October's Big Screen Releases To Look Forward To

Action thrillers, romcoms, and drama, October is bringing it all and more to the screens this year.

Published On Sep 27, 2023 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024


Bollywood is known for its star-driven culture, with talented actors and actresses having a significant influence on a film's box office success. The industry has evolved by producing content that is more diverse and appealing to a global audience. With the rise of streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, Bollywood filmmakers have also advanced into digital platforms to release their films directly to viewers. This has opened up new avenues for storytelling and distribution.

Here are some October releases you must catch

Dono is a brand new 2023 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by debutant Avnish S. Barjatya, son of Sooraj R. Barjatya, and written by Avnish S. Barjatya and Manu Sharma. Collectively produced by Jio Studios and Rajshri Productions, it stars two newcomers, Rajveer Deol and Paloma Dhillon in the lead roles. The film revolves around the story of two strangers Dev and Meghna who meet at a luxurious destination wedding. 
Release date: 5th October 2023

Mission Raniganj is a historical thriller drama movie featuring Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar. It is based on the 1989 collapse of the Raniganj coalfields. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and written by Deepak Kingrani and Vipul K Rawal, this movie aims to be a box-office hit. It depicts the story of A total of 65 miners trapped in a mine, who were rescued by mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill. The Great Bharat Rescue is inspired by a real-life hero, Late Jaswant Singh Gill, an engineer who initiated an adventurous rescue mission to save trapped miners from a flooded coal mine. This buzz-worthy thriller highlights Gill's courage and persistent efforts and exhibits his perseverance to overcome adverse situations.
Release date: 6th October 2023

Thank You for Coming is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Karan Boolani and produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. Bhumi Pednekar, Kusha Kapila, Shibani Bedi, Doll Singh and Shehnaaz Gill appear in the movie in leading roles. It follows the story of Kanika Kapoor, a single girl in her thirties, and her quest for true love and pleasure. When five best friends join together at a family gathering, they must negotiate the hilarious and heartening obstacles of their life, discerning the true depth of their friendship and love. 
Release date: 6th October 2023

Inspired by the landmark event in 2016 when the Indian Air Force became the country’s first defence force to admit women into combat roles, Tejas depicts the fearless journey of an Indian Air Force pilot. Written and directed by Sarvesh Mewara, the movie aims to evoke a sense of pride in the intrepid soldiers who relentlessly protect our nation, overcoming countless challenges along the way.
Release date: 20th October 2023

Ganapath: A Hero is Born is the latest Bollywood dystopian sports action film directed by Vikas Bahl, who produced it under his banner Good Co in collaboration with Jackky Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh under Pooja Entertainment. Tiger Shroff is cast as the main actor along with the talented Kriti Sanon and the original Bollywood starwalt Amitabh Bachchan. It is India's first Dystopian film. In a dystopian future, Ganapath, a brave and skilled revenger, sets his journey on a mission to disrupt a powerful criminal empire that has attacked the city.
Release date: 20th October 2023

Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, Yaariyan 2 is a romantic drama film. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and Aayush Maheshwari, this film is presented under the esteemed banner of T-Series Films and Sapru Films Production. It unfolds the thrilling life of three cousins, Shikhar, Ladli, and Bajrang, as they fulfil their adventures, dreams and self-discovery in Mumbai. Yaariyan 2 excellently portrays the theme of friendship, love and the power of human relations that can change over time. 
Release date: 20th October 2023

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