From Sujoy Ghosh's Viday Balan starrer Kahaani 2, which is highly anticipated because of its predecessor Kahaani; to Vijay Antony's Saithan, which is already expecting a grand opening thanks to advance bookings, there's a lot in store for film buffs over the 3-4 December weekend. Though there might be just four releases, each film has something different to offer:
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh
What's it about: Sujoy Ghosh is back with Vidya Balan in a sort of sequel to the 2012 hit film Kahaani, where Vidya Balan played a woman out to avenge her husband's death in a terrorist attack. Kahaani 2 stars Vidya Balan as a doting mother whose daughter dies under mysterious circumstances. Arjun Rampal plays the good cop who is trying to solve the case.
Who's in it: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj.
What may work for it: The 2012 thriller starring Vidya Balan was a huge success, so this film has a lot to live up to. Needless to say, Sujoy Ghosh and Vidya Balan will weave their magic and make the film a success.
Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh is directed by Sujoy Ghosh.
What's it about: A Disney princess film that's not like a conventional Disney princess film. In ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Who's in it: (The voices of) Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House.
What may work for it: The film has a lot to live up to after the last Disney princess film Frozen. What might work for the film is that it deals with the very present threat of environmental degradation and stars the crowd puller Dwayne Johnson.
Moana is co-directed by Ron Clements and Don Hall.
Underworld: Blood Wars
What's it about: For the fifth time we see vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) who fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.
Who's in it: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James and Lara Pulver.
What may work for it: The horror film of the week is for vampire enthusiasts. If action films and watching Kate Beckinsale in a leather outfit are your thing, this film is a must watch.
Underworld: Blood Wars is directed by Anna Foerster.
What's it about: The film might be based on the novel Aaah, by the late Sujatha Rangarajan. While we don't know much about the film's plot, the 9-minute opening sequence gives us the basic storyline: Vijay Antony plays a man with a psychiatric problem and is in search of a woman, 'Jayalakshmi' , to solve the mystery surrounding his past.
Who's in it: Vijay Antony, Arundathi Nair.
What may work for it: Vijay Antony films have a huge appeal among all sections of the audiences.
Saithan is directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy. In Telugu, the film will release as Bhetaludu.