It’s only a couple of months into 2022 and already there are a bunch of delicious new movies to dig into! And they’re not just coming from Hollywood production studios. Bollywood is back in full force with exciting new films and even more to look forward to later this year.
As usual, there are a rich variety of genres on the menu. There are unconventional badass female narratives, a number of fun family-friendly musicals, serious action thrillers, and epic period movies. So grab your popcorn, take a seat, and check out these amazing 2022 Bollywood movies.
A schoolteacher, played by Yami Gautam, holds 16 of her students hostage at daycare. She puts forth a series of demands that not only shake Mumbai and its police force but have repercussions for the rest of the country and its politicians.
Looop Lapeta is a Hindi-language remake of the 1998 German thriller Run Lola Run. It follows a young woman named Savi (Taapsee Pannu) whose boyfriend loses a mob boss’s money. It’s up to her to try and save him from the deadly criminal and find a way out of the seemingly infinite time loop she finds herself stuck in.
This Tamil-language action thriller follows one simple man’s journey to becoming a billionaire, and the huge challenges he faces in his family after he gains status.
Thirty-year-old Alisha (Deepika Padukone) is a yoga studio owner who has been in the same okay six-year relationship and whose attempts at getting funding for a yoga fitness app haven’t been successful. Things have come to a standstill, and it seems that both her love life and her career are going nowhere. But when her cousin Tia and her fiancé Zain come to visit, she feels restimulated...as she bonds with Zain.
Policeman Shardul (Rajkummar Rao) and teacher Sumi (Bhumi Pednekar) agree to get married out of convenience after they reveal to one another that they’re gay. They decide to date other people while maintaining a balanced and happy married life, but things get complicated when Sumi’s girlfriend comes to stay with them.
The film is a semi-biographical drama loosely based on Ganga Harjivandas Kathiawadi, whose life was written about in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, by S. Hussain Zaidi. In the film, Ganga (Alia Bhatt) is a young woman who starts as a brothel worker and becomes a powerful underground figure. There’s also an intriguing controversy surrounding the film, which almost always is a good reason to watch.
This musical romantic comedy may have dazzling dance numbers, but it also has a good amount of drama. A couple falls madly in love and gets married, but eventually things fizzle out. But when her husband suddenly gains a new female friend, the wife realizes she may not be as over him as she thought.
Release date: March 3, 2022 (India)
This Telugu-language period action drama is set in the ’20s. It tells the story of two legendary revolutionaries who, after a journey away from home, go back to India to fight back against British colonizers.
Release date: March 25, 2022
This movie is bound to be a blast! The story revolves around a wacky family of misfits who are preparing for a huge wedding—a classic premise that never fails for family entertainment. And yes, this one’s a musical, with music composed by Sachin-Jigar.
Release date: May 13, 2022
This mythological action film is based on the Indian epic Ramayana, which is an important piece of ancient text in Hinduism.
Release date: August 11, 2022
There aren’t too many details revealed about the plot of this film, but it looks very 007-esque based on this announcement teaser. It stars the talented Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role.
Release date: TBD