The end of the year draws near! For most of us, 2018 has been a tumultuous, crazy, and momentous year, and a few well deserved moments of quiet, chilled out and low-stress fun are a must before the excitement of the festival season and year end festivities begin. Head out to Sangam Courtyard for a classic, relaxing and fun evening of bonding and togetherness as you catch the latest movies, binge on popcorn and treat yourself to a range of mouthwatering dishes at Sangam Courtyard’s array of acclaimed restaurants. And to help, here is a line-up of the latest movies playing at Sangam Courtyard this week:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Exactly how many genetically engineered, radioactive spiders are running around biting people in the universe? The answer in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may surprise you! Sony’s much awaited animated re-launch of the Spider-Man universe features more Spider-men than you can count and is already gathering awards and winning critical acclaim worldwide for its innovative animation voice acting, characters, story and humor. For those uninitiated to the Spiderman universe, the film is a funny, surprising and an engrossing brand new take on the now-familiar Spiderman franchise, while for those of us who grew up with Spiderman comics, the movie introduces the Spiderverse which was released by Marvel in 2014. The magic of Stan Lee’s enduring legacy continues, as we travel with his flawed, human heroes, see our daily struggles reflected in them, and open our hearts and minds to the wonder and depth of his storytelling. Thank you, Mr. Lee, and may you rest in peace!
If you haven’t watched 2.0 yet, you may be feeling left of many conversations around you right now! Never fear, here’s your chance to catch the biggest Indian movie of the year. Featuring a straight-up sci-fi plotline and stunning visual effects, the movie brings back the character of Chitti, the android robot that was dismantled at the end of Enthiran (Robot), Rajnikant’s epic release in 2010. Telling the story of Rajnikant’s Chitti as the hero to Akshay Kumar’s Rajan, an angry paranormal being, 2.0 is the most expensive Indian movie to date, with an estimated budget of 543 crores. On its opening day, 2.0 opened to the highest box office collection of any Indian film after Baahubali 2! It has gone on to be number one at the Australian box office, and at the American box office, the film surpassed the lifetime business of Rajinikanth’s previous film Lingaa (2014) in just two days. More than just a movie, 2.0 is a cinematic legend you have to see to believe!
The second high-budget superhero movie on the list this week, Aquaman is the sixth installment of the DC extended universe and the first full-length movie bringing this aquatic superhero to life! The story revolves around Arthur Curry, the half human-half Atlantan prince and heir to the underwater city of Atlantis, who must fight against the machinations of his half-brother who is set to destroy and conquer the surface world. Beating out movies like ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ in box office sales, the movie is filled with the hallmarks of Warner Bros Pictures: tight plot, awe-inspiring special effects, fast-paced action and the essential struggle between power, compassion and pride.
Kedarnath is an interfaith, interclass love story with a difference. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor and deaturing Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan, the film tells the story of a rich Hindu girl, Mukku, who falls in love with a poor porter, Mansoor, while on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath. As their relationship grows closer, the enchanting couple faces many familiar obstacles such as class differences and the disapproval of their families. But the real test of their love comes when the sudden rains of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods devastate the region, and force our couple into a desperate struggle to survive and save themselves and their families from certain death.