Films To Watch This Month
“MUKKABAAZ” - 12 January 2018
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 is due for release this month. Starring Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain and Jimmy Sheirgill, Mukkabaaz is about a boxer. A low caste boxer (Vineet Kumar Singh) trains at a gym controlled by a local Don (Jimmy Shergill). Shravan falls for Mishra's niece (Zoya Hussain). The Don does not approve of this match. Shravan strives to win Sunaina's hand in marriage and become a successful boxer while trying to avoid retaliation from the Don.
“KAALAKAANDI” - 12 January 2018
A black comedy has Saif Ali Khan in the lead with an ensemble cast in this entertainer. The film has ‘Delhi Belly’ writer Akshat Varma making his directorial debut.
“PADMAN” - 26 January 2018
Pad Man is a fictionalized account of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who revolutionized the manufacture of the low cost sanitary napkin in India. Lakshmi is a newly married, humble welder from a rural village in the heart of India. Lakshmi's incredible journey starts when he is shocked to discover that his wife uses an unhygienic cloth during her periods. Unable to afford a branded pad, he decides to make a sanitary pad himself. After several attempts, his irate wife refuses to be a part of his experiments. Lakshmi's love and concern for his wife, his determination to make the pad, leads him into situations that cause so much shock and embarrassment that it compels his wife to leave him and his village to banish him. Lakshmi doesn't give up. His simplicity of thought, his resilience, his focus and his complete disregard for convention finally leads him to his destiny. A machine that can make a pad! The revolution that follows from spreading menstrual hygiene, to empowering women, to starting mini cooperatives, to a vision of making India a 100% Pad using country, to accolades, to international glory and to a final resolution of his personal life, makes the rest of the feature PAD MAN.
"AIYAARY" - 26 January 2018
An East Indian colonel has 36 hours to capture his former protégé -- a rogue major who can bring down the government. This Siddharth Malhotra-Manoj Bajpayee starrer is a promising thriller, if the trailers are any indication. Of late Neeraj Pandey has identified himself with intensely made films mostly on contemporary subjects. This work of fiction is latest in the series of films like ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’.