*ing - Suriya Sivakumar, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Saranya Ponvannan, Girish Karnad
Time travel is a rather sensitive theme for a movie. Very few movies in the world have succeeded after taking the time travel concept. One has to be extremely careful with the sequence of events for it to truly succeed. On the other hand, the happenings can be simplified to handle the sensitivity. That is what Vikram Kumar has tried and the result is an over-ambitious and immature science fiction movie.
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R. Balki gets these 'novel' one liner ideas, and builds his movies around them, while casting Big B in major roles and having Ilayaraja, P.C. Sreeram to support him. He has done only four movies so far using this formula, with Cheeni Kum and Paa tasting success and Shamithabh bombing in the box office. Once again, he is trying to repeat his formula with some minor changes in Ki & Ka.
*ing - Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manav Kaul, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham
Starring Dhanush, Samantha Prabhu, Amy Jackson, K.S. Ravi Kumar, Raadhika, Sathish, Aadith Arun
After the success of Velaiilla Pattadhari, cameraman turned director Velraj joins hands with Dhanush once again for Thanga Magan, earlier titled as 'Vellaiilla Pattadhari 2'. Can the latest production from Dhanush's Wunderbar Films maintain the good track record of the production house?
*ing - Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Javed Shaikh
Director Imtiaz Ali normally takes a simplistic message, weaves a story around it, a good one many a time and has created a brand for himself with a string of good movies and occasional not so good movies here and there. Here again, he takes a simple message and he takes the concept of story from Arif Ali. The message is a cliched one, that is business as usual for Imtiaz Ali, but he misses out on the story this time around.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Jim Beaver. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Guillermo Del Toro is a lover of monsters, horror and visual beauty. His movies Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy, Pacific Rim, Mimic are testimonies to the fact. His latest venture Crimson Peak is a Gothic Romance movie set in the 19th century.
*ing - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sara Arjun
Starring - Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, JoJo Kushner
Nancy Meyers whose movies are generally feel-good romantic comedies, deviates just a wee-bit in The Intern. There is no romance between the lead actors here. The relationship between them is professional and platonic. The movie is typically a Nancy Meyers one, where the story-line is wafer thin and predictable, but still it is charming with a string of pleasantries. There is nothing extra ordinary about the movie and you have seen this style of Nancy Meyers in almost all of her movies.
Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy.