SRK, Rajnikanth, Ranveer Singh to fire up the silver screens in 2023: most-anticipated Indian movie releases

Dec 28, 2022

By: BI India Bureau


After 2019, Shah Rukh Khan only featured in brief cameos in movies in 2022. But finally, Bollywood’s Badshah is all set to return to the silver screen with the action thriller Pathaan. Directed by Siddharth Anand of War fame, the film also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham and is slated to release on January 25, 2023.

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Indian 2

Indian 2 is a sequel to the superhit 1996 Tamil vigilante action drama Indian. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Gulshan Grover, and Rakul Preet Singh among others. The film, which was announced in 2017, was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, among other reasons. But it’s finally scheduled for a 2023 release.

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Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan

Though Salman Khan’s films have always been more about his fan following and less about content, 2022 indicated that Bollywood’s star power may be waning. Now only time will tell how the Hindi-language action comedy Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan fares at the box office. Directed by Farhad Samji, the film’s shoot wrapped in early December 2022.

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Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

After 2016, Karan Johar is back to directing a full-length feature film with Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. A romantic drama, the film also stars veteran actors Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya Bachchan. Saif Ali Khan’s son, Ibrahim Ali Khan, worked as an AD (assistant director) on the film.

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Om Raut’s mythological drama Adipurushu, starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan, became the butt of memes after the release of its teaser - thanks to what the audience considered to be substandard CGI. The film, which cost a whopping ₹500 crore as per reports, is based on the Indian epic Ramayana and scheduled to release in June 2023.

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Superstar Rajnikanth will appear next in the upcoming Tamil-language action comedy, Jailer. The film has been helmed by Beast and Doctor director Nelson Dilipkumar.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s second film of the year, Jawan has been directed by ace director Atlee, known for movies like Raja Rani, Theri and Mersal. Jawan, which also stars Sanya Malhotra, Nayanthara, and Vijay Sethupathi, will release in June 2023 in five languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

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Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar

After delivering hits like Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Luv Ranjan is returning with this romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. The film also marks producer Boney Kapoor’s acting debut and will release around Holi, 2023.

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Salaar director Prashanth Neel is the man behind the blockbuster Kannada-language hit series, KGF 1 and 2. However, with Salaar, which stars Prabhas in the lead role, he is venturing into Telugu-language cinema. The star cast also includes Prithviraj Sukumaran and Shruti Haasan.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s third and final film releasing in 2023, Dunki has been directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Hirani, who is best known for his social dramas Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots, is directing Shah Rukh Khan for the first time. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu.

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Merry Christmas

National Award-winning director Sriram Raghavan holds a special place in Bollywood, and the hearts of his fans - as the king of neo-noir action thrillers. After his last blockbuster and critically-acclaimed hit Andhadhun in 2018, he is returning with Merry Christmas in 2023, which stars Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi.

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After Drishyam and Golmaal, Tabu and Ajay Devgn are once again sharing screen space in the action thriller Bholaa. The remake of the 2019 Tamil film Kaithi, Bholaa is directed and produced by Ajay Devgn and will be released in 3D.

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Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer Shehzada is the remake of the 2020 Telugu action-drama Ala Vaikunthapuramuloo. It also stars veteran actors Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala. Both Aaryan and Sanon first came together for the hit Luka Chuppi –it remains to be seen if the pair is able to recreate their on-screen magic.

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Yet another action drama, Bawaal brings together actors Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor on screen for the first time. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari – of Dangal fame – the film is scheduled to release in April 2023.

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Starring Ajith Kumar and Manju Warrier in the lead roles, Thunivu is the first major non-Hindi film scheduled to release in 2023. If reports are to be believed the film, produced by Boney Kapoor, is a heist drama inspired by a 1987 bank robbery in Punjab.

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Dream Girl 2

Known for woke boy-next-door avatars, actor Ayushmann Khurrana will share screen space with actor Ananya Panday for the first time in Dream Girl 2. Releasing in June 2023, the film is directed by Raaj Shandilyaa, who also directed the 2019 blockbuster Dream Girl.

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Tiger 3

The third film in the Tiger series, Tiger 3 is directed by Maneesh Sharma of Band Baajaa Baaraat fame. The film will see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles from the earlier films, while Revathi joins the starcast.

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Ponniyin Selvan: Part 2

After delivering hits like Iruvar and Guru in the past, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and director Man Ratnam came together for the historical fictional drama Ponniyin Selvan: I this year. Its sequel, Ponniyin Selvan 2, is most likely to be released in 2023.

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