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: 8,244

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, Rohit Saraf, Ivan Rodrigues

Votes: 6,467 | Gross: $0.33M

3. Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Adventure

In the 18th century, the British East India Company is pitted against Khudabaksh, a "Thug of the Seas" fighting to liberate his country. The English, not knowing how to defeat him, call on a talented con artist, Firangi Mallah.

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

Votes: 13,352 | Gross: $1.45M

4. Saaho (2019)

Action, Thriller | 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, Mahesh Manjrekar

5. Kaala (I) (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: 6,455

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: 6,205

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, Ramesh Thilak

Votes: 1,823

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: 37,020 | 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: 4,157

10. Padman (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, 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: 13,671 | 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: 14,752

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: 15,039

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: 265

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, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar

Votes: 12,171 | Gross: $4.72M

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: 27,927 | 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, Reshma Khan, Brijendra Kala

Votes: 750

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: 14,575

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: 1,656

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: 16,287

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: 2,484 | 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, Ashutosh Rana, Janhvi Kapoor, Shubhaavi Choksey

Votes: 7,692

22. Student of the Year 2 (2019)

Romance | Post-production

Plot unknown. Follow up to the 2012 romantic comedy 'Student of the Year'.

Director: Punit Malhotra | Stars: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Pandey, Ulka Gupta

23. Kesari (2019)

Action, Drama, History | Completed

Kesari is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language film directed by Anurag Singh. It is based on the Battle of Saragarhi and stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles.[1] Principal... See full summary »

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Bhagyashree, Edward Sonnenblick

24. Drive (I) (2019)

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

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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: 12,636 | 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, Asha Sharath, Murli Sharma, Jayaram

Votes: 1,848

27. Naa Peru Surya Na Illu India (2018)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action

A short tempered army officer aspiring to serve at the borders is faced with an uphill task of 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: 4,273

28. Nimir (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: 270

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: 1,766

30. Badhaai Ho (2018)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

A man faces embarrassment in the society when he finds out his mother is pregnant

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

Votes: 12,833

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: 4,218

32. Padmaavat (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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: 21,486 | Gross: $11.85M

33. Aiyaary (2018)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 3,078

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: 5,006



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