February 9, 2021
Having experienced huge losses due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown in 2020, the Indian cinema industry is relatively back on track, with 2021 looking hopeful for Indian movie fans across the world. Here’s a comprehensive list of Indian language blockbusters, confirmed to release in cinema, that will set the BIG screen ablaze this year!
Among most things we didn’t get to do in 2020, was the joy of visiting a cinema to enjoy the experience of watching a blockbuster on the BIG screen. While the cinematic release for numerous Hollywood blockbusters remain delayed in 2021, the Indian cinema industry is relatively back on track, offering cinemagoers an extensive line-up of blockbusters across an array of genres.
Here’s a comprehensive list of all the Indian movies, confirmed to release in cinema, and worth experiencing on the BIG screen:
Directed by Kabir Khan and starring the real-life pair, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone lead roles, ’83 is a movie based on India’s historic first World Cup win in 1983. The movie is a combination of two things Indians love the most – Bollywood and Cricket!
Laal Singh Chaddha
Starring Aamir Khan in the lead and directed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha is an official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. The movie will be Aamir Khan’s return to the big screen after a three year hiatus, post Thugs of Hindostan.
The actor-director duo, Salman Khan and Prabhu Deva, are set to return to the big screen this year with Radhe – a movie inspired by the South Korean hit The Outlaws. The Bollywood action-drama is set to release later this year.
Based on the Indian Women’s Cricket team captain, Mithali Raj, the biopic stars is directed by Rahul Dholakia and stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. The movie is said to highlight the achievements and struggles of the skipper and her journey to realize her childhood dream.
An addition to director Rohit Shetty’s own Cop Universe, this installment features Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and Ajay Devgn. The action packed movie is based on the anti-terrorist squad lead by DCP Veer Sooryavanshi who joins forces with the Mumbai Police, headed by Inspector Sangram Bhalerao and DCP Bajirao Singham, to stop a terrorist group planning an attack on Mumbai.
K.G.F: Chapter 2
In the follow-up to the 2018 blockbuster directed by Prashanth Neel, South Indian star Yash resumes his role as Rocky, while Bollywood star Sunjay Dutt makes his Kannada acting debut as Rocky’s nemesis. Raveena Tandon will also feature in the movie as a political leader named Ramika Sen. This blockbuster is also set to release in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
Directed by S. S Rajamouli, the movie stars Jr. NTR, Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. The action-drama is a fictitious story about two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in 1920’s.
The upcoming romantic-drama stars Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in lead roles, and is directed by K.K. Radha Krishna Kumar. The film also stars Satyaraj, Bhagyashree, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Jagapati Babu, Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar and Veteran actor Krishnam Raju – who is said to play a significant role in the blockbuster.
Billed as a political satire, the film is written and directed by Anudeep K V. Jathi Ratnalu stars Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi Pulikonda and Rahul Ramakrishna in the lead roles. The movie is set to release in cinema on March 11.
Starring Sharwanand and Priyanka Arul Mohan in lead roles, the movie is set in a rural backdrop is written and directed by Kishore Reddy. The film will release on March 11.
The Telugu remake of Bollywood hit Pink is helmed by Venu Sriram. In the remake, Pawan Kalyan steps into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan. Vakeel Saab also stars Anjali, Nivetha Thomas, Ananya Nagalla and Prakash Raj and is slated for release on April 9.
Other Indian movies releasing in 2021 include:
Antim, Phone Bhoot, Dhamaka, Sardar Udham, Kaagaz, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Big Bull, Bhoot Police, Atrangi Re, Jersey, GanguBai Kathiawadi,Kabhi Eid, Kabhi Diwali, Thalavi, Marakkar: Lion of The Arabian Sea, Minnal Murali, Kurup, Radhe Shyam, Mosagallu, Aranya, Seetimaarr, Love story, Viraataparvam, Acharya, Naarappa, Khiladi, Republic, Most Eligible Bachelor, Major, Pushpa, Maha Samudram, Fun – F3, and The Priest.
Sources: Koi Moi, Wikipedia, India Today, Times of India, The Indian Express, GQ India and IMDB.