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Ten Upcoming Movies In Theatres And OTT Platforms That Have Us Excited

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Upcoming film releases: For better or worse, the year 2021 has almost come to an end. As the country is recovering from the harrowing damages of the pandemic, the movie theatres are also coming back to life. Many filmmakers came up with announcements about the theatre releases of their films and we are all for it.

However, some of us still need some time to get used to sitting among strangers in dark to watch hours of cinema. Thanks to the OTT platforms still coming up with fresh releases and many lined up for the upcoming months.

Here are ten upcoming films that have us excited for their release:

Meenakshi Sundereshwar:

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Platform: Netflix

Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani starrer has been making buzz because of its unique plot exploring modern marriage. The romantic comedy will narrate the struggles of a married couple who are separated by long-distance. Meenakshi and Sundereshwar got into an arranged marriage. Soon Dassan’s character moves to Bangalore as a gets a job and Malhotra’s character is an engineer working at an MNC and stays with her in-laws. The couple stays connected on video calls and messages. It would be interesting to watch if the marriage survives the distance. The film has been produced by Karan Johar and has been directed by Vivek Soni. The same director helmed the films such as Hasee Toh Phasee, Shandaar and Trapped.

Eternals

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Platform: Theatres

Academy award-winning director Chloe Zhao has for the first time directed a superhero film. This Marvel movie could not be more star-studded. It has Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff Barry Keoghan and Richard Madden among many others. According to the comics, Celestials created superhumans and called them Eternals who lived a secret life and guided the human civilisations on earth. The film has already been released in other parts of the world but Indian fans are yet to see it in the theatres.

Bunty Aur Babli 2

Release Date: November 19, 2021

Platform: Theatres

Bollywood’s one of the most famous movies of its time starring Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek Bachchan is coming back with its sequel. Except for this time, Bachchan’s role will be played by Saif Ali Khan and the newcomer duo, Siddharth Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh will join the cast. The film has been directed by Varun Sharma and Adithya Chopra and Yash Raj Films are bankrolling it. The makers recently released the trailer earlier this week in which the audience could see glimpses of the new con couples.

No Means No

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Platform: Theatres

Directed by Vikash Verma has been shot in Poland and will narrate the story of a young boy who travels to the country to participate in a skiing competition and ends up falling in love. In one of his interviews, the director said, “My upcoming action-thriller is an ode to strong female characters and women’s empowerment in terms of everyone having to respect a women’s No, which means No.” Gulshan Grover, Sharad Kapoor, Deep Raj Rana, Milind Joshi, Kat Kristian, Nazia Hussain (niece of actor Sanjay Dutt), Anna Ador, Jersey Handzlik, and Anna Guzik, Natalia Bak, Slywia Czech and Pawel Czech amongst others are cast in the film.

Annaatthe

Release Date: November 4, 2021

Platform:Theatres

Superstar Rajnikanth is coming up with his big release this diwali. The film is set in a village and will essay the story of a brother-sister duo. Keerthi Suresh will be Rajnikanth’s sister in the film. Another popular actor Nayanthara has been cast in the film who will play the love interest of the male lead. The film’s digital rights are owned by Sun Next of the Sun group along with Netflix. Udhayanidhi will oversee the Tamil theatrical distribution rights of the film. It has been directed by Sivatha.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Release Date: January 6, 2022

Platform: Theatres

The film finally got made after many delays and halts in the shooting schedule during the time when India was dealing with the harshest effects of the pandemic. Alia Bhatt will be seen playing the role of Gangubai Kathiawadi, a madame in yesteryear’s Kamathipura area of Mumbai. The film’s plot has been derived from the book titled Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by Hussain Zaidi. Jayanthilal Gada has produced the film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is its director.

Darlings

Release Date: Yet to be announced

Platform: Yet to be annouced

Actor Alia Bhatt’s first venture as a production house owner will tell the story of a mother-daughter duo living in the middle-class neighbourhood of Mumbai. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has collaborated with Bhatt in the film’s production. As per reports, the film has been touted as a dark comedy starring Shefali Shah along with Alia Bhatt.

The film’s teaser came with a warning that read, “Offending women can be very dangerous for your health.” Alia Bhatt’s production house Eternal Sunshine is behind the project.

Dhakad

Release Date: April 8, 2022

Platform: Theatres

Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming film recently wrapped its shooting in Budapest. The actor has been sharing many glimpses from the sets of the film which often showed her suited in functional gear making her appear ready for action. Ranaut will play the role of a spy named Agent Agni. As per the reports, the film is going to be the costliest female-led film ever made in India. Razneesh Ghai has directed the film. The cast members include Diya Dutta and Arjun Rampal in pivotal roles.

Shabaash Mithu

Release Date: Yet to be announced

Platform: Yet to be announced

The biopic of Indian cricketer and skipper of Indian women’s team Mithali Raj will have Taapsee Pannu play the main lead. The actor has reportedly undergone hardcore training under the guidance of Raj’s friend and cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer. The much-awaited film will narrate the journey of the cricketer starting from her early days when she began her sports career.

Dhamaka

Release Date: November 19, 2021

Platform: Netflix

This Kartik Aaryan starrer is going to deal with a TV news channel anchor’s story. Aaryan reads news on a channel named ‘Bharosa’ and will sport two different looks in the film, as per the recent trailer release. The film has been directed by Ram Madhvani and is touted to be a cinematic take on the state of journalism in India.