7 New Movies To Catch In The Theatres This July

From Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera to Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu, these are the films you must watch in July 2022.

Published On Jul 01, 2022 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024


It’s an exciting month for movie-goers, with an array of highly anticipated titles coming to cinema theatres. These include Ranbir Kapoor’s period drama Shamshera, which has been delayed multiple times, a sequel to Vidyut Jammval and Shivaleeka Oberoi’s 2020-Khuda Haafiz, to R Madhavan’s much-awaited Rocketry: The Nambi Effect that premiered at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Shabaash Mithu, a biopic on former Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj. And that’s not it! Scroll down to check out the list of new movie releases that will keep you hooked in July 2022. 

Indian actor R Madhavan’s directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biographical drama that tells the story of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The film covers the part of the scientist’s life when he was falsely accused and arrested on charges of espionage. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect stars Suriya, Misha Ghoshal and Rajit Kapoor. Shah Rukh Khan fans rejoice as you will get to finally witness the superstar in action – he has a cameo in this film. 

Release date: July 1, 2022 

Watch the Rocketry The Nambi Effect trailer here: 

Desi heartthrob Aditya Roy Kapur is back to business with an action-packed film. Titled Rashtra Kavach Om, this Zee Studios production traces the life of a patriotic undercover agent, Om Rathod (played by Aditya) who is caught in the middle of enemy crosshairs. The film also stars Sanjana Sanghi and Ashutosh Rana. 

Release date: July 1, 2022 

Watch the Rashtra Kavach Om trailer here:  

This is a sequel to the 2020-film Khuda Haafiz by Faruk Kabir, which showed the story of a much-in-love married couple Sameer and Nargis, who get separated and then overcome all odds to get back to each other. In Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2: Agni Pariksha, Sameer and Nargis find a ray of sunshine in their daughter Nandini. But their happiness doesn’t last long as Nandini goes missing. To know what happened, watch the film to find out. 

Release date: July 8, 2022 

Watch the Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2: Agni Pariksha trailer here:  

Originally scheduled to release in cinema theatres months ago, dad-to-be Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera is a period drama set in the 1800s. It tells the story of Shamshera and his warrior tribe, who fight against British rule for their freedom, rights, and dignity. You will also get to see Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt playing pivotal roles in Shamshera

Release date: July 22, 2022 

Watch the Shamshera trailer here: 


Another biographical drama hitting the screens this month is Shabaash Mithu. Starring Taapsee Pannu, this is about the rollercoaster ride-like life of former Indian women’s cricket team captain and one of India’s best batters Mithali Raj. The legendary sportsperson recently was in the news since she announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. 

Release date: July 15, 2022 

Watch the Shabaash Mithu trailer here: 

The sequel to the 2014 Ek Villain¸ that starred Siddharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, and Shraddha Kapoor, Ek Villain Returns is a story of one-sided love and passion. Featuring Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham are the so-called villains in this film and as the story unfolds, it is up to us, the audience, to decide whether they are really villains or heroes. Ek Villain Returns trailer was released on June 30, 2022, and the film features a reprised version of the superhit track Galliyan, which was one of the highlights of Ek Villain

Release date: July 29, 2022 

Watch Ek Villain Returns trailer here: 

Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra’s thriller film Hit: The First Case will finally release on July 15, 2022, after over a year of delay. This film is a remake of the 2020-Telugu hit with the same name. It traces the story of a cop who is investigating the case of a missing woman. 

Release date: July 15, 2022 

Watch Hit: The First Case trailer here: 

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