The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Rescued from the ashes of the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss (Lawrence) is taken to an underground rebel station known as District 13, where she is reunited with her mother and sister. There she is persuaded by the President to take on the persona of ‘The Mockingjay’ — symbol of the rebellion and protector of the people. Perhaps less action-packed than earlier editions, but a worthy sequel nonetheless.
Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Cast: Govinda, Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz
This film sees writer Yudi (Khan) trying to get back to his former creative self as he still rides high on a hit book in the past. Soon his money runs out and he is forced to work with Armaan (Govinda) on a Bollywood script. The rest of the plot is how Yudi teams up with romance writer Aanchal (D’Cruz) for a film. Average acting and a predictable plot make this one a no-brainer entertainer. — TI
Dumb and Dumber To
Directors: Bobby and Peter Farrelly
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle
Twenty years after their earlier adventures, Lloyd (Carrey) and Harry (Daniels) reunite on a quest to find Harry’s newly-discovered daughter (who was adopted), in the hope that she proves to be a match for the kidney he needs. Slapstick humour and gags abound, and while some are amusing most fall flat, making this sequel something of a letdown.