hindi MOVIE PREVIEWS
“Dear Maya” Starring Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya Chaudhary; directed by Sunaina Bhatnagar; music by Anupam Roy and Sandeep Patil.
After facing cancer, Manisha Koirala known for many hit films including “Bombay,” “Khamoshi, The Musical” and “Dil Se,” makes a comeback with this drama. She plays Mayadevi, a lonely middle aged lady who doesn’t leave her Shimla bungalow. Her boring life appears to be full of anguish. She becomes the target of a prank by two teenage schoolgirls, Ana and Ira. They decide to write and send her love letters from a secret admirer and watch as Mayadevi’s world changes from dull to colorful. Eventually, Ana wants to confess their actions, but Ira stops her. Before long, Mayadevi sells her home and belongings and goes off to find her beau, who doesn’t exist. Years later, guilt prompts the girls to seek out the now missing Mayadevi. We are excited to see the talented Koirala returning to the screen with this unusual original story.
“Raabta” Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma; directed by Dinesh Vijan; music by Pritam.
This romantic thriller has the tagline – “everything is connected,” it tells the story of reincarnated souls. After his success in “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story,” Sushant Singh Rajput stars as Shiv and Kriti Sanon plays Saira, two seemingly ordinary people, going about their lives. When their paths cross, they quickly realize that they belong together. Unaware the relationship was first formed hundreds of years past, Shiv and Saira are inexplicably drawn to each other. Suddenly, the couple’s happily-ever after is interrupted by a pivotal connection from centuries ago. Zakir Merchant, a billionaire, goes all out to woo Saira. A prophecy looms over their destinies. Will history repeat itself? A rollercoaster of action, intrigue and entertainment follows. Deepika Padukone makes a special appearance in the title song.
“Tubelight” Starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri, Matin Rey Tangu; directed by Kabir Khan; music by Pritam.
After “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” director Kabir Khan directs this family drama of two brothers set in the hills of northern India in 1962 during the Indo-China border war. Salman Khan plays the loveable Laxman Singh Bisht and Sohail Khan is his younger brother Bharat; the two are inseparable. Laxman is nicknamed Tubelight (a term often used to mock people with less than average IQ.) When war breaks out, Bharat is drafted and must leave his distraught brother behind. As tensions escalate, news from the border grows grim. When Bharat goes missing, Laxman is the only one who believes he will return. With unshakeable hope and trust, Laxman sets off on a journey to find his brother and bring him home. Chinese actress Zhu Zhu makes her Hindi film debut. The catchy song ‘Radio’ is already a hit.