After Stanley Ka Dabba, Amole Gupte returns with a dreamy tale Hawaa Hawaai. Also releasing on Friday is the story of an anonymous writer who writes under the pseudonym of Mastram and churns out a set of pornographic novels.
Director: Amole Gupte
Cast: Saqib Saleem, Partho Gupte and Pragya Yadav
Synopsis: Arjun moves to the big city along with his mother and little sister. Out there, he discovers a hidden world of in-line skating through coach Lucky, who mentors kids to become skating champions. While Arjun starts nursing the dream to learn skating under Lucky, his four friends get together to make this dream come true for him. In this endearing story of hope and aspirations, will Arjun’s dreams take flight?
Director: Akhilesh Jaiswal
Cast: Rahul Bagga, Tasha Berry
Synopsis: Rajaram is a small town bank clerk who dreams of travelling to Delhi and becoming a writer. His aspirations are supported by none except his wife Renu. He leaves his job to become a full-time writer, but cannot find a publisher for his book. One publisher asks him to add masala elements to his story. He is unable to decode masala, until he meets Chacha, who shows him the spicy side of life. He adopts the pseudonym of Mastram and churns out a set of pornographic novels.
Million Dollar Arm
Genre: Sports drama
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma
Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent, who now finds himself edged out by bigger competitors. One night, while watching cricket on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it might just work. Why not go to India and find the next baseball pitching sensation? JB sets off for Mumbai, and holds a nationwide competition called Million Dollar Arm, where two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh emerge as winners. JB brings them to the US with the goal to get the boys signed to a major league team.
Director: Ashuu Trikha
Cast: Suniel Shetty, Vinod Khanna, Brij Gopal and Purva ParagSynopsis: The film unveils itself through Saryu Bhan Singh, an ex-owner turned mafioso of the region, who through his sheer brutality and defiance of the laws of the land, forces the people and the authorities to acknowledge him as their ‘maalik’. Things get difficult to handle for Saryu Bhan Singh when an upright District Collector, Nisheeth Kumar, takes charge of the region and starts asking him questions that no one dared to ask him before. The film tracks the tension between these two men.
Yeh hai Bakrapur
Director: Janaki Vishwanathan
Cast: Anshuman Jha, Asif Basra, Suruchi Aulakh, Amit Sial, Uttkarsh Majumdar, Yaushika Verma and Faiz MohammadSynopsis: The film is a social satire, set against the backdrop of rural India. The film’s story revolves around the family of the Qureshis and their pet goat.A set of circumstances result in the goat acquiring a rockstar status in the village. It suddenly achieves a divine status that makes it the talk of the entire village and beyond. Soon enough, people begin fighting for a piece of the goat, named Shahrukh. The film promises to have a rollicking climax, ensuring it provides the perfect finale to the mayhem that preceded it.
Director: Sandeep A Varma
Cast: Divya Dutta, Seema Biswas, Asif Basra
Synopsis: Manjunath is a film that is based on the real-life story of a whistle-blower, Manjunath Shanmugam. Manjunath was a graduate from one of India’s most elite business schools — IIM, who raised a voice against the petrol mafia and fought for justice, but was ultimately assassinated by petrol pump owners.