MS Dhoni – The Untold Story, regional films dominate the screen: Know your releases
This week's major release is MS Dhoni – The Untold Story, and regional films like Olappeeppi, Kallattam and Doddmane Hudga. Which one will you watch?
MS Dhoni – The Untold Story
What's it about: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni biopic showcases Sushant Singh Rajput as the legendary icon who starts out as a ticket collector and goes on to lead India as a captain.
Who's in it: Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher and Rajesh Sharma.
Why it may work: Dhoni is the one of the favourite captains in the cricketing world and the hype surrounding the film is huge.
MS Dhoni – The Untold Story is directed by Neeraj Pandey.
What's it about: Set in the Kerala of the 1970s, this film brings out the turmoil caused in an upper class feudal family after the onset of the Land Reform Act in 1977. The story unfolds in times of various socio-economic changes that come about in the state during the execution of the act. The film goes through three time frames— the present, the 70s and the time between.
Who's in it: Biju Menon, Punasseri Kanjana, Sreejith Ravi and Paris Laxmi
Why it may work: The film deals with a deeply emotional relationship between a grandmother and grandson. It is produced by Sunil Ibraham, the acclaimed writer-director of Nivin Paul-starrer Arikil Oraal.
Olappeeppi is directed by Krish Kymal.
What's it about: Kallattam is another cop thriller that claims to be different from other films of the genre. Speaking to PTI the film's director Anand said, "There is cat and mouse game between the cop and the baddie and who wins the war forms the rest." The film is said to be about the chain snatching menace.
Who's in it: Nandaa, Shaarika, Richard
Why it may work: Devoid of any action sequence or romance, the film is said to have a running time of just 97 minutes.
Kallattam is directed by Anand.
What's it about: The much awaited film Doddmane Hudga is a complete family drama. Directed by Suri, who generally makes films on dark subjects, this is his first attempt in this genre.
Who's in it: Puneeth Rajkumar, Radhika Pandit, Ambareesh
Why it may work: Puneeth Rajkumar. Period.
Doddmane Hudga is directed by Suri.
What's it about: A romantic action entertainer, a father-son relationship form the crux of the story. The film is also said to have a social message.
Who's in it: Ram Pothineni, Raashi Khanna, Sathyaraj
Why it may work: We can only wait for its release to know.
Hyper is directed by Santosh Srinivas.
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