Why Cheat India, Glass, Bombairiya, Fraud Saiyyan, On the Basis of Sex, Rangeela Raja: Know Your Releases

FP Staff

Jan 17, 2019 13:50:38 IST

This week, cinegoers will be offered an eclectic mix of movies at theatres. From Emraan Hashmi's highly anticipated social drama Why Cheat India to the Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi-starrer black comedy Bombairiya, the rather Bollywood-heavy box office week will witness two Hollywood releases, On the Basis of Sex, based on the life and early cases of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and  M Night Shyamalan's Glass. 

Here are the films that will release this week:

Why Cheat India

What's it about: Written and directed by Soumik Sen, Why Cheat India focuses on the malpractices prevalent in the Indian higher education sector.

Who's in it: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary

Why it may work: From title change to shift in release date, Why Cheat India has been making headlines ever since the project was announced. Along with the premise, which relates to a relevant social issue, fans are also excited to see Emraan Hashmi in the film.

On the Basis of Sex

What's it aboutOn the Basis of Sex, directed by Mimi Leder, deals with one of  US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s earliest cases, Weinberger v Wiesenfeld.

Who's in it: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates

Why it may work: On the Basis of Sex underscores the struggles Ginsburg had to undergo that was typically seen as a man's profession. With gender discrimination at its centre, the film may see Jones deliver one of her finest performances.


What's it about: Glass is the third superhero film in the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, after M Night Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016)

Who's in it: Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy,

Why it may work: Fans of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy may find it interesting to see Willis reprise his role as security guard David Dunn, Samuel Jackson as the fragile Elijah Price and James McAvoy as Split.


What's it about: Bombairiya, set in Mumbai, follows the story of Meghna, who gets embroiled in a series of events after her phone gets stolen.

Who's in it:  Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Amit Sial, Ajinkya Deo and Shilpa Shukla

Why it may work: The 2018 Netflix staple actor Radhika Apte will be seen in a comic avatar in a black comedy, as she is lured into the jigsaw puzzle of Mumbai's meandering streets.

Fraud Saiyyan

What's it about: Presented by Prakash Jha, Fraud Saiyyan sees Arshad Warsi play a trickster  who marries many women and lives off them.

Who's in it: Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, Flora Saini, Sara Loren, Varun Badola, Deepali Pansare, Parag Tyagi, Nivedita Tiwari, Peeyush Suhaney and Mohit Balchandani

Why it may work: Fraud Saiyyan is an out and out comedy that plays on the age-old trope of mistaken identities and hilarious confrontations. The film may stand out in a bevy of drama-heavy films.

Rangeela Raja

What's it about: Another comedy to release this week, Rangeela Raja shows Govinda in a double role, one of a philandering businessman who spends his time with many women and the other of a deeply pious personality.

Who's in it: Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Mishika Chourasia, Anupama Agnihotri, Prem Chopra and Digangana Suryavanshi

Why it may work: After Ilzaam (1986), Shola aur Shabnam(1992) and Aankhen (1993), the hit comedy pair of Pahlaj Nihalani and Govinda will make a comeback with Rangeela Raja.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 13:58:36 IST