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Chandu Champion, Athhoi, Inside Out 2, Maharaja: Films releasing in theatres this Friday

Helmed by Kabir Khan, Chandu Champion is the biopic of Murlikant Petkar, India's first Paralympic gold medalist

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 13.06.24, 04:04 PM
Chandu Champion, Athhoi, Inside Out 2, Maharaja.

Chandu Champion, Athhoi, Inside Out 2, Maharaja. IMDb

A biopic on India’s first Paralympic gold medalist. A Bengali adaptation of a popular play by William Shakespeare. A supernatural horror starring Dakota Fanning. An animated film about emotions. A variety of movies are hitting cinemas this Friday. Here’s everything you need to know.

Chandu Champion (Hindi)


Directed by: Kabir Khan

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Vijay Raaz, Bhuvan Arora, Yashpal Sharma and Rajpal Yadav

Directed by Kabir Khan, Chandu Champion recounts the life of Murlikant Petkar, India's first Paralympic gold medalist. Kartik Aaryan plays the titular role in the film which narrates the journey of a man with aspirations of becoming a champion. To prepare himself to represent India in the Olympics, Chandu enlists in the Army, marking the commencement of his journey. His dreams are shattered when he sustains injuries during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Nevertheless, Chandu refuses to surrender, dedicating himself to training for the Paralympics.

Athhoi (Bengali)

Directed by: Arna Mukhopadhyay

Cast: Arna Mukhopadhyay, Anirban Bhattacharya, Sohini Sarkar, Arpan Ghoshal, Mimi Dutta

An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic play Othello, Athhoi is set in the fictional village of Vinsura in West Bengal. Dr. Athhoi Lodha (Arna Mukhopadhyay), a local doctor, hopes to set up a hospital in the village. He is joined by the love of his life Diya (Sohini Sarkar). However, Anagra Chatterjee aka Gogo (Anirban Bhattacharya), Athhoi’s childhood friend, is jealous of his achievements and wants to bring him down.

Inside Out 2 (English)

Directed by: Kelsey Mann

Cast: Kensington Tallman, Maya Hawke, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale and Liza Lapira

Disney and Pixar's Inside Out 2 revisits the mind of teenager Riley (Kensington Tallman) which now has new emotions. Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Fear (voiced by Tony Hale), and Disgust (voiced by Liza Lapira), who have been efficiently running the show, find themselves in a fix when Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke) suddenly appears. And it seems she's not the only newcomer.

The Watchers (English)

Directed by: Ishana Night Shyamalan

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouere and Oliver Finnegan

Ishana Night Shyamalan adapts A.M. Shine’s 2022 novel of the same name for her directorial debut, produced by her father Manoj Night Shyamalan. The supernatural horror film revolves around Mina (Dakota Fanning), an American immigrant in Galway, Ireland, who struggles with guilt over her mother's death and estrangement from her twin sister Lucy. Tasked with delivering a parrot to Belfast, her car breaks down in a forest where she meets Madeline (Olwen Fouéré), Ciara (Georgina Campbell), and Daniel (Oliver Finnegan) at a bunker called The Coop. They are observed by shapeshifting Fairies, The Watchers, who mimic humans. How the group escapes the Coop without falling prey to the Watchers forms the rest of the story.

Maharaja (Tamil)

Directed by: Nithilan Swaminathan

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Anurag Kashyap, Abhirami

Directed by Nithilan Saminathan, Maharaja is an action drama featuring Vijay Sethupathi in his 50th film. In this movie, Sethupathi stars as the titular character, a professional hairdresser. The story unfolds when he visits a police station to file a missing person's report, claiming that Lakshmi has disappeared from his home. The police are puzzled about the identity of Lakshmi. The film follows the investigation and reveals Maharaja's true motives.

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