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Cirkus, Hatyapuri, Haami 2, Projapoti: Here’s what to expect from the four films releasing on December 23

Rohit Shetty, Sandip Ray, Avijit Sen, Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy have directed these movies

Entertainment Web Desk Calcutta Published 21.12.22, 05:37 PM
Cirkus; Haami 2; Projapoti; Hatyapuri

Cirkus; Haami 2; Projapoti; Hatyapuri Facebook, IMDB

If you are looking forward to a filmi Christmas, take your pick from a fun adaptation of a classic play, the return of a favourite sleuth, a family drama with two kids at the centre and a heartwarming story of a father and son.

Cirkus (Hindi)


Directed by: Rohit Shetty

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ashwini Kalsekar, Murali Sharma

An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic play The Comedy of Errors, Cirkus revolves around two pairs of identical twins who are given up for adoption to two different families in two different cities. Years later, one of the pairs of twins visits the city where the other set of twins runs a circus, leading to a hilarious comedy of errors. Deepika Padukone makes a guest appearance in this film in an electrifying avatar.

Haami 2 (Bengali)

Directed by: Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy

Cast: Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Gargee Roy Chowdhury, Ritodeep Sengupta, Shreyan Ghosh, Aritrika Chowdhuri

Shiboprosad Mukherjee returns as Laltu in this spin-off of the much-acclaimed 2018 family drama Haami. Gargee Roy Chowdhury plays his wife Mitali in this film that sheds light on the mad rush among parents to make their children succeed in reality shows. Laltu and Mitali’s elder son is a math prodigy who lands up in a reality show hosted by superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee. The child’s performance on the show earns him a few quick bucks, prompting the parents to push him to do even better. Meanwhile, Laltu and Mitali’s younger son feels neglected and lonely. The film will also feature Anjan Dutt, Monami Ghosh and Haranath Chakraborty in guest appearances.

Hatyapuri (Bengali)

Directed by: Sandip Ray

Cast: Indraneil Sengupta, Ayush Das, Abhijeet Guha, Paran Bandopadhyay, Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, Bharat Kaul, Shaheb Chatterjee

Bengal’s favourite sleuth Feluda is making a comeback on the big screen after a long gap. Based on Satyajit Ray’s eponymous novel, Hatyapuri takes the much-loved trio of Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu to Puri for a vacation, which soon turns into a murder investigation. Indraneil Sengupta will be slipping into the shoes of the sleuth who takes pride in the power of his grey cells. Ayush Das plays his cousin Topshe, while Abhijeet Guha will be seen as Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jatayu in this mystery thriller.

Projapoti (Bengali)

Directed by: Avijit Sen

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Mamata Shankar, Dev, Sweta Bhattacharya, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Biswanath Basu, Koneenica Banerjee, Kharaj Mukherjee

Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar, who were last seen together in Mrinal Sen’s Mrigaya in 1976, reunite after 46 years in this family drama that revolves around the love and bonding between a father and his son. Widower Gaur Chakraborty (Mithun) lives with his son Joy (Dev), a wedding planner. Gaur wants Joy to get married to the daughter of his friend, but the latter is besotted with someone else. How the issue of Joy’s marriage puts their relationship into turmoil forms the crux of the film.

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