Tamizh Padam 2 and Kadaikutty Singam in Tamil, Neerali and Koode in Malayalam and Soorma in Hindi are out this weekend.
Tamizh Padam 2
Tamizh Padam 2.0 is the sequel to the 2010 Tamizh Padam. Directed by CS Amudhan, this spoof is jointly produced by YNOT Studios and Trident Arts. Right from the first-look poster to the recently-released promotional video, it is evident it has taken on almost every huge hit film in the language.
The initial reviews for the film are out, and it looks like Amudhan has created a film that lives up to the promising promos. This is one irreverent team, and no star or momentous event has been spared – be it Baahubali, Sarkar, Vivegam or Mahanati. It even took on the nemesis of every filmmaker – piracy site Tamil Rockers – and credited it as the official piracy partner. Besides Shiva, the film also stars Disha Pandey, Ishwarya Menon and Sathish in the lead. Music is by Kannan, who also composed for Tamizh Padam.
Directed by Pandiraj, Kadaikutty Singam is set in a world where farmers are prosperous. The rural action comedy celebrates the son of the soil. After an intense performance as a cop in Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru, Karthi plays a farmer who is part of a loving family in this film.
The film revolves around Karthi, the youngest brother to five sisters, and Sayyeshaa is his onscreen love. Sathyaraj plays Karthi’s father; the film also stars Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrasekhar, Monica, Soori, Sriman and Priya Bhavani Shankar. Produced by Surya’s 2D Entertainment, the film has music by D. Imaan.
In the midst of the biopic season in Bollywood releases Soorma, inspired by the rags-to-riches and guts and glory life of hockey player Sandeep Singh (played by Diljit Dosanjh). The film is directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions.
Soorma focusses on major happenings in Singh’s life, particularly the grievous injury he sustained in 2006, after an accidental gunshot while travelling by train. At that time, Singh was on his way to join the rest of the team in Germany for the Hockey World Cup. The player was almost paralysed and wheelchair-bound for two years, but recovered and managed to re-establish himself in the team.
The player was nicknamed ‘Flicker Singh’; he was considered one of the most dangerous drag flickers, with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu as his love interest.
Mohanlal plays Sunny George, a gemologist, who is married to Nadiya Moidu in this thriller. The trailer shows Mohanlal and Veerappan (Suraj Venjaranmoodu) driving a mini truck on a hilltop. Mohanlal’s character is that of a businessman who is a Casanova of sorts. His wife is about to give birth to their child, when an accident results in the truck hanging on the edge of the cliff. Sunny is alive while Veerappan is either dead or unconscious.
This is director Ajoy Varma’s (he’s made SRK and Dus Tola earlier) first film in Malayalam. It stars director-actor Dileesh Pothan in an important role, besides Parvati Nair, Megha Mathew, Nasser and Sai Kumar.
It is produced by Santhosh T Kurivila; the songs are composed by Stephen Devassy and background score is by Ronnie Raphael.
Four years after the evocative Bangalore Days, director Anjali Menon returns with this story of siblings starring Prithviraj, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy and director Ranjith, among others. There’s a lot of expectation about the film that has gone about its promotions in a very aesthetic manner. Music is by Raghu Dixit.