Adipurush To Pathaan: 15 Most Awaited Indian Movies Of 2023

Bollywood films with big names and big budgets are in store for 2023 and are much-anticipated, much-hyped, and much-awaited.

2022 has been a year loaded with highs and lows for the Hindi entertainment world, with a few movies featuring Superstars of Bollywood that have done out of the blue terrible the movies. The same can be attributed to several factors, including the rise in OTT content since the pandemic and boycott trends based on religion and nepotism, among other issues. Samrat Prithviraj and Rakshabandhan, which stars Akshay Kumar; Shamshera, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt; and Laal Singh Chaddha, which stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, have all failed at the box office, while RRR and Pushpa: K. G. F. Chapter 2, The Rise, and Kantara have performed exceptionally well.

The next year will be a boon for moviegoers as numerous major movies are set to hit the big screen. However, according to recent research, a film from the South is the most-anticipated Hindi picture right now, defeating titles starring superstars such as Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

List Of The Top 15 Most Anticipated Pan India Movies Of 2023

1. Adipurush

Release Date: June 16, 2023

Star Cast: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh, Devdatta Nage, Vatsal Sheth, Sonal Chauhan

Director: Om Raut

Adipurush, an epic Hindu mythological film based on the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi. In addition to these two languages, it will be released in dubbed versions in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.

After its teaser, released on October 2, due to its poor VFX and misinterpretation of the characters depicted in the film, the film faced a massive backlash from netizens despite much hype. Following criticism, the makers have decided to alter the film’s VFX.

2. Pushpa 2

Release Date: December 2022

Star Cast: Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna

Director: Sukumar

Pushpa: The Rule, starring Rashmika Mandanna, Fahadh Faasil, and Allu Arjun, is the sequel to the blockbuster Pushpa, which came out in 2021: The Rise is expected to come out early next year. The Telugu film will also be released in Hindi and other south Indian languages. 

According to a recent Ormax Media report, Pushpa 2 is the most-anticipated Hindi film.

“Only films releasing in December 2022 onwards whose trailer has not yet been released have been considered,” according to the report.

The Sukumar-directed film is set to bring back the main cast, but no release date has been set yet.

3. Pathaan

Release Date: January 25, 2023

Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Ashutosh Rana, Deepika Padukone, Dimple Kapadia, Salman Khan (cameo), Hrithik Roshan (cameo)

Director: Sidharth Anand

Shah Rukh Khan is all set to bring Pathaan to the big screen after keeping his fans waiting for more than three years.

Siddharth Anand is the director, and Yash Raj Films is producing the movie. In 2018, Shah Rukh Khan appeared in Anand L. Rai’s Zero.

John Abraham and Deepika Padukone are seen introducing Shah Rukh Khan’s character Pathaan in the teaser.

4. Tiger 3 

Release Date: April 21, 2023

Star Cast: Salman khan, Katrina kaif and 

Emraan Hashmi

Director: Maneesh Sharma

Tiger 3, starring Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, is the third installment in the successful Tiger franchise, following Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). Along with Hindi, the Pan India movie will be released in dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Emraan Hashmi is cast as a villain, and Katrina Kaif plays the lead role in the movie.

5. Ponniyin Selvan 2 (Tamil)

Release Date: April 20, 2023

Star Cast: Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi

Director: Mani Ratnam

Ponniyin Selvan was a tremendous success for director Mani Ratnam: Part one, released on September 30 in theatres. The movie ended on a cliffhanger, and now everyone’s eyes are on the sequel. Ponniyin Selvan, according to reports: The second installment is likely to hit theatres on April 28, 2023. However, the release date has yet to be officially announced.

6. Salaar

Release Date: September 28, 2023

Star Cast: Prabhas, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Prithiviraj Sukumaran, Madhu Guruswamy, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, Pramod

Director: Prashanth Neel

With his next pan-India project, Salaar, an action thriller that will be released in Kannada and dubbed Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam versions, acclaimed Sandalwood director Prasanth Neel, who has delivered the biggest blockbusters of all time, KGF 1 and 2, is ready to set new records.

7. Indian 2 (Tamil)

Release Date: November 14, 2023

Star Cast: Kamal Haasan, Gouthami, Gulshan Grover, Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Samuthirakani, Bobby Simha, Delhi Ganesh, Jayaprakash, Vennela Kishore

Director: S. Shankar

The vigilante action thriller is the follow-up to Kamal Haasan’s Indian, which emerged in 1996. The big-budget movie will be released in Tamil and dubbed versions in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam.

8. Jailer (Tamil)

Release Date: April 14, 2023

Star Cast: Rajinikanth, with Shiva Rajkumar, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan and Vinayakan in supporting roles.

Director:  Nelson Dilipkumar

Jailer is an upcoming action comedy film in Tamil that Nelson wrote, directed, and Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures will produce. Rajinikanth collaborated with Nelson, the director of the Beat movie. After flops like Annatthee, Jailer is a needed hit for both the director and the hero.

9. Animal 

Release Date: August 15, 2023

Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol as lead characters.

Director:  Sandeep Reddy Vanga 

Animal is Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s second project, following Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh. For the upcoming film directed by Kabir Singh, it has been reported that Ranbir will soon undergo a body transformation.

He stated in a conversation with Pinkvilla: “I have shot for a few days, and I will take a two-month break after Brahmastra’s release to do a little bit of transformation.

“I am looking forward to Animal because that’s a script way out of my comfort zone. I am scared but, at the same time, very excited.”

10. Hari Hara Veera Mallu (Telugu)

Release Date: March 30, 2023

Star Cast:  Pawan Kalyan, Nidhhi Agerwal, Arjun Rampal and Nargis Fakhri. 

Director: Krish Jagarlamudi

Krish Jagarlamudi is the writer and director of the upcoming period action-adventure film Hari Hara Veera Mallu, which will be released in India in Telugu. The film depicts the life of legendary outlaw Veera Mallu, which took place during the Mughal Empire in the 17th century.

The film’s production began in September 2020, with most of the filming taking place in Hyderabad. Along with Kalyan’s other film and political commitments, the COVID-19 pandemic caused production delays. The movie is supposed to come out on March 30, 2023.

11. Kabzaa (Kannada)

Release Date: N/A

Star Cast: Upendra, Shriya Saran, Kichcha Sudeepa, Murali Sharma, Nawab Shah

Director: R Chandru 

Kabzaa is a period gangster drama that will be released on a large scale, like the KGF series. It will entertain audiences in seven Indian languages, including Bengali, Marathi with Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu. The Kannada film industry is expanding rapidly; its low-budget film, Kantara, shook the box office and crossed 400 crore WW.

12. L2: Empuraan (Malayalam)

Release Date: Summer of 2023

Cast : Mohanlal, Prithviraj Sukumaran

Director : Prithviraj Sukumaran

L2: Empuraan is a sequel to Prithviraj Sukumaran’s 2019 Malayalam action-drama-thriller Lucifer. Mohanlal and Prithviraj play significant roles in the film. It was also announced that Prithviraj Sukumaran’s part in Empuraan will be expanded.

13. Jawan 

Release Date: June 2, 2023

Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan

Director: Atlee

Another film from SRK that has been highly anticipated is Jawan, which is his first collaboration with Atlee, a well-known South Indian filmmaker and lady superstar Nayanthara, who plays the lead role. The movie will be released in Hindi and dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Malayalam.

14. Barroz (Malayalam)

Release Date: March 2023

Star Cast: Mohanlal, Maya, Sara Vega, Tuhin Menon, Guru Somasundaram, and Cesar Lorente Raton

Director: Mohanlal

Barroz: Mohanlal will make his directorial debut with the Indian Malayalam-language children’s fantasy film Guardian of Treasures. Based on his novel Barroz, Jijo Punnoose wrote the screenplay: D’Gama’s treasure guardian. The film is scheduled for release in 2023 and was shot in 3D.

15. Richard Anthony (Kannada)

Release Date: January 14, 2023

Cast: Rakshit Shetty

Director: Rakshit Shetty

Rakshit Shetty has directed the thriller-drama Richard Anthony – Lord Of The Sea. Rakshit Shetty plays the main character in the movie. B Ajaneesh Loknath wrote the soundtrack, and Karm Chawla shot the movie. Under the Hombale Films banner, Vijay Kiragandur produces the film.

The coming year will bring a lot of new movies where the audience will taste different genres and storylines. So, here are the top 15 most-awaited Indian movies that you must watch films in 2023.

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