For a while now, Bollywood has been missing on some pretty solid content. Content that leaves a lasting impression on your mind. It’s not just boring but at the same time, it’s also disappointing. However, it looks like we are in for a change because the month of May is going to be a kick-ass one for all moviegoers.
From watching Alia Bhatt in a daring avatar to getting the chance to relish Bollywood’s most loved duo Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor to witnessing Rajkummar Rao’s chilling new role , May is going to be one hell of a month and we can bet on that.
This month brings us a variety of all the genres. Be it comedy, thriller, or a biography, there is something for everyone. And to make your pick easy, we bring you a list of movies hitting the theatre this month. You can thank us later!
‘102 Not Out’ (4 May 2018)
Back in the 70’s we got some amazing Bollywood movies like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Naseeb’, and ‘Coolie’. Director Manmohan Desai not just gave us some classic films, but at the same time, he gifted us with the ultimate duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. And now after a gap of 27 years, we will again witness their magic on the silver-screen.
‘102 Not Out’, revolves around a 102-year-old father Dattatraya Vakharia (Bachchan) and his 75-year-old son Babulal (Kapoor). We have always seen plenty of father-son duo stories, but this ageless family comedy is an adaptation of a Gujarati play ‘Saumya Joshi’. Watching them together on-screen brings back some golden memories. If classic Bollywood movies have been your thing then you just can’t miss this!
‘Omerta’ (4 May 2018)
One thing we have realised over the last few years in Bollywood is that one just can’t miss Rajkummar Rao’s movies at any cost. Last year, was all about this talented actor who gave us some amazing films like ‘Trapped’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, and ‘Newton’. And now we have Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama ‘Omerta’ based on the life of terrorist Omar Saeed Shaikh.
Rao as a criminal mastermind is raw & unabashed and that’s the selling point of the movie. The film is based on the life of Ahmad Omar Saeed Shaikh, a British-born terrorist of Pakistani descent, who was freed in exchange for passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane in 1999.
The trailer of the film was released some time ago and it was every bit as terrifying yet exhilarating. We have seen Rao as a protagonist but this time we will see him playing an antagonist for the first time. And if that’s not enough for you to watch this film, then we don’t know what will be.
‘Raazi’ (11 May 2018)
If there is one actor in B-town who has shown us different facets of her talents, it is Alia Bhatt. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, ‘Raazi’ is an espionage thriller that has already made it to our must-watch list. Based on the novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ by ex-naval officer Harinder Sikka. The film is a real-life story of a Kashmiri girl who marries a Pakistani officer (Vicky Kaushal), in order to extract intelligence details ahead of the Indo-Pak war. She dug out discrete and sensitive intelligence details that could work in the interest of India and passed it on to the Indian forces. The plot of the film is enough to make one anxious about the rest of the story.
‘Bhavesh Joshi Superstar’ (25 May 2018)
Known for producing unconventional movies, filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane has given us some great films like ‘Queen’, ‘Trapped’, ‘Masaan’, ‘NH10’, ‘Mukkabaaz’ and more. And now he is trying his hand at vigilante drama.
The film ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superstar’ brings Harshvardhan Kapoor as a desi daredevil. At a first glance, the teaser totally reminds us of the Netflix blockbuster, ‘Daredevil’. The action-packed fight sequences, a glow-in-the-dark mask, bikes with turbojets and a cliff-hanger of an end sequence is enticing enough if you’re into superhero movies.
‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ (25 May 2018)
Based on the second nuclear test that was conducted in Pokhran in 1998, John Abraham’s film finally has a release date. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the movie traces the journey of how India achieved the status of being a nuclear power.
Talking about the film, John who will be seen donning the role of an Indian Army officer said, “Our film ‘Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran’ will take audiences on a journey, showcasing the greatest nuclear espionage the world witnessed in 1998. A mission where the Indian Army, scientists, engineers and satellite experts came together to pull off the greatest convert mission of their times.”