Transformers 5, Baby Driver, The Big Sick, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum: Know your releases
Friday, 30 June will see five films clashing at the box office — Transformers, The Big Sick, Baby Driver, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum and Oru Cinemakkaran.
Last Friday saw a mega clash at the box-office with the release of Salman Khan's Tubelight and Allu Arjun's Duvvada Jagannadham. For some, these films became a part of their Eid revelry. With another weekend coming our way, it is time to put these two films behind us and look forward to fresh releases this Friday. Here's a guide to all the film's releasing this Friday and what to expect from them:
What it's about: The Transformers franchise is taking it up a notch with their fifth film from the Transformers series. The human race is again at loggerheads with the Transformers and Optimus Prime is gone. The Last Knight takes us back to the origins of Autotbots.
Who's in it: The upcoming film stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner among others.
What may work for it: The director of the film Michael Bay had revealed in a letter to his fans in February 2017 that the film will see a unique alliance between Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). If you're a die-hard fan, Bay's fascination with robots and explosions might work for you.
Film: The Big Sick
What it's about: The film is based on Pakistani-American comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani's life. He and his writer wife, Emily V. Gordon, have co-written it. Gordon also features in the film. The film traces their relationship and cultural differences.
Who's in it: The cast is one of the most diverse ones that Hollywood has seen in a long time: Kumail Nanjiani, Shehnaz Treasury, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Anupam Kher, Adeel Akhtar, Zenobia Shroff, Kurt Braunohler, Bo Burnham, and Aidy Bryant.
What may work for it: Since the film is touted to be a rib-tickler, it will be interesting to see how a Pakistani-born man brings the issues Muslims face in America to the screen, in a comical way. The film looks like a refreshing take on cultural differences and how people deal with it in the real world. Also, Hollywood's representation of Asians has been a little muddled lately. That might change a little with this flick. With some spectacular Indian actors like Kher and Treasury and a subject like this, the film might hit close to home for some.
Film: Baby Driver
What it's about: The film is about Baby (Ansel Elgort), a getaway driver who is pressuirised into working for a crew of bank robbers in Atlanta, in a bid to live a more comfortable life.
Who's in it: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.
What may work for it: Baby Driver seems like an out and out entertainer, making use of a brilliant soundtrack and swanky chasing sequences, all weaved into an intricate masterpiece. The sound plays a huge part in bringing the whole experience alive. The action-packed robberies and the audio accompanying it could make this film a well thought-out venture.
Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
What it's about: The film is about a small-time thief and a shopkeeper who get caught up in a crime. The two are constantly troubled by the police, who are in search of proof.
Who's in it: Fahadh Faasil, Alancier, Soubin Shahir, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Nimisha Sajayan
What may work for it: The stellar combination of National Award-winning director Dileesh Pothan and Malayalam star Faasil could be enough of a reason for a film-buff to watch it on the day of its release. Apart from their partnership, Rajeev Ravi's cinematography and Suraj Venjaramoodu's impeccable acting skills are more reasons for anyone to look forward to the film.
Film: Oru Cinemakkaran
What it's about: The film is about an assistant filmmaker who struggles to find economic stability in an industry that's known for being unpredictable and twisted. The protagonist finds himself in troubled waters after making a hurried decision, while being caught up in financial constraints.
Who's in it: Vineeth Sreenivasan, Rajisha Vijayan
What may work for it: The film might look like a simple, unpretentious story of a struggling filmmaker at first. However, not taking the film at face value might leave you on the edge of your seat. The film has the potential to turn into a full-blown thriller with a twist in the second-half. Coupled with Vijayan and Sreenivasan's spontaneity, the twist could take the film to a whole new level.
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