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Challengers, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Alaap, Ruslaan: Films releasing in theatres this Friday

A film of the encore concert of BTS member Agust D aka Suga will be screening in cinemas this week

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 25.04.24, 11:59 AM
Challengers, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Alaap, Ruslaan

Challengers, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Alaap, Ruslaan IMDb

From the return of a beloved franchise film to supernatural horrors and action thrillers, there is something for everyone on offer this week in theatres. Here’s a look at the movies arriving in cinemas this Friday.

Suga: Agust D Tour D-Day The Movie (Korean)


Directed by: Jun-Soo Park

Cast: Suga with cameos by RM, Jimin, and Jung Kook

A film of the encore concert of Agust D aka Suga from BTS, Suga: Agust D Tour D-Day The Movie offers fans a chance to immerse themselves once again in the K-pop icon’s dynamic musical universe. It showcases Suga’s powerful performances and vibrant energy. Moreover, viewers can enjoy special duets with RM, Jimin and Jung Kook, adding another layer of excitement to the experience.

Challengers (English)

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist

Helmed by Luca Guadagnino, Challengers is a romantic sports film that revolves around a seasoned tennis champion Art Donaldson (Mike Faist), who seeks to stage a return to the sport with the support of his wife Tashi Duncan (Zendaya). Once a tennis prodigy herself, Tashi left the game due to injury. Their journey back into the tennis scene includes facing off against Patrick Zweig (Josh O'Connor), who is not only Art's former best friend but also was romantically involved with Tashi in the past.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (English)

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts

Three years after the events in Summerville, Oklahoma, Callie Spengler (Carrie Coon), along with her boyfriend Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd), kids Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) move to New York City. Their mission? To assist Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) in reviving the Ghostbusters. However, their plans take a perilous turn when the unearthing of an ancient relic triggers the release of a supernatural entity. Now, both old and new teams of Ghostbusters must join forces to safeguard their city and prevent a catastrophic second ice age from enveloping the world.

Abigail (English)

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin

Cast: Alisha Weir, Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Will Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud and Giancarlo Esposito.

A modern take on the 1936 classic Dracula's Daughter, the movie revolves around a band of kidnappers who capture Abigail (Alisha Weir), the daughter of a prominent underworld figure (Matthew Goode). The kidnappers demand a hefty ransom, but they do not know that the girl is in fact a vampire.

Late Night with the Devil (English)

Directed by: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Cast: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss, Fayssal Bazzi and Ingrid Torelli

Blending documentary-style filmmaking with discovered footage, Late Night with the Devil recounts a chilling tale set on Halloween night in 1977. The storyline revolves around Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian), the desperate host of a late night show, striving to enhance ratings by featuring a supposedly possessed girl on the show. Special guests for this particular episode include self-professed psychic Christou (Fayssal Bazzi), sceptic and ex-magician Carmichael Haig (Ian Bliss), parapsychologist author June Ross-Mitchell (Laura Gordon) and her recent subject Lilly D'Abo (Ingrid Torelli). However, the broadcast takes a sinister turn, releasing evil forces.

Alaap (Bengali)

Directed by: Premendu Bikash Chaki

Cast: Abir Chatterjee, Mimi Chakraborty and Swastika Dutta

After the blockbuster spy thriller Raktabeej last year, Abir Chatterjee and Mimi Chakraborty pair up once again for the romantic drama Alaap, helmed by Premendu Bikash Chaki. Pablo Majumdar (Abir) and Aditi Mitra (Mimi), cohabit a city apartment but they never meet in real life as their schedules rarely align due to their work commitments. Initially wary of sharing living space with a man, Aditi gradually adjusts to their arrangement. They begin communicating through written messages on sticky notes, fostering a connection. However, their burgeoning romance faces a setback when Aditi decides to relocate from the city.

Eta Amader Golpo (Bengali)

Directed by: Manasi Sinha

Cast: Saswata Chatterjee, Aparajita Adhya, Sohag Sen, Koneenica Banerjee, Debdut Ghosh and Kharaj Mukherjee

Tollywood actress Manasi Sinha takes the director’s chair for the first time in Eta Amader Golpo, a romantic love story involving senior citizens. Saswata Chatterjee plays a Punjabi man who falls in love with a Bengali lady (played by Aparajita Adhya) he met at a laughing club. Their budding romance causes a clash of cultures resulting in an upheaval in their families.

Ruslaan (Hindi)

Directed by: Karan Butani

Cast: Aayush Sharma, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa, Jagapathi Babu and Vidya Malvade

Bollywood star Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma plays the titular role in Ruslaan, an actioner helmed by Karan Butani. Packed with adrenaline-pumping action scenes, the trailer showcases Aayush in the lead role, armed with guns, delivering powerful punches, shooting down enemies and displaying his chiselled physique.

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