Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Summer Release Movies to Watch
After a gap of not seeing any good movies being released, i am looking forward to some of the upcoming summer releases. In Tamil Nadu, after the election fever has subsided, and with the onset of the summer heat at its peak and schools moving towards their vacation time, Tollywood is gearing up for some good releases.
So, here goes my list....
Movie: The Da Vinci Code
Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian Mckellen, Jean Reno and others
Directed by: Ron Howard
Expected Release Date: May 19th, 2006 worldwide
Good Reasons to watch: The book written by Dan Brown was a runaway success, inspite of the controversies.
Bet you didn't know: India puts "Hold" on The Da Vinci Code. Although, the national censor board has cleared the film, the government has temporarily held up the release of the movie after receiving complaints from Catholic groups. India is a democracy and is home to 18 million Roman Catholics amongst its Hindu and Muslim population. All this is owing to the fact that the book and movie's premise is that Jesus married his favorite disciple Mary Magdalene with whom he bore children.
Starring: Dhanush, Sneha, Sonia Agarwal
Directed by: Selvaraghavan
Expected Release Date: May 19th, 2006
The Hype about this one: It is the come-back movie for the Dhanush-Selvaraghavan pair of brothers and portrays the tough character of a gangster played by Dhanush. After Dhanush's acting failed to make box-office hit in Balu Mahendra's Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam, this movie is said to make a difference to his career graph. Sneha's role of a sex worker/ prostitute is said to have been portrayed well.
Bet you didn't know: Dhanush is soon to become father!
Starring: Ajith, Ajith, Asin
Directed by: KS Ravikumar
Expected Release Date: Early June 2 or 9
The Story: 3 Ajiths, one of them being a eunuch, form the cruz of the movie. Rumors have spread that the other character Ajith has shades of the Marlon Brando's role from the original English version. The trailer seems to have every bit of KSR's colorful and rich style.
Bet you didn't know: Ajith and KSR have personally invested money on the movie owing to its financial crisis from the producer's end.
Movie: Jillendru Oru Kadhal
Starring: Surya, Jothika, Bhoomika
Directed by: New comer Krishna (asst. director under Gowtham)
Expected Release Date: June 30th
Good Reasons to watch: The magic and chemistry between Jo and Surya who are soon to become a wedded pair.
Bet you didn't know: Asin walked out of the project as she felt that the second heroine role wouldn't fetch her fame and Bhoomika gladly accepted the spot.
Movie: Vettayadu Villayadu
Starring: Kamal, Jothika, Kamalini Mukherjee
Directed by: Gautham Menon
Expected Release Date: First week of June,probably June 2
Movie with tons of obstacles: After going through several barriers, starting with the suicide of Kaja Moideen, this movie has been in and out of courts and atlast seems to have been completed and ready to be released. A story of a 40 year old cop who works with NYPD, this would surely be a treat for Kamal fans.
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor
Directed by: Kunal Kohli, Yash Raj Banner
Expected Release Date: May 26th
Reasons to watch: It is the comeback movie for Kajol after child birth and she pairs with Aamir who happens to be a terrorist in Kashmir. Rishi Kapoor as Kajol's father and Tabu in an important role add weightage to the movie.
I am sure that each of you may have your own list of other tamil movies to add, but these are the top ones to watch out for!