10 Bollywood movies to look forward to in 2018

1. Padmaavat

The movie is a Hindi-language period drama based on the life of Rani Padmavati. It is about Rani Padmavati committing jauhar to protect herself from Alauddin Khilji.The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and features Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

The movie infamously faced a lot of violence and criticism from opposers. It was set to release on 1st December 2017, but due to massive riots from Right-wing Hindu groups the movie will now release this January.The movie is India’s first movie to be shown in IMAX 3D.

Release date: 25th January 2018

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor


2. Padman


Padman is a biographical Indian film based on the real life of Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who revolutionised menstrual hygiene in Tamil Nadu and rural India.The movie is also inspired by a chapter in Twinkle Khanna’s book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad and is a must watch for all Akshay Kumar fans.

Release date: 9th February 2018

Director: R. Balki

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte


3. Zero

Zero is a romantic drama written by Himanshu Sharma about a man with dwarfism who falls in love with an actress.There is also another character with mental disability and who struggles with identity.The idea for the movie was conceived in 2012 and was announced in 2016. The movie features three superstars (Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif) who have massive fan followings.

Release Date: 21st December 2018

Director: Anand L Rai

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif


4. Vishwaroopam 2

Vishwaroopam 2 is an Indian spy thriller written by Atul Tiwari and Kamal Hassan.The movie is a sequel to Vishwaroopam, which received many critical appreciation and awards  .The first film was set in the United States, but the sequel is set in India.The release year for this film was changed from 2015 to 2018.

Release date: 27th April 2018

Director: Kamal Hassan

Starring: Kamal Hassan, Rahul Bose and Waheeda Rahman


5. Veere di Wedding

Veere di Wedding is a female buddy comedy in which 4 friends attend a wedding. It is a bubbly movie with a cast of charming actresses.

Release date: 1st June 2018

Director: Ekta Kapoor

Starring: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Sonam Kapoor.


6. The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister is a political biography movie on Manmohan Singh’s reign as prime minister of India. It is based on a book of the same name written by Sanjaya Baru.

Release date: 21st December 2018

Director: Vijay Gutte

Starring: Anupam Kher

7. October

October is an upcoming romantic drama featuring a newcomer, Bandita Sandhu. The movie is said to have needed only 38 days of shooting. It is directed by Shoojit Sircar.

Release date: 13th April 2018

Director: Shoojit Sircar

Starring: Varun Dhawan, Bandita Sandhu


8. Vodka Diaries

Vodka Diaries is an Indian thriller set in contemporary Manali. The movie revolves around a police investigation conducted by ACP Ashwini Dixit on cases of murder in a club called Vodka Diaries.

Release date: 19th January 2018

Director: Kushal Srivastava

Starring: Kay Kay Menon,  Raima Sen


9. Total Dhamaal

Total Dhamaal is an Indian comedy directed by Indra Kumar. It is the third movie in the Dhamaal trilogy. The Dhamaal trilogy is regarded as one of the most celebrated comedies in the country. Characters both old and new will appear in the film, making it a great watch for comedy lovers.

Release Date: 7th December 2018

Director: Indra Kumar

Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Javed Jafferi, Arshad Warsi, Madhuri Dixit


10. Pari

Pari is an upcoming horror/ supernatural film. Starring Anushka Sharma, it is a one of a kind movie in which viewers can see Anushka in a different kind of role.

Release date: 2nd March 2018

Director: Prosit Roy

Starring: Anushka Sharma, Rajat Kapoor


Edited by: Gauri Jhangiani