearing in movies like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Pad Man', 'Mission Mangal', 'Kesari', Akshay fans have been looking forward to witness the actor and his brilliant performance on the big screen again. One such movie is Bachchan Pandey which is expected to release in the first half of 2021. The upcoming action film Bachchan Pandey is an action film directed by FarhadSamji, featuring Akshay Kumar in a never seen before avatar of Bachchan Pandey, a gangster dreaming of becoming an actor. Kriti Sanon also plays an important role in the movie.
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pankaj Tripathi, Arshad Warsi, Abhimanyu Singh, PrateikBabbar.
11. Badhaai Do
A sequel to the 2018 hit 'Badhaai Ho', 'Badhaai Do' is an upcoming film featuring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in titular roles. While Badhaai Ho left the audience in splits, a similar kind of performance is expected from the sequel. Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, the upcoming comedy family drama is expected to stand out as a package of comedy and entertainment just like the original movie. Reports suggest that the film will release in the beginning of 2021, however no dates have been finalised yet. Rao will essay the role of a cop while Bhumi Pednekar will play the role of a PT teacher in a school.
Cast:Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar.
12. Antim: The Final Truth
While fans of Salman Khan have been waiting for his upcoming film 'Radhe' to release, the actor recently announced another movie titled 'Antim: The Final Truth'. Salman Khan is likely to portray the role of a Sikh man in Antim. Along with him, makers have cast his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the movie. While complete details have not been unveiled, the movie is speculated to release this year.
Cast: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma.
13. Love Hostel
Love Hostel is an upcoming crime thriller film directed by Shanker Raman and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Drishyam Films. Love Hostel revolves around the story of a young couple and their journey of survival. The movie is set against the backdrop of the dusty North Indian plains. Love Hostel has been described as a tale of survival in the game of power, money, mayhem and bloodshed following which the audience is looking forward to the release in anticipation. Speculations are that the movie will hit the big screens this year.
Cast: Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra, Vikrant Massey.
14. Baaghi 4
Keeping the Baaghi franchise alive, Baaghi 4 happens to be the fourth installation. While Baaghi, Baaghi 2 and Baaghi 3 have been appreciated and loved the audience, fans are waiting for Baaghi 4. Like the earlier movies, Baaghi 4 has also roped in Tiger Shroff for the prominent role. The movie is helmed by Ahmed Khan and is likely to release this year.
Cast: Tiger Shroff.
Helmed by Milan Luthria, Tadap is an upcoming Bollywood romantic action film. The movie features Tara Sutaria along with newbie Ahan Shetty who will mark his debut in the industry with Tadap. Tadap happens to be a remake of the 2018 Telugu movie 'RX 100'. Speculated to release sometime in 2021, Tadap is a love saga full of romance and action. Fans are excited to watch the chemistry between Tara and Ahan for the first time together on screen.
Cast: Tara Sutaria, Ahan Shetty, Sikander Kher, Sharat Saxena, Suniel Shetty, Amit Sadh, Naufal Azmir Khan.
16. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Another Salman Khan starrer is on the list of the most anticipated films in 2021. While Salman Khan already has two movies in hand, the upcoming family drama 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali' is also on the cards for the actor. Directed by FarhadSamji, the movie is expected to release on the occasion of Eid this year. The film will feature Salman Khan romancing Pooja Hegde. The movie has the actor fighting for a strong cause in the movie, however details have not been revealed until now.
Cast: Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde.
17. Heropanti 2
The heart-throb of the Bollywood industry, Tiger Shroff has tied his laces to return with Heropanti 2, a sequel to the 2014 hit Heropanti. Helmed by Ahmed Khan, Heropanti 2 is scheduled to release on 16 July, 2021. Tiger Shroff had marked his debut with Heropanti, pertaining to which fans are awaiting to watch the actor in a sequel of the movie. While details of the movie are not out, reports suggest that the film will revolve around a man who helps people during the late-night hours.
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria.
Kartik Aaryan is all set to woo the audience once again with his cute looks and brilliant performance with the upcoming action thriller movie 'Dhamaka'. The film happens to be a remake of the 2013 South Korean film titled 'The Terror Live'. Dhamaka will feature Kartik Aaryan in the prominent role as a journalist. Directed by Ram Madhvani, the film is expected to release in 2021.
Cast: Kartik Aaryan.
The fearless Bollywood actress KanganaRanaut has geared up to essay the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in the upcoming movie 'Tejas'. Kangana is usually in the headlines, surrounded by controversies following which fans are extremely excited to witness the star's upcoming film. Helmed by SarveshMewara, the release of Tejas is expected this year around April.
20. Atrangi Re
Slated to be a romantic drama film, 'Atrangi Re' has fans awaiting the release of the movie given the ensemble cast that makers have roped in. Directed by Aanand L. Rai, Atrangi Re will feature Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar and Dhanush in prominent roles. The movie is likely to hit the big screens on 14 February, 2021. Sara Ali Khan will essay a double role in the upcoming venture.
Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush, Akshay Kumar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
21. Bell Bottom
Another Akshay Kumar starrer being anticipated by fans is Bell Bottom, helmed by Ranjit M Tewari. Scheduled to release on 2 April 2020, Bell Bottom is an upcoming spy thriller based on true events. The movie features an ensemble cast, is set in the 1980s and revolves around unforgettable heroes of the 1980 era. As the movie is set in the 80s, the audience is quite excited to witness the story.
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta, Aniruddh Dave.
Akshay Kumar has a lot in his bag for this year. Apart from Atrangi Re, Bachchan Pandey, Bell Bottom, the actor also has Sooryavanshi slated to hit the theatres this year. Sooryavanshi is an action film helmed by Rohit Shetty. Sooryavanshi happens to be the fourth instalment of Rohit Shetty's Cop Universe after Singham, Singham Returns and Simmba. Akshay will essay the role of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in the upcoming flick. Sooryavanshi will feature Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif opposite each other as a married couple.
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Gulshan Grover, NiharicaRaizada, Abhimanyu Singh, Jackie Shroff, Sikander Kher, VivanBhatena, Kumud Mishra, Javed Jaffrey.
Brahmastra is speculated to be one of the biggest movies helmed by Ayan Mukerji. Slated to be a trilogy, Brahmastra happens to be the first movie of three parts. The action fantasy movie is predicted to release in 2021, however final details have not yet been revealed. Apart from this, the movie features an ensemble cast which has fans anticipating the movie's release. Through Brahmastra, fans will witness Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt share screen space for the first time.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Dimple Kapadia, Nagarjuna Akkineni, PrateikBabbar, Saurav Gurjar, Vishal Karwal, Rashi Mal, Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo appearance.
24. Mr. Lele
Varun Dhawan's Mr. Lele is helmed by Shashank Khaitan and is speculated to release this year. While details of the movie have not been revealed until now, Mr. Lele is slated to be a comic thriller film. Mr. Lele will feature Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor for the first time together on screen.
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor.
25. Raksha Bandhan
Clearly Akshay Kumar has a lot in his hands at the moment. Another upcoming movie in the actor's list is Raksha Bandhan, scheduled to release on 5 November, 2021. Helmed by Aanand L. Rai, Raksha Bandhan revolves around the unbreakable bond between brothers and sisters. Reports suggest that the story of Raksha Bandhan is a touching one, with the ability to make the audience smile and cry.
The upcoming biographical sports movie titled 'Maidaan' is scheduled to release on 15 October, 2021. Directed by Amit Sharma, Maidaan revolves around the life of former Indian Football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The movie will feature Ajay Devgn in the prominent role as Syed Abdul Rahim.
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Gajraj Rao.
Karan Johar's upcoming directorial titled 'Takht' is one of the most awaited movies. Scheduled to hit the theatres on 24 December, 2021 'Takht' is set to be a historical drama. The movie will revolve around the relationship between the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Dara Shukoh, Aurangzeb's brother. reports suggest that Vicky Kaushal will essay the role of Aurangzeb, Ranveer Singh will portray Dara Shukoh and Anil Kapoor will essay the role of Shahjahan. The movie will feature a huge ensemble cast.
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor.
Jersey is an upcoming sports drama movie directed by GowtamTinnanuri and speculated to hit the theatres this year, in 2021. The movie happens to be a remake of the 2019 Telugu film with the same title 'Jersey'. The movie revolves around the life of a 36-year-old cricketer with an aim of playing for India after ending his career ten years back. The movie will feature Shahid Kapoor in the prominent role as Arjun Raichand.
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharad Kelkar.
29. Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal is all set to portray the role of Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter in the upcoming biographical movie titled 'Sardar Udham Singh'. Scheduled to release on 15 January 2021, the movie is a biopic of Udham Singh, the freedom fighter who assassinated Michael O'Dwyer in London aiming revenge for the Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. The movie will feature Vicky Kaushal as Udham Singh.
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Banita Sandhu.
Thalaivi is an upcoming Bollywood multilingual biographical film based on the life of the late politician and actress J. Jayalalithaa. Directed by A. L. Vijay, 'Thalaivi' is scheduled to release in 2021. The movie which has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu will feature KanganaRanaut essaying the role of J. Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa was a celebrity loved and appreciated by the public following which the movie has garnered extreme anticipation.
Cast:KanganaRanaut, Arvind Swami, Jisshu Sengupta, Prakash Raj, Madhoo, Poorna, Bhagyashree, Nassar, Vidya Pradeep, Samuthirakani.