Among the new film releases this week, some did well, some did bad and some simply outshone the others. A look into the movies and which of them have made it to our top recommendation list this time around:
- Raatchasi (Tamil): A tale of how a new government school headmistress tried to reform education for her students while facing obvious and not so obvious hurdles, this Jyotika starrer has opened to mixed reactions. (Review here)
- Kalavani 2 (Tamil): A spiritual sequel to Vemal, Oviya starrer hit comedy, Kalavani 2 comes with the some same characters but with different dynamics. The movie has been highly criticized for not having a solid screenplay or story-line.
- Spider-Man:Far From Home (English): One of Marvel's latest releases, this Tom Holland starrer takes place in an era after the events of Avengers: End Game and is relatively a much smaller and slower film than the multiple-superhero series. Despite not being a 'great' film, the movie makes for an entertaining watch especially if one is a fan of the MCU movies. (Review Here)
- Oh Baby (Telugu): A Telugu adaptation of the South Korean movie Miss Granny, Samantha starrer Oh Baby is the talk of the town this week. The movie which tells the tale of an elderly single mother being transformed back to her youth body is as much a family drama as it is a fantasy story. A must watch in theaters this week. (Review Here)
- 18am Padi (Malayalam): A story of two student groups hailing from different economic backgrounds and the dynamics that existed between them, 18 Am Padi takes a trip down the school memory lane and has special appearances from Mammootty, Prithviraj, Arya and Unni Mukundan among others. If you are into high school drama among boys, this is the film for you.
- Shubharathri (Malayalam): In his first release since the supreme court stayed the trail on Kerala actress abduction case (Dileep is a prime accused in it and the case awaits its next SC hearing this month), the actor stars alongside Siddique and Anu Sithara among others. The movie is a family drama with a tinge of comedy and has opened to not so favourable reviews.
- Malaal (Hindi): A remake of Selvaraghavan's 7G Rainbow Colony, Malaal produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali stars new faces (and his niece) Sharmin Seghal and Meezan Jaffri. The movie has been praised for the lead duo's performance but criticized for offering a dated story.