Director: David O Russell
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
The semi-fictionalised biopic of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), sees an unemployed housewife who becomes a millionaire by inventing the Miracle Mop. But the story goes beyond the business of mops, to her work with TV producer Neil Walker (Cooper). Ita��s also a tale about her supremely dysfunctional family that often lands in comical situations, and how Mangano handles the roller-coaster of emotions in her life. A good watch.
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Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Nimrit Kaur
The film retells the historic event of the Kuwait evacuation in the a��90s. Indian construction tycoon Ranjit Katyala��s (Kumar) world comes crashing down when Saddam Husseina��s men invade the Gulf country. Instead of escaping to safety, he stays back and strategises the evacuation of 1,70,000 Indians stranded there. While Kumar delivers his career-best, the director simplifies the daunting evacuation process, which was done with the help of 488 Air India flights.
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Director: Sugan Karthi
Cast: Sunil Kumar, Akhila
Set in 2025, against the backdrop of a fictional Indo-China war, ita��s about an Indian soldier captured and interrogated by a Chinese colonel. A theme of this complexity warrants a treatment that is mature, sensible and gives a realistic feel. But the execution is amateurish, with the debutant director bogged down by the sheer magnitude of the concept he has chosen. Bold, ambitious and experimental, the filmA� is a case of good intentions gone haywire.
a�� Malini Mannath