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Have a look at this week’s releases and make plans to blast your weekend with your friends and family!

 

English:

 

Insidious: The Last Key (A)

Director: Adam Robitel

Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis:  

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/acQyrwQyCOk

 

Malayalam:

 

Diwanji Moola Grand Prix (U)

Director: Anil Radhakrishnan Menon

Stars: Kunchacko Boban, Nyla Usha, Nedumudi Venu

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Synopsis:  

Trailer link:https://youtu.be/cAYoolgo5Y8

 

 

 

Eeda (U)

Director: B Ajithkumar

Stars: Shane Nigam, Nimisha Sajayan, Surabhi Lakshmi, Alancier

Genre: Romance- Drama

Synopsis:

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/79nsFMS7kjQ

Releases of the week!

Have a look at this week’s releases and make plans to blast your weekend with your friends and family!

English

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle-3D (UA)

Director: Jake Kasdan

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

Synopsis: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/2QKg5SZ_35I

 

The Greatest Showroom (UA)

Director: Michael Gracey

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams

Genre: Biography, Musical, Drama

Synopsis: Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/AXCTMGYUg9A

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Hindi:

Tiger Zinda Hai (UA)

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Sudeep, Angad Bedi

Genre: Action- Drama

Synopsis:  The film is a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. The plot of the film carry forward the story deo Tiger (Salman Khan) and Zoya (Katrina Kaif) after eight years of their previous mission.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/ePO5M5DE01I

 

Malayalam:

Aadu 2 (U)

Director: Midhun Manuel Thomas

Stars: Jayasurya, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Vijay Babu, Saiju Kurup, Vineeth Mohan

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:  ‘Aadu 2’ is a sequel to the 2015 ‘film Aadu’

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/_jlVhEs75Fo

 

Aana Alaralodalaral (U)

Director: Dileep Menon

Stars: Vineeth Sreenivasan, Anu Sithara, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Innocent

Genre: Comedy- Drama

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/zDKSr03AnHc

 

 

Masterpiece (U)

Director: Ajai Vasudev

Stars: Mammooty, Mukesh, Unni Mukundan, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar

Genre: Action-Thriller

Synopsis: The film tells the story of Edward Livingston, an English professor at the Travancore Maharaja College, who set out restore order and make the college campus a better place.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/1vOck2Nguso

 

Mayaanadhi (UA)

Director: Aashiq Abu

Stars: Tovino Thomas, Aishwaraya Lekshmi

Genre: Drama-Romance-Thriller

Synopsis: The film is thrilling love story that revolves around the lives of Mathan (Tovino) and Aparna (Aishwaraya Lekshmi). With the course of the story their lives get tangled in many twist and turns of life, which ultimately end up in an unusual love story.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/RYYxyNxr_4E

 

Vimaanam (U)

Director: Pradeep M. Nair

Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Durga Krishna, Alencier, Anarkali Marikar, Lena

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:  The film is about a differently-abled man from Kerala, named Saji, who builds a lightweight aircraft from recycled materials, meanwhile he fights all odds that surrounds his life.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/13BpJhp8kK4

 

Tamil:

Velaikkaran (UA)

Director: Jayam Raja

Stars: Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj, Sneha

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Action- Thriller

Synopsis:  A youngster from the slums fights to end the food adulteration and corporate greed, which is being committed by large food manufacturing companies.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/XCFNH1Bo0eo

 

 

Disney to change the entertainment landscape

The Walt Disney Company has reached a deal to buy the assets of 21st Century Fox’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV business, worth $52.4 billion.

Well, the deal has made Disney a game changer in the entertainment world; which also means that X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avatar and Deadpool will now join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While, Bob Igner will remain the Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company through 2021.

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English: 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (UA)

Director: Rian Johnson

Stars: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Synopsis: The film revolves around the Resistance’s battle with the First Order, meanwhile, Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/Q0CbN8sfihY

 

 

Beyond Skyline 

Director: Liam O’Donnell

Stars: Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Callan Mulvey, Iko Uwais

Genre: Action-Thriller

Synopsis: The film is a sequel to the 2010’s Skyline, where the band of survivors determined to take back the planet once and for all from the aliens.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/M2w1HMGaqFM

 

 

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Antony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Synopsis: The film is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure set in Spain, which tells the story of a giant bull ‘Ferdinand’ who is captured as being mistaken for a dangerous beast. Determined to prove ‘you can’t judge a bull by its cover’, a new adventure starts for Ferdinand.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/n7RkOfN8KvE

 

 

 

The Avengers’ Infinity War has began

With over 230 million views ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ becomes the most viewed trailer in 24 hrs. The new record was set after surpassing the record set by the trailer of the 2017 supernatural horror film ‘IT’, which received 197 million views.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/6ZfuNTqbHE8

 

 

Checkout the list of top 10 most viewed film trailers in 24 hrs:

1. Avengers: Infinity War- 230 million views
2. IT Movie – 197.0 million views
3. The Fate of the Furious- 139 million views
4. Thor: Ragnarok: 136 million views
5. Beauty and the Beast 127.6 million views
6. Star Wars: The last Jedi- 120.1 million views
7. Fifty Shades Darker- 114 million views
8. The Incredibles 2- 113 million views
9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens- 112 million views
10. Captain America: Civil War- 94.7 million views

 

IFFI star-studded closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was hosted by Karan Johar, Sonali Bendre and Zaira Wasim, which began with a mesmerizing performance by singer Papon. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi and Parvathy, were among the others celebs at the event.

Here is the complete list of winners who bagged the awards at the IFFI 2017:

Best Director: Vivian Qu for ‘Angels Wear White’

 

Best Film: 120 Beats Per Minute

 

Best Actor: Nahuel Perez Biscayart for ‘120 Beats Per Minute’

 

Best Actress: Parvathy Thiruvothu Kottuvata for ‘Take Off’

 

Lifetime Achievement Award: Atom Egoyan

 

Best Debut Film of a Director Award: Kiro Russo for ‘Dark Skull’

 

Indian Personality of the year: Amitabh Bachchan

 

Special Jury: Director Mahsh Narayanan for ‘Take Off’

 

ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal: Kshitij

 

Movies on the Big Screen

Have a look at this week’s releases and make plans to enjoy your weekend with your friends and family!

 

Malayalam: 

Chembarathipoo (U)

Director: Arun Vaiga

Stars: Askar Ali, Aju Varghese, Aditi Ravi, Parvathy Arun

Genre: Romantic-Comedy

Synopsis: The film ‘Chembarathipoo’ is a coming-of-age drama, focusing on the life of a young man and the relationships he has with two women at different stages of his life.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/mBhK6zXtkvE

 

Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam (U)

Director: Domin D’Silva

Stars: Neeraj Madhav, Reba Monica John, Sarath Kumar, Aju Varghese

Genre: Romantic Comedy-Drama

Synopsis: The story revolves around the people in an island, for whom goodwill and fellowship is everything. In midst of that, Govutty and Teena’s endearing love story opens another chapter of the story.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/g5v8V-21szs

 

History of Joy (U)

Director: Vishnu Govindan

Stars: Vishnu Vinay, Vinay Forrt, Leona Lishoy

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Directed by actor Vishnu Govindan (Oru Mexican Aparatha fame), the film narrates the story of law student Joy and his tryst with destiny that changes his life forever.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/GoRY5t1TRSQ

 

 

Hindi:

Julie 2 (A)

Director: Deepak Shivdasani

Stars: Raai Laxmi, Ravi Kishan

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis: The film depicts the life of a simple girl Julie, who dreams of becoming an actress, but gets entangled in the dark side of the film industry.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/hntAuiLz69M

 

English:

Coco (U)

Director: Lee Unkrich

Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alanna Ubach

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Synopsis: ‘Coco’ tells the story of a boy who nurtures a dream of becoming a musician but his dream confronts with his family’s ancestral ban on music. However, he decides to emulate his all time favorite singer Ernesto de la Cruz, by doing so he accidentally enters the Land of the Dead.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/Rvr68u6k5sI

 

Murder on the Orient Express (U/A)

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

Synopsis: The film is the 4th adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel. The plot takes you to a famous European train in the 1930’s, where a world-renowned detective Poirot tries to solve a murder.

Trailer link: https://youtu.be/qwkQ0hvGPoM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom in to Film Festivals

Motion pictures have conquered hearts from their moment of inception by the Lumiere brothers. Add “festival” to that and we got ourselves a celebration. Film festivals lend platform to leverage different kinds of cinema from across the globe and increase the interaction between maker and audience. Here are some of the film festivals you should know.

FESTIVAL DE CANNES

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has famously dubbed it “the queen of all festivals”. This year was its 70th edition and saw the fest in all its glory. The red carpet’s association with L’Oréal turns the internet to a meltdown each time. Showcasing films from diverse sources and oeuvres, Cannes has both competitive and non-competitive field.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA

Not only known for its cathedrals and beaches, but also for being home to this fest, Goa surely reels in a lot of tourists. Back in 1952 when it first started, the IFFI featured films from 23 countries. This year they have crossed a 100.

MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL

Two decades under its belt, the purpose and agenda remains the same – to boost ambition by bringing all kinds of expertise of the industry under the same roof.

BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Bengaluru’s melting pot has paved way for a major cultural event. They screened over 250 films in their 9th edition this year in both Bengaluru and Mysuru. Master classes were also conducted during the course of the fest.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA

IFFK has been in the film fest radar from 1996. And it continues to come alive annually in Thiruvananthapuram in the first week of December. With tremendous fan following, it is one of the only few film festivals to screen in a prison and a juvenile home.

Words by Rekha Joly
Photographs from Various Internet Sources

Casablanca celebrating 75th anniversary

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine”, a dialogue every film lover must have heard once in his lifetime. The academy award winning film Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz will be screened across USA on November 12th and 15th to commemorate its 75th anniversary. The film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid is rated as one of the most romantic movies ever made.

The movie, released in 1942, attained a cult status among all new generations since. Set on the backdrop of World War II, the movie has elements of romance, politics, humor, and idealism. It has to be said that the 102-minute film is a classic package. The film won 3 Academy awards for Best Director, Outstanding Motion Picture and Best Screenplay. So the film fanatics in USA have a chance to see this classic onscreen again. The film is being screened by Fathom Events and Turner Classics. It’s the chance for you to say ‘Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time’ with your partner and if not taken the chance, the dialogue goes like this, “You’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”

Words by Cream Life
Photographs from Various Internet Sources