The 60-second teaser of Gangubai Kathiawadi screams why Alia Bhatt is a versatile actress. On the other hand, Mumbai Saga reiterates why John Abraham has a sacred place in high-octane crime-action movies. These two movies are easily the most anticipated Bollywood crime movies releasing in 2021. And, they’re in good company with more than 10 Bollywood crime movies whose release dates have been finalised. We’ve laid out all about these crime movies below. Take note, and mark your calendars.
Gangubai Kathiawadi to Mumbai Saga, 12 upcoming Bollywood crime movies releasing in 2021
1. Mumbai Saga – March 19.
If you missed an action-packed heavy duty Bollywood crime movie, Mumbai Saga should serve you well. Raging sequences, dialogues that will get you out of your seat and Emraan Hashmi playing the cop, while John Abraham dons a similar character to Manya Surve, the film promises a lot of exhilaration. What’s better? The movie releases in mid March and that’s only a couple of weeks away.
2. Gangubai Kathiawadi – July 30, 2021
Alia Bhatt’s outstanding performance in the teaser/trailer is enough to motivate you to book those recliners with a bucket of popcorn. The movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is finally coming and packs quite a punch. While there was much tension around Alia’s ability to excel at such a character, let’s just say the trailer did the talking for her.
3. Sooryavanshi – April 2, 2021
Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, the next installment of Rohit Shett’s cop universe, which had Simmba as its last movie, will be coming out in April too. Taking complete advantage of the 100% occupancy of theatres, Sooryavanshi will release on April 2.
4. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai – Eid, 2021
After the film exhibitors and distributors requested Salman Khan to go for a theatrical release instead of OTT, Khan booked Eid for Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The step was taken to revive single-screen cinema halls which do major business with these releases. “I understand the financial problems that the theatre owners/exhibitors are going through and I would like to help them by releasing Radhe in theatres,” the actor had tweeted.
5. Satyamev Jayate 2 – May 14, 2021
The John Abraham-starrer is coming back for its second installment. Satyamev Jayate 2, according to an Instagram post by the actor, will hit cinemas on May 14. A mid-may release means it will clash with Salman Khan’s Radhe, which will release on Eid too.
6. Heropanti 2 – July 16, 2021
The second installment of Tiger Shroff’s fun franchise, Heropanti will release in 2021. Another project produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and grandson, the Instagram post on their official accounts confirms a July 16, 2021 release for the action-crime movie featuring the super-ripped Tiger Shroff.
7. Dhaakad – October 1, 2021
Kangana Ranaut also announced a movie of her own. In an Instagram post on her account, Ranaut revealed the poster of India’s first woman-led action-thriller film, Dhaakad. Releasing on October 1 – the Gandhi Jayanti weekend – the film also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in strong supporting roles.
8. Bell Bottom – May 28, 2021
Here’s a fun fact, Akshay Kumar executed the entire schedule of Bell Bottom during the pandemic. And, he has also confirmed that the movie will release on May 28, 2021, which is only a week before his other crime-action movie, Sooryavanshi. In a league and battle of his own, Kumar is set to take 2021 by storm too.
9. Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar – March 19, 2021
Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was supposed to hit the screens in 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the release ahead. Starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, this Indian black comedy is Baneerjee’s attempt at giving the viewers a different perspective on gender.
10. Bunty Aur Babli 2 – April 23, 2021
A sequel to the 2005 film Bunty Aur Babli, Bunty Aur Babli 2 stars Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Sharvari and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Directed by Varun V Sharma, the film will evoke a sense of nostalgia for the viewers. Even after 16 years, the con-couple are still on the rounds and set to thug many innocent people. Rani Mukherji and Saif Ali Khan will reunite after Ta Ra Rum Pum.
11. Kick 2 – December, 2021
Talking to HT about Kick 2, Sajid Nadiadwala said, “We are yet to lock the female co-star post which we will start working on the shoot dates. Kick 2 will happen in December 2021, I am in a process to finish writing the script.”
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