Movies Releasing This Week In Cinemas
It’s going to be an interesting mix of genres at the movies this Friday, as John Abraham’s Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, Govinda’s Fry Day and Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story open at a theatre near you.
Here are a few pointers that can help you to pick the best film for your weekend:
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Genre: Drama, Action, History Director: Abhishek Sharma Star cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani
The film set in 1998, tells the story of how a team of scientists and soldiers, under the leadership of India’s former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, conducted 5 underground nuclear explosions at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, between May 11 and May 13.
This operation, code-named ‘Operation Shakti’, resurrected India as a nuclear power on the international level. John Abraham plays the role of Captain Ashwat Raina and Diana Penty plays the role of Captain Ambalika.
Genre: Comedy Director: Abhishek Dogra Star cast: Govinda, Varun Sharma, Sanjay Mishra, Brijendra Kala
The film starring Govinda as a Delhi-based theatre actor and Varun Sharma as an unsuccessful salesman revolves around a con-job and is a ‘comedy of errors’. The ‘Dolly Ki Doli (2015)’ fame director, Abhishek Dogra, describes the film to be a laugh-riot obeying all the rules of Govinda- ism.
The director also bragged about the chemistry between Govinda and the ‘Fukrey (2013)’ and ‘Fukrey Returns (2017)’ actor Varun Sharma.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction Director: Ron Howard Star cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson
The second installment in the recently re-booted ‘Star franchise after ‘Rougue One (2016)’, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is the origin story of Han Solo.
Centred around Han’s (Alden Ehrenreich) first mission, which involves a group of thieves (Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton), his future co-pilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), his love interest Kira (Emilia Clarke), a notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and a menacing criminal called ‘Crimson Dawn’.
The film is already red-hot with controversy as the former director-duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie) was fired midway during the shoot and Ron Howard (The Da-Vinci Code, Apollo 13) was brought in as the director.