Starring Akash Puri and Ketika Sharma in lead roles, ‘Romantic’ is directed by Anil Paduri, a protégé of director Puri Jagannadh, who has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the movie. Ramya Krishna plays the part of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ramya Gowarkar. The movie will be out on October 29.
The makers have released a couple of trailers. Akash is seen playing the character of Vasco De Gama, who is madly in love with Monica, played by Ketika. While Monica initially desists, eventually they fall in love. The scene that shows the lead pair firing at the police raises curiosity. Ketika Sharma will also be seen in ‘Lakshya’, opposite Naga Shaurya, which is releasing on November 12.
The music and background score are by Sunil Kashyap and the cinematography has been handled by Naresh Rana. Presented by Lavanya and produced by Puri Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur under Puri Connects banner, ‘Romantic’ is edited by Junaid Siddiqui, and the art department is handled by Jonny Shaik.
After acting as a child artist in several movies such as ‘The Lotus Pond’, ‘Dhoni’ and ‘Andhra Pori’, Akash Puri made his debut with ‘Mehbooba’ in 2018. This is his first film in three years.
Directed by debutante Lakshmi Sowjanya, ‘Varudu Kaavalenu’ features Naga Shaurya and Ritu Varma in the lead roles. Naga Shaurya plays Akash, an NRI, who returns to India. Ritu Varma plays the role of Bhoomi. Murali Sharma and Nadiya are Bhoomi’s parents in the film. Ritu Varma is seen as a traditional girl who rejects every marriage proposal. She is against the concept of ‘pelli choopulu’ (matchmaking), making it hard for her parents to find a groom. The supporting cast includes Jaya Prakash, Kireeti Damaraju, Himaja, Vennela Kishore, Praveen and Harsha Vardhan.
It's time to witness the magical bond of Groom & Bride from our #VaruduKaavalenu on the big screen♥️
— Naga Vamsi (@vamsi84) October 15, 2021
Releasing on October 29, ‘Varudu Kaavalenu’ has been scored by Vishal Chandrashekhar, a protégé of AR Rahman. National Award winner Navin Nooli has edited the movie while Vamsi Patchipulusu handled the cinematography and dialogues. The movie is bankrolled by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi under Sithara Entertainments.
Naga Shaurya has lined up several movies and in the next two quarters. His next, ‘Lakshya’, a sports drama, is hitting theatres on November 12. His other movies under production include ‘Phalana Abbai Phalana Ammai’, ‘Nari Nari Naduma Murari’, ‘Police Vari Hecharika’, and an untitled movie directed by Anish Krishna.
— Naga Shaurya (@IamNagashaurya) October 23, 2021
A trained engineer, Nivin Pauly entered the Malayalam film industry in 2010 with Vineeth Sreenivasan’s directorial debut ‘Malarvaadi Arts Club’. Since then, he has become one of the most sought-after actors in Malayalam cinema. Watch these five movies to know just what makes him so popular.
In this romantic film directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan, Pauly plays Vinod, a young man who falls in love with a Muslim girl, Aisha. He’s exceptional as the young, dynamic Vinod. Streaming on: SunNxt
Rameshan, who once dreamt of becoming a cricketer, goes out of his way to help his son who dreams of the same thing. Nivin Pauly as Rameshan is a treat to watch, combining the mannerisms of a typical villager, emotions of a cricket aspirant and the feelings of a father. Pauly received the Kerala State Film Award for best actor for the film.
The film revolves around three cousins, Divya, Aju and Kuttan. They are very close to each other and each of their lives take an unexpected turn when they start living in Bangalore. Plays plays the role of Kuttan, a simple, village-bred young man who finds it hard to gel with the fast and modern life of Bangalore. He adores simplicity and is in search of a traditional girl. Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar
‘Premam’ made Pauly a star. This coming-of-age romance is about George David and his love interests during three stages of life. He falls in love with Mary while in school, with his teacher Malar in college and with Celine who is almost eight years younger to him when he is 30. Pauly showcases the emotions of a heartbroken young lad with great intensity. Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar
‘Moothon’ (pictured above) follows Mulla, a young boy who is in search of his elder brother Akbar in Mumbai. He falls into the hands of Bhai, a local goon who primarily is into child trafficking and drugs. The movies shows Bhai’s early life in the city and how he is connected to Mulla. Nivin Pauly is spectacular as Bhai. It takes great guts to portray homosexuality on screen being such a big star and he does it smoothly. Streaming on: Zee5
Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ is just about the most highly awaited movie of the year. The superhero flick, which releases globally on November 5, is directed by Chloe Zhao stars and Hollywood A-listers such as Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani.
Here’s the essential dummy’s guide to all things ‘Eternals’ you need to go through before watching the movie.
Director: Chloe Zhao Cast: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee Release: November 5
This week has few releases. But it’s the calm before the storm for a slate of movies have been planned for the Diwali weekend. Here’s a list of the major movies out in cinemas and on streaming platforms this week.
Language: English Release: October 29 Playing in theatres In this animated movie, Barney, a socially awkward school kid is best friends with Ron, a robot. Ron’s malfunctions are a source of much friendly adventure. Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifinakis and Olivia Colman have voiced characters in the film.
Language: Telugu Release: October 29 Playing in theatres The romantic comedy directed by Lakshmi Sowjanya has Naga Shaurya and Ritu Varma as a young couple.
Language: Telugu Release: October 29 Playing in theatres Starring Akash Puri and Ramya Krishna, ‘Romantic’ is reportedly a romance-thriller. Anil Paduri has directed the film.
Language: English Release: October 27 Streaming on: Netflix In this movie directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coot, a woman enlists the help of a hypnotherapist. However the consequences turn out to be pretty scary.
Language: English Release: October 29 Streaming on: Netflix Directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, the movie is a prequel to Zack Synder’s zombie heist film ‘Army of the Dead’ (2021). In this movie, bank teller Ludwig Dieter is recruited by a woman to join a group of thieves on a spree of cracking the toughest safes across Europe.
Language: Hindi Release: October 29 Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video In this supernatural horror movie written and directed by Jay K and starring Emraan Hashmi, a newly married woman brings home an antique Jewish box. There’s something in there that creates havoc for the couple.
Language: Hindi Release: October 29 Streaming on: Zee5 Neha Sharma plays a girl out to find love on a dating app. Strangely, every guy she meets ends up dying in a freak accident.
Language: Hindi Release: October 29 Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar In this comedy directed by Abhishek Jain, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao play a couple who adopt a set of parents to complete their lives.