This week, there are two new Hindi films and two Tamil films releasing, of these, three films are touted to be thrillers. A crime thriller, a horror thriller, an action thriller, and a slice-of-life film – these are the four films set to release on Friday:
Last time the film was set to release in October, protest against the double taxation in the industry was going on. Meera Kathiravan, director of Vizhithiru, starring Viddharth, Krishna, and Sai Dhanshika, said he was determined to release it as soon as possible.
The audio and teaser launch had happened way back in 2015, and the movie, which was expected to release then, was pushed indefinitely.
T Rajendar has a cameo appearance in a dance number in the film. The actor recently courted controversy after he berated Dhanshika for not thanking him at the film’s recent press meet.
Music is by Sathyan Mahalingam, and cameraman-turned-director Vijay Milton handles cinematography.
Aval, which is being made in three languages, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, stars Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni and directed by Milind Rau. There’s an eerie house, a paranormal investigator, lonely nights, possessed girl, scary events – a perfect setting for a horror film.
Aval is not only a thriller but it is also supposed to be based on a true story. Siddharth, who is also the co-producer and writer of this film, revealed that the incidents shown in the film are actually based on what happened to a friend and how the movie was been in the making for four years.
The film will release in Hindi as The House Next Door and in Telugu as Gruham.
Ittefaq‘s trailer is pacy enough to appear as a classic whodunit, a much-needed break from the romantic comedies currently being made in Bollywood. The film is inspired from the 1969 film by the same name, directed by Yash Chopra. There’s a quintessential tough cop played by Akshaye Khanna, who is playing his second cop role this year. Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra are playing characters with shades of grey, difficult to peg who the real killer is between them.
Directed by Abhay Chopra, the trailer shows some deftly-worked camera work by DOP Michal Luka and some punch dialogues written by Chopra, Shreyas Jain, and Nikhil Mehrotra.
Towards the end of the trailer, a third suspect is hinted at but no one knows who. A classic Chekhov’s gun perhaps?
Directed by Rakhee Sandilya in her feature film debut, the film stars Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas, best-known for his performance in the web series Permanent Roommates. The film focuses on a young couple who react to an unexpected pregnancy and how it transforms their life thereon.
The two actors play Sahana and Karan, in an urban relationship and how a baby on the way changes this modern working couple.
The film also explores gender discrimination, focusing on how new mothers are often judged when they continue to work after recently giving birth, among other things.