2018 is going to be a very promising year for Bollywood as a broad variety of films is set to grace the silver screen. From sci-fi films to biopics and from romcoms to sleek action thrillers, the audience is going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to their entertainment. Before the New Year arrives, let us find out top ten most-awaited Bollywood films of 2018.

Padman

Based on the life of TamilNadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, Padman is headlined by superstar Akshay Kumar and also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. The film is directed by R Balki and talks about the subject of menstruation and sanitary napkins in a conventional society like India. It marks the first association between Akshay Kumar and R Balki. Padman is slated to release on 26th January 2018.

Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran

Jointly produced by KriArj Entertainment, JA Entertainment, Zee Studios and KYTA Productions, Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran is based on the first-ever nuclear test carried out by the Indian government in Pokhran, a mission that changed the place of India on the world map. The film stars John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani in pivotal roles. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the movie arrives in cinemas on 23rd February.

Raid

Raid features megastar Ajay Devgn in the lead role along with Ileana D’Cruz as the female lead. Set against the backdrop of the 1980s, the film is based on real-life incidents and will see Devgn in the role of an income tax officer from Uttar Pradesh. Raj Kumar Gupta is helming the project which is being bankrolled by Kumar Mangat. Raid releases on 16 March 2018.

October

Helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, October is a film which everyone is waiting for because it will be the first time when Varun Dhawan joins hands with Sircar. We have seen Varun mostly in comedy and light-hearted movies in the past. It will be his second dark and gritty film after Badlapur. Also featuring newcomer Banita Sandhu, October is slated to release theatrically on 13th April 2018.

2.0

2.0 is perhaps the highly anticipated film of 2018. Directed by Shankar, the mega-budgeted film features megastar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. It is a sequel to the 2010 film Robot, which featured Rajinikanth opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Made on a budget of Rs. 450 crores, the film is being touted as India’s costliest film ever. Though no official release date has been announced after being postponed two times, sources claim the film will release on 27th April 2018.

Raazi

Raazi brings the unusual pairing of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal together for the very first time. The movie is being directed by Meghna Gulzar, who won a lot of awards and acclaim for her last directorial Talvar. Raazi is a period film inspired by true events. It enters cinemas on May 11, 2018.

Race 3

Race 3 is one of the hotly awaited films of 2018 because of many reasons. First, it is the third instalment of the blockbuster film series Race. Second, it is being toplined by megastar Salman Khan. Besides Salman, the suspense thriller film also has Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol and Saqib Saleem in pivotal roles. The movie is being helmed by Remo D’Souza and releases on Eid next year.

Gold

Come 2018 and you won’t be able to stop yourself from setting your sights on the Akshay Kumar starrer film Gold. Directed by Reema Kagti, the period movie tells the tale of the first gold medal that India won as a free nation in the 1948 London Olympics. Also starring Mouni Roy and Amit Sadh, Gold comes out on 15th August 2018.

Thugs Of Hindostan

Made under the banner of Yash Raj Films, Thugs Of Hindostan brings together two leading men of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, together for the very first time. Also featuring Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh, the film is scheduled to release on 7th November 2018.

Shah Rukh Khan’s untitled dwarf film

If a Shah Rukh Khan film is releasing, how can’t it be one of the most awaited movies of the year? Helmed by Aanand L Rai, the yet-to-be-titled film features SRK in the role of a dwarf. Katrina Kaif plays the female lead in it. The film is scheduled to release on 21st December 2018.