Beautiful weather has finally come to Delhi! The weatherman predicts showers this entire weekend, and after a long time, stepping out of the house doesn’t mean dealing with blazing heat or stifling humidity. The worst of the summer is gone and these wonderful cloudy days are bringing with them so many opportunities to have some monsoon fun! Who are we to disagree with the gods of weather? So step out of the house and make a day of it with your favorite snacks and the latest movies at Sangam Courtyard.
Rānāghāt Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi
The much-awaited sequel to the surprise hit ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’, ‘Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi’ brings the same comedy of errors to the international scene in true Bollywood style. A case of mistaken identities in China sets the scene for utter confusion and epic capers, as Jimmy Shergil returns as the rakish politician from Punjab, Daman Singh Baaga, delivering a volley of jabs at India’s neighbors with his trademark poker face. Piyush Mishra plays his Pakistani partner-in-crime with an endearing chemistry, Sonakshi Sinha shines as the feisty victim of a botched kidnapping, and singer Jassie Gill who has serious acting skills as an Indian expatriate gets dragged into the whole mess. A classic Bollywood comedy, this one won’t disappoint.
The film marks the debut of Utkarsh Sharma as the first lead he plays Vasu, a genius who becomes an agent for RAW, working alongside Mithun Chakraborty as the National Security Advisor, and planning his revenge against the villain who killed his team, portrayed by none other than Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Directed by Anil Sharma, Utkarsh Sharma’s father and the director of ‘Gadar’, the film, with its complex plot and ingenious strategies, is ultimately a movie about an engineer’s love for his country.
full-time Mile 22
Mile 22 is a action thriller film directed by Peter Berg and written by Lea Carpenter, from a story by Carpenter and Graham Roland. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, and follows an elite CIA task force, composed of paramilitary officers from Ground Branch of Special Activities Division, that has to escort a high-priority asset 22 miles to an extraction point while being hunted by terrorists. The film finished at the third place on the American box office on its release and is planned to be developed into a short-term live action called ‘The Kiev Exchange’, which will focus on the CIA’s elusive paramilitary force, Ground Branch.
Wonder what action movies looked like before the killer machines and fancy gadgets. Alpha will show you – it’s a historical adventure drama, set 20,000 years ago, and tells the story of a young boy who gets separated from his tribe on his first hunting expedition, and the wolf who helps him make it through the ordeal alive. Set against gorgeous backdrops of dense forests, wide rivers, and breathtaking natural vistas, Keda, the young boy, and Alpha, the wolf, journey from hunting each other to developing such a strong friendship that they unite two species in one of the deepest bonds we know – between humans and dogs.
A fictionalized version of the true story of independent India’s first gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, ‘Gold’ has received popular acclaim and has set the record for the 4th highest opening day collections in 2018. Inspired by true events and people, the film begins in 1936, when India made big impact in world hockey and won its third consecutive gold at the Berlin Olympics. With stellar performances from a wonderful cast, the film is high on grit and emotion as a handful of Indians put their personal differences aside to make the country proud.
Directed by MM Zaveri, Satyamv Jayate features Jon Abraham as he plays ‘Vir’, a bold, calculating, and unapologetic vigilante who takes matters into his own hands by mercilessly punishing officers who abuse the law. What follows is a cat and mouse game that becomes a confrontation of epic proportions as DCP Shivansh, one of Mumbai’s finest police officers played brilliantly by Manoj Vajpayee, tries to capture Vir and stop him from raining down destruction on the entire police force, all set against the corrupt underbelly of the city that never sleeps.