As the scorching summer days give way to the breezy monsoon of July, Bollywood is all geared up to take center stage with a lineup of highly anticipated releases. From the return of acclaimed directors to debut performances by fresh faces, July 2023 promises to be a haven for film enthusiasts and movie buffs alike.
The much-anticipated romantic family drama, “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani,” directed by Karan Johar, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is set to premiere on July 28. This film is Johar’s first directorial venture in seven years and reunites the dynamic duo of Singh and Bhatt, following their success in “Gully Boy”.
“72 Hoorain,” directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, takes a daring plunge into the dark reality of terrorism, exploring the psychological aspects of extremism and the manipulation of young minds. This dramatic portrayal hits the screens on July 7.
Another eye-catching release is “Ajmer 92,” a crime and historical drama based on true events concerning a notorious sexual assault case in Ajmer in 1992. This film has already generated controversy, making it one of the most talked-about releases of the month.
For mystery and thriller enthusiasts, “Neeyat,” starring Vidya Balan, offers an intriguing murder investigation at a billionaire’s birthday party. This release marks Balan’s return to the big screen following her successful stint on Prime Video.
“Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s “Haddi” is another thriller to look out for. In an unconventional role, Siddiqui portrays a transgender sex worker seeking justice for a murdered friend, offering a dark insight into Mumbai’s sex trade.
In addition to these theatrical releases, OTT platforms are also set for a busy July. Hotstar will release the highly-anticipated movie “IB 71,” while Zee 5 plans to launch “Tarla.” Jio Cinema is also releasing “Blind” on July 7, promising an exhilarating experience for movie buffs.
The following week, on July 14, Hotstar will release drama series “Kajol’s The Trial Pyar Kanoon Dhokha” featuring popular actress Kajol. Netflix joins the action on July 21 with the sci-fi thriller “They Cloned Tyrone,” while Amazon Prime will release “Bawaal”.
Later in the month, Zee 5 and Jio Cinema are set to release “Kerala Story” and “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke,” respectively, with specific release dates yet to be announced.
The month of July promises a cinematic fiesta for film enthusiasts across genres and platforms. Whether you’re looking for love stories, thrillers, or real-life dramas, Bollywood and OTT platforms have got you covered. Stay tuned for a month filled with excitement, suspense, and entertainment.