Hello, my awesome readers! Am sure you’ll must be pretty excited for the new-year and might have grand plans for the day or like me – home sweet home – would be your preferred party destination. In any case, I have compiled a list of amazing movies that you must watch in the month of January. FYI: there are more than 40 movies releasing in January, and I’ve done the hard part for you; I’ve scanned through each one of them and chosen the very best.
Plot: Appasaheb Belwalkar, one of the most popular stage artists, has reigned the industry in his glory days. Portraying diverse Shakespearean characters with immense gusto, Appa has ruled the industry as the king, and is now retired. Dedicating his life for his children, Appa after retiring, finds it difficult to make ends meet while his children turn against him.
Actors: Nana Patekar, Vikram Gokhale, Mrunmayee Deshpande, and Medha Manjrekar
Directed by Mahesh Manjerakar, one can expect a heartwarming performance by Nana Patekar in the movie. The movie is an adaptation of a legendary Marathi play written by V.V. Shirwadkar, which dates back to 4 decades. Just like Nana gave a flawless performance in Dr. Baba Amte, we expect the same here!
Plot: A 14-year-old Dalit boy, Santu, lives in a remote village in India, and dreams of going to a town-school. However, circumstances do not work in his favor and he has no choice but to stay in the village – which is drenched in caste-hierarchy, debauchery, and oppression.
Actors: Soham Maitra, Ena Saha, Sanjay Suri, Riddhi Sen, and Tannishtha Chatterjee
Chauranga is Bikas Ranjan Mishra’s debut movie (writer and director) and has already received several awards at international film festivals viz. Film Festival of Los Angeles 2015 and 16th Mumbai Film Festival 2014.
Plot: A paralyzed chess grandmaster and a desolated ATS officer play a game of chess. Obsessed with the game, the grandmaster gives everything he has, only to discover shocking hidden secrets of his life as the game moves on.
Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari
Wazir is one of the most anticipated movies of the year 2016 and is believed to make it big on the Box-office! The movie is co-written by Abhijat Joshi (the man who wrote PK, 3 Idiots, Lahe Raho Munna Bhai) and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. With the best of cast, the director (Bijoy Nambiar) and writers coming together – this film will surely be a treat to movie lovers.
Plot: Inspired by true events, Airlift showcases the story of the biggest and most successful evacuation ever attempted by any country. After Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait in the year 1990, the Kuwaiti Royal family escaped the country to seek asylum in Saudi Arabia. This left the fate of the country in dire straits and almost 170,000 Indians were helplessly trapped there. It is in this scenario that Ranjit Katyal (a powerful businessman) helped the trapped Indians to leave the country and safely reach India – thus pulling off the biggest evacuation in the history of mankind.
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kaizaad Kotwal, Pawan Chopra, and Samir Ali Khan
Akshay Kumar revealed in an interview that there were scenes wherein he didn’t have to use glycerin! Such is the impact of the story; being true, it will certainly touch a zillion hearts! The last commercial release directed by Raju Menon was Barah Aana, which received critical appreciation.
Plot: The movie is based on the financial crisis that occurred in the United States in the mid-2000s. In the early 2000s, four outsiders foresee the crisis, and predict the credit and housing bubble collapse. Sighting this as an opportunity, they decide to take on the banks instead.
Actors: Christian Bale, Steve Carrel, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt
Directed by Adam McKay, the movie is adapted from a best-selling book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine written by Michael Lewis. The movie is nominated for 4 Golden Globe awards, and has already bagged a couple of international awards as well. A powerful cast and the plot of the movie – makes this one a must watch for all!
I am sure these 5 movies will keep you hooked for the entire month!