This weekend, head to theaters if you’re a Shahid Kapoor fan, as he is back on the silver screen after three years. Finally his much-delayed ‘Jersey’ came out. But if you’re planning on staying home as the number of coronavirus cases increases again, I recommend watching Guilty Minds on Amazon Prime Video.
Jersey: In cinemas
A remake of the 2019 Telugu movie of the same name, Jersey follows the life of a father who is willing to go to any lengths to fulfill his son’s dreams and a passionate husband trying hard to save his marriage from unraveling. The film has been dubbed an “emotional journey” by many. Shubhra Gupta Indian Express gave it a 2.5 star rating. She wrote in her review, “Shahid Kapoor-Mrunal Thakur-Star movie has all the elements of an inspiring sports drama. The movie comes alive in the sequences between Shahid and his real-life father who plays his coach and mentor who doesn’t say his death. Pankaj Kapoor gives a wonderful and relaxing performance.”
Read our jersey review here.
Oh My Dog: Amazon Prime Video
Produced by Suriya, The Suriya, airing on Amazon Prime Video, is about the close bond shared between a young boy and his pet dog. Actor Arun Vijay, his father Vijayakumar and his 11-year-old son Arnav play major roles in the film. Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com reviewed it and wrote, “Oh my dog is not just about an abandoned puppy finding love. It’s about people who are considered vulnerable, fend for themselves, and stick with the big guy. Director Sarov Shanmugam doesn’t just rely on the husky’s cuteness to lure us in and take the movie to the line The end. There is a strong moral story to take home.”
Read the Oh My Dog review here.
Guilty Minds: Amazon Prime Video
This courtroom drama follows the journey of two young and ambitious lawyers, played by Shreya Pilgaonkar and Varun Mitra. While one is the epitome of virtue, the other is associated with a leading law firm, dealing with all shades of gray. In her review, Shubra Gupta described the series as “extremely entertaining and thought-provoking”. She wrote, “What is most striking about this comprehensive and highly entertaining entertainment show is how realistic it is despite the inherent dramatization of its stories.”
Read our Guilty Minds review here.
Operation Romeo: In cinemas
Operation Romeo by Neeraj Pandey is the new official version of the Malayalam film Ishq Not a Love Story about moral discipline. The film explores themes of romance and suspense. The film revolves around two lovers who are traumatized by two policemen (Sharrad Kalkar and Kishore Kdam) while they are on a date. The film stars Bhumika Chawla, Kishore Kadam, Siddhanth Gupta and Vidika Pinto.
Russian Doll S2: Netflix
The American comedy-drama series is back with its second season after a successful first season. Starring Natasha Lyonne in the lead role, the series revolves around a software engineer who is in New York City to attend a party as a guest of honor but soon realizes that she cannot escape from it because she is stuck in an endless cycle of death and back to the same moment.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: In cinemas
The official synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 reads, “The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After settling in the Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns , this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his companion, Tails, and together they embark on a journey around the world to find emeralds before they fall into the wrong hands.” The film stars James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Somper, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Bali, Lee Majdoub, Shemar Moore.
Read our Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review here.
The unbearable weight of huge talent: in cinemas
Written and directed by Tom Gormican, the film stars Nicolas Cage as he plays a fictional version of himself. The film is a tribute to his films and characters. Shalini Langer of the Indian Express wrote in her review, “The writing is very basic, and the plot strains the naivety, but for a Cage who puts it all together, the unbearable weight of a huge talent will crumble under the weight of his own pretensions.”
Read our review of the unbearable weight of mega talents here.
have a nice weekend!