If your plans for the weekend are to be comfortable and revolve around watching the fifth and final Test on the India tour of England, there is some bad news. Competition has now been canceled with a confirmed COVID-19 positive case inside the India camp. No worries, there are plenty of fun and styles for you to choose from – whether you plan to stay indoors or go to the theater. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Talaivi: In cinemas
Talaivi, directed by Kangana Ranaut, tells the story of Jayalalithaa’s life as an actor, a politician who has served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu six times. Directed by AL Vijay, the film stars Arvind Swamy as actor-politician Dr MG Ramachandran, known as MGR. Actors Prakash Raj, Bhagyashree and Jishu Sen Gupta are playing other key roles in the film. The film received good reviews from critics and Kangana’s performance was appreciated by all.
In her review, Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “Jayalalithaa’s life for the film was made by Tyler, what a controversy. Now, when Kangana Ranaut sees this version of Jaya in the title judging entirely by her vulnerability and heater, there is no doubt that she has that part. Would a prominent Tamil woman with a better understanding of language and body language have done a better job? The question is now fundamental. “
Read the headline review here
Bhoot Police: Disney Plus Hot Star
The supernatural horror comedy stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam. It stars Khan and Kapoor as ghost brothers, Vibhuti and Chiraunji respectively. While Vibhuti is in business just for the money, Chiraunji takes his profession as his responsibility and goes through the book ‘Baba Ki Kitab’ – to ward off evil forces. The film would be a good choice for those who are focused on horror comedies. Saif’s quick-witted punches and the women in the film, Gautam and Fernandez also did a good job.
Read the Bhoot Police Review here.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11: Amazon Prime Video
The Amazon Prime video series reviews the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008. In the aftermath of that nightmare, the drama unfolds from the eyes of the police, doctors, the media and many others on the fire line. That day. It stars Mohit Raina, Konkana Sen Sharma, Tina Desai, Shreya Dhanwantari, Satyajit Dubey, Natasha Bhardwaj, Mrinmayi Deshpande and Prakash Belwadi. Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta called the series’ authentic ‘in her review and said, “Mumbai Diaries 26/11 works best. In the midst of all the nostalgia, some characters stop breathing and exchange glances or words. ”
Read Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review here.
Tuck Jagdish: Amazon Prime Video
There is a sibling competition in the middle of the Tak Jagdish storyline starring Nani who wrote and directed Shiva Nirvana. While Nani plays a good brother who wants to keep the family together, Jagapathi Babu shows hell in breaking strong ties in the family. The film also stars Ritu Verma, Aishwarya Rajesh, Thiruveer, Vaishnavi Chaitanya, Devadarshini and Daniel Balaji. The film is a simple family drama that does not look like new punches. But, if you want to broadcast anything with your family, Tak Jagdish is a good choice.
Read Tak Jagdish’s review here.
Impeachment American Crime Story: Disney Plus Hot Star
The third installment of Ryan Murphy’s crime anthology series American Crime Story, which also includes People vs. Oz Simpson and The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is based on the Clinton – Lewinsky scandal, in which then US President Bill Clinton was found to be associated with White House intern Monica. Clinton was convicted of swearing in, but later acquitted. Clive Owen plays Bill Clinton. The show also stars Eddie Falco, Billy Eichner and Kobe Smulders. According to Indianexpress.com, Kshitij Rawat said, “If you are aware of the scandal, are interested in it and want to see something to kill time, impeachment: American Crime Story may appeal to you.”
Read the first edition of the impeachment American crime story here.
Gunpowder Milkshake: Netflix
Directed by Navot Papushado, the action thriller stars Karen Gillan, Angela Bassett, Lena Heidi, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yo and Paul Giamatti. Many viewers found the film to be a colorful and interesting watch, but some feel it failed to do justice to its storyline. The film revolves around Sam (Gilan) and her mother Scarlett (Heidi), both professional assassins. Indian Express’ Shalini Langer thinks, “This is a movie of numbers bathed in the colors you’ve seen before, with a less meaningful storyline as you go along with each other and some very disturbing stuff about what feminism is for an 8-year-old.”
Read the Gunpowder Milkshake review here.
Family drama, Patlalak Shastri revolves around the family, which meets for Patlalak every weekend. Govind Shastri, the head of the family played by Jatin Sial, feels that “the family that eats together, stays together” so he does everything possible to keep his three children close to him. It also stars Cyrus Sahukar, Harman Sinha, Ira Dubey, Kitu Gidwani, Shikha Talasania, Saloni Patel and Siddhant Karnik. The eight-episode series is a light drama that will be best enjoyed with your family over the weekend.
Read the Potluck review here.
The long-delayed film Dickilona by the actor’s offspring has finally been released on ZEE5. Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Anandraj, Munishkant and Mottai Rajendran also starred in Dikkilona, which was bankrolled by KJR Studios. According to Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com, Karthik Yogi’s movie ‘Crazy’. He wrote, “This is a very funny film that tickles your funny bone. You smile, if you can, forget it and move on with your life. Diclona does not add any value to your life, nor does it try to move you or challenge your worldview.”
Read Dickilona’s review here.
Directed by Ashish R Shukla, Kandy is set in Rudrakund, a fictional town in Uttarakhand. Starring Richa Chadda and Ronit Roy in the lead roles, the web series covers politics, ambition, murder and mystery. It revolves around a murder that shocked students and teachers alike. While Richa Chadda is the investigating policeman, Ronit Roy, who plays the teacher, appears to be a suspect in the murder. The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes, however;
Read Candy’s first impression here.
The Croods A New Age: In the Movies
The Croods: The Crood family chooses the new era 2013 prequel looking to survive in a ever-changing world. It varies from time to time in terms of the challenges faced by different races and the patriarchal Greg saw his relationship with his daughter Eve as a guy. When the family makes mistakes in an area with plenty to offer, it comes with its own hiccups. Bettermans, along with Phil, Hope and their daughter Dan, realized that they were more developed than the Croods. As tensions between the two clans escalate, it offers hilarious events with an ultimate goal: survival.
Read Croods A New Age review here.
Movana: Disney Plus Hotstar
Anvita Singh of Indianexpress.com recommends Movana Hollywood Rewind in her weekly column. She wrote, “This Ron Clements and John Musker direction is bold, elegant and simple. Throughout the film, unlike the teenage protagonist, Mona has the powers, but she’s just like any other ordinary girl who wants to explore the world and keep her family happy. The story is told on an epic scale with stunning visuals.Mona is one of the rare, almost perfect films where every movie making department works in harmony with each other.
Dosti: Amazon Prime Video, ShemarooMe and Hungama
Starring Sudhir Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Sathyan Bose’s 1965 film Dosti is a replica of friend-love in Hindi cinema. The film follows the story of two teenage boys Ramu and Mohan who live on the streets. Their physically challenging life makes them realize that they are done for each other.
Sampada Sharma of Indianexpress.com wrote about the film in her weekly column Bollywood Rewind, “Over the years, film scholars have studied Dosti as the first LGBTQ film made by a popular Hindi film, but it has not been marketed. . The sensitivity of their relationship is evident from the get-go. Guys are not ashamed to be weak around each other and do not fake machismo for that. Because of their respective challenges, Ramu needs crutches to walk on his legs and Mohan needs a walking stick due to sight, the two developed a kind of sensual bond while walking with each other.
Read more about friendship here.
And it’s your weekend clock!