Director: Shlok Sharma
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi
Painted with liberal shades of grey, the film takes you through the trials and tribulations of a student-teacher relationship. Playing a seething and pining teenager, Tripathi delivers a solid performance, while Nawazuddin aces his portrayal of the lustful teacher. Pushing relationship boundaries is uncommon in Bollywood, but Haraamkhor thankfully stays away from the norm.
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman
An ambitious salesman Ray Kroc (Keaton) meets two brothers who run a small-town hamburger joint and turns it into one of the biggest fast food chains in the world, thanks to his cut-throat strategies and sharp business accumen. The Founder sets the perfect example of the big American dream. As Kroc, Keaton owns the role, making you hate him in parts, and be awed by him in some.
Director: Rohin Venkatesan
Cast: Kalaiarasan, Sshivada
A visually impaired chef regains his eyesight to discover that the girl he was to marry has disappeared. The suspense thriller has a fairly interesting opening. But midway, when the suspense is broken, the interest wanes, the screenplay slipping a few notches down. Sshivada gives a spirited performance. The film could have been crisper in the second half.
— Malini Mannath