For all those who’ve already made elaborate plans for the upcoming long weekend in mid-August- enjoy! For those who will be stuck behind a desk all day, studying for a test, or are simply looking for a way to add some entertainment to their Augusts, here is a list of five promising films that should be watching the coming month:
1. Rustom I 12th August
A brilliant take on the Mumbai of the 1950s, where honour was equal to (almost) innocence. Based on (again, almost) true events, Rustom will see Akshay Kumar essay the role of a Naval officer, K. M. Nanavati, who shot dead his wife’s lover, who also happened to be his good friend.
With Khiladi Kumar and his sharp acting coupled with the already chart-busting music, the film promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, as the movie unravels why exactly the jury system was discontinued post this scandalous trial.
Directed By: Tinu Suresh Desai
2. Suicide Squad I 5th August
Suicide Squad is DC’s equivalent to Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, albeit with an ensemble of antiheroes, unlike Cap. America’s Superheroes. With plans for an IMAX 3D release, it will be thrilling to see the action of how the supervillains fight an even ‘eviler’ villain. Catch the madman- Joker, expert assassin- Deadshot, crazy psychiatrist chick- Harley Quinn, and some other brilliantly written characters fight for clemency.
Directed By: David Ayer
3. Budhia Singh – Born to Run I 5th August
Based on the real-life story of the four-year old boy who ran his way to the Limca Book of World Records, Budhia Singh – Born to Run, tells the story of Odisha’s Wonder Boy, who ran a 65km marathon in 7 hours and 2 minutes.
With the star cast including Manoj Bajpayee as Biranchi Das, Singh’s coach, the film promises to be all about the story & the acting. Watch how poverty forced the young titular character to be sold to a travelling salesman and how a stroke of luck coupled with hard work through him international fame.
Directed By: Soumendra Padhi
4. Hemanta I 12th August
Hemanta is Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Bengali. Directed by Anjan Dutt, the movie stars Parambrata Chatterjee as Hamlet, Saswata Chatterjee as Claudius, and Jisshu Sengupta as Horatio. Yes, not all moviegoers will want to watch one of Bard’s classic in Bengali, but those who do will be sure to love the film.
Directed By: Anjan Dutt
5. Mohenjo Daro I 12th August
Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik Roshan. Did I mention ‘Hrithik Roshan’? That should be your first reason to watch the film.
The film’s timeline begins with 2016 B.C., when one of the biggest cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation, Mohenjo Daro, was at the peak of its prosperity. Mohenjo Daro is a romantic film with Roshan’s ‘Sarman’ falling for Pooja Hegde’s ‘Chaani’; it is an epic movie, with elaborate sets and visual effects; it is a drama film with the Good fighting the Evil to save the people of the great city.
Mohenjo Daro may be in the news for its obvious flaws and for messing with the history, but the fact remains that with Ashutosh Gowariker’s ambitious vision and direction, the film will make quite an impact on the cine-goer.
Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker
Start calling your gang, make plans, and hit the theatre for the first-day-first-show of these flicks!