Movies Releasing This Friday, May 22nd 2018


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.

Fry Day

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.

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Mayank Sharma