You may call it cashtration, but people are buying movie tickets largely online or by card swipes, in the wake of demonetization. And thanks to unfazed movie buffs, last week releases are still running in theatres while the new weekend is offering Dear Zindagi, Saansein, Moh Maya Money, Nerve and Arrival.
- A very promising Gauri Shinde delivers Dear Zindagi in style, wherein she is the writer, director as well as the co-producer. Having made hundreds of ad films and entering the Bollywood with Sri Devi-starrer English Vinglish, she knows no bounds. Just in her 40s and married to another acclaimed filmmaker R. Balki, she already has many awards to her credit. Her new movie starring Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt is getting huge response. Even critics are saying Gauri writes with sensitivity.
In Dear Zindagi, millions would hear what they need to hear (and understand), that visiting a therapist is cool and sometimes necessary. At the same time, one can silently watch some beautiful scenes as the movie goes on. One particular dialogue is quoted here to raise your temptation level: “Albert Einstein Ne kaha tha: Pagal wo hota hai jo roz roz same kaam karta hai aur chahta hai ki nateeja alag ho” – SRK to Alia.
This is a thriller where Sonarika Bhadoria, a singer, mysteriously disappears every night after her performance. You need to watch Saansein to find if Rajneesh Duggal cracks the the secret.
Moh Maya Money
This movie is about a young real estate agent who tries to pull off a scam, but everything goes horribly wrong. Ranvir Shorey and Neha Dhupia are in the lead. Ranvir’s previous stint in a real estate themed movie Khosla Ka Ghosla was much appreciated and this time he is found cross-dealing on property, making a killing on his own. Will it help him climb the social ladder?
It is a thriller directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and written by Jessica Sharzer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jeanne Ryan. The film stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Juliette Lewis, and revolves around Internet. The movie’s website has a word of caution – We Dare You.
Science fiction should never really be about an impossible future, and Arrival is the silver lining – it is about us. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, Arrival is based on the short story”Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. Go, find out what happens when mysterious spacecraft is spotted on the planet!