Upcoming 2021 Asian Movie Releases

With the reopening of cinemas in most states of India, Asian movie lovers will witness the return of the much anticipated movie releases on the big screen, that were previously pushed back due to the ongoing pandemic.

Cinema theatres in India and overseas markets popular for Indian movie releases, are anticipating heavy footfall during the Diwali weekend, which falls on 4 November 2021, for the line-up includes both regional and big-ticket titles.

From Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, Rajinikanth’s Tamil movie Annaatthe and more, here is a comprehensive list of Asian movie releases over the remainder of 2021:


Star (Malayalam)

Synopsis: Prithviraj plays Dr Derrick who tries to unearth the mystery in the story. The mystery of star – the Betelgeuse in the Orion constellation.
Release Date: 28 October 2021
Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Joju George and Sheelu Abraham


Sooryavanshi (Hindi)

Synopsis: Sooryavanshi traces the acts and serious antics of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in India.
Release Date: 4 November 2021
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh


Annaatthe (Tamil)

Synopsis: Directed by Siruthai Siva, Annaatthe is a rural action-entertainer with Rajinikanth playing the role of a village headman.
Release Date: 4 November 2021
Cast: Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj and Keerthy Suresh


Bunty Aur Babli 2 (Hindi)

Indian Hindi Movie Bunty Aur Babli 2

Bunty and Babli are forced out of retirement after a spate of robberies with their trademark sigil start appearing across India.
Release Date: 18 November 2021
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji and Pankaj Tripathi


Satyameva Jayate 2 (Hindi)

Indian Hindi Movie Satyameva Jayate 2

Revolves around the fight against injustice and misuse of power. From police and politicians to industrialists and a common man, the film will explore corruption in all spheres.
Release Date: 25 November 2021
Cast: John Abraham, Divya Khosla Kumar and Anup Soni


Maanaadu (Tamil)

Synopsis: On the day of a public conference by the state’s Chief Minister, his bodyguard and a police officer are stuck in a time loop.
Release Date: 25 November 2021
Cast: T.R. Silambarasan, Kalyani Priyadarshan and S.J. Suryah


83 (Hindi)

Indian Hindi Movie 83

The story of India’s incredible cricket World Cup victory in 1983. The World Cup that taught India to win.
Release Date: 23 November 2021
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Tahir Raj Bhasin


Pushpa: The Rise (Telugu)

Synopsis: Based on the smuggling of red sandal trees in Seshachalam forest|
Release Date: 23 December 2021
Cast: Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna


Jersey (Hindi)

Indian Hindi Movie Jersey

The about a thirty six year old cricketer who stopped his cricketing career ten years ago, and now aiming to return to the Indian Cricket team to realize his son’s dream and to prove his ability
Release Date: 30 December 2021
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Palak Singh


*Movie release dates are subject to change


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Sources: IMDB and VOX Cinemas movie release schedule

‘Padmaavat’ Gets A New Release Date

The controversial period romance, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, will hit the big screen on January 25, 2018.


The long wait is almost over. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period romance Padmaavat will now release across cinemas in UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain on January 25, 2018.

Padmaavat has been in the eye of a storm due to its plot line. It’s a tale of a Hindu Rajput Queen and the Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji. However, several Rajput and right-wing groups in India found the portrayal of the Hindu queen offensive.

The period romance – featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, was earlier schedule for release on December 1, 2017.

The film has now been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which asked its makers to change the movie Title from Padmavati to Padmaavat and also suggested other modifications to be made to the film.

Two Bollywood films at war

 With the release date of Padmaavat now moved to January 25, the film will clash with the release date of R. Balki’s biography drama Pad Man – featuring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles.

Akshay Kumar's Bollywood Blockbuster Pad Man


Pad Man is a biopic drama on Arunachalam Muruganantham – the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine in India, whose role will be played by Indian National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar.

The next question is: will the clash of these two Bollywood blockbusters affect box office collections of Pad Man?

When asked about his reaction on the clash of the two films, Akshay Kumar said, “It is not about competition, it is a very big day, a big week, so all films can come. Both the films can release on that day as every film has the right to release whenever they (makers) want, and I am happy for them.”

Considering the star-studded cast featured in both films, the weekend of January 25 will be a crowd puller across cinemas in UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, and both Bollywood blockbusters are guaranteed to do well in the region.

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Source: Gulf news (Tabloid)

Here’s the First Look at Bollywood’s Padmavati

The makers of Bollywood period-drama film Padmavati unveiled the first look in which actress Deepika Padukone looked every inch a reigning empress.

The first poster of the film shows Padukone in a red lehnga and choli by designer duo Rimple and Harpreet, paired with elaborate Rajasthani jewellery by Tanishq. Some 200 craftsmen worked for 600 days to create some of the jewellery that will be showcased in the movie. Each piece of jewellery in the movie plays a significant role, said a statement.

The poster shows a group of women in veils standing behind Padukone, who can be seen standing with folded hands. The actress plays Rani Padmavati of Chittore in the film.

A second poster shows the actress, who is sporting a unibrow for the first time, standing inside what seems like a temple.


First Look at Bollywood’s Padmavati


Padmavati – directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (known for grand period dramas), is the story of Chittor’s Rani Padmini, who performed juahar with several Rajput women after Alaudin Khilji invaded the fort of Chittor. Ranveer Singh plays the role of Alaudin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor plays Deepika’s onscreen husband Ratan Singh in the film.

The movie is slated for release in December 2017.

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Sources: Gulf News and NDTV