Most Anticipated Indian Movies of 2018

by imdb_india_editors | created - 11 Jan 2018 | updated - 12 Jan 2018 | Public

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1. Gold (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, Sport

The journey of a man who was instrumental in making India win its first Olympic gold medal as a free nation.

Director: Reema Kagti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh

Votes: 9,412

2. Hichki (2018)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Director: Siddharth Malhotra | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Neeraj Kabi, Sachin, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 7,455 | Gross: $0.33M

3. Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Adventure

A story about one man's love for his nation and another's love for power. An epic adventure filled with edge-of-the-seat thrills and war on the seas.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh

Votes: 15,336 | Gross: $1.45M

4. Saaho (2019)

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Post-production

Saaho is an action film starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. Prabhas is playing gray-shaded fictitious cop role. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Evelyn Sharma and Mandira Bedi are playing other important roles.

Director: Sujeeth | Stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhas, Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi

5. Kaala (2018)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama

Kaala is about the life of Nellai / Tirunelveli based Tamils who live in large number in Mumbai.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,840

6. Mahanati (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin | Stars: Keerthi Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Deverakonda

Votes: 6,951

7. Tik Tik Tik (2018)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After discovering that an asteroid the size of a city is going to impact Earth in less than a month, India recruits a misfit team to save the country.

Director: Shakti Soundar Rajan | Stars: Jayam Ravi, Nivetha Pethuraj, V. Jayaprakash, Aathma Patrick

Votes: 1,949

8. Sanju (2018)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama

Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal

Votes: 40,599 | Gross: $7.91M

9. Pari (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 136 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Pari is a supernatural horror film in which a man attempts to help a woman named Ruksana, an abuse victim, who he found chained up in a hut.

Director: Prosit Roy | Stars: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor, Ritabhari Chakraborty

Votes: 4,498

10. Padman (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor, Jyoti Subhash

Votes: 15,869 | Gross: $1.66M

11. 2.0 (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Dr Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth) and his android assistant Nila (Amy Jackson) are called in for help after mobiles start mysteriously flying out of the hands of people in Chennai. Vaseegaran summons his trusted robot Chitti (Rajinikanth) to ward off the bird-shaped supernatural powers of Pakshirajan (Akshay Kumar).

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain

Votes: 17,825

12. Raazi (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Director: Meghna Gulzar | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Shishir Sharma

Votes: 18,482

13. 3 Storeys (2018)

100 min | Drama

"3 Storeys" is an intriguing film full of twists and turns. Over the course of 3 acts, dark secrets and past regrets are revealed, and it becomes clear that life in this small community is ... See full summary »

Director: Arjun Mukerjee | Stars: Aisha Ahmed, Tarun Anand, Richa Chadha, Gopal Das

Votes: 282

14. Simmba (2018)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Simmba, a Corrupt Officer, enjoys all the perks of being an immoral and unethical police officer until a life-changing event forces him to choose the righteous path.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana

Votes: 15,192 | Gross: $5.08M

15. Race 3 (2018)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Thriller

Relationships and loyalties of a criminal family planning its next big heist are tested when some shocking revelations strike them.

Director: Remo D'Souza | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez

Votes: 29,182 | Gross: $1.69M

16. Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Nanu Ki Jaanu is a dark comedy, the story of which revolves around a Delhi land mafia agent (Abhay Deol) who tries to deal with the arrival of a ghost in his apartment.

Director: Faraz Haider | Stars: Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa Paul, Rajesh Sharma, Himani Shivpuri

Votes: 801

17. Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Drama, History

A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran led by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.

Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Anuja Sathe

Votes: 17,002

18. Kaalakaandi (2018)

112 min | Comedy, Thriller

Unfolding through a course of a night in Mumbai, Kaalakaandi showcases three parallel tracks -- a man who discovers he has terminal illness decides to let go of his principles and live a ... See full summary »

Director: Akshat Verma | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Neil Bhoopalam, Amyra Dastur, Sobhita Dhulipala

Votes: 1,854

19. Zero (III) (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story revolves around Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically challenged man, who is full of charm and wit, with a pinch of arrogance. Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence, he is challenged to broaden his horizon and find purpose in life.

Director: Aanand L. Rai | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Votes: 20,201

20. Kedarnath (2018)

116 min | Drama, Romance

A Hindu-Muslim love story, Kedarnath portrays how a Muslim pithoo saves a Hindu tourist from the Uttrakhand floods at the pilgrimage, and the love that eventually develops between them.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin

Votes: 4,232 | Gross: $0.90M

21. Dhadak (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in Rajasthan, this love story explores how the protagonists deal with issues like differences between castes and honor killings.

Director: Shashank Khaitan | Stars: Ishaan Khattar, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Aditya Kumar

Votes: 8,101

22. Student of the Year 2 (2019)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A student must face off against bullies and overcome hurdles, both academic and romantic, to win his college's coveted Student of the Year trophy.

Director: Punit Malhotra | Stars: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday, Aditya Seal

Votes: 10,241 | Gross: $0.78M

23. Kesari (2019)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Drama, History

Based on an incredible true story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897.

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Suvinder Vicky, Vansh Bhardwaj

Votes: 7,871

24. Drive (I) (2019)

147 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Post-production

An stunt driver gets attracted to his neighbour and is drawn into a dangerous underworld.

Director: Tarun Mansukhani | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vikramjeet Virk, Sapna Pabbi

25. Bharat Ane Nenu (2018)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama

To make good on a promise he made to his mother, a university graduate returns to India and becomes disillusioned by the government corruption he encounters.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar

Votes: 13,492 | Gross: $3.55M

26. Bhaagamathie (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

IAS officer Chanchala Reddy is imprisoned in a haunted house, while she is interrogated by law enforcers investigating a politician they suspect of corruption.

Director: Ashok G. | Stars: Anushka Shetty, Devadarshini Chetan, Jayaram, Unni Mukundan

Votes: 1,977

27. Naa Peru Surya Na Illu India (2018)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action

A short tempered soldier aspiring to serve at the borders is tasked with getting clearance signature from his estranged father, a professor, who in turn challenges him to give up anger.

Director: Vakkantham Vamsi | Stars: Allu Arjun, Anu Emmanuel, Arjun, Elli Avrram

Votes: 4,537

28. Arise (2018)

130 min | Comedy, Drama

A Tamil remake of the Malayalam comedy drama, "Maheshinte Prathikaram". It stars Udhayanidhi Stalin in the lead role, playing a photographer named Selvam who owns a studio in a small town. ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: M.S. Bhaskar, J. Mahendran, Parvathy Nair, Namitha Pramod

Votes: 290

29. Vishwaroopam 2 (2018)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Thriller

A continuation of Vishwaroopam (2013), it showcases Wisam's relationship with his wife and team as he struggles to counter an impending terror attack planned by his archenemy, Omar.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar

Votes: 1,881

30. Badhaai Ho (2018)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

A man is embarrassed when he finds out his mother is pregnant.

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

Votes: 18,825

31. Thaanaa Serndha Koottam (2018)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Angered by the corruption that stopped him from becoming a CBI officer, a young man forms a gang who pose as CBI officers and raids the corrupt.

Director: Vignesh Shivan | Stars: Suriya, Keerthi Suresh, Karthik, Ramya Krishnan

Votes: 4,371

32. Padmaavat (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, History, Romance

63 Metascore

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari

Votes: 23,450 | Gross: $11.85M

33. Aiyaary (2018)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Thriller

After finding out about an illegal arms deal, a military intelligence officer goes rogue with highly sensitive data related to his organization, causing his mentor: a colonel, to hunt him down.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra

Votes: 3,330

34. Vada Chennai (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Crime

A young carrom player in north Chennai becomes a reluctant participant in a war between two warring gangsters.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Ameer Sultan, Radha Ravi, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 6,260



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