A look at what's new in theatres this week in various languages.
Last Updated: 02.39 AM, Sep 06, 2022
Brahmastra: Part One Shiva (Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada)
The magnum opus, a collaboration between Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures, will be released theatrically on September 9 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Brahmastra: Part One is directed by Ayan Mukerji, best known for his youthful, slice-of-life dramas such as Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. It stars Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva, a man with supernatural powers, Alia Bhatt as his love interest Isha, and Bachchan as Guruji.
"The film is a kind of meeting place of modern India with a feeling of ancient Indian powers about it, which is what our country is in many ways. Like, we live in the modern world, but Indians are a little spiritual, a little close to faith, a little close to a feeling that something divine connects or hangs around us," Mukerji said ahead of the trailer's release.
Ottu was supposed to be released on September 2. However, due to censorship issues with the Tamil version, Rendagam, the makers were forced to postpone it. With the withdrawal of Gold and the subsequent availability of screens, team Ottu accelerated their release plans. The film's Tamil and Malayalam versions will be released on September 8, Thiruvonam day. Billed as a road-action thriller, this one was written by S Sanjeev. Arvind Swami, Eesha Rebba, Jackie Shroff, and Aadukalam Naren also appear in the film. It was directed by Gautham Shankar and produced by Shaji Nadesan and Tamil actor Arya.
Pathonpatham Noottandu (Malayalam)
Siju Wilson plays Aarattupuzha Velayudha Panicker, an Ezhava chieftain who was the first martyr of the Kerala Renaissance Movement, in the film. Chemban Vinod, Sudev Nair, Kayadu Lohar, Anoop Menon, Deepti Sati, Sudheer Karamana, Suresh Krishna, Jaffer Idukki, Senthil Krishna Indrans, Poonam Bajwa, and Madhuri Braganza star in the big-budget film, which is produced by Gokulam Gopalan.
M Jayachandran composed the songs for Pathonpathaam Noottandu, and Shaji Kumar directed the film. The background score is being handled by Tamil music director Santhosh Narayanan.
Captain (Tamil, Telugu)
Captain takes place in the North East Border Town. Captain Vetriselvan of the Indian Army is played by Arya. The plot of the film is expected to revolve around an army attack and how the team begins to unravel the mystery of a forest area and decipher the identity of a mysterious species.
An action thriller, Captain, is written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, who previously collaborated with Arya in Teddy. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Simran, Harish Uthaman, Kavya Shetty, Gokul Anand, and Suresh Menon are also in the cast.
The film will be released on September 8 by Think Studios in collaboration with Arya's The Show People.
Lucky Man (Kannada)
Directed by Nagendra Prasad, this one is set to have a theatrical release on September 9.
Lucky Man, based on the Tamil film Oh My Kadavule, stars Krishna from Love Mocktail. The late actor Puneeth Rajkumar appears in the film in a pivotal cameo as God. Prabhudheva is also there. Both the actors will share screen time for the first time for a dance number, which is expected to be one of the film's highlights. Lucky Man is produced by PR Meenakshi Sundaram and R Sundara Kamaraj under the Parsa Pictures banner and stars Sangeetha Sringeri and Roshni Prakash. While V2 Vijay and Vicky composed the music for Lucky Man, Jeeva Shankar and JV Manikanda Balaji handled the cinematography and editing, respectively.
Kanam (Tamil) / Oke Oka Jeevitham (Telugu)
Kanam by Sharwanand is about a man's time-travel journey to the past with his friends to save his mother. The long-awaited bilingual will be released on September 9. Dream Warrior Pictures is financing the film, which is directed by debutant Shree Karthik.
Amala and Sharwanand will play mother and son in the upcoming time-travel sci-fi film. In the Tamil version, Sathish and Ramesh Thilak play supporting roles alongside Vennela Kishore and Priyadarshi.
Not Reachable (Tamil)
In Not Reachable, the police are alerted via the Kavalan App that an IT girl has been kidnapped, but when they arrive at the crime scene, they discover another girl has been murdered. What happened to the kidnapped girl? This crime thriller, directed by Chandru Muruganatham, stars Vishwa Sridharan and Sai Dhanyaa in the lead roles.
Peddi Reddy, from the village of Srirangapuram, is a well-known humanitarian. Konda, from a nearby village, on the other hand, is a criminal who forcibly takes land from helpless farmers. The film follows the confrontation between Peddi and Konda. The film, directed by MS Vasu, stars Vinayak Desai, Satya Prakash, and Payel Mukherjee in key roles.
Veer-Isha Nu Seemant (Gujarati)
Following their marriage, a couple decides not to have children. However, their families' displeasure with the decision makes life difficult for the newlyweds. The film is directed by Neeraj Joshi and stars Malhar Thakar and Puja Joshi.
Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda (Kannada)
The film is set in the 1990s and revolves around a chase between the police and two people who have devised a plan to escape prison. The film, directed by Kushal Gowda, stars Dhananjay and Aditi Prabhudeva.
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case (Malayalam)
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case is set during Onathallu, a combat sport performed in Kerala around the time of Onam. It follows an impending duel between two men: Biju Menon and Roshan Mathew. Padmapriya, Nimisha Sajayan, Akhil Kavalayoor, Aswath Lal, Reju Sivadas, and Arun Pavumpa star in the Sreejith N-directed film.