While We’re Young
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts) are a middle-aged childless couple who become friendly with a young hipster couple Jamie (Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). The older couple enjoys the company of the younger, but they find that their new friends might not as truthful. Watch this one for a different plot, minus the usual drama. Plus, great acting from Stiller and Watts.
Gabbar Is Back
Director: Radha Krishna, Jagalamudi
Cast: Kareena Kapoor-Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan Gabbar Singh Rajput (Kumar) hates corruption and creates his own military team, the ACF (Anti Corruption Force) to fight it. Very systematically, they aim to eliminate all corrupt individuals. As the death rate starts increasing, the police and the government crack down the individual behind the killings. Not too gripping, it seems more designed to showcase Kumar’s martial arts skills and physique. Give this a miss, we say.
Director: Ramesh Aravind
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea
A film awaited with great anticipation, it proved to be a disappointment. The screenplay—shuttling between the life of an ageing superstar, his trauma and the last comic-caper he is making, seemed disjointed. The film- within- the- film took up a lot of space. Also, neither the characters nor situations could garner any empathy. Haasan could reveal only flashes of brilliance, the performance not his best. A knot with potential, but not capitalised up on.