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Civil War, LSD 2, Do Aur Do Pyaar, Appu: Films releasing in theatres this week

Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi play a married couple who have fallen out of love in Shirsha Guha Thakurta’s debut feature film

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 18.04.24, 03:21 PM
Civil War, LSD 2, Do Aur Do Pyaar, Appu

Civil War, LSD 2, Do Aur Do Pyaar, Appu IMDB

A dystopian thriller. Love in the time of the internet. A comedic twist on marital woes. These and more movies of different genres will arrive in theatres near your home this weekend. Take a look.

Civil War (English)


Directed by: Alex Garland

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley

Henderson, Jesse Plemons, Sonoya Mizuno, and Nick Offerman.

Set in the not-so-distant future, Civil War is a dystopian movie following a group of journalists on a journey through the US amid a raging civil conflict. Under the leadership of the courageous wartime photographer Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst), they navigate a terrain marred by the relentless control of an authoritarian president (Nick Offerman) in his unprecedented third term. Their mission? To reach Washington D.C. before rebel factions lay siege to the White House, capturing the harrowing realities of the war-torn nation along the way.

Love Sex Aur Dhoka 2 (Hindi)

Directed by: Dibakar Banerjee

Cast: Bonita Rajpurohit, Paritosh Tiwari, Abhinav Singh, Mouni Roy, Tusshar Kapoor, Swastika Mukherjee

A sequel to the 2010 anthology film, Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 explores the concept of love in the digital age. The film follows the lives of three individuals as they deal with the complexities of modern love, friendship and self-discovery. Noor (Paritosh Tiwari), a transwoman, pursues fame on the reality show Truth or Dance while confronting old demons. Starlord (Abhinav Singh), a popular YouTuber, revels in his celebrity status until another internet entity challenges his popularity. Kulu (Bonita Rajpurohit), also a transwoman employed by the Delhi Metro, resorts to sex work to survive financially.

Do Aur Do Pyaar (Hindi)

Directed by: Shirsha Guha Thakurta

Cast: Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Ileana D'Cruz

An official adaptation of the 2017 romantic comedy The Lovers, Do Aur Do Pyaar is director Shirsha Guha Thakurta’s debut feature film. Kavya (Vidya Balan) and Ani (Pratik Gandhi) are a married couple who live together but have drifted away from each other romantically. They are having affairs with Vikram (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Nora (Ileana D'Cruz), respectively. Kavya and Ani decide to end their marriage, but a sudden encounter during a holiday brings them closer again.

Appu (Hindi)

Directed by: Prosenjit Ganguly, Ajay Velu, Archisman Kar

Voice cast: Jasleen Singh, Prosenjit Ganguly, Sonal Kaushal

Appu is India’s first 4K animated feature film that revolves around a young elephant of the same name. Appu’s (Jasleen Singh) world is shattered when poachers kill his mother and capture his father. Fuelled by unwavering determination, the young elephant embarks on a daring mission to rescue his father from the clutches of merciless poachers. Alongside him are Tiger (Prosenjit Ganguly), a talkative canine with a knack for trouble, and Neena (Sonal Kaushal), a fearless jungle dweller who holds its secrets.

Love You Shankar (Hindi)

Directed by: Rajiv S. Ruia

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra, Tanishaa Mukerji, Abhimanyu Singh, Hemant Pandey

A composite animated film, Love You Shankar follows the story of an eight-year-old boy living in Varanasi who develops a special bond with Shiva. The arrival of a fake godman (Abhimanyu Singh) in town causes a series of trouble for the boy, who invokes Shiva’s help for teaching that fraudster a lesson.

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