Before I Wake
Directors: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas JaneAfter the death of their son Sean, Jessie (Bosworth) and Mark (Jane) adopt a new foster child — Cody (Tremblay). But Jessie and Mark don’t know what they are in for because Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. At one end they experience the wonder of his imagination and at the other, the horror of his nightmares. Intense and heart pounding, this supernatural thriller is just enough to keep you engaged.
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha De Sousa, Sayani Gupta
Gaurav Chanda (Khan), is a Delhi boy and an obsessive fan of Aryan Khanna (also played by SRK), the superstar of Bollywood. Meeting him and proving that he is his biggest fan in every rational and irrational way possible, is Gaurav’s only aim in life. His obsession takes a dangerous turn, when he is not acknowledged by the star at a public event. SRK wins hearts by his great screen presence. But the icing on the cake is that we get to see a character reminiscent of the roles SRK has played in the initial years of his career, such as Baazigar and Darr. Definitely a must watch, we say!
Cast: Vijay, Samantha, Amy Jackson
It’s about a cop who takes on a powerful politician and turns a vigilante. Fairly attractively packaged, it’s the emotional quotient that is the strength of the film. Vijay’s screen persona gets a boost-up as the actor goes through the various nuances of the character with effortless ease. Samantha is a delight to watch. The storyline however is predictable. The second half could have been crafted in a more coherent manner.