MEANDERING THROUGH FILMY LANES

We start this month by returning to 2016 BC and the ancient world of the Indus Valley in the sweeping historical and romantic epic MOHENJO DARO starring HrithikRoshan and Pooja Hedge. Rounding out the month of August is the premiere of MAIN TERI TU MERA, a Punjabi romance starring Roshan Prince as a man lost in his own fantasy world and YaminiMalhotra as the literal girl of his dreams in a film that will have you questioning what is real and what is not.

Starting off September with a bang we have the action thriller AKIRA starring Sonakshi Sharma as a young one-woman army sent to Mumbai to finish her education. But once there she becomes involved in a fight for her life against a corrupt police force. On the 13th be sure to not miss the delightful romantic comedy JANAAN starring ArmeenaRana Khan as a woman who returns to her family in Pakistan after living abroad for 11 years and rediscovers the joy and love she had been missing. Also on the 13th we have the comedy ACTOR IN LAW starring Fahad Mustafa as an aspiring actor frustrated with the never-ending rejections and false starts of his career. To finish off the month don’t miss the amazing true story of a national hero in M.S. DHONI, starring Sushant Singh Rajput as the legendary cricketing icon.

MOHENJO DARO

Release date: 12 August
Director: AshutoshGowarikar
Cast: HrithikRoshan, PoojaHegde, KabirBedi, Arunoday Singh
Produced by: SunitaGowarikar, Siddharth Roy Kapoor
Synopsis: During the Pre-historic Indus Valley, in 2016 BC, thegreed of a single man is about to destroy one of the oldest cities in the ancient world, MohenjoDaro. A young indigo farmer, Sarman, is drawn to the city and meets Chaani, predicted to be the origin of a new society, the daughter of the Priest who rules the city with an iron fist. Sarman, in his attempt to win Chaani’s love, uncovers the secrets nobody was ever supposed to know – about Chaani, about MohenjoDaro and about his own past. MOHENJO DARO is a story of an ancient love and our past, present and future!

MOHENJO DARO TRAILER

MAIN TERI TU MERA

Release date: 19 August
Director: KsshitijChaudhary
Cast: MankirtAulakh, Jazz Kaur, YaminiMalhotra, KaramjitAnmol, Mannat Singh
Produced by: SangheraGurjit ,Lakhveer Singh, Azad &amp, Yabblee Entertainment
Story:PaliBhupinder Singh
Synopsis:Amru is a dreamer. He spends his days in the small Punjabi village he and his poor family call home dreaming of the life he would rather lead. In this fantasy world he builds around him to escape the dreary reality of his village, he meets the beautiful Simran, the perfect, modern woman who loves Amru despite his low status. Day after day Amru returns to Simran in his dreams as their love grows into the perfect fairy tale that he has always wanted. Until one day when Simran joins Amru in the real world. Appearing randomly in his village, Simran turns Amru’s life upside down, introducing herself as his loving wife and being more perfect than even he could have ever imagined. Amru cannot believe his luck. His dreams have come true and for the first time in his life he is truly happy. For the first time he does not wish to escape. Yet no matter how perfect Simran is, Amru cannot ignore reality forever as the mystery of who or what this girl is slowly comes together before him. As the line between dream and reality blur together, Amru must face the truth that there is no such thing as perfection or else he risks losing himself inside his fantasy forever.

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AKIRA

Release date: 2nd September
Director: A.R Murugadoss
Cast: SonakshiSinha, AmitSadh, AnuragKashyap, KonkanaSen Sharma
Produced by: ArmitChhabra, A.R Murugadoss, SheelNimbalkar
Synopsis: Travelling from her home in Jodhpur to attend university in Mumbai, Akira (SonakshiSinha) is a young woman just hoping to keep her head down, her grades up and her family happy. However there is more to Akira than meets the eye as she begins to show skills and a fury far beyond that of your average girl. Drawing attention from all the wrong people, Akira’s life quickly spirals out of control as she becomes hounded on all sides by a corrupt police force and a criminal empire. Caught in the crossfire with something that both sides want, Akira is forced into a corner with no answers why and no one to rely on. Stumbling through a conspiracy she can barely comprehend and with wider implications for all of Mumbai, Akira’s only option is to fight and survive, whatever the cost.

AKIRA TRAILER

JANAAN

Release date: 13th September
Director: AzfarJafri
Cast: Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf, Ali Rehman Khan, Mishi Khan
Produced by: HareemFarooq, Reham Khan
Synopsis: After living in Canada for 11 years following the death of her mother, Meena (ArmeenaRana Khan) returns home to Swat, Pakistan, for her cousin’s wedding. Initially apprehensive of returning to a family she had since abandoned, Meena finds herself missing her homeland andthe unconditional love that awaits her. Upon returning home, Meena finds that her family is secretly attempting to arrange a marriage with eitherDaniyal (Ali Rehman Khan), a charming and attractive rogue, or Asfandyar, a blunt school teacher for the underprivileged with whom Meena instantly dislikes. In the months leading up to her cousins wedding, Meena learns to love her home and family again as she rediscovers the joy she had previously thought missing from her life.

ACTOR IN LAW

Release date: 13th September 2016
Director: NabeelQureshi
Cast: Fahad Mustafa, Mehwish Hayat, OmPuri
Produced by: Fizza A. Meerza
Synopsis: An aspiring actor, possessed by his passion to become a superstar actor, becomes frustrated with his never-ending rejections because of his dark skin. Desperately holding onto his dream, he begins on a fantastical journey to change the system that will not accept him. Gaining fame and support from across the nation, he gets caught up in a situation far bigger than his own dreams and must rely on his aging father, who disapproves of his son’s dreams fame and stardom, to help him. Together on this journey they rediscover their own bond while inspiring all those who are different to stand proud.

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M.S. DHONI

Release date: 30th September
Director: NeerajPandey
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, KiaraAdvani, HerryTangri, BhoomikaChawla
Produced by: ArunPandey
Synopsis: From the dusty roads of Ranchi, right down to the sacred stadium grounds of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story chronicles the journey of a man who India has come to see as the one who shaped the collective dreams of a billion countrymen – and the world has come to revere and applaud as a master cricketer, and a true gentleman of the game.

M.S. DHONI TRAILER