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Dhak Dhak, PAW Patrol, Bhagwan Bharose, Dumb Money: Movies you can watch in theatres this weekend

Produced by Taapsee Pannu's Outsiders Films, Dhak Dhak is headlined by Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Dia Mirza, and Sanjana Sanghi

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 12.10.23, 01:11 PM
Dhak Dhak, PAW Patrol, Bhagwan Bharose, Dumb Money

Dhak Dhak, PAW Patrol, Bhagwan Bharose, Dumb Money IMDb

Waiting for big Bengali releases Dawshom Awbotaar, Raktabeej, Mitin Mashi and Bagha Jatin that are lined up for Durga Puja next week? You can still check out a host of new movies, including a road trip adventure and an animated superhero comedy, in cinemas this Friday. Here’s a look.

Dhak Dhak (Hindi)

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Directed by: Tarun Dudeja

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Dia Mirza, and Sanjana Sanghi

Taapsee Pannu’s Outsiders Films presents Dhak Dhak, a film that explores female friendship and follows the transformation of ordinary individuals into bikers on a life-altering expedition to Leh's Khardung La. While Ratna Pathak Shah's character wants to visit Khardung La — the world's highest motorable pass — Fatima Sana Shaikh’s travel vlogger chooses to accompany her. As the story unfolds, the women encounter Dia Mirza, a homemaker with a hidden talent as a mechanic, and Sanjana Sanghi's character who seeks adventure before an arranged marriage. Together, the band of women embark on an unforgettable adventure, conquering challenges and forming an enduring bond.

Ab Toh Sab Bhagwan Bharose (Hindi)

Directed by: Shiladitya Bora

Cast: Satendra Soni, Sparsh Suman, Vinay Pathak, Masumeh Makhija, Shrikant Verma, Mahesh Sharma and Manurishi Chaddha

Shiladitya Bora’s Ab Toh Sab Bhagwan Bharose explores the evolving beliefs of two young children in the backdrop of a dynamic socio-political landscape. Set in 1989, the film explores two young school students who lead a carefree life in a village in India. However, the world around them changes when the socio-religious situation heats up, leaving them grappling for answers. The film made its global debut at the 25th UK Asian Film Festival in London from May 4 to 14 and was honoured with the Flame Award for Best Film.

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (English)

Directed by: Cal Brunker

Voice Cast: Mckenna Grace, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Christian Convery, Kim Kardashian, Chris Rock, Serena Williams, Kristen Bell and Finn Lee-Epp

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, an animated superhero comedy film, is a sequel to the 2021 film PAW Patrol: The Movie, based on the TV series of the same name. The story revolves around the PAW Patrol pups, led by Ryder (Finn Lee-Epp) who protect Adventure City. One day, meteor expert Victoria Vance (Taraji P. Henson) steals a magnet but fails when a meteor crashes, destroying PAW Patrol headquarters. Meanwhile, Skye (Mckenna Grace) discovers the team can transform into Mighty Pups with superpowers from crystals. With their new-found powers, the PAW Patrol must prevent Victoria from wreaking havoc in Adventure City. Marsai Martin, Christian Convery, Kim Kardashian, Chris Rock, Serena Williams, Kristen Bell have lent their voices to this film.

Dumb Money (English)

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley, and Seth Rogen.

Helmed by director Craig Gillespie, Dumb Money takes inspiration from Ben Mezrich's 2021 book The Antisocial Network, recounting the remarkable GameStop short squeeze of January 2021. The storyline unravels as regular folks challenge the status quo on Wall Street, ingeniously transforming GameStop into a global sensation. At the epicentre of this whirlwind is Keith Gill (Paul Dano), an ordinary individual who embarks on this financial adventure by investing his entire savings in the stock. With his social media presence soaring, the ripple effects extend to his life and his avid followers. As this stock tip evolves into a full-fledged movement, prosperity abounds, only to trigger a fierce clash when billionaires retaliate.

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out (Japanese)

Directed by: Souichi Masui

Cast: Kaito Ishikawa, Asami Seto, Yurika Kubo and Nao Toyama

After receiving death threats and enduring online harassment, Kaede Azusagawa (Yurika Kubo) experiences a dissociative episode that results in total amnesia. Over the following two years, she adopts an entirely new identity, becoming a recluse, isolating herself from the outside world. Kaede, however, recovers with unrelenting support from her brother and new friends. But the recovery comes at a cost: the loss of memories from those two years. Now, Kaede not only faces the challenge of moving forward with a gap in her memory but also the fear that her closest acquaintances might perceive her as the person she was during those two years rather than who she truly is.

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