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Baby John

Status: upcoming

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Baby John Movie Details:

Based onTheri by Atlee
Country India
Language Hindi
GenreAction, Drama
Release date2024 (expected)
Running timeTBA
CastVarun Dhawan
Keerthy Suresh
Wamiqa Gabbi
Directed by Kalees
Written byKalees
Dialogues bySumit Arora
Produced byJyoti Deshpande
Murad Khetani
Priya Atlee
Cinematography by Kiran Koushik
Edited by Ruben
Music byThaman S
Production CompanyJio Studios
Cine1 Studios
A for Apple Productions
Distributor AA Films

Baby John Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Varun Dhawan
  • Keerthy Suresh
  • Wamiqa Gabbi
  • Jackie Shroff
  • Sanya Malhotra in a special appearance
  • Rajpal Yadav
  • Sheeba Chaddha
  • Jaffer Sadiq


Baby John, a former police officer, fakes his death and goes into hiding to bring up his daughter in a safe environment, but trouble ensues when their life gets threatened by Baby John’s past enemies and Baby John must face his past to protect his daughter.

Baby John Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Opening DayTBA
Domestic CollectionTBA
International CollectionTBA
Worldwide CollectionTBA

About Baby John Movie:

Baby John is an upcoming Hindi action drama film that serves as a remake of Atlee’s Tamil film Theri (2016). Co-produced by Atlee, it is written and directed by Kalees and stars Varun Dhawan in the title role, alongside Keerthy Suresh, Wamiqa Gabbi, Jackie Shroff, Sanya Malhotra (billed as a special appearance), Rajpal Yadav, and Sheeba Chaddha.

In late April 2020, it was reported that Varun Dhawan was approached to play the lead role in the official Hindi remake of Theri (2016). However, it was undisclosed whether Atlee, the director of the original film, would direct the venture or give the role to someone else.

Reportedly, the director had met the actor in Mumbai in 2019 to discuss the possibilities of a possible collaboration in the near future.

In March 2022, the production for the project was reported to begin soon as Dhawan had reportedly completed his consisting commitments. According to reports, Atlee and Dhawan met again to finalize the project. On 19 March, the collaboration of both was publicly announced. Tentatively titled as VD18, instead of directing it, Atlee was revealed to produce the project under his house A for Apple Productions, along with Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios.

Kalees, who is a former assistant of Atlee and the director of the 2019 techno-thriller film Kee, was hired to direct the project. The official title Baby John was announced on 5 February 2024.

Janhvi Kapoor was reported to play the lead actress role, pairing opposite Varun for the second time after Bawaal (2023). However, Keerthy Suresh was reported to have replaced the former (in her first Hindi film).

Principal photography commenced with an inaugural puja ceremony, of which video was released by the production house on 14 January 2024 – an occasion of Makar Sankranti, and first scheduled on 10 August 2023 in Mumbai.

On 7 September, Dhawan stated that he injured his foot during filming, which caused it to be put on hold, and it ultimately began on the 12th of that month. Gabbi began filming her portions on 15 December, with production moving to somewhere near Kerala.

On the 23rd, filming was put on hold again, due to Dhawan getting injured again. On 27 December, Dhawan, through his social media’s, revealed that the first schedule had concluded.

Baby John is scheduled to release theatrically on 31 May 2024 but has been postponed.