Upcoming movies 2020 :Release date, Star cast & Plot

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By Manvi Madan - Content Specialist Jan 24 2020 Share this blog

The year 2020 is going to incubate an electrifying assortment of movies going to hit the theatres. We bring to you the Top 30+ movies to look out for this year, that will provide certain flavours, thrill and excitement at the very least and make your year entertaining.

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Let’s take a look at the Top 30+ Upcoming Movies in 2020 that will make your year entertaining and exciting: 

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january release


The first month of the year still holds 3 big releases that can be expected to harbour decent box office collections:

  • Panga: Inspired from a true story, the movie portrays the triumphant redemption of a mother and a National Level Kabaddi Player from India showcasing an inspirational story of struggle against stereotypes highlighting the importance of love and support from family.

Release Date: 24th January, 2020

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Star Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassie Gill, Richa Chaddha

  • Street Dancer 3D: The street dancers make it big again with an element of India-Pakistan Rivalry. The movie will portray the backstage emotions and situations the dancers encounter and all of it culminates on stage.

Release Date: 24th January, 2020

Director: Remo D’Souza

Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva

  • Jawaani Jaaneman: A spiral of emotional chaos and complications unleash when a 40 year old casanova’s life turns around after finding out that he has a 20 odd year-old daughter. 

Release Date: 31st January, 2020

Director: Nitin Kakkar

Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya Furniturewala

february release


The shortest month of the year will have 4 big releases entangled in the webs of love, horror, action and sequels. The month will host some very interesting releases. 

  • Malang: “A love story with a flare of sadism” is what it can be described as from the trailer. The film showcases the madness within and the love we can’t live without. A story of life changing events transforming a lover boy into a killer.

Release Date: 7th February, 2020

Director: Mohit Suri

Star Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Disha Patani

  • Love Aaj Kal: Encashing on the “Karthik Aryan-Sara Ali Khan” buzz. Love Aaj Kal is a remake of the Saif Ali Khan film by the same name, now starring his daughter. The 2020 version is a tale of two lovers and their journey through life with a panache of reincarnation.

Release Date: 14th February, 2020

Director: Imtiaz Ali

Star Cast: Kartik Aryan, Randeep Hooda, Sara Ali Khan

  • Bhoot: Part 1-The Haunted Ship: Part 1 of the 2 part horror film with Vicky Kaushal trying out a completely new genre along with Bhoomi Pednekar in the lead role. 

Release Date: 21st February, 2020

Director: Bhanu Pratap Singh

Star Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Bhoomi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana

  • Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: The sequel of the movie “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” with a brave Ayushmann Khurrana as the protagonist challenging the stereotypes against Homophobia and presenting a take on the struggles that the homosexual couples have to endure in the Indian society. 

Release Date: 21st February, 2020

Director: Hitesh Kewalya

Star Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

March & April

Following these spectacular releases, the months of March and April will bring in the spring season with 4 noteworthy movies showcasing multiple talents with a flair of action, thrill and drama. 

  • Baaghi 3: With the plot still under wraps, Baaghi 3 can be expected to be yet another action marvel from Tiger Shroff. The movie will be the third installment of the Baaghi Franchise.

Release Date: 06th March, 2020

Director: Ahmed Khan

Star Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh

  • Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan is back with the sequel of “Hindi Medium” with only some drapes off the plot. Kareena Kapoor Khan will also be seen as the female lead along with Irrfan.

Release Date: 20th March, 2020

Director: Homi Adajania

Star Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Madan

  • Sooryavanshi: Following the footsteps of Singham and Simmba, Rohit Shetty is all set to introduce Akshay Kumar as yet another cop-superhero as he unravels the adventures of an anti-terror squad in India.

Release Date: 27th March, 2020

Director: Rohit Shetty

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ajaya Devgn, Katrina Kaif

  • 83: The much awaited and equally promoted, Ranveer Singh starrer ′83 will be a trip down memory lane showcasing India’s incredible first ever World Cup victory in 1983 with Ranveer Singh portraying the iconic Kapil Dev. 

Release Date: 10th April, 2020

Director: Kabir Khan

Star Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ammy Virk

May & June

The summers will be scorching with entertainment sweats with 7 major releases to look up to. The genres such as thriller, biopic, comedy and drama will make the summers in India, hotter!

  • Coolie No. 1: The remake of Govinda’s cult classic “Coolie No. 1” starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan. After Judwaa 2, Varun Dhawan will once again be attempting to re-enact his father’s classics.

Release Date: 1st May, 2020

Director: David Dhawan

Star Cast: Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal

  • Shakuntala Devi- Human Computer: In the biopic, Vidya Balan portrays Shakuntala Devi, a writer, mathematical genius and calculating prodigy from India known as the “Human Calculator” because of her talent to solve complex mathematical problems without any mechanical help.

Release Date: 8th May, 2020

Director: Anu Menon

Star Cast: Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Colin Blyth

  • Jhund: Yet another biopic with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan portraying Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher and founder of the NGO Slum Soccer. The film depicts the journey of the coach, helping the slum kids rehabilitate by keeping them away from drugs and crime by building a soccer team.

Release Date: 8th May, 2020

Director: Nagraj Manjule

Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vicky Kadian, Ganesh Deshmukh

  • Radhe: Salman Khan is back with the much awaited sequel of Wanted. Witness the charisma and oomph of Radhe Bhaiya in the movie. Another treat for all Salman Khan fans.

Release Date: 22nd May, 2020

Director: Prabhu Deva

Star Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff

  • Brahmastra: The much awaited part one of the three part superhero trilogy.

Release Date: May, 2020

Director: Ayan Mukherjee

Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt

  • Laxmmi Bomb: Witness Akshay Kumar in a whole new avatar in the horror comedy alongside Kiara Advani.

Release Date: 5th June, 2020

Director: Raghava Lawrence

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Sharad Kelkar

  • Mumbai Saga: Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty will be seen starring next to the evergreen gangsters of Mumbai, John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in the gangster drama. 

Release Date: 19th June, 2020

Director: Sanjay Gupta

Star Cast: John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff


It’s going to rain entertainment in July this year. Witness the prime shade of Bollywood's filmmaking with an smorgasbord of thrill, comedy, drama and action with 5 movies to watch out for:

  • Shershaah: The biopic of Captain Vikram Batra, Param Vir Chakra awardee for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War starring Siddharth Mahotra and Kiara Advani.

Release Date: 3rd July, 2020

Director: Vishnuvardhan

Star Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Pawan Chopra

  • Sadak 2: The plot revolves around the lead character Ravi’s depression and him helping a young woman encounter a godman set out to expose a fake guru running an ashram.

Release Date: 10th July, 2020

Director: Mahesh Bhatt

Star Cast: Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapoor

  • Chehre: Yet another mystery thriller with the two most competent actors under the segment, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi.

Release Date: 17th July, 2020

Director: Rumi Jaffrey

Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Rhea Chakraborty, Dhritiman Chaterjee

  • Shamshera: The Ranbir Kapoor starrer is set against the backdrop of 1800s Pre-Independence India and is an adaptation of Howard Pyle’s “Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”

Release Date: 31st July, 2020

Director: Karan Malhotra

Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor

  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: The sequel of the original Akshay Kumar starrer horror-comedy movie “Bhool Bhoolaiya”. Karthik Aryan has replaced Akshay Kumar in the sequel which was a much talked about topic. 

Release Date: 31st July, 2020

Director: Aneez Bazmee

Star Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu

August & September 

With the eloquence of patriotism followed by the fall season in India, witness 3 movies from Bollywood that will leave a mark.

  • Attack: John Abraham is back with yet another Independence Day release that will stir up your patriotic euphoria.

Release Date: 14th August, 2020

Director: Lakshya Raj Anand

Star Cast: John Abraham, Rakul Preet Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez

  • Jersey: After the immense success of Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is back with yet another remake of a 209 Telugu Film Jersey.

Release Date: 28th August, 2020

Director: Gowtam Tinnanuri

Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur

  • Gangubai Kathiawadi: In the intense drama revolving around the life of Gangubai Kothewali, known as the “Madam of Kamathipura” for her connections with the underworld , Alia Bhatt portrays the powerful woman in the 60s.

Release Date: 11th September, 2020

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Star Cast: Alia Bhatt

October & November

The autumn season will witness 4 top class movies predicted to engage the audience in theatres. It will be an action-packed season.

  • Udham Singh: Vicky Kaushal plays the iconic Sardar Udham Singh who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer in London (1940) in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar (1919).

Release Date: 2nd October, 2020

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Star Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Andrew Havill, Stephan Hogan

  • Satyameva Jayate 2: Still in its pre-production. Satyameva Jayate 2 will be the sequel to the John Abrahan starrer “Satyameva Jayate”.

Release Date: 2nd October, 2020

Director: Milap Zaveri 

Star Cast: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, Isha Talwar

  • Toofan: After slaying it in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with his awe-inspiring transformation, Farhan Akhtar will be seen in Toofan as a National Level Boxer. The movie will transcend Farhan’s physical capabilities along with showcasing his acting finesse.

Release Date: 2nd October, 2020

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Isha Talwar, Mrunal Thakur

  • Maidaan: Exhibiting the Golden Era of Football in India (1952-1962), Ajay Devgn portrays Syed Abdul Rahim, considered as the architect of Modern Indian Football. The movie will be the Hindi Film Debut for the National Award winner Keerthi Suresh.

Release Date: 27th November, 2020

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma

Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Keerti Suresh, Bhavya Raj


The chilly winds of winter will bring in 2 of the most anticipated movies in 2020. The Christmas release is already booked for two mega-blockbusters, making sure that the theatres are packed to their full extent with pre-booked housefull shows.

  • Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan is all set to seal the deal of the year with a massive Christmas release with Laal Singh Chhadha, an official remake of the 1994 American movie “Forrest Gump”

Release Date: 25th December, 2020

Director: Advait Chandan

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vijay Sethupati

  • Krrish 4: Hrithik Roshan is all set to give Aamir Khan a run for his money as his movie Krrish 4 is releasing on the same date as Aamir’s Laal Singh Chhadha. The Franchise that started with Koi Mil Gaya back in 2003 will be releasing its fourth installment, Krrish 4 on 25th December after Krrish and Krrish 3.

Release Date: 25th December, 2020

Director: Rakesh Roshan

Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Kriti Kharbanda

An Overview

With an assortment as such, excitement and entertainment runs hand in hand. The Upcoming Movies in 2020 radiate immense potential, concerning the success at the box office as well as the quality of filmmaking. The contemporary leap that the industry has taken from being star-driven to being content specific is commendable. Most of the movies that are yet to be released, mostly under the pre-production stage, are looking promising enough just by the introduction of the premise.

The year 2020 appears to be a good year for films and the process of content-driven filmmaking in India. Although, we can’t deny the presence of commercially plausible movies and that should not be the case anyway. It’s Bollywood after all! The balance is elemental and in a way necessary to cope up with the needs of the immensely diversified fanbase of Bollywood.