Spyder (Tamil-Telugu Bilingual)
Having released two days before the usual Friday releases, the film marks Telugu actor Mahesh Babu’s debut in the Tamil industry and his first-time collaboration with director AR Murugadoss. Made on a lavish budget of approximately Rs 120 crore, the film is based on bio-terrorism and features actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah as the antagonist. Rakul Preet Singh plays the female lead. Mahesh plays an Intelligence Bureau officer.
The film’s music is composed by Harris Jayaraj.
Glorifying the Tamil culture, Karuppan, starring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role, promises a lot of action. It is directed by R Panneerselvam and produced by Shri Sai Raam Creations.
The trailer shows a hero who is the epitome of what Tamil cinema defines as masculinity, and a heroine who doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Also, a crazed man for a villain. Along with some bulls for company.
Granddaughter of late veteran actor Ravichandran, Tanya was roped in immediately to replace Lakshmi Menon, who was the initial choice. Music is by D Imman and cinematography by Ramji.
Hara Hara Mahadevaki (Tamil)
Hara Hara Mahadevaki, starring Gautham Karthik and Nikki Galrani, was scheduled to hit the screens on Deepavali this year. However, it’s releasing earlier than expected.
Bankrolled by Thangam cinemas, this film will be released by Studio Green.
An adult comedy directed by Santosh P Jayakumar, it has Nikki Galrani playing the female lead, with Mottai Rajendran, RK Suresh and Satish in supporting roles. Music is by Balamurali Balu.
Judwaa 2 (Hindi)
A far cry from what Salman Khan looked like in Judwaa (1997), 20 years later, Raja and Prem return with Varun Dhawan playing the twins this time. Judwaa 2′s trailer has Varun playing Raja and Prem – twins who were separated at birth and who bump into each other much later. The brothers meet, and together, they share their adventures including falling in love (with Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu), and destroying the smuggling nexus to save their family.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala’s production house, the film is said to be a family entertainer directed by David Dhawan, who also directed the original 1997 movie.
Tharangam, The Curious Case of Kallan Pavithran is a black comedy thriller film directed by debutant Dominic Arun. This will be the first Malayalam movie produced by Dhanush.
Lead actor Tovino Thomas plays Padmanathan Pillai, a Sub-Inspector in the Kerala police department. But, he has been suspended along with his subordinate for being a part of an “unauthorised mission leading to the death of a police officer,” according to the poster.
Santhy Balachandran, the lead actress, plays Malu, Padmanathan’s girlfriend and a guest lecturer. In an interview with Silverscreen, Santhy talks about her character in the film.
“The thing that I like about Malu is that she’s not just a love interest, she isn’t in the film just because a hero needs a heroine. She’s actually quite important, and I can say that without her, the film wouldn’t exist. That way, all the characters in the film have a crucial role. It’s a comedy and doesn’t have characters saying things just for the heck of sounding funny. Malu is someone who ends up being funny even without trying.”
Ram Leela (Malayalam)
The film, directed by newcomer Arun Gopi, is releasing a day before the usual Friday release. Dileep, who is currently involved in the controversial abduction case of a Malayalam actress and is facing jail time, stars in this film. Radhikaa Sarathkumar is also a part of the film. Prayaga Martin plays the female lead opposite Dileep.
The film also stars Vijaya Raghavan, Sai Kumar, Kalabhavan Shajon, Siddique and Suresh Krishna in pivotal roles. Produced by Tommichan Mulakupadam under the banner Mulakupadam films, the songs are composed by Gopi Sunder.