New releases this week have over-all put up an average show and here is a look at how each of them has fared:
- Gundu (Tamil): The story of a lorry driver in possession of an improperly-disposed bomb is put forth as a thriller highlighting the anti-war subject. The movie has been unanimously praised for the message it carries and Dinesh and some others for their performance. A quality watch to be caught in theaters. (Movie Review)
- Iruttu (Tamil): An almost edge-of-the-seat horror thriller, this Sundar.C starrer has him playing a cop in search of reasons behind mysterious deaths. One of the rare serious films in this genre, Iruttu makes for a decent watch. (Movie Review).
- Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae (Tamil): A romantic-comedy involving an ardent 'astrology' follower and an aspiring astronomer, this Harish Kalyan starrer is your usual light-hearted film. The response to the movie has been mixed from both critics and the audience. (Movie Review)
- Jada (Tamil): Kathir is back to playing a football player, only this time he is trying to lead his team into winning a local game with different rules. The movie has been criticized for being predictable and being confused about its genre. (Movie Review)
- Panipat (Hindi): Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt recreate the story and politics behind the Third battle of Panipat, a war which holds a significant reference in Indian and Maratha history. The war-drama, however, has failed to impress and inadvertent comparisons to the works of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the many reasons behind it.
- Pati Patni Aur Woh (Hindi): A revival of the classic movie of the same name, the movie is a romantic comedy and portrays the chaos the ensues when a middle-class husband starts wandering and falls for a young spinster. Karthik Aryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey's version of this story has gotten mixed responses so far.
- 90 ML (Telugu): A unique story of a man who is prescribed to take 90ml of alcohol a day for his survival, the movie starring Kartikeya has not had a lot of takers, thanks to a shoddy screenplay.
MC Pick: Gundu