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Mr. & Mrs. Mahi, Savi, Chhota Bheem, Garudan: Films releasing in theatres this weekend

Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor headline the sports drama Mr. & Mrs. Mahi, which is jointly produced by Zee Studios and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 30.05.24, 04:22 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Mahi, Savi, Chhota Bheem, Garudan

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Mr. & Mrs. Mahi (Hindi)

Directed by: Sharan Sharma

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Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, Kumud Mishra, Rajesh Sharma and Abhishek Banerjee

Produced by Zee Studios and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Mr. & Mrs. Mahi is a sports drama directed by Sharan Sharma which revolves around former cricketer Mahendra (Rajkummar Rao) and his wife Mahima (Jahnvi Kapoor). Mahendra and Mahima are united through their mutual love and passion for cricket. Recognising Mahima’s potential in the sport, Mahendra encourages her to pursue her dream of becoming a cricketer and takes on the role of her coach to support her journey.

Savi (Hindi)

Directed by: Abhinay Deo

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Divya Khossla and Harshvardhan Rane

Inspired by the mythological tale of Savitri and Satyavan, Savi revolves around a homemaker (played by Divya Khossla) who is thrust into action when her husband (portrayed by Harshvardhan Rane) is falsely accused and imprisoned for murder. Assisted by Anil Kapoor’s character, she devises a scheme to infiltrate the prison and rescue her husband from imminent dangers behind bars. The film is produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar.

Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan (Hindi)

Directed by: Rajiv Chilaka

Cast: Yagya Bhasin, Anupam Kher, Makrand Deshpande, Kabir Shaikh, Aashriya Misra and Advik Jaiswal

Chhota Bheem takes on the evil Damyaan to save his village Dholakpur in Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan, a live-action adaptation of the popular animated series Chhota Bheem. Yagya Bhasin takes on the titular role in the film, which also features Anupam Kher and Makrand Deshpande. Kabir Shaikh, Aashriya Misra, Advik Jaiswal, Daivik Dawar, Divyam Dawar and Swarna Pandey complete Bheem’s gang.

Aranmanai 4 (Hindi)

Directed by: Sundar C

Cast: Sundar C, Tamannaah Bhatia, Raashii Khanna, Fredrick Jhonson, Kovai Sarala and Yogi Babu

Aranmanai 4, a horror comedy which released in Tamil earlier this month, gets a theatrical release in Hindi this week. The film revolves around Saravanan (Sundar C) who rushes to his village upon hearing of his sister Selvi’s (Tamannaah Bhatia) apparent suicide. He teams up with Ravi (Fredrick Jhonson), the village chief’s son, to investigate her death and uncover eerie connections between recent deaths in the village. With the help of Maya (Raashii Khanna), a doctor, Saravanan unravels a sinister plot involving a shapeshifting demon named Baak and emerges as the guardian against supernatural forces threatening his family and village.

Garudan (Tamil)

Directed by: R. S. Durai Senthilkumar

Cast: Soori, M. Sasikumar, Unni Mukundan, Revathi Sharma, Sshivada, Samuthirakani, Rajendran and Mime Gopi.

R. S. Durai Senthilkumar helms Garudan, an action drama which revolves around two childhood friends — Adhi (M. Sasikumar) and Karuna (Unni Mukundan) — who are willing to make any sacrifice for each other. But their rock-solid bond begins to waver with the arrival of Sokan (Soori), Adhi's confidante. As Sokan’s presence alters the dynamics between Adhi and Karuna, the equilibrium of their relationship changes.

The Strangers: Chapter 1

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Cast: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Rachel Shenton, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath and Richard Brake

The Strangers: Chapter 1, the third film in The Strangers franchise, marks a reboot of the series with a fresh trilogy. It revolves around Maya (Madelaine Petsch) and Ryan (Froy Gutierrez), a couple who go on a road trip to celebrate their anniversary and encounter eerie locals in a small town. Stranded due to car trouble, they reluctantly stay in an Airbnb. Their night turns into a nightmare when they face relentless attacks from masked intruders. After a series of violent altercations, the couple must face their assailants’ chilling motives.

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle (Japanese)

Directed by: Susumu Mitsunaka

Cast: Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Yuki Kaji and Yuichi Nakamura

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle, a Japanese animated sports film, is a sequel to the Haikyu!! anime series and the first film adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's manga. It follows the students of Karasuno High School as they face off against the students of Nekoma High School in an official match for the first time in the third round of the Spring Nationals. After a year of preparation and practice matches, Shoyo Hinata (Ayumu Murase) and Kenma Kozume (Yuki Kaji) finally confront each other in this high-stakes game where defeat means immediate elimination with no chance for a rematch.

Fast Charlie (English)

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, James Caan, Morena Baccarin, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Christopher Matthew Cook

Phillip Noyce helms Fast Charlie, an adrenaline-pumping thriller adapted from Victor Gischler’s 2001 novel Gun Monkeys. The film revolves around Charlie Swift (Pierce Brosnan), a hitman working for a mob boss named Stan (James Caan) for two decades. When a rival gang targets Stan and his associates, Charlie emerges as the lone survivor. Determined to seek revenge, Charlie forms an unlikely alliance with Marcie (Morena Baccarin), the former wife of a mobster he once killed.

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