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Main Atal Hoon, Anyone But You, Hubba, The Beekeeper: Films releasing in theatres this Friday

Anyone But You, starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, is a movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 19.01.24, 10:09 AM
Main Atal Hoon, Anyone But You, Hubba, The Beekeeper

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The biopic of a former prime minister. A revenge thriller. A romantic comedy based on a Shakespeare play. A supernatural horror. An action drama. A fictionalised feature on a gangster. These movies belonging to diverse genres are going to arrive in cinemas today. Here’s a look.

Main Atal Hoon (Hindi)


Directed by: Ravi Jadhav

Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Piyush Mishra, Raja Rameshkumar Sevak, Daya Shankar Pandey, Pramod Pathak, Payal Nair

Main Atal Hoon chronicles the life and political journey of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Pankaj Tripathi). The film sheds light on Vajpayee's pivotal role in navigating India through crisis moments like the Kargil War and the Pokhran nuclear test. Apart from showing the leader’s passion for poetry and literature, the movie also unveils his personal struggles and familial and friendly bonds.

Anyone But You (English)

Directed by: Will Gluck

Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, Michelle Hurd

Boston University law student Bea (Sydney Sweeney) connects with Ben (Glen Powell) at a coffee shop while seeking a bathroom key. After a day together, she overhears Ben insulting her and avoids him for six months. Fate reunites them at a wedding in Sydney, leading to a complicated charade in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The Beekeeper (English)

Directed by: David Ayer

Cast: Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Minnie Driver, Phylicia Rashad and Jeremy Irons.

Eloise Parker (Phylicia Rashad), a retired schoolteacher in rural Massachusetts, falls victim to a phishing scam, losing over USD 2 million, most of which belonged to a charity she managed. Devastated, Eloise takes her own life. FBI agent Verona Parker (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Eloise's daughter, initially arrests beekeeper tenant Adam Clay (Jason Statham), but releases him after the suicide ruling. Clay, seeking justice, contacts the Beekeepers to track the scammers. His pursuit leads him to a deeper conspiracy involving technology executive Derek Danforth (Josh Hutcherson). As Clay targets Derek, a complex web of intrigue unfolds.

Night Swim (English)

Directed by: Bryce McGuire

Cast: Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, Gavin Warren, Jodi Long

The Waller family moves into a house with a mysterious self-sustaining pool. Ray (Wyatt Russell), who is recovering from an illness, spends a lot of time in the water and starts exhibiting troubling changes. As dark secrets unfold about the pool's history, Ray’s wife Eve (Kerry Condon) learns that healing requires a sacrifice. The family confronts the entity controlling Ray, leading to a tragic decision to prevent further harm. They decide to fill the pool, choosing to protect others from the malevolent force.

Hubba (Bengali)

Directed by: Bratya Basu

Cast: Mosharraf Karim, Indraneil Sengupta, Sajjadul Ahamed Riyad, Tanisa islam Mahi

Hubba revolves around the infamous life of Hubba Shyamal, a notorious gangster hailing from West Bengal, dubbed the ‘Dawood Ibrahim of Hooghly’. Mosharraf Karim portrays the local don whose criminal pursuits encompass various offences such as homicide, violent altercations and illicit drug trafficking.

Sentimentaal (Bengali)

Directed by: Baba Yadav

Cast: Yash Dasgupta, Nussrat Jahan and Sayantani Ghosh

Yash Dasgupta and Nusrat Jahan mark their debut as film producers with their project initially titled Mentaaal, announced in June last year. However, a last-minute decision led to the film being renamed Sentimentaaal. The storyline explores the breakdown of law and order in Raghunathpur, dominated by the influential and corrupt politician Rudhani Didimoni (Sayantani Ghosh). Yash takes on the role of an upright police officer who finds himself entangled in a romance with Nussrat Jahan.

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