xXx—Return of Xander Cage
Director: D J Caruso
Cast: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Nina Dobrev
Government operative Xander Cage, played by Vin Diesel along with his team, embark on a chase to recover the sinister weapon, the Pandora’s box. A sequel to the spy thriller series XXX, the movie is sure to have some extreme stunts along with its signature wit and badassery.
Did you know: The movie will hit screens in India ahead of its international release.
Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga
Director: R Parthiepan
Cast: Parvathy Nair, Shantanu
This formulaic family drama comes with the tagline, ‘A film with mistakes.’ Touted to be a fresh lease of life for Shantanu, the project has been crowd-funded. The movie also has Thambi Ramaiah in a pivotal role.
Did you know: The movie’s release was initially scheduled for December 2016 and was subsequently pushed to join the Pongal race.
Director: Shlok Sharma
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi
Set in Gujarat, the movie is about a school teacher who is interested in one of his female students, Sandhya, a small-town girl new to the village. Shyam, the teacher played by Siddiqui, is a sleazy man who loves to exploit his position, but his motives remain hazy. The movie has been cleared after a long tussle with the Censor Board over its content.
Did you know: The movie’s entire shoot schedule was wrapped up in just 16 days.