In a week full of choices, films across languages have tried hard to impress the audience but most of them have either narrowly or widely missed the mark. Fantasy genre was the flavour of the week with at-least 4 new films having released under that category. Here is a detailed look at movies this week:
- Lisaa 3D (Tamil): India's first 3D horror film ended up being hardly scary, thanks to the misplaced comedy elements and the performances by actors. The movie has not been off to a good start and has garnered a low review aggregate of 40%. (Review Here)
- Neeya 2 (Tamil): A sequel to 1979 Kamal Haasan starrer, Neeya 2 is a triangular love story involving shape shifting snakes and a lot of CGI work. The quality of visuals and the not so engaging screenplay has proved to be a dampener for this film starring Jai, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Raai Laxmi and Catherine Tresa.
- Aladdin (English): A live action adaptation of Disney's classic story, Alladin starring Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud has proved itself to be a nostalgic entertainer, with the grandeur of the visuals alone warranting a watch in theaters.(Review Here)
- Brightburn (English): This fantasy import from the west is about the horror leashed by an alien who crashes on earth as a baby and discovers his powers as he grows into a boy under the foster of adoptive human parents. The movie's interesting concept seems rushed on screen and thus has garnered mixed responses from viewers. (Review Here)
- Longshot (English): Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen starrer rom-com, which did well earlier this year upon release is finally in theaters of India. A movie where a woman presidential hopeful and goofy a investigative journalist yearn to stay together, while battling the big bad men of politics for the former, Longshot is worth the watch this weekend.
- Sita (Telugu): The tale of a ruthlessly ambitious woman reaching out to her long-lost relative (Bellamkonda Srinivas) for inheritance while tackling a villainous shadow (Sonu Sood) in her life is what Sita is broadly about. The movie has garnered average to mixed reviews.
- India's Most Wanted (Hindi): Based on the true story of terrorist Yasin Bhatkal's capture, IMW follows 5 of our country's National Investigation Agency's intelligence who carry out this important tracking without much backing. The performances including lead Arjun Kapoor's has been praised but the screenplay seems to have not lived up.
- Ishq (Malayalam): How 'a man' goes about taking 'revenge' after he and his lover encounter 'moral policing' is what Ishq is about. This film featuring Shane Nigan and Anne Sheethal has received the most positive reviews this week (Review Here)
Other films that are available in theaters this weekend are Omung Kumar directed PM Narendra Modi biopic starring Vivek Oberoi, Oviya starrer Seeni (Tamil) and Perazhagi ISO (Tamil) starring Shilpa Manjunath.
MC Pick: Ishq, Aladdin, Longshot