The Latest and Upcoming Bollywood Movies of 2020: 2019 has been an interesting year for Bollywood so far. It has touched both extremes of the spectrum. On one side, there are films like “Hamid” and “Photograph”, with an accurate depiction of the reality. On the other hand, we have no-brainers like “Student of the Year 2” and “Total Dhamaal”. There have also been blockbusters like “Kabir Singh” and “Super 30”. So, it’s a full house as far as the variety of films is concerned.
Going by the trend, we can assume that it’s no longer an easy game to churn out a blockbuster. The failure of Shahrukh Khan’s “Zero” and the success of Ayushman Khurana’s “Andhadhun” say it all. They’re proof of the changing dynamics of blockbuster cinema.
Speaking of Khurrana, he is going strong this year as well. His latest “Article 15” has been critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Similar to it, another police story, “Soni” (a Netflix Release) has garnered some critical appreciation this year.
With “Gully Boy”, “Manikarnika”, “Uri” and “Mission Mangal”, Bollywood’s obsession with Biopics is in full glory this year. But there is hope, still, that before the year ends, we will get to see something like “October” or “Andhadhun”. If not, there is always another year to build our anticipation. From the 10 movies listed below, it seems Bollywood in 2020 is heading in the right direction, picking risky subjects for moderate budget to minimise the loss.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. The film stars Janhvi Kapoor as Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian female air-force pilot in combat, alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in supporting roles.
The film was announced on 26 December 2018 as Jhanvi shared the first look. Principal photography commenced on and was wrapped up in October; it was extensively filmed across Lucknow. Netflix acquired the distribution rights and will stream the film worldwide. It will stream on 12 August 2020 on Netflix.
Khuda Haafiz is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed Faruk Kabir. It stars Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in lead roles, with Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra and Shiv Pandit in supporting roles. Set during the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the film is inspired by true events and follows Sameer Chaudhary, a young man who races against time to rescue his kidnapped wife Nargis from flesh traders.
The film is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar from 14 August 2020.
Class of 83
Class of ’83 is an upcoming Indian drama film produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal for Netflix. The film is based on the book “The Class of 83” by Hussain Zaidi and tells the story of a hero policeman shunted to a punishment posting as Dean Vijay Singh (Bobby Deol) of the police academy.
Class of ’83 is third Netflix collaboration with Red Chillies Entertainment after the original series Bard of Blood and Betaal. The film will premiere on 21 August 2020 on Netflix.
Sadak 2 is an upcoming Indian film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films. The film is the sequel to the 1991 film Sadak. The sequel stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film marks Mahesh Bhatt’s return as a director after 20 years.
The film is about Ravi’s depression and how he helps a young woman’s encounter with a godman, who is out to expose this fake guru running an ashram. The shooting began on 18 May 2019, and the film was shot in Ooty, Mumbai, Mysore and Uttarakhand. The film will premiere on 28 August 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar.
Toofan (transl. Storm) is an upcoming Indian 2020 Hindi sports film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar as a national level boxer, along with Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur and Isha Talwar.
It was announced on 16 January 2019 and filming begun on 24 August 2019 in Dongri. It is scheduled for release on 18 September 2020.
Satyamev Jayate 2
Satyameva Jayate 2 is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language vigilante action film directed by Milap Zaveri and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani. A sequel of the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate, the film stars John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar.
The concept is based on the fight against injustice and misuse of power. The film was announced on 27 September 2018 and it was also confirmed that Abraham will also perform high action scenes. The film is slated to be released on Gandhi Jayanti 2020.
Jayesh Bhai Jordaar
Jayeshbhai Jordaar is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language social comedy drama film produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by newcomer Divyang Thakkar. It stars Ranveer Singh in the title role as a Gujarati man who believes in equal rights between males and females in the society.
The film also features newcomer Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak. It is also the debut film of Gujarati actress Deeksha Joshi. Rolling began in December 2019 and ended by February 2020.It is set to theatrically release on Gandhi Jayanti 2020.
Prithviraj is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi language historical action drama film directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Aditya Chopra under his production house Yash Raj Films. It is about the life of the Chahamana king Prithviraj Chauhan and stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role of Chauhan, while Manushi Chhillar (in her film debut) plays his wife Samyukta.
The film was officially announced on 9 September 2019, which marked the occasion of Kumar’s 52nd birthday, with a motion poster released on social media. Principal photography of the film began on 15 November 2019 and it is scheduled to release in theatres in India on the occasion of Diwali in 2020.
Brahmāstra: Part One of Three, also known as Brahmāstra, is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language action fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji, and produced by Karan Johar. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Akkineni Nagarjuna in pivotal roles and will serve as the first film in a planned trilogy.
Principal photography began in Bulgaria in February 2018 and the film is scheduled for release on 4 December 2020 in standard formats, 3D, and IMAX with dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
Laal Singh Chaddha
Laal Singh Chaddha is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Advait Chandan with production by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Loosely based on American drama Forrest Gump (1994) tracing historical things, it stars Aamir Khan in the title role with Kareena Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi (in his Hindi film debut) and Mona Singh.
Filmed in more than 100 locations in India as of 31 October 2019 to present beginning from Chandigarh with muhurat shot given by Khan’s mom Zeenat Hussain, the film was officially announced on 14 March 2019 and has been finalised to theatrically hit cinemas on Christmas 2020.