Not sure what to watch? For this weekend, we recommend 7 titles that would be worth your time – from Jersey in theatres to Guilty Minds on Amazon Prime Video.
This weekend, head out to the theatres if you are a Shahid Kapoor fan, as he has returned to the silver screen after three years. His much-delayed film Jersey is finally out. But if you are planning to stay home as the number of coronavirus cases increases again, I would recommend watching Guilty Minds on Amazon Prime Video.
Jersey: In cinemas
Jersey stars Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur.
A remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name, Jersey tracks the life of a father who is ready to go to any lengths to fulfil his son’s dreams and of a doting husband who is trying hard to save his marriage from falling apart. The film has been called an ’emotional ride’ by many. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave it a 2.5-star rating. She wrote in her review, “Shahid Kapoor-Mrunal Thakur-starrer film has all the elements of an inspirational sports drama. The film comes alive in the sequences between Shahid and his real-life father who plays his never-say-die coach and mentor. Pankaj Kapoor delivers a lovely, relaxed performance.”
Oh My Dog: Amazon Prime Video
Oh My Dog is produced by Suriya and Jyotika. (Photo: Amazon Prime Video India/YouTube)
The Suriya produced film, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, revolves around the close bond shared between a young boy and his pet dog. Actor Arun Vijay, his father Vijayakumar and his 11-year-old son Arnav play key roles in the movie. Indianexpress.com’s Manoj Kumar R reviewed it and wrote, “Oh My Dog is not just about an abandoned puppy finding love. It is about people who are considered weak standing up for themselves and sticking it to the big guy. Director Sarov Shanmugam doesn’t just depend on the Husky’s cuteness to charm us and carry the film to the end line. There is a solid moral story to take home.”
Operation Romeo: In cinemas
Neeraj Pandey production Operation Romeo is the official remake of the Malayalam film Ishq Not a Love Story which revolves around moral policing. The film explores the themes of romance and suspense. It revolves around two young lovers who are traumatised by two policemen (Sharad Kelkar and Kishore Kadam) while they are on a date. The film also stars Bhumika Chawla, Kishore Kadam, Sidhant Gupta and Vedika Pinto.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: In cinemas
The official synopsis of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 reads, “The world’s favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.” The movie stars James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub and Shemar Moore.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent: In cinemas
This image released by Lionsgate shows Pedro Pascal, right, and Nicolas Cage in a scene from The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. (Karen Ballard/Lionsgate via AP)
Written and directed by Tom Gormican, the film stars Nicholas Cage playing a fictionalised version of himself. The film is sort of a tribute to his films and characters. The Indian Express’ Shalini Langer wrote in her review, “The writing is very basic, the plot strains credulity and, but for Cage putting into the role all he has got, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent would collapse under the weight of its own pretensions.”