Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2, Ram Charan's Rangasthalam: Know Your Releases

FP Staff

Mar 29, 2018 17:47:31 IST

This Friday, theatres across India have limited options to offer movie-goers. But the options offered a big, potential blockbuster releases from the world of Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi spectacle Ready Player One, the action thriller Baaghi 2 starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani and the Telugu film, Rangasthalam with Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni.

Ready Player One

This cover image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tye Sheridan, from left, Olivia Cooke, Philip Zhao and Win Morisaki in a scene from "Ready Player One." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Tye Sheridan, from left, Olivia Cooke, Philip Zhao and Win Morisaki in a scene from Ready Player One. Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

What's it about: Ready Player One, based on a novel by Ernest Cline, features a group of teenagers who spend their days in VR goggles, suits and gloves to maneuver their avatars through a computerized wonderland called the Oasis. The movie’s hero, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), visits the Oasis to escape his miserable life in an Ohio trailer park. As his refuge comes under threat, Watts joins other avatars in a contest that could give them the power to protect the virtual world.

Who is in it: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.

Why it may work: Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film's protagonist drives a DeLorean because of Back to the Future, and uses a grail diary because of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The films of Steven Spielberg loom large in the story littered with pop culture references. That the legendary filmmaker then ended up being the one to take Cline's futuristic-nostalgic vision to the big screen is a small Spielbergian miracle.

Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani in Baaghi 2

What's it about: Baaghi 2, starring Tiger Shroff, is the sequel to the 2016 film Baaghi. The plot of the film is inspired by the Telugu hit Kshanam.

Who is in it: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Prateik Babbar, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Why it may work: The trailer finds Tiger Shroff fighting with as much choreographed ferocity as he dances. Jacqueline Fernandez will recreate veteran actress Madhuri Dixit's foot-tapping "Ek do" teen number from the 1988 film Tezaab. Three choreographers — Saroj Khan, Ganesh Acharya and Ahmed Khan — came together on the set for this.

Rangasthalam

Ram Charan in a promo for Rangasthalam. Image via Twitter

Ram Charan in a promo for Rangasthalam. Image via Twitter

What's it about: The 1980s set rural revenge drama Rangasthalam finds Ram Charan, in his first time pairing with Samantha Akkineni, who plays his love interest.

Who is in it: Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni, Aadi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu.

Why it may work: The film marks director Sukumar's maiden collaboration with Ram Charan, who will be seen in a complete rural avatar for the first time in his career. “After watching the film, everyone will rave about the performance of Ram Charan in the film," cinematographer Rathnavelu said in an interview with Firstpost.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Mar 30, 2018 10:42:23 IST