Director: Alejandro G Iñárritu
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy DiCaprio didn’t win an Oscar for nothing. The film traces the life of famous explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), who helps a group of fur trappers through the wilderness of America, but is brutally attacked by a bear. When the others leave him to die, Glass puts his survival instincts and skills to use to find his way back home. He then goes on a hunt for the people who left him behind. The film is intense, profound and beautiful. Don’t miss it.
— Team Indulge
Director: Hansal Mehta
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Rajkummar Rao
Aligarh tells the story of professor, Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras (Bajpai), who was expelled from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after he was videotaped having sex with another man. While Siras sued AMU in the Allahabad High Court, and was successful, he was found dead in his flat soon after. The film poignantly tells us how homophobia can slowly destroy a human life. Bajpai lives up to the role, as does Rao who plays Deepu, a journalist who interviews Siras. A must-see.
— Team Indulge
Director: TN Santosh
Cast: Atharvaa, Catherine Tresa
The fake certificate scam is the focal point of the plot. It’s about how the hero, using his brain and brawn, exposes the vast network. The issue is fairly well researched and plotted, and the narration moves at breakneck speed. It is this momentum that keeps the film going, despite glitches in the latter half. For Atharvaa, it’s a role well enacted—particularly in the tense action sequences. A coherent and taut second half could have resulted in a more gripping entertainer.
— Malini Mannath