Top 28 Hindi films to watch out for in the next half of 2019!


By Riya Paul

  1. India’s Most Wanted – Jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and Raapchik Films, directed by Rajkumar Gupta the film stars Arjun Kapoor in the lead and will release on 24th May. One could only hope that after Kapoor’s disastrous’ Namaste England’, this game clicks. The film is based on how terrorist Abdul Qureshi, also referred to as India’s Osama Bin Laden, was arrested by the Delhi Police last year.


  1. Khamoshi – Set to release on 31stMay the film’s teaser, has already given its viewers goosebumps. Directed by Chakri Toleti under the banner of Pooja films it stars Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu Deva where the former plays a deaf and mute character and the latter plays the antagonist. This is another of  pairs performance together after the horror comedy’ Devi’.The film is said to be an official remake of the 2016 Hollywood movie “Hush”. Watch out for Tamannah in a role different from her dolled up avatar and for Prabhu Deva who had  knocked the air out of the viewers in Karthik Subbaraj’s ‘Mercury’.


  1. Bharat – This Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif starrer is directed by Ali Abbas Zaffar and is set for the Eid release. While Khan’s Race 3 was disastrous and Kaif’s both’ Thugs of Hindostan’ along with ‘Zero’ turned out to be a total zero, one could only wonder if this onscreen couple’s magic will work yet again and save their fans from previous scars. The cast also has Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff along with Disha Patani, who plays a trapeze artist in the film which is an adaptation of the Korean drama ‘An Ode to My Father’ and is jointly produced by Salman Khan Films, Reel Productions and T-series. Let’s wait and watch if Priyanka Chopra did the right thing in quitting the project to get hitched to now hubby Nick Jonas.


  1. The Zoya Factor – Based on the 2008 novel of the same name authored by Anuja Chauhan,  the film will be open to the viewers on 14th June. Directed by  Abhishekh Sharma   the film will see the fresh pairing of Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor as Zoya with Dulquer Salman, the Mollywood hottie known for ‘Ustad Hotel’, ‘Bangalore Days’ ,’Solo’ as Nikhil the Captain of the Indian Cricket team.
  2. Kabir Singh  –  The film is a Hindi remake of Sandeep Reddy’s own smashing Telugu hit ‘Arjun Reddy’, which starred Vijay Devarakonda in its title role. From the already viral trailer, just how  Madam Tussad’s  cloned a living wax of Shahid Kapoor recently, that’s how Kapoor has  matched rather twinned his performance to that of Devarakonda. Given that there have been many unforgivable remakes in the history of Bollywood this one by Kapoor seems to do complete justice to the original blockbuster. Kiara Advani would be playing his love interest, for whom the title character falls head over heels with. The film is slated to release on 21st June and is produced  under the banner of T-series and Cine 1 Studio.


  1. Drive –  Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the film brings together Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacquline Fernandez for the first time ever. An action thriller film directed by  Tarun Mansukhani , it is now set to release on  28th June. Singh Rajput’s commendable performance in ‘Sonchiriya’ had critics raving but sank and Fernandes’ ‘Race 3 ‘ fell flat on the face. Lets hope the viewers are driven enough to go to theatres after ‘Kalank’ and ‘Student of the Year 2’, shall we ?


  1. Article 15 – If dates and talent are to go by then Ayushmann Khuranna’s ‘Article 15’ is all set to give a major clash to Dharma’s ‘Drive’ on June 28th. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anubhav Sinha and produced by Zee Studios with Benaras Media Works, the movie also stars Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta and Kumud Mishra. The film would show Khuranna in the role of a cop for the first time. After belting out surprisingly fresh hits like ‘Badhaai Ho’ and ‘Andhadhun’ this one is defo to watch out for as it is based on the article 15 of the Indian Constitution which discourages discrimination done on any basis.


  1. Malaal – Starring two fresh debutants Sharmin Segal and Meezaan Jaffrey ,it is produced by Bhansali Productions and T-series and is directed by Mangesh Hadawale. Veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali launches his niece Sharmin and actor Javed Jaffery’s son Meezaan. The film which recently had its trailer launch is the remake of 2004 Tamil film ‘7G Rainbow Colony’.The film is also vying for a June 28th release.


  1. Jabariya Jodi – The flick brings back the hit pair of Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra after their success in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ way back in 2014. A romantic comedy directed by Prashant Singh it will be released under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures and Karma Media and Entertainments. The theme of the story revolves around kidnapping of grooms for ransom in Bihar. Given both of their dwindling graph it would be a miracle for both the leads if it works. The film is vying for a 12th July release.


  1. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas  –  Directed by Sunny Deol the actor launches his son Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba , who is rumoured to be selected after auditioning around four  hundred girls for the role! We will see whether all that time invested in auditioning has been invested in script on July 19th. A romance drama it is produced jointly under the banner of Zee Studios and Sunny Sounds Pvt. Limited.


  1. Arjun Patiala –  Directed by Rohit Jugraj the film stars Kriti Sanon , Diljit Dosanjh , Varun Sharma and Ronit Roy. It’s a quirky comedy produced by Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar under the labels of T-series and Maddock Films. It is set to release on July 19th.






  1. Mental Hai Kya –  The much anticipated film given the talented cast of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao has been directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and is produced by Ekta Kapoor under Balaji Motion Pictures. The edgy posters starring both Ranaut and Rao were released  every week when the shooting of the film went on floors; along with this, the debacle around the date change being a part of deliberate gimmick to clash with Ranaut’s ex flame Hrithik Roshan’s film ‘ Super 30’ set tongues wagging. Officially set for a July 26th release the film is going to clash with Roshan’s ‘Super 30’.
  2. Super 30 – Directed by Anurag Kashyap and  Vikas Bahl the film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar played by Hrithik Roshan, the star cast also include Mrunal Thakur of ’Love, Sonia’ fame. As mentioned earlier it is set to clash with’ Mental Hai Kya’. It is produced by Reliance Ent.The film conveys how Roshan’s character starts a training program named ‘Super 30’ to help 30 IIT aspirants crack the entrance test.


  1. Batla House –  Set for an Independence Day release it stars John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur along with Ravi Kishan , Nora Fatehi and is directed by Nikkhil Advani . An action thriller film it is based on the Batla House encounter that took place in the year 2008. Abraham sashays the role of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav . The film is produced by  T- series, Emmay Entertainment and JA Entertainment




  1. Mission Mangal – Another project which has been doing rounds ever since its announcement and has got fans on toes thanks to its power cast including Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Sharman Joshi and South star Nithya Menen in her Bollywood debut. Directed by Jagan Shakti and produced by Kumar and R.Balki, it tells the story of the scientists at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) who contributed to the Mission Mangal – the Mars Orbiter Mission. The film is also set to release on 15thAugust and viewers just can’t wait to get the first glimpse of a teaser!


  1. Chhichhore-  The director behind record breaking film’ Dangal’ Nitesh Tiwari is all set with his next venture starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor,Varun Sharma,Prateik Babbar,Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty,Tushar Pandey,Saharsh Shukla who apparently play the chhichhores. A comedy drama, the film releases on August 30th under the production of Nadiadwala Grandson Ent. and Fox Star Studios



  1. Made in China –  Starring everyone’s current favourite  Rajkummar Rao along with Mouni Roy and Boman Irani, this flick is directed by National Award winning director Mikhil Musale of ‘Wrong Side Raju’ fame. A Maddock Films creation the plot revolves around a businessman from Gujarat who travels to China. The dramedy is set for August 30th release.


  1. Dream Girl –  A comedy starring the risk lover Ayushmann Khuranaa along with Nushrat Bharucha is directed by Raaj Shandliyaa and produced under Balaji Motion Pictures. Vying for a September 13th release , the first look of the poster suggest a theory that Khuranna could possibly be essaying a female character. Given the actor’s versatile talent he would pull it off like piece of cake, bonus would be cutie pie Bharucha!
  1. Hrithik Roshan/Tiger Shroff untitled project –  Directed by Siddharth Anand and starring two major dance divas Roshan and Shroff along with Vaani Kapoor as the female lead, it’s an action romance produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films.  The film is rumoured to have a song choreographed on both Hrithik and Tiger who are well known for their moves! The film is slated for October 2 release.


  1.  Marjaavaan – This Milap Milan Zaveri directed project stars Siddharth Malhotra,Ritesh Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh and Tara Sutaria in the pivotal roles. This is Malhotra’s and Deshmukh’s second time on screen after they previously set the screens on fire together with ‘Ek Villain’ in 2014 . An action genre, it is produced by T-series and Emmay productions.


  1. The Sky is Pink –  Directed by Shonali Bose and starring the now global icon Priyanka Chopra along with Farhan Akthar and Zaira Wasim. The film would mark the homecoming for PC and would reunite her with her ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ co-star Farhan Akthar. Produced by Chopra’s production house Purple Pebble Productions along with RSVP Movies, Roy Kapur Films, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Panorama Studios the film is going to release on October 11th. Oh, how we missed you on screens here PC!


  1. Saand ki Aankh –  A Reliance Entertainment production , the film is packed with two strong female leads – Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu. Backed by director producer Anurag Kashyap the film is directed by Tushar Hiranandani. The leads essay the role of real life sharp shooters Chandro Tomar and her sister – in – law, Prakashi Tomar who turn out to be inspiration for women in their native. The film is aiming for a Diwali release in October.


  1. Street Dancer – Directed by Remo D’souza who previously directed the box office bomb Race 3, it reunites Varun Dhawan,Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva along with Nora Fatehi. Initially the film was to be shot with Katrina Kaif in the lead but due to clashing of dates, she had to opt out of the project and instead Kapoor was casted. Said to be the next in the franchise of Any Body Can Dance (ABCD, Followed by ABCD2) let’s see if the film gives the same magical effect as its first ever film which performed well both critically and commercially despite Prabhu Deva being only the major star face in it .Street Dancer will release on 8thNovember under T-series and Remo D’souza entertainment.


  1. Dil Bechara – This film marks as the debut for casting director turned filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra along with newcomer Sanjana Sanghvi of ‘Rockstar’ fame. It has Sushant singh Rajput in the lead role. After being accused of molestation following the Me Too movement in India , Chhabra was nearly suspended as the director from his own project by Fox Star Studios. The audience is eager to see if the casting director has got his chops in filmmaking just like while casting aptly for a role. The film will release on Nov 29th.


  1. Panipat – Directed by legendary Ashutosh Gowariker – the filmmaker behind ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ it stars Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon for the first time together along with Sanjay Dutt, Mohnish Bahl and Padmini Kholapure. The film will release on 6th December , whereas the story is based on the Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas ,led by Sadashiv Rao Bhau and the invading Afghans led by Ahmad Shah Abdali. A period action it is produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Private Limited.


  1. Pati Patni Aur Woh – Infamous for unceremoniously dropping out Tapsee Pannu out of the leads, the film started on a troubled note – getting booed by Pannu’s fans and well wishers alike. Produced by T- series and B.R studios the film stars Karthik Aryan , Bhumi Pednekhar and the one- film- old Ananya Pandey. Directed by Mudassar Azziz the film is the remake of the memorable B.R. Chopra film of the same name which was released in 1978 and had Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta in the original cast. To see whether justice would be done to the original we wil have to wait till 6thDecember.


  1. Dabangg 3 – Speaking of excitement Chulbhul Pandey is coming back !  Everyone’s darling cop will come back to life through this Prabhu Deva directed film that too with a twist on the iconic ‘Munni’ number which the then sister- in- law of Salman Khan, Malaika Arora set it on fire. Produced by Arbaaz Khan the film brings back Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead and the fans will get to witness Chulbul Pandey in Christmas 2019.


  1. Good News – A good news for all the Kareena Kapoor fans ! After wowing with her oomph in ‘Veere di Wedding’ she is all set to return back along with Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. Directed by Sahil Chaudhary this venture will mark his debut and will be produced by Dharma Productions. The film is  based on the theme of surrogacy but in a light hearted manner. Fans get to watch their beloved Bebo with Kumar paaji on 27th December, 2019.