Phillauri, Anaarkali of Aarah, CHiPs, Life: Know your releases this Friday
This Friday, cine aficionados are in for a diverse treat as there are four offerings, from four completely different genres, in a theatre near you.
What's it about: A young man returns from Canada and gets married to a tree because he is a maanglik. Little does he know that he ended up marrying a friendly ghost who has an unfinished business in her past life.
Who's in it: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma.
Why it may work: The unique genre that it belongs to, which is a fine blend of comedy, romance and the supernatural. Anushka Sharma's goodwill, both as an actor and a producer, may leverage just like her last production, NH10.
Phillauri is directed by Anshai Lal.
Anaarkali of Aarah
What's it about: Anaarkali Aarahwali is a dancer based in a small town in Bihar called Aarah. She sings lewd songs and dances on them but objects strongly when a local leader tries to sexually harass her on stage.
Who's in it: Swara Bhaskar and Sanjay Mishra.
Why it may work: Sonam Kapoor and Karan Johar have seen the film and given it a thumbs up, particularly to the nuanced portrayal of a vulnerable yet self-respecting dancer by Bhaskar.
Anaarkali of Aarah is directed by Avinash Das.
What's it about: A former X-Games star with a painkiller addiction and a cocky over-sexed Fed find themselves in positions of privilege as they are tasked with highway patrol.
Who's in it: Dax Shepard, Michael Pena and Kristen Bell.
Why it may work: Popularity of the much-loved television series of the same name, that aired from 1977 to 1983, from which the film is adapted.
CHiPs is directed by Dax Shepard.
What's it about: Six astronauts embark on a historical journey when they travel to Mars to discover the presence of extra-terrestrial life. What takes them by surprise is the fact that the martians are in fact more intelligent than the humans.
Who's in it: Ryan Reynolds, Rebicca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Why it may work: The fascination of humans with extra-terrestrials, the joy of discovery coupled with the Deadpool hangover of Reynolds.
Life is directed by Daniel Espinosa.