This is going to be a great month for movies. In the first week itself, we have three big Bollywood releases – KarwaanMulk, and Fanney Khan – and that’s not all! Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again will also hit theatres this week, a decade after its prequel. Rest assured, big stars are coming to theatres near you in August. So be careful with your finances, because cinema halls are soon going to become your most-visited hangout spot. Here are the top five movies to watch out for this month in Bollywood and Hollywood:


Satyameva Jayate

Driven by his harrowing past and a strong sense of justice, a man sets out on a mission to take down corrupt police offers. His vigilantism soon finds a nemesis in a righteous policeman, who is determined to stop his violent killing spree. John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee team up once again for this mystery thriller, directed by Milap Milan Zaveri.

Release Date: Aug 15


Probably the biggest movie of the month, this sports drama revisits the real-life story of India’s first gold medal after Independence won by the field hockey team at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Akshay Kumar takes on the role of Balbir Singh, a crucial character in the final match against Britain. The movie has been directed by Reema Kagti of Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. fame.

Release Date: Aug 15

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

The sequel of the month is the comedy-drama directed by Mudassar Aziz. Daman Singh Bagga’s search for Happy leads him to Kuala Lumpur, where his team manages to get hold of Happy, only to realize that they caught the wrong person. Sonakshi Sinha joins the cast, while Diana PentyJimmy Sheirgill, and Ali Fazal reprise their roles.

Release Date: Aug 24


Looking for a dose of comedy-horror? Amar Kaushik presents a story based on an urban legend in Chanderi, where a strange woman in a small town named Stree calls men by their name and abducts them, leaving their clothes behind. Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor team up for the first time in this scary film which is also a light-hearted comedy.

Release Date: Aug 31

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se

You cannot get enough of the Deols. After his stint in Race 3Bobby Deol and brother Sunny Deol are back with their comedy series, which also stars their father and yesteryear’s superstar, Dharmendra. The film is not a continuation of the previous two films but has a fresh story with the three actors playing new roles, although, Bobby and Sunny will be seen as brothers again.

Release Date: Aug 31


The Meg

A deep-sea submarine has been attacked by a massive creature, pushing it to the depths of the Pacific, with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, the responsibility to save the crew falls upon an expert deep-sea rescue diver, who might have to battle a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. If there’s a man for this job, it’s Jason Statham and he’s ready to take it on.

Release Date: Aug 10

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin – the little boy from the Winnie the Pooh series – is now an adult and he has supposedly lost all his sense of imagination. But when he reunites with Pooh and his other old pals, they help him bring back the colorful memories of his childhood. Ewan McGregor will be seen playing this character while the others have been voiced.

Release Date: Aug

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Get ready for thrilling action and insane comedy with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. When Audrey realizes that her ex-boyfriend was a spy, she and her best friend, Morgan, are thrown deep into an international conspiracy. How they manage to get out of it is a hilarious roller coaster ride you do not want to miss out on. Justin Theroux and Sam Heughan also star in the film.

Release Date: Aug 10


An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, this action thriller tells the origin story of man’s best friend. A young man (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured on a hunt with his tribe and left for dead when he strikes a friendship with another lone wolf.  The pair learns to rely on each other, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Release Date: Aug 24

Slender Man

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual to debunk the lore of Slender Man, known to kidnap and kill children. The sacrament proves false but when one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim. The movie has been directed by Sylvain White, who has previously worked on The Losers and Stomp the Yard.

Release Date: Aug 24

So which of the above films will you be watching first-day-first-show? Now skip the queue at the booking office and pre-book your tickets, only on BookMyShow.