Ant-Man and the Wasp, Soorma, Kadaikutty Singam, Thamizh Padam 2, Neerali: Know Your Releases

FP Staff

July 12, 2018 18:26:19 IST

This week, moviegoers are spoilt for choice with a variety of films — in English, Hindi and regional languages — hitting screens across the country. Each of these films belong to diverse movie genres — superhero film (Ant-Man and the Wasp), sports drama (Soorma), satire (Thamizh Padam 2), comedy drama (Kadaikutty Singam) and thriller (Neerali).

Ant-Man and the Wasp

A still from Antman and The Wasp. Twitter

A still from Antman and The Wasp. Twitter

What's it about: After April’s over-the-top epic Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel has downsized the story for Ant-Man and the Wasp, focusing on Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne's mission to stop the Ghost and an additional quest to reunite with Hope’s mother.

Who is in it: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly as Van Dyne, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas

Why it may work: Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, is the 20th release in a decade from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of comic book movies, and the first to feature a woman in the title. The 2015 movie featured Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne as a wannabe superhero and she returns here leaner, meaner and ready to step up on an equal footing with Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. It's not just the good guys (and gals) who are inclusive; Ghost, played by British actress Hannah John-Kamen, follows Cate Blanchett (Thor Ragarnok) as a rare front-and-center supervillain.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed.

Soorma

Taapsee Pannu in another still from Soorma. Image via Twitter

Taapsee Pannu in another still from Soorma. Image via Twitter

What's it about: Produced by actress-turned producer Chritrangda SinghSoorma tells the story of Sandeep Singh, a professional hockey player and former captain of the Indian national team. He was seriously injured after being accidentally shot in a train in 2006 but he did not give up and made a comeback to the national team.

Who is in itDiljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi

Why it may work: A motivational story of a famed hockey player may be just what we need after a rather underwhelming Rajkumar Hirani biopic on Sanjay Dutt.

Soorma is directed by Shaad Ali.

Kadaikutty Singam

Karthi (R) and Sayyeshaa in Kadaikutty Singam. Image via Facebook

Karthi (R) and Sayyeshaa in Kadaikutty Singam. Image via Facebook

What's it about: In Kadaikutty Singam, Karthi plays the only son of a family with five daughters. In what he called his most personal project to date, the film emphasises the values of a joint family.

Who is in it: Karthi, Sayyeshaa, Sathyaraj, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Arthana Binu

Why it may work: In a career now spanning a decade, Karthi has established a reputation for doing out-of-the-box roles. It will be interesting to see in what new way he is going to impress us.

Kadaikutty Singam is directed by Pandiraj.

Thamizh Padam 2

A still from Thamizh Padam 2. Image via Twitter

A still from Thamizh Padam 2. Image via Twitter

What's it about: Thamizh Padam 2 is a hilarious satire about the larger-than-life superstars of Tamil cinema.

Who is in it: Shiva, Disha Pandey, Ishwarya Menon, Manobala, Santhana Bharathi and Soundarrajan

Why it may work: It's rare to find a self-aware Kollywood film that makes fun of everything and everyone Tamil audiences hold dear — from Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to Ajith and Vijay to Suriya and Vikram and Sivakarthikeyan. So, this could turn out to be a pleasant surprise.

Thamizh Padam 2 is directed by CS Amudhan

Neerali

Mohanlal in Neerali. Image via Twitter

Mohanlal in Neerali. Image via Twitter

What's it about: In this Malayalam thriller, Mumbai-based gemologist Sunny George's road trip turns into a nightmare after he meets with an accident.

Who is in it: Mohanlal, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Nassar and Nadia Moidu

Why it may work: The film shares a plot, which sounds awfully similar to the Canadian thriller Wrecked, starring Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. A Mollywood treatment sure sounds intriguing.

Neerali is directed by Ajoy Varma.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2018 18:27 PM