Jagga Jasoos, War for the Planet of the Apes, Shab: Know Your Releases
Last Friday saw a mega-clash at the box-office with Mom, Guest Iin London, Ninnu Kori and Spider-Man: Homecoming releasing together in the Indian subcontinent. Spider-Man emerged a clear while the rest died down gradually. With another Friday, we have a new set of films hitting the screens. Here's a low-down on what to watch out for this weekend:
Film: Jagga Jasoos
What it's about: It is about a teenage detective (played by Kapoor) who is in search of his missing father. He meets Shruti, a journalist (played by Katrina Kaif) during his journey and from there on, the story only gets more adventurous.
Who's in it: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Sayani Gupta, Adah Sharma
What may work for it: The film's posters so far have been the quirkiest Bollywood has seen. The duo is seen stuck in strange situations, doing unexpected things - riding ostriches, rowing a canoe and dancing in the middle of a bustling Moroccan market. A lot of curiosity surrounds this Disney film. Kapoor and Kaif's on-screen camaraderie might work its magic, too.
What it's about: In the third installment of Planet of Apes series, the apes are at war with humans again despite Caesar giving them the space to peacefully coexist. However, some apes join the human army in a revengeful move. What ensues is a vicious attack and Caesar's eventual vindictive journey.
Who's in it: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Steve Zahn as "Bad Ape", Karin Konoval as Maurice, Terry Notary as Rocket and Ty Olsson as Red among others.
What may work for it: The fact that Planet of Apes is one of those rare series that actually set the bar higher with each installment. The film has a grand villain and an equally grand hero who are at odds. This series is a full-on Caesar show and one might find him to, ironically, be the most human.
What it's about: The film is about different people from different backgrounds who have contrasting aspirations. Circumstances force these people to come to terms with some harsh realities and also accept their past.
Who's in it: Ashish Bisht, Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee
What may work for it: In all honesty, the film looks like just another mediocre Bollywood film with a cliched plot, trying hard to come off as 'different'. However, if you are a Raveena Tandon fan or want to give these newcomers a chance, you could watch it.