With Pongal and Sankranthi film releases doing well at the box-office, South Indian film industries are geared up for another set of holiday movies. Sankranthi releases – Agnyaathavaasi, Jai Simha, and Gang – and Pongal releases – Thaanaa Serndha Koottam and Sketch – did well at the box-office. There are numerous films lined up for a Republic Day release and one such movie was Rajinikanth film 2.0, which has now been pushed for a later date.
So here are the movies that are set to hit the big screen this week:
Probably one of the biggest movies releasing this week, Bhaagamathie stars Anushka Shetty in the lead. Now, who doesn't love Anushka? Being part of the magnum opus that was the Baahubali series, Anushka has established herself as an actress you can't ignore. This time, she has chosen to do a horror-thriller, playing the titular character but also at the same time, an IAS officer named Chanchala. With a romantic angle opposite Unni Mukundan, the movie has a given us a fresh pairing. The film also stars Asha Sarath, Jayaram and Aadhi Pinisetty. The actress looks menacing in the poster and trailer.
The plans have already opened for the movie and you should get your hands on the tickets before they sell out. Click here to select your favorite seat.
After the immense success of Thupparivaalan, Vishal is back with his new release – a film on identity theft. Here, he plays the role of Army Major R. Kathiravan while Arjun Sarja plays the antagonist called 'White Devil'. The film also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and is directed by P.S. Mithran. You can click here to book your tickets to this Vishal starrer film.
The film is set to release in Telugu too titled Abhimanyudu.
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A race against time, this is the new Jayam Ravi space-film. He plays M. Vasu – a magician hired by the Indian Defence for a mission that includes destroying asteroids that will soon hit earth. But the mission isn't that simple, the team has to steal a nuclear missile from a secured vault of a space station. Will this team manage to complete the mission or is it the end? Find out in a theatre near you and grab that seat right now! Click here for the best seats.
Mammootty is back in action. The actor will be seen playing the role of a cop named James in this film directed by Shamdat Sainudeen. The movie also stars Mottai Rajendran, maybe because the filmmaker is planning to release it in Tamil too. Want to watch your Mammookka in action? Click here to book tickets to Street Lights.
Mohanlal's son Pranav will be making his debut with a Republic Day release. Though this will be clashing with Mammooty's Street Lights, the film is expected to do well considering that it is a superstar son's debut and also because the director of the film is none other than Jeethu Joseph – the man behind the blockbuster film, Drishyam (2013). Pranav plays the role of Aadithya Mohan, a youngster aspiring to be a musician. His aspirations take him to Bangalore where unexpected events take place in his life, trapping him. Want to catch Pranav's debut film? Click here to select your favorite seat.
Udhayanidhi Stalin is teaming up with director Priyadarshan for the Tamil remake of the film, Maheshinte Prathikaram. Nimir is about a photographer (played by Udhayanidhi) who vows revenge. The film also stars Parvathy Nair and Namitha Pramod. Book your tickets to Nimir right here – click for tickets.