Thank God its Friday and we have so many movie releases this week. In Hindi, we see Phantom, Kaun Kitne Paani Mein and Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat and in English, we see No Escape and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
PHANTOM: Sajid Nadiadwala and Sidharth Roy Kapur presentation, this is an action film based on journalist-turned-author Hussain Zaidi’s best seller ‘Mumbai Avengers’. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film features Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif and Mohamed Zeeshan Ayyub.
This is not the first time a book has been adopted by a movie and again the question arises whether the book is better or the movie. And also, this is not the first film about cross border terrorism. Lately, the film was banned in Pakistan to which Director Kabir Khan said, “I am feeling a bit strange as the film has been banned even before it reached the Censor Board. It is not an anti-Pakistan movie. This only an anti-terrorism film, and is against the masterminds of 26/11 attacks.”
The film is based on the masterminds of 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. Saif plays the character of Daniyal khan in the film. He said, “Phantom is a mix of facts and fiction. Everyone knows who is the mastermind behind these attacks.”
The music is by Pritam and KK and lyrics penned by Kausar Munir and Amitabh Bhattacharya.
BAANKEY KI CRAZY BARAAT: A crazy story of a crazy event which is taking place and eventually turns the tables around for everyone. Directed by Aijaz Khan, the film features Sanjay Mishra, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Rakesh Bedi, Tia Bajpai, and Satyajeet Dubey.
KAUN KITNE PAANI MEIN: Directed by Nilabh Madhab Panda, this is a drama film. The story is about two villages dependent on each other for many things. One rises and one falls when bad luck strikes. Drought hits and the affluent village in all its pride loses to mother nature due to negligence and misuse of water. The other not so affluent village is able to save water and intelligently nurture it too.
The film features Saurabh Shukla, Kunal Kapoor, Radhika Apte and Gulshan Grover.
NO ESCAPE: Directed by John Erick Dowdle, this is an action film featuring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. The film tells a story of an American businessman Jake, who moves to Southeast Asia with his family and starts a new life. As he begins to settle down, he finds out that they’re in trouble as they get stuck in a civil war. The war gets ugly and now it is a question as to how will Jake save his family from all this.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E: James Bond now has some competition and a handsome one too. Henry Cavill is back after so many decades as a spy who is handsome and charming at the same time. Directed by Guy Ritchie, this is a spy film featuring Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant.
The film is about an American and a Russian spy who are forced to work together when a nuclear scientist is kidnapped by a Nazi millionaire couple… and so the adventure begins.
Grab it in the theatres and hold on to your seats. Till next week … ciao!