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17 Bollywood films to watch out for in 2023

Bollywood films have been the lifeblood of this country for more than a century now and the industry has given us some of the best movies to ever hit the silver screen. Considered the world’s second-largest movie industry, Bollywood churns out almost 500 films a year though the number varies from year to year. 2023 is a big year for the Hindi film industry with some massive releases lined up.

Here’s setting up your movie calendar for all the upcoming Bollywood films in 2023:

Mission Majnu
Releasing on 20th January
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi, Sharib Hashmi
Synopsis: Mission Majnu is a spy thriller based on true events. The film follows Amandeep Singh (played by Sidharth Malhotra) as he leads one of India’s most daring missions against a neighbouring country.

Releasing on 20th January
Cast: Rakul Preet Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Satish Kaushik, Rajesh Tailang, Dolly Ahluwalia
Synopsis: Sanya is an unemployed chemistry genius looking for a job. However, she also wants to use her knowledge of chemistry to help young minds move beyond the taboos of sex with the right education.

Releasing on 25th January
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham
Synopsis: Shah Rukh Khan stars as Pathaan, an agent who takes on enemy forces who seek to derail India. John Abraham plays the antagonist while Deepika Padukone appears to aid SRK in his ventures.

Releasing on 10th February
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Sachin Khedekar
Synopsis: Kartik Aaryan plays the role of a rich man’s son who only realises much later in life that he belongs to a wealthy family. How he reconciles himself with this fact and protects his family forms the base of the story.

Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway
Releasing on 3rd March
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Anirban Bhattacharya
Synopsis: The film is based on the true story of an Indian couple and their battle against the Norwegian welfare services who took away their children.

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Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar
Releasing on 8th March
Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Boney Kapoor
Synopsis: This romantic comedy marks Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s first film together. It also marks Boney Kapoor’s acting debut.

Releasing on 30th March
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu
Synopsis: The story tells the tale of a former prisoner called Bhola who is all set to return home after 10 years in prison. However, he is arrested mid-way and an incident rocks his life, creating further trouble.

Releasing on 7th April
Cast: Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor
Synopsis: Reportedly, Bawaal tells the tale of a simple man who falls in love with the most beautiful woman in his town.

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Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Releasing on 21st April
Cast: Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh, Jagapathi Babu
Synopsis: According to reports, Salman Khan plays a dual role in the movie. There’s much action one can expect from the movie and also romance and this is one of the most anticipated films in Bollywood this year.

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
Releasing on 28th April
Cast: Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt
Synopsis: Karan Johar returns to the director’s chair after many years to give us a romance that’ll surely play on all our emotions.

Releasing on 2nd June
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra
Synopsis: Shah Rukh Khan will be playing a dual role in this espionage action thriller written and directed by Atlee.

Releasing on 16th June
Cast: Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Sunny Singh
Synopsis: This upcoming mythological film is based on the epic story of Ramayana.

Releasing on 7th July
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani, Raashii Khanna
Synopsis: Yodha is an action thriller film that is produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. It also marks Raashii Khanna’s comeback to Hindi cinema after more than a decade.

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Releasing on 11th August
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri
Synopsis: According to reports, the movie is a gangster drama that delves deep into our darkest character traits.

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Tiger 3
Releasing on 10th November
Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Emraan Hashmi
Synopsis: Tiger 3 is the third instalment in the hit Tiger franchise which is a part of the YRF spy universe.

Sam Bahadur
Releasing on 1st December
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Synopsis: The movie is based on the life of India’s first Field Marsal, the legendary Sam Manekshaw.

Releasing on 22nd December
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu
Synopsis: According to reports, Dunki is based on the illegal backdoor route known as the ‘Donkey Flight’ that is used by Indians to illegally migrate to countries like Canada and the US.

These are the Bollywood films that we’re excited to see this year. Due to the pandemic, many films had to be pushed back from their original release date and the dates given here should be considered tentative as well.

17 Bollywood films to watch out for in 2023

Mayukh Majumdar

Entertainment Editor

Mayukh Majumdar lives life in Bollywood dialogues and has previously worked with media channels like Filmfare, Rolling Stone India, Man's World India and Mirror Now. He aspires to travel like Freya Stark and retire in New Orleans one day.

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