10 Movies Worth Watching This Year (Part II)

Edited by: Vidushi Rijuta (UG 2019)

 

Bollywood

 

1. Kalank

Kalank, a period film that is set in a pre-independent India, revolves around an elite family. This family has many secrets that start to reveal themselves among the communal tensions and the partition of the country. In this situation, Dev, Satya, Roop and Zafar fight their wars on the context of love.

 

Director- Abhishek Verman

Cast- Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur

Release- 19th April 2019

 

2. Brahmastra

Brahmastra is a hindi language fantasy film. It is the first part of a trilogy.

 

Director- Ayan Mukerji

Cast- Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan

Release- 20th December 2019

 

3. Mental Hai Kya

This is an Indian black comedy crime thriller. The movie revolves around a relationship of two ex-lovers.

 

Director- Prakash Kovelamudi

Cast- Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao

Release- 29th March 2019

4. Romeo Akbar Walter

This is a Hindi espionage action thriller film. The film is based on the life of the Indian spy Ravindra Kaushik.

 

Director- Robbie Grewal

Cast- Mouni Roy and John Abraham

Release- 5th April 2019

 

5. Batla House

This is an upcoming thriller film based on the Batla House encounter case that happened on 19th September 2008. This encounter led to the death of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma.

 

Director- Nikhil Advani

Cast- Mrunal Thakur and John Abraham

Release- 15th August 2019

 

Hollywood

 

1. Us

Us is a psychological horror film about a family who is confronted by a group of doppelgangers. The story begins when the husband and wife take their family to a beach house. But the trip ends in chaos when a group of strangers arrive who look exactly like them.

 

Director- Jordan Peele

Cast- Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke

Release- 22nd March 2019

 

2. Shazam!

Shazam is a superhero film based on the DC Comics and a character from the comic with the same name. Billy Batson is a 14 year-old-orphan and he gets a power to transform into a godlike adult by shouting the word Shazam.

 

Director- David F Sandberg

Cast- Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Asher Angel

Release- 5th April 2019

 

3. What Men Want

This movie is a fantasy comedy set in America. The movie revolves around Ali Davis who is a sports agent but is overshadowed by her male colleagues. She, in pursuit to know what exactly men want, gets the psychic power to hear thoughts that men around her have.

 

Director- Adam Shankman

Cast- Taraji .P Henson and Aldis Hodge

Release- 8th February 2019

 

4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

This is a movie adapted from a book by the same name, written by Maria Semple. It is a movie about a woman, Bernadette, who hates people and hates going out. When she disappears, her daughter Bee goes on a mission to look for her.

 

Director- Richard Linklater

Cast- Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup

Release- 9th August 2019

5. The Secret Life of Pets 2

This  is an upcoming American animated 3D movie about Max and his pet friends. These pet friends, like in the first movie, have their own secret lives after their owners leave home for work.

 

Director- Chris Renaud

Cast- Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart and Jenny Slate

Release- 7th June 2019