Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson
Inspired by the biblical story of Noah, the movie is a mix of fantasy, evolutionism and creationism. While the tapestry of religion is woven through the plot, it’s wholly a modern retelling. Russell Crowe delivers a fine performance. The CGI effects and Noah’s dream sequence are impressive. Though the climax is a little slow, the audience is expected to stay glued.
Director: Sanamjit Singh Talwar
Cast: Harman Baweja, Ayesha Khanna, Aditya Pancholi
Loneliness drives Viki (Baweja) to become a gangster. With a glut of dark characters, twists and turns, this movie is high on style but low on substance. The two-hour film has long meaningless scenes that fail to touch us. We expected more from Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s first production.
Cast: Aari, Shivada
Nedunjalai centres around the travails of a gang who make a living looting cargo lorries on the highway. Traversing through different time periods, the director has brought in the right ambience and feel, infused it with enough action and thrill to make it an engrossing entertainer. With a strong supporting cast, there are some splendid performances from Aari as the highway robber, and debutante Shivada as the ‘Dhaba’ owner.