Dircetor: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda
Salman Khan-starrer Sultan has earned over Rs 200 crore since
its Eid release last week, making it the highest grossing Bollywood film ever. The number is sure a testimony of the fan base Bhai enjoys worldwide, but the film also happens to be his best performance till date. Set in Haryana, the film is about Sultan Ali Khan (Salman), who falls in love with a wrestler, Arafa Hussain (Sharma) who is an Olympics-aspirant. Many twists and turns later, we see Sultan competing at the Olympics. Salman shines in the scenes depicting Sultan’s emotional downfall, though his Jat accent is a bit too laboured. Sharma and Hooda lend good support. Definitely an entertainer. — TI
The Secret Life Of Pets
Director: Chris Renaud , Yarrow Cheney
Cast: Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
The film revolves around the premise that pets have a colourful life after their parents leave for work or school. Max (Louis) a spoiled terrier and Duke (Stonestreet), a ferocious canine embark on an adventure when they are mistakenly rounded up to be taken to the pound while on the streets of New York. While the film doesn’t score high on innovation, it sure is a hilarious watch.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serr
Cast: Blake Lively
If you like survival films, The Shallows is a decent, one-time watch. It tells the story of Nancy Adams (Lively), who is attacked by a great white shark while surfing the waves along a secluded beach in Mexico. She is stranded 200 yards from the shore, and has to dodge the predator. The CGI effects are rendered to perfection, making the Adams vs shark battle uncomfortably real. It’s a taut thriller, a suspenseful horror movie, and an action flick all rolled into one.