Ricki and the Flash
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Meryl Streep, Rick Springfeild, Mamie Gummer
Ricki Rendazzo (Streep), a wife and mother, abandons her family to follow her dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom in California. Returning years later, she is faced with a dysfunctional family. How will she set things right?
Did you know: The story is loosely based on writer Diablo Cody’s real-life mother-in-law who has been singing rock ‘n’ roll for many years.
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif
A political thriller set post the 26/11 Mumbai bombings, it follows Daniyal (Khan), a counter-terrorism agent, whose quest for justice takes him to countries like the US, Middle East and Europe. But he soon realises that his mission has a heavy personal price to pay.
Did you know: Khan and Kaif reportedly learnt Kurdish and Arabic for their roles. In a first, the promotional song, Afghan Jalebi, shows Kaif surrounded by dancers, but she doesn’t dance.
Director: Mohan Raja
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Nayantara, Aravind Swamy
The action entertainer is reportedly an extension of Ravi’s previous film, Velayudham, which follows an IPS officer’s journey to uproot evil. With song and dance, action sequences and a romantic angle, it has all the makings of a pot boiler.
Did you know: Director M Raja makes a comeback— teaming up with his brother Ravi for the sixth time.