There are several reasons to feel stoked for the slate of Hindi film releases in 2024. We are going to see Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi collaborate for a neo noir thriller (Merry Christmas); Siddharth Anand, Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone come together to portray air force fighters who band together for a dangerous, rip-roaring mission (Fighter); two Kareena Kapoor Khan films (The Crew, The Buckingham Murders); there is Chandu Champion, starring Kartik Aaryan and directed by Kabir Khan. Brace yourself: We also have a romantic film with Tripti Dimri and Vicky Kaushal.
We have also included films that will be dubbed in Hindi in this list, which has been arranged according to the date of release.
Date: 12th January
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Cast: Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi and Sanjay Kapoor
Two strangers meet on Christmas eve. A night of giddy romance however, soon turns into a nightmare. Though the film was initially slated for a December 2023 release, it was postponed to 12th January, 2024 instead.
Date: 25th January
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor and Karan Singh Grover
The film follows the story of top Indian Air Force fighters who band together to face an imminent security threat. The film marks Siddharth Anand’s third collaboration with both Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan.
Date: 9th Feb
Director: Amit Joshi & Aradhana Sah
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Dharmendra, Dimple Kapadia.
A Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan presentation, the romantic-drama film also stars Dharmendra.
Anand Tiwari’s Untitled Next
Date: 23rd February
Director: Anand Tiwari
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Tripti Dimri and Ammy Virk
Anand Tiwari’s next has been described as “an eclectic mix of drama, emotions and a dash of comedy”, promoted online with #MereMehboobMereSanam. Formerly slated to release on 24th August in 2023, it was postponed to early 2024 instead. Vicky Kaushal also starred in Tiwari’s debut feature, Love Per Square Foot (2018). The upcoming film is produced by Amazon Prime in association with Dharma Productions and the Leo Media Collective.
Date: 1st March
Director: Kiran Rao
Cast: Atishay Jain Akhil, Shivam Ghawariya and Nitanshi Goel
The second film directed by Kiran Rao, after Dhobi Ghat (2010), is about two young brides who disappear from a train. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and reviews describe it as a jovial and moving exploration of life and womanhood.
Date: 15th March
Directors: Pushkar Ojha and Sagar Ambre
Cast: Siddarth Malhotra, Disha Patani and Raashi Khanna
This film follows a soldier who rises to the occasion when an aeroplane is hijacked by terrorists. Yodha is directed by Pushkar Ojha and Sagar Ambre — who have previously worked on action films like Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), War (2019) and Pathaan (2023) — and bankrolled by Dharma Productions.
Date: 22nd March
Director: Rajesh Krishnan
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh and Kapil Sharma
The film centres the lives of three women who end up entangled in a web of lies and deceit.
Date: 29th March
Director: Anurag Basu
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Ali Fazal, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Neena Gupta and Konkona Sen Sharma
This spin-off, based on director Anurag Basu’s 2007 drama Life…in a Metro, follows the bittersweet connections the characters make as they navigate love and heartbreak in a metropolitan city.
Date: 5th April
Director: Koratala Siva
Cast: NTR Jr, Janhvi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
This upcoming Telugu action-drama has been described as “an intensive tale about a man who struck fear in the minds of those who were naive to it.” We look forward to seeing Saif Ali Khan play the villain once again, after Omkara (2006), Tanhaji (2020) and Adipurush (2023). Devara is produced by Yuvasudha Arts and NTR Arts, with hitmaker Anirudh Ravichander composing the soundtrack.
Date: 19th April
Director: Sharan Sharma
Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor and Abhishek Banerjee
Zee Studios and Dharma Productions team up for this biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team. The film is helmed by Sharan Sharma, who previously directed Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020), which also featured Janhvi Kapoor. It marks the second collaboration between Rao and Kapoor after the 2021 horror-comedy, Roohi.
Date: 26th April
Director: Arun Gopalan
Cast: John Abraham, Manushi Chillar and Neeru Bajwa
Last seen as the charismatic villain in Pathaan (2023), John Abraham will play the lead role in Arun Gopalan’s geo-political thriller Tehran. The film reportedly draws from real-life events, specifically the Russo-Ukrainian War. It is produced by Maddock Films.
Date: 14th June, 2024
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor and Katrina Kaif
The film is based on the life of the extraordinary sportsman Murlikant Petkar.
Date: 15th August
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff
The third instalment of the Singham franchise sees Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan reunite. Deepika Padukone and Tiger Shroff add to the already star-studded cast of Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar in the next instalment of Rohit Shetty’s Cop-verse.
Date: 15th August
Cast: Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil
The much anticipated sequel to Pushpa: The Rise (2021), the film is going to grace the big screen in August of this year.
Date: 30th August
Director: Amar Kaushik
Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee and Aparshakti Khurana
This instalment of the hit franchise sees almost all of the original cast return for a second outing in Chanderi. Except this time, the inscription on the walls has changed to “O Stree, raksha karna (Stree, protect us).” The teaser showed townspeople being terrorised by a headless demon.
Date: 27th September
Director: Vasan Bala
Cast: Alia Bhatt
This film marks the first collaboration between Alia Bhatt and Vasan Bala. Jigra is co-produced by Bhatt's company Eternal Sunshine Productions and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
Date: 2nd October
Directors: Sandeep Kewlani and Abhishek Anil Kapur
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Veer Pahariya, Sara Ali Khan and Nimrat Kaur
Based on a true story of an airstrike in 1965, this film stars Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Nimrat Kaur in high-stakes aerial combat.
Date: 11th October
Director: Rosshan Andrrews
Cast: Shahid Kapoor and Pooja Hegde
Blockbuster Malayalam director Rosshan Andrrews will make his Hindi debut with this action-thriller that follows the journey of a brilliant yet rebellious police officer investigating a high-profile case. He uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal, leading him down a dangerous path. Deva is produced by Roy Kapur Films and Zee Studios.
Date: 6th December
Director: Laxman Utekar
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Rashmika Mandanna and Akshaye Khanna
Produced by Maddock Films, this historical drama is based on the life of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Laxman Utekar previously directed the rom-com Zara Hatke Zara Bachke (2023), which also starred Vicky Kaushal. Chaava marks the first time Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna — who is fresh off the box-office success of Animal (2023) — will share screen-space.
Date: 20th December
Director: Ahmed Khan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani, Jacqeline Fernandes, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutt and Paresh Rawal.
The third instalment of the Welcome franchise was announced in style: an a cappella extravaganza (that was dropped on Akshay Kumar’s birthday, no less) featuring the film’s massive ensemble cast along with other familiar faces. Welcome To The Jungle is produced by Jio Studios in association with A.A. Nadiadwala.
Date: Tentatively in February
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Cast: Nimrit Ahluwalia and Anupam Joardar
The protagonists navigate romantic and sexual desire as existing technologies make the quest more complicated.
Date: Tentatively around Eid
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and Prithviraj Sukumaran
The film is a rebooted version of the classic of the same name.
Director: Sudhanshu Saria
Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Roshan Mathew, Meiyang Chang and Gulshan Devaiah
A young IFS officer, played by Janhvi Kapoor, gets embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy theory over the course of her job.
Director: Homi Adajania
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Varma, Dimple Kapadia, Sara Ali Khan, Tisca Chopra, Karisma Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu and Sanjay Kapoor
This comedy thriller, directed by Homi Adajania, marks the on-screen return of Karisma Kapoor for the first time since 2012. The film promises to be packed with “mad energy.”
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Dekhmukh, Nora Fatehi and Pooja Hegde
The fifth instalment in the comedy franchise features the return of Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh.
Director: Sudha Kongara
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan and Paresh Rawal
Sudha Kongara’s 2020 Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, which was inspired by the life of the Air Deccan founder, is to be remade in Hindi, under Abundatia Entertainment. Radhika Madan revealed in an interview that the remake will be different from the original. Suriya, who played the lead role in the Tamil film, is reported to make a cameo in the Hindi remake.
Director: Nag Ashwin
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Hassan, Prabhaas, Deepika Padukone and Disha Patani
This mythological sci-fi epic featuring a star-studded ensemble cast follows a modern-day avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who is believed to have descended to earth to protect the world from evil forces. Initially announced under the working title Project K, Kalki is produced by Vyjayanthi Movies. With a budget of Rs. 600 crore, futuristic sets and high-end technology, it is the one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.
Director: Karan Tejpal
Cast: Abhishek Banerjee, Shubham and Mia Maelzer
The thriller follows two brothers who witness a baby being kidnapped at a railway station in rural India. One, guided by moral duty, convinces the other to help the mother and join a perilous investigation to find the baby. The film highlights the class and economic divide in India. Stolen was screened at the BFI London Film Festival in late 2023, and was the sole Indian selection for the Venice Film Festival.
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra
Diljit Dosanjh plays the titular Amar Singh Chamkila in this musical drama that tells the story of Punjab’s original rockstar. Also starring Parineeti Chopra, this Imtiaz Ali directorial, with music by AR Rahman, promises to be an insightful journey through the highs and lows of the life of Chamkila.
Director: Shashanka Chaturvedi
Cast: Kajol, Kriti Sanon and Shaheer Sheikh
Kajol and Kriti Sanon reunite after their last film together in 2015, Dilwale. This mystery-thriller is set in the hills of North India.
Director: Kannan Iyer
Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Benedict Garrett and Abhay Verma
Directed by Kannan Iyer, who co-wrote it with Darab Farooqui, this thriller drama is based on a true story. Sara Ali Khan plays Usha Mehta, a valiant freedom fighter who used the radio to broadcast messages that were banned by the British Raj.
Director: Hansal Mehta
Cast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Keith Allen and Joel Morris
A grieving cop, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, moves to a new town to investigate the case of a missing child. The film marks Kapoor Khan’s first collaboration with Hansal Mehta.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Rahul Bhatt, Sunny Leone, Jeniffer Piccinato and Abhilash Thapliyal
The neo-noir thriller is about an ex-police officer who is in cahoots with a corrupt system, but then embarks on a redemptive journey.
Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat
Cast: Lakshya, Raghav Juyal and Tanya Maniktala
Co-produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment, Kill has been described as a “brutally violent” action thriller. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023 to rave reviews by critics.
Cast: Aamir Khan
The details available on the project are scant, but Aamir Khan has said that the film is going to further some of the themes of his 2007 film Taare Zameen Par, which centred around a child with dyslexia, played by Darsheel Safary.
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Cast: Divyenndu Sharma, Pratik Gandhi and Saiyami Kher
This action-drama, helmed by the director of Raees (2017), explores and celebrates the lives of firefighters. Production for the film wrapped in late 2022, and a 2024 release seems on the cards. Agni is under the banner of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.
Director: Rishab Shetty
Cast: Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda and Achyuth Kumar
2022’s hit Kannada film will be followed by a prequel that delves into the origins of the Kantara legend. The first look teaser for the film garnered a great deal of excitement from fans. Kantara 2 will be dubbed in seven languages, including Hindi and English.
Director: S. Shankar
Cast: Kamal Haasan, S. J. Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Bhavani Shankar
This upcoming Tamil film is the sequel to the 1996 film Indian — which also starred Kamal Haasan in the lead role — and will continue the story of Senapathy Veerasekaran in his fight against corruption. Indian 2 will tentatively release in the summer of 2024. Indian 3 is being shot simultaneously, and will be released soon after.