Republic Day, celebrated on 26 January, is gearing up to bring some highly anticipated releases from India’s film industry. This year, as Republic Day falls on a Friday, it sets the stage for an extended weekend, providing an excellent opportunity for audiences to delve into both the latest and previously released films and drama series they may have missed.

Let’s take a closer look at the exciting lineup:

1. Fighter

  • Release Date: 25 January 2024
  • Starcast: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor
  • Director: Siddharth Anand

Siddharth Anand’s upcoming directorial venture, “Fighter,” featuring the stellar cast of Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor, is poised for release on 25 January 2024. This film promises not only entertainment but also a patriotic vibe, making it a grand cinematic welcome to the year 2024 from Bollywood.

2. Prathinidhi 2

  • Release Date: 25 January 2024
  • Starcast: Nara Rohit
  • Director: Murthy Devagupthapu

Scheduled for a theatrical release on 25 January 2024, “Prathinidhi 2,” a Tamil movie directed by Murthy Devagupthapu, stars the talented Nara Rohit in the lead role. Known for his noteworthy performances, Rohit adds to the anticipation surrounding this film.

3. Malaikottai Vaaliban

  • Release Date: 25 January 2024
  • Starcast: Mohanlal, Sonalee Kulkarni, Danish Sait
  • Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery

Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, “Malaikottai Vaaliban” is an upcoming Malayalam movie featuring powerhouse performers Mohanlal, Sonalee Kulkarni, and Danish Sait. The film is set to grace the theatres on 25 January 2024, promising an engaging cinematic experience.

4. Main Atal Hoon

  • Release Date: 19 January 2024
  • Starcast: Pankaj Tripathi
  • Director: Ravi Jadhav

“Main Atal Hoon,” an upcoming biopic portraying Indian Politician Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is all set for its theatrical release on 19 January 2024. Renowned actor Pankaj Tripathi steps into the shoes of Vajpayee, bringing to life the real-life story and struggles of the former Prime Minister.

5. Aranmanai 4

  • Release Date: 26 January 2024
  • Director: Sundar C.
  • Star Cast: Sundar C., Tamannaah, Rashi Khanna, Hansika Motwani, Khushbu Sundar, Andrea Jeremiah, Kovai Sarala

The fourth installment of the horror movie series, “Aranmanai 4,” is set to spook audiences on 26 January 2024. Directed by Sundar C., the film boasts a cast including Sundar C., Tamannaah Bhatia, Rashi Khanna, Hansika Motwani, Khushbu Sundar, Andrea Jeremiah, and Kovai Sarala.

6. Killer Soup

  • Release Date: 26 January 2024
  • Star Cast: Konkona Sen, Manoj Bajpayee
  • Director: Abhishek Chaubey

“Killer Soup” is a unique tale featuring Konkona Sen and Manoj Bajpayee, and it’s set to premiere on Netflix on 26 January 2024. The storyline revolves around Swathi Shetty, a home chef, and her unconventional plan that takes unexpected turns, leading to chaos.

7. Animal

  • Release Date: 26 January 2024
  • Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandana, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol
  • Director: Pranay Reddy Vanga

“Animal,” starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandana, stands out as one of the most significant releases of the year. After a successful theatrical run, the film will be available for streaming on Netflix starting 26 January 2024. Having surpassed the Rs. 900 crore mark worldwide, “Animal” has emerged as a major commercial success, securing its place as the third highest-grossing Indian film of 2023.

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8. Sam Bahadur

  • Release Date: 1 December 2023
  • Starcast: Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Sheikh
  • Director: Meghna Gulzar

“Sam Bahadur,” based on the life of the decorated Indian Army officer Sam Manekshaw, directed by Meghna Gulzar and featuring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, and Fatima Sana Sheikh, will be available on ZEE5 on Republic Day. After a successful theatrical run, this film promises an insightful portrayal of a national hero.

9. Shark Tank India – Season 3

  • Release Date: 22 January 2024

Embarking on entrepreneurial aspirations, “Shark Tank India Season 3” takes the spotlight as it debuts on SonyLiv on 22 January 2024. This eagerly anticipated OTT release showcases Indian business enthusiasts presenting their innovative concepts to a panel of investors, aptly named sharks.

10. Police Force- Season 1

  • Release Date: 19 January 2024
  • Starcast: Siddharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi
  • Director: Rohit Shetty

Under the direction of Rohit Shetty, “Police Force- Season 1” unfolds against a backdrop of impending danger. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, and Vivek Oberoi, the series introduces courageous police officers on a mission to apprehend the mastermind responsible for bomb blasts in the city. The inaugural season of “Indian Police Force” is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video on 19 January 2024.