Movies this week…

Victoria & Abdul

Drama film/Biography ‧ 1h 52m

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Starring: Judi Dench, Olivia Williams and Michael Gambon

 

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American Assassin

Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 51m

When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. After discovering a pattern of violence, Hurley and Rapp join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war. Starring: Dylan O’Brian, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan and Taylor Kitsch

 

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Mystery/Drama film ‧ 1h 38m

After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Unexpectedly, she is called back into action by her mentor, Eric Lasch (Michael Douglas), when the CIA discovers intel of another imminent attack. While “unlocking” the suspect, Alice discovers that the classified information she has uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, Alice turns to ex-soldier Jack (Orlando Bloom) to prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London. Starring: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, with John Malkovich, and Michael Douglas

 

 

Simran

Hindi – Crime /Drama film ‧ 3h 58m

A Gujarati housekeeping lady in the US allows ambition to get the better of her & gets involved in a world of crime. Simran is a racy, fun film with Kangana Ranaut playing the titular role. Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Catherine Dyer and Jeff Rose

 

Lucknow Central

Hindi – Thriller /Crime film ‧ 2h 15m

Kishen Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) is a young man who belongs to Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh. One fateful day, Kishen gets accused of murder which lands him in Lucknow Central Jail where he’s awaiting his High Court trial for a death penalty. Gayatri Kashyap (Diana Penty), a diligent NGO worker, is compelled to form a “Band of Prisoners” for the band competition which is to be held in the dreaded jail of ‘Lucknow Central’ that year and this is how Kishen’s and her paths cross. Kishen befriends four other inmates, namely Dikkat Ansari, Victor Chattopahdyay, Purushottam Pandit, Parminder Trehan and convinces them to join the band. The dramatic narrative of Lucknow Central portrays how Kishen’s life progresses in jail and how music becomes an intricate part of not only his journey, but the rest of the band’s as well. Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Rajesh Sharma and Deepak Dobiyal

 

The Limehouse Golem

Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 49m

Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice. Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid

 

Adam Joan

Malayalam – Thriller/Action ‧ 2h 40m

Adam Joan Pothan, a planter from the village Mundakkayam unexpectedly meets a girl named Emy and they go to Scotland together. The new people he meets on his journey changes his life. Starring: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mishti Chakraborty, Bhavana, Rahul Madhav, Siddique, Naren and Jaya Menon

 

 

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi

Hindi – Romantic Comedy ‧ 2 hours

Patel ki Punjabi Shaadi is a feel good comedy which answers basic issues of our diverse culture with lots of family values & funny moments , spiced up with Bhangara & Garba, Dhokla & Paratha. Starring: Paresh Rawal, Rishi Kapoor, Vir Das and Payal Ghosh

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