Eye in the Sky
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul,
It’s a war drama starring Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer, who uncovers a suicide bombing plan by terrorists in Kenya. Her mission is to kill the plot. But as American pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute. An intense drama, with powerful acting, it’s a must-watch for war movie buffs.
— Team Indulge
Kapoor & Sons
Director: Shakun Batra
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rishi Kapoor
You may find Kapoor & Sons a rehash of different Dharma Productions’ films—obviously because it’s produced by KJo—but the movie is surprisingly engaging. Rahul (Khan) and Arjun (Malhotra) are brothers living in London and New Jersey. Rahul is a novelist while his younger sibling, Arjun, is a part-time bartender. The two are summoned back to the family home in Coonoor when their grandfather (Kapoor) falls ill. While the movie is funny and heartwarming, it’s also quite unconventional. Worth a watch.
— Team Indulge
Cast: Jai, Surabhi
The plot explores the issue of open spaces being usurped by unscrupulous politicians. It’s about how a youngster, with the support of the community, takes on the politician out to seize the neighbourhood playground. The film has a focussed screenplay and treatment. The various relationships are well worked out. Jai reveals the more intense side of the performer in him. Only, in its feel and flow, and in its play of local politics, Pugazh is a mild reminder of Madras.
— Malini Mannath