Why March in India is a cinephile's dream? A film to watch at the cinemas for every weekend ahead.
Author: Tribe Desk |
February 27th 2019
Summer is coming and it is showing in the lineup the theatres have ready for us. While it is tempting to go and watch all the films in theatres, we will have to choose. For a cinephile, the month of March is going to be very hard to do so. Which film will you catch in the theatre for sure? For me, it is Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. Find the list of films and their trailers below.
1 March 2019 SONCHIRIYA Director: Abhishek Chaubey The dacoit drama is set in the Chambal in Madhya Pradesh against the backdrop of the Emergency in 1975-77, when the government has ordered a crackdown, where the rebels are - Lakhan (Sushant Singh Rajput), Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee), Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey), Indumati (Bhumi Pednekar), and the police officer chasing them is Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana). Find out more here.
8 March 2019 BADLA Director: Sujoy Ghosh A lawyer (Amitabh Bachchan) is fighting for a cheating wife (Taapsee Pannu) accused of the murder of her boyfriend. But is she framed or is she lying? Find out more here.
15 March PHOTOGRAPH Director: Ritesh Batra The film traces the life of a struggling Mumbai street photographer Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who persuades Miloni, a shy stranger (Sanya Malhotra), to pose as his fiancee when he is being pressured to marry by his grandmother. Find out more here.
21 March MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA Director: Vasan Bala A martial arts action film meets a love letter to Bollywood and Matunga film, it is about a young man (Abhimanyu Dassani) quite literally born with the ability to feel no pain strikes out on a quest to vanquish 100 foes (including Gulshan Devaiah). Find out more here.
29 March MENTAL HAI KYA Director: Prakash Kovelamudi A comedy thriller which marks the debut of the Telugu filmmaker (and husband of in-vogue screenwriter Kanika Dhillon) in Hindi cinema, the film gears from India to London following a cat and mouse chase between Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut. The trailer has not been released.
On the Web! DELHI CRIME STORY Director: Richie Mehta For the couch surfers amongst us, and otherwise, Richie Mehta's Sundance premiering web series Delhi Crime Story releases on Netflix on March 22. They have not released a trailer yet either but if the reviews are anything to go by, it should definitely be on your watchlist. Based on the 2012 rape case in Delhi that shocked the world, the series centers on the heroic actions of the Delhi police. With the eyes of the world upon it, the investigation is led by one passionate female officer (Shefali Shah) who was driven to find the perpetrators by the crime’s extreme brutality. Cast: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang, Adil Hussain, Gopal Datt, Vinod Sherawat
Also releasing in March are the films, Luka Chuppi (8th), Milan Talkies & Mere Pyare Prime Minister & De De Pyaar De (15th), Kesari(21st), Notebook(29th). Hamidwas due to be in theatres on March 1 but in light of recent events, the makers have stalled the release.
For the Academy Awards fans, the film with Olivia Colman's 2019 Oscar winning performance, The Favourite, releases on March 1. For the Marvel fans, the much awaited Captain Marvel with Brie Larson releases on March 8. And for the horror fans, Jordan Peele's Us releases on March 29.
There is something for everyone. And way too much for us to watch in one month. Not that we are saying give us less. More is good! Go get your tickets now.