A thrilling weekend for film fans

Tannishtha Chatterjee's is appearing in award-winning Island City.

Tannishtha Chatterjee’s is appearing in award-winning Island City.

We are into a thrilling weekend as many films of various genres are being released.

Leading the pack is R Murugadoss’ action flick staring Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha. Akira, which also stars Anurag Kashyap in a supporting role, is a remake of the Tamil hit, Mouna Guru.

The film is the second collaboration between Sonakshi and Murugadoss, and the actress will be seen in hard-core action sequences.

Next up is Vinay Pathak’s indie film Island City. Ruchika Oberoi’s drama comes to the Indian screens after being screened at the Venice International Film Festival. The film deals with three inter-woven stories with the constant theme of the city of Mumbai. It co-stars Ashwin Mushran, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Chandan Roy Sanyal.

Lesser known comedy Yeh Toh Two Much Ho Gaya starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Arbaaz Khan will also be released.

From Hollywood comes Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez’s chilling horror, Don’t Breathe. Fede is known as the director of the Evil Dead reboot from 2013, and the film stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang in key roles.

Fans of superstar Jackie Chan will rejoice as the actor’s bilingual action comedy Skiptrace also releases today. The film is based on a story by Jackie himself.

From the regional section, multi-starrer Janatha Garage will hit screens today. The film is already making headlines due to its cast which includes Mohanlal, Jr NTR, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, and a special song with Kajal Aggarwal.

Mahima Choudhary’s Bengali crime thriller Dark Chocolate, Sasikumar starrer Kidaari in Tamil, and Punjabi film Darra complete the round-up. – CINEWS

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