This weekend, I strongly urge you to venture out for two movies that promise paisa vasool entertainment. KGF 2 (Kannada) and Beast (Tamil) will keep you hooked to the seats even if you go for the dubbed versions. However, if you prefer to stay indoors, the Netflix series should be on your watchlist.
KGF 2: In Cinemas
The much-awaited second chapter of Yash’s KGF, which was released in 2018, is finally running in Theaters. It follows the story of a young boy who promises his mother to be a rich man before he dies. To fulfill his promise, they take the route of crime. The first part concluded with Yash’s Rocky taking over the gold Mines, and the second part narrates the story of the ensuing turf war. Though KGF Chapter 1 was received well, the second part doesn’t seem to have impressed Critics. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review, “The trouble with Films busy working on their look is that they forget about plotting. KGF 2 swings haphazardly between the past and the present. ”
Read the review of KGF 2 here.
Beast: In Cinemas
Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, action thriller Beast revolves around Vijay’s character Veera Raghavan who takes it upon himself to save people held Hostage in a mall by Terrorists. In the trailer, Veera is introduced as the “best and most notorious spy” who is “meaner, leaner and stronger”. Indianexpress.com’s Manoj Kumar R gave the film a 2.5-star rating and called it an “unapologetic fan service.”
Read the review of Beast here.
In this Netflix series, Sakshi Tanwar plays a vengeful mother who sets out to avenge her daughter’s death. The film also stars Wamiqa Gabbi, Vivek Mushran, Raima Sen, and Prashant Narayanan. Praising Tanwar’s performance in the series, Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review, “Sakshi Tanwar’s journey from a timid housewife to a woman with steel (or did she always have it within her?) Is at the heart of ‘Mai’. Right from her mega-popular Ekta Kapoor show ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’, Tanwar had proved that she had more to offer than the sea saas-Bahu shenanigans. Despite the elements that stretch our credulity, here she Manages to hold our attention. ”
Read the review of Mai here.
Anatomy of Scandal: Netflix
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan, Anatomy of a Scandal is a six-part Netflix series. It follows the story of a scandal among the British elite, and explores the themes of sexual consent and Privilege.
Roar: Apple TV Plus
Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, Roar explores what it means to be a woman in today’s world. It stars Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever and Alison Brie, among others. In his review, Indianexpress.com’s Rohan Naahar wrote, “A series of one-line set-ups have expanded into eight (mostly) lacklustre episodes in Apple’s Roar, an ill-advised attempt at wokeness that ends up doing a disservice to its many relevant ideas. ”
Read the review of Roar here.