While the stars at the movies this week fizzed out with the audience, it was the non-starry movies that saved face in theaters. A look into the films this time around:
- Saamy Square (Tamil): Despite being a sequel to one of the most well received franchises, Saamy Square set the precedent very low even before the film hit theater screens. And the film has proved to be no better than what was expected.(Review Here).
- Raja Ranguski (Tamil): Another cop film for the Tamil audience this week, Raja Ranguski is being comparatively well received. The movie is about how a police constable becomes a suspect in a murder investigation and clears his way through. Raja Ranguski stars Metro Shirish, has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and stands with an aggregate movie rating of 52%. (Review Here)
The Equalizer 2 (English): Former intelligence Robert McCall aka Denzel Washington returns with a sequel to his 2014 movie The Equalizer. Though strictly for the Denzel Washington fans out there, the movie can be watched once for the action it packs.
Manto (Hindi): Actress Nandita Das has directed this biographical tragic drama on writer Saadat Haasan Manto, who famously wrote in Urdu during the times of the India-Pakistan partition. The film which starrs Nawazzudin Siddique makes for a compelling watch as is not your quintessential Bollywood biography, and stands tall with a rating of 68% aggregate in our movie Ratings.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu(Hindi): Haider pair Shahid and Shraddha Kapoor are back with a light-hearted social film that throws light (pun intended) on the importance of electricity in our country. This Vipul Rawal directed film is almost 3 hours long and that factor has been widely agreed to dampen the intent of this movie.
Varathan (Malayalam): Fahad Faasil's latest movie seems inspired from the 1971 film Straw Dogs and yet it stands good on its own. The movie deserves to be watched at theaters for the thrilling experience it provides and it tops our recommendation list this weekend.
Other films that are new in TN theater screens this time are Nannu Dochukunduvate (Telugu) which is the movie about how an ambitious corporate junkie and an actress come together to manage their 'familial commitments' and Eghantham (Tamil) which is a drama film.
MC Pick: Manto, Varathan