The royal saga of deceit, conspiracy, greed and lust continues in the third installment of the film series, as the Saheb and Biwi are pitted against a foe who is dreaded by one and all. With everyone involved scheming ruthlessly for their own personal gain.
Initial release: 27 July 2018
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Production company: JAR Pictures
Music director: Dharma Vish
Screenplay: Tigmanshu Dhulia
As Sanju opens, a chap called DN Tripathi reads aloud from a book he has written on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt to the man himself. In that passage, Tripathi has drawn parallels between the lives of Bapu and Baba. It is a clever line to take in a hagiography since Bapu, of course, is the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, Baba/Sanju Baba is Dutt’s nickname, and the actor’s most popular screen role till date has been of a modern-day Gandhi devotee. Far from being flattered by the comparison, Dutt is appalled and throws Tripathi out of the house.
Dutt/Baba is on the lookout for a biographer, you see, and what this interaction conveys is that he wants to tell the unadulterated, undiluted truth. The scene offers a precis of what Sanju wants you to believe it is: an honest account of a controversial star. The fact though is that this is one among many moments of insincerity in the film. Because Sanju, writer-editor-director Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic of Sanju Baba, is anything but honest.
Sanju is the story of Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood superstar, acclaimed actor, convicted criminal, son of the screen legend Nargis and the much-respected actor-activist-politician Sunil Dutt. The film skips Dutt Jr’s childhood and takes us through his work on his debut film, his mother’s illness, his rocky relationship with his father, his alcoholism and drug addiction, the allegations of involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, his arrest under the draconian and now lapsed TADA, the acquittal on terror charges and conviction under the Arms Act, his jailing and ultimate release.
“when two worlds collide; they become one.” Set in the picturesque city of Udaipur, Dhadak is the story of Madhukar and Parthavi. From the moment they set eyes on each other; Madhukar and Parthavi felt something familiar, something pure, but as their love blossomed, so did their problems.
Release date: 20 July 2018 (India)
Director: Shashank Khaitan
Budget: 70 crores INR
Music director: Ajay-Atul, John Stewart
Producers: Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Gold set in 1948 tells the historic story of the Hockey team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation on the 12th of August 1948. The same date this year commemorates the 70th anniversary of this historic feat.
Vishwaroopam II is an upcoming Indian bilingual action spy thriller film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi and dubbed in Telugu.
Mulk is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Anubhav Sinha. Shot in Benaras and Lucknow, Mulk is the story of a Muslim family trying to reclaim its lost honour and is scheduled to have its theatrical release on 3 August 2018
Initial release: 3 August 2018
Director: Anubhav Sinha
Producer: Anubhav Sinha
Screenplay: Anubhav Sinha
Music Director: Anurag Saikia, Mangesh Dhakde
Star Cast: Tapsee Pannu, Rishi Kapoor, Abdul Quadir Amin, Prachi Shah, Ashrut Jain, Ashutosh Rana