31st October, Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, Train to Busan, Aanandam: Know your Releases
This week films like 31st October, Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back are releasing. Take your pick on what to watch.
What's it about: Based on a true story, 31st October focuses on the anti-Sikh riots that broke out after India's former Prime Indira Gandhi's assassination that occurred on 31 October 1984.
Who's in it: Vir Das, Soha Ali Khan
Why it may work: Very few films have previously dealt with this subject in such an honest and direct manner.
31st October is directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil, a National Award winner.
What's it about: The film questions the importance of Gandhi's values in today's world. NRI Rai Saheb on his return to India comes across four people who’ve made wrong choices due to various circumstances. The film revolves around how Rai Saheb makes them realise the importance of Gandhi’s values
Who's in it: Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra
Why it may work: Going by the trailer it does not seem like it may work. Films have beaten Gandhi's values to death and Gandhigiri doesn't seem to be taking any new perspective on this dated concept.
Gandhigiri is directed by Sanoj Mishra.
Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back
What's it about: Set four years after the events of the first film, Jack Reacher is returning to the headquarters of his old military unit where he is told that his old friend, Major Susan Turner has been accused of espionage.
Who's in it: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders and Aldis Hodge
Why it may work: Tom Cruise still has the power to draw crowds in India. How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is also a major attraction.
Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back is directed by Edward Zwick.
Train to Busan
What’s it about: It seems obvious that there are numerous horror film fans in India, finding glory in the gory. This Korean-language film dubbed in English has the zombie apocalypse on us again and follows a heroic father-daughter duo, a married couple, a homeless man among others on a zombie infested train-ride.
Who’s in it: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong‑Seok, Choi Woo‑shik and Jung Yu‑mi.
Why it may work: Korean horror films are the rage right now. So if you love horror films about zombies, this one is for you.
Train to Busan is directed by Yeon Sang-ho.
What's it about: Ayyappan retires after serving as the security personnel for the collector for over forty years and now does not what to do with himself. Daffedar narrates the story of Ayyappan as he stands up against the system finding a purpose for himself.
Who's in it: Tini Tom, Malavika Nair
Why it may work: A fresh story with a strong cast. The music by Ilaiyaraaja is an added highlight.
Daffedar is directed by Johnson Esthappan.
What's it about: Aanandam is the story of a group of engineering students who have set out on their college's first trip. What the journey means to the youngsters and what it brings about form the rest of the story.
Who's in it: Vishak Nair, Anu Antony, Thomas Mathew, Arun Kurian, Siddhi Mahajankatti, Roshan Mathew and Anarkali Marikar
Why it may work: The fresh casting and the feel-good teenage romance arouses interest. Sachin Warrier's melodious music only adds to the charm and makes us a part of the camaraderie.
Aanandam is directed by Ganesh Raj.
Rama Rama Re
What's it about: Rama Rama Re revolves around the journey of varied characters in a jeep with a flavor of humor and sarcasm.
Who's in it: K Jayaram, Nataraj, Dharmanna Kadur, Bimbashri Ninasam
Why it may work: Many Kannada celebrities like Chaitanya KM, Pawan Kumar, Rakshit Shetty, Dhananjaya, Anup Bhandari, Sruthi Hariharan and Rishabh Shetty have heaped praises on the film.
Rama Rama Re is directed by D Satyaprakash.
What's it about: L7 is a romantic thriller about a married couple. The film explores how far you run to save your love.The entire story takes place within a span of a week.
Who's in it: Aadith Arun, Pooja Jhaveri
Why it may work: Romantic thrillers is the flavour of the season.
L7 is directed by Mukund Pandey.
Nandini Nursing Home
What's it about: A romantic comedy, Nandini Nursing Home is an endearing love story set in a hospital.
Who's in it: Nawin Vijaya Krishna, Shravya, Vennela Kishore, Jaya Prakash, Shakalaka Shankar
Why it may work: It is hard to say if it will. Only time can tell.
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