Vikram, Samrat Prithviraj, The Boys S3: Top Exhibits, Movies To Watch This Weekend »GossipChimp

The two landmark films hitting the big screen this week are all about greatness and rightly feature two of the most important stars Indian cinema has produced. Action-thriller Vikram, what options Kamal HaasanVijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, will get pan-Indian multilingual version. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Samrat Prithviraj in the eponymous film, which also stars Manushi Chillar and Sanjay Dutt. If you need something to watch after you get home, The Boys returns for a third season on Amazon Prime Video.

Major: At the movies

Major is produced by Mahesh Babu and Sony Pictures Films India.

Adivi Sesh’s Major is a biopic of late 11/26 hero Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who died in 2008 preventing terrorists at the Taj Hotel. A chapter in the book Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 11/26 has a deep account of how Sandeep single-handedly blamed the terrorists. Indianexpress.com‘s Manoj Kumar R called the film “flawed but effective” in his 3-star preview of Major. He wrote: “Major is far from perfect. Nevertheless, it is an effective tribute to the hero of 11/26.

Read Major’s review here.

Vikram: In the cinema

One nevertheless from Vikram.

Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, along with Suriya in a special cameo, lead Lokesh Kanagaraj’s action-packed thriller Vikram. You can book your tickets online for the film, which was launched in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress.com gave the film 3.5 stars. In his preview, he wrote, “Lokesh Kanagaraj’s huge fanboy service to Kamal Haasan is extremely satisfying. Lokesh keeps this film very light on the mind and the eyes. The storytelling is smooth and nimble, filled with a plethora of fanboy moments.

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Read Vikram’s review here.

Samrat Prithviraj: In the cinema

Prithviraj Movie Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar performs the title of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan.

The interval drama, directed by Akshay Kumar and newbie Manushi Chillar, is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. It is based on the epic poem Prithviraj Raso by medieval poet Chand Bardai. Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood play pivotal roles in the film. If you have an eye for historical dramas, go for it. The Indian Express‘ Shubhra Gupta writes, “What Chandraprakash Dwivedi has done is to flesh out the legend so that it is in tune with the prevailing national mood: Prithviraj is representative of a Bharat when it was immaculate, pure, no polluted. How did a director who also directed the surprisingly subversive ‘Mohalla Assi’ achieve this shift? »

Read Samrat Prithviraj’s review here.

Downton Abbey: A New Era: In Movies

Downton Abbey, Downton Abbey Costumes, Downton Abbey News Hugh Bonneville, left to right, Elizabeth McGovern and Laura Carmichael in a scene from Downton Abbey: A New Era. (Ben Blackall/Focus Features via AP)

The sequel to the TV series and main film, Downton Abbey: A New Era tells the story of the people of Downton as they have a brand new movie being filmed on their property. Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Raquel Cassidy and more reprise their roles from the sequence. It was directed by Simon Curtis.

Read the Downton Abbey: A New Era review.

Ashram Season 3: MX Player

bobby deol, ashram Bobby Deol in Ashram 3.

After the successful first two chapters, the authentic MX Player is back for the third season. Bobby Deol reprises his role as Baba Nirala/Kashipurwale baba. This time around, he is seen in an extra intense and cruel avatar. Directed by Prakash Jha, the series boasts of an ensemble formed with actors Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Darshan Kumaar, Anupriya Goenka, Esha Gupta, Adhyayan Suman and Rajeev Siddhartha among others. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta said the series’ ten episodes were tedious and wrote, “Bobby Deol and Chandan Roy Sanyal-star rebrands as Ek Badnaam Aashram but just delivers more of the same dreary.”

Read the Ashram 3 review here.

The Boys Season 3: Amazon Prime Video

The highly anticipated third season of the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys is now hitting the big screen. So far, the creators have released the first three episodes of the superhero series. New episodes drop every Friday, and the season finale airs July 8. The sequence is based on the New York Times bestselling comedian by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It features an ensemble cast of Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Jensen Ackles.

Julia P. Cluff