Hanuman vs Guntur Kaaram Sankranti 2024

Andhra Sankranti festival started with two movie releases.

One is Guntur Kaaram and the other is Hanuman, in the age of information overloading it is not good to judge a movie unless you watch it and have a discussion with your friends, go and watch them.

Guntur Kaaram runs on Mahesh and Trivikram Charisma

HanuMan,” released on January 12, 2024, is a Telugu superhero film directed by Prasanth Varma and starring Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. It’s a unique take on the Hindu mythological deity Hanuman, reimagining him as a contemporary superhero.

Prasanth Varma is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works primarily in Telugu cinema. He is best known for directing Awe (2018) and Zombie Reddy (2021).

His filmography is as follows:

  • Deenamma Jeevitham (2011) – Short film
  • A Silent Melody (2014) – Short film
  • Dialogue in the Dark (2017) – Short film
  • Not Out (2015) – Web series
  • Awe! (2018)
  • Kalki (2019)
  • Zombie Reddy (2021)
  • That Is Mahalakshmi (2022)
  • Hanu Man (2024)
  • Prasanth Varma’s films are known for their unique and experimental storytelling. He is not afraid to take risks and explore new genres. His films have been praised by critics and audiences alike.

Here’s a breakdown of the film’s reception:

Positives:

  • Visually stunning: The film boasts impressive visual effects, especially in the action sequences and underwater scenes.
  • Engaging story: While the premise of a modern-day Hanuman might seem outlandish, the film manages to weave an engaging narrative that blends mythology with superhero tropes.
  • Teja Sajja’s performance: Sajja delivers a charismatic performance as Hanumanthu/HanuMan, capturing both the playful innocence and heroic spirit of the character.
  • Emotional depth: Despite its fantastical elements, “HanuMan” touches on themes of family, responsibility, and finding one’s purpose, adding emotional depth to the superhero story.
  • Goosebumps-inducing moments: The film delivers several moments that are sure to give viewers goosebumps, particularly in the climax.

Guntur Kaaram, released on January 12, 2024, is a Telugu action drama film directed by Trivikram Srinivas and starring Mahesh Babu, Srileela, and Jagapathi Babu.

Positives:

  • Mahesh Babu’s performance: Mahesh Babu delivers a stellar performance as Ramu, a kind-hearted businessman who is forced to fight for his family and his business. He is charismatic, charming, and believable as the hero.
  • Srileela’s performance: Srileela is also impressive as Amala, a strong and independent woman who is in love with Ramu. She is beautiful, talented, and has excellent chemistry with Mahesh Babu.
  • Action sequences: The action sequences are well-choreographed and exciting. The climax fight scene is particularly impressive.
  • Comedy: The film has some genuinely funny moments, thanks to the comedic timing of the actors and the witty dialogue.
  • Music: The music by SS Thaman is catchy and upbeat. The title track is particularly popular.

Trivikram Srinivas is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist who works primarily in Telugu cinema. He is known for his witty dialogues, sharp writing, and stylish direction.

His filmography is as follows:

As a writer:

  • Swayamvaram (1999)
  • Chiru Navvutho (2000)
  • Nuvvu Naaku Nachav (2001)
  • Manmadhudu (2002)
  • Malliswari (2004)
  • Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)
  • Athadhu (2005)
  • Jalsa (2008)
  • Khaleja (2010)
  • Julayi (2012)
  • Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
  • S/O Satyamurthy (2015)
  • A Aa (2016)
  • Agnyaathavaasi (2018)
  • Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018)
  • Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)

As a director:

  • Nuvve Nuvve (2002)
  • Athadhu (2005)
  • Jalsa (2008)
  • Khaleja (2010)
  • Julayi (2012)
  • Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
  • S/O Satyamurthy (2015)
  • A Aa (2016)
  • Agnyaathavaasi (2018)
  • Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018)
  • Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)
  • Guntur Kaaram (2024)

Trivikram’s films have been commercial successes and have won critical acclaim. He has won several awards for his work, including the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu for Athadu, Jalsa, and Attarintiki Daredi.

Some of his notable works include:

  • Athadhu (2005) is a action thriller film starring Mahesh Babu and Trisha Krishnan. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu.
  • Jalsa (2008) is a crime thriller film starring Mahesh Babu and Trisha Krishnan. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu.
  • Attarintiki Daredi (2013) is a action comedy film starring Mahesh Babu and Samantha Akkineni. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu.
  • S/O Satyamurthy (2015) is a action drama film starring Allu Arjun and Samantha Akkineni. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu.
  • A Aa (2016) is a romantic comedy film starring Allu Arjun and Samantha Akkineni. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu.

Trivikram is one of the most successful and acclaimed directors in Telugu cinema. His films are known for their witty dialogues, sharp writing, and stylish direction. He is a master storyteller who has entertained audiences for over two decades.

Salaar Movie giving goose bumps to fans

Details about the movie Salaar

  • Title: Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire
  • Release Date: December 22, 2023
  • Language: Telugu (dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada)
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Prashanth Neel
  • Writer: Prashanth Neel
  • Cast:
  • Prabhas as Saldar
  • Prithviraj Sukumaran as Vardhan
  • Shruti Haasan as Veda
  • Jagapathi Babu as Rajeev
  • Easwari Rao as Aysha
  • Sriya Reddy as Lilla
  • Ramachandra Raju as Venkat Rao
  • Tinnu Anand as Varadarajan

Story: The film revolves around a violent gang leader named Saldar (played by Prabhas) who makes a promise to his dying friend to take on other criminal gangs.

Reception: The film has received positive reviews from critics, who praised the action sequences, performances, and direction. Critics particularly noted the film’s high production value and Prabhas’s performance.

Here are some additional details about the film:

  • It is the first collaboration between Prabhas and director Prashanth Neel.
  • The film is shot in a neo-noir style.
  • The film is the first part of a planned trilogy.

“The Killer” from Netflix Getting Lot of Traction

“The Killer” from Netflix

“The Killer” is a 2023 South Korean action thriller film directed by Choi Jin-seok and starring Lee Jong-gi, Nana, Seo Ye-hwa, and Park Jin-young.

The film is about a killer who is ordered to eliminate the targets of a powerful criminal organization. However, he soon finds himself caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the organization’s leader.

Detailed summary of the film

The film opens with a man named Ah-gyu (Lee Jong-gi) waking up in a hospital with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He soon learns that he is a trained killer who has been working for a criminal organization known as “The Company.” The Company is led by a man named Jang Byuk-han (Park Jin-young), who is a ruthless and ambitious businessman.

Byuk-han orders Ah-gyu to eliminate his biggest rival, a man named Do-hyun (Jung Sung-hwa). However, Ah-gyu soon discovers that Do-hyun is not a bad person, and he starts to question his loyalty to The Company.

Ah-gyu also develops feelings for a woman named Yoon-hee (Nana), who is a member of The Company. Yoon-hee is also trapped in the organization, and she helps Ah-gyu try to escape.

As Ah-gyu gets closer to the truth about The Company, he becomes a target of Byuk-han’s wrath. Ah-gyu must use all of his skills to survive and protect Yoon-hee.

Watch the Official Teaser of “The Killer” from Netflix

“The Killer” is a fast-paced and action-packed film with a dark and gritty tone. The film features some of the best action sequences of any Korean film in recent years, and Lee Jong-gi delivers a standout performance as the conflicted killer.

Critical reviews of the film

“The Killer is a relentlessly stylish and action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.” – Variety

“Lee Jong-gi delivers a career-best performance as the conflicted killer, and the film’s action sequences are some of the best in recent memory.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“The Killer is a must-see for fans of Korean action thrillers.” – Screen International

Image credit: Netflix

Allu Arjun’s upcoming movies 2023-2025

Here are the upcoming movies of Allu Arjun in 2023-2025:

  • Release Date: 15 August 2024
  • Director: Sukumar
  • Producer: Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty Media
  • ICON
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Director: Venu Sriram
  • Producer: Dil Raju
  • AA22
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Director: Trivikram
  • Producer: Geetha Arts
  • Untitled Koratala Siva Film
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Star Cast: Allu Arjun, Gaurav Pareek, Monojit Shil, Aman Sharma
  • Director: Koratala Siva
  • Producer: Sudhakar Mikkilineni
  • Sandeep Vanga Reddy’s Next
  • Release Date: 2025
  • Director: Sandeep Vanga Reddy
  • Producer: Bhushan Kumar

Please note that the release dates and other details might change as they are subject to the decisions of the filmmakers.

Romantic Sports Drama Mr. and Mrs Mahi

Romantic Sports Drama about dreams of playing for the Indian Cricket Team.

Movie Details

  • Title: Mr. & Mrs. Mahi
  • Genre: Romantic Sports Drama
  • Release Date: March 15, 2024
  • Director: Sharan Sharma
  • Writer: Nikhil Mehrotra, Sharan Sharma
  • Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
  • Production Company: Dharma Productions
  • Language: Hindi
  • Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Kumud Mishra, Zarina Wahab, Yamini Das

Synopsis

Mr. & Mrs. Mahi is a fictional story about a couple who share a passion for cricket. The film will follow their journey as they chase their dreams of playing for the Indian cricket team.

Rajkummar Rao will play the role of the male lead, Mahendra. Janhvi Kapoor will play the role of the female lead, Mahima.

The film is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2024.

Note: There are some reports that the film is based on the life of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni. However, the filmmakers have not confirmed this.

Watch the Movie Trailer Romantic Sports Drama Mr and Mrs Mahi

Kaala Paani from Netflix India

Kaala Paani is an Indian Hindi-language survival drama streaming television series for Netflix

Created by Sameer Saxena and written by Biswapati Sarkar, Nimisha Misra, Sandeep Saket, and Amit Golani for Netflix. It stars Mona Singh, Ashutosh Gowariker, Amey Wagh, Vikas Kumar, Chinmay Mandlekar, Sukant Goel, Arushi Sharma, Radhika Mehrotra, Poornima Indrajith in lead roles.

Kaala Paani’s name is associated with the famous British Colonial Prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Kaal word associated with Death means waters of death, it is pre-assumed those who are sent to this prison will be dead eventually, as Andaman and Nicobar Islands are completely surrounded by Ocean waters.

San Francisco prison Alcatraz can be a similar comparison however to a lesser extent in terms of nostalgia around Kaala Paani Prison.

The series is set in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2027. A mysterious illness descends upon the islands, killing people within hours. As the death toll mounts, a desperate fight for survival ensues.

The series follows the stories of several characters who are caught up in the chaos. There is Dr. Apoorva Rao (Mona Singh), a young doctor who is determined to find a cure for the illness. There is also Devendra Singh (Ashutosh Gowariker), the Chief Secretary of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, who is struggling to keep the islands under control.

The series has been praised for its suspenseful plot, strong performances, and beautiful visuals. It has been compared to other survival dramas such as The Walking Dead and Lost.

Kaala Paani premiered on Netflix on October 20, 2023.

Here are some of the reviews for Kaala Paani:

  • Hindustan Times: A gripping survival drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
  • The Times of India: Well-made and suspenseful series that will keep you hooked.”
  • The Indian Express: “Kaala Paani is a must-watch for fans of survival dramas.”

If you are a fan of survival dramas, then Kaala Paani is definitely worth a watch. The series is suspenseful, well-made, and features strong performances.

Watch the 1st episode of Kaala Paani from Netflix

Kamal Haasan new movie Thug Life in 2024

Kamal Haasan’s New Movie “Thug Life”

Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie “Thug Life” is a gangster film directed by Mani Ratnam. It marks the second collaboration between the two legends, who previously worked together on the classic film “Nayakan” in 1987.

“Thug Life” stars Haasan as a gangster named Rangaraya Sakthivel Nayakan. The film also stars Jayam Ravi, Trisha, and Dulquer Salmaan. The music is composed by A.R. Rahman, and the cinematography is by Ravi K. Chandran.

The film is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2024.

What to Expect from “Thug Life”

Based on the teaser and the cast and crew, “Thug Life” is expected to be a visually stunning and action-packed film. Haasan is known for his intense and believable performances, so it is likely that he will deliver another memorable performance as Rangaraya Sakthivel Nayakan.

The film is also expected to explore themes of power, corruption, and redemption. Ratnam is known for his complex and nuanced films, so it is likely that “Thug Life” will be a thought-provoking film as well as an entertaining one.

Fans are excited about the prospect of seeing Haasan and Ratnam collaborate again after over 30 years. “Thug Life” has the potential to be one of the biggest films of 2024.

Watch Kamal Haasan new movie Thug Life teaser

Pakistani psychological thriller film “In Flames”

“In Flames” a psychological thriller film is the official 2023 Oscar Submission from Pakistan.

“In Flames” is a 2023 Pakistani-Canadian horror film written and directed by Zarrar Kahn in his directorial debut.

The film is set against the backdrop of Karachi and explores the challenges faced by a mother and daughter in the aftermath of the family patriarch’s passing.

It aims to explore the consequences of living in the confines of a fiercely patriarchal society.

The film centers on Mariam (Ramesha Nawal), a young woman who becomes haunted by visions of the dead returning to life after the death of her family’s patriarch leaves her and her mother Fariha (Bakhtawar Mazhar) in a vulnerable social position in Pakistan’s highly patriarchal society.

The pressures Mariam faces mount when a stranger throws a brick into her car, disrupting her drive to the library and shattering her window.

The film had its world premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight stream at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

It later had its North American premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

Watch “In Flames” Trailer

Movies to watch out for in November 2023

Hollywood and Bollywood Movies to Watch in November 2023

Bollywood Movies to Watch November 2023

1. Housefull 5
   - Genre: Comedy, Drama
   - Release Date: 1 November 2023
   - Director: Tarun Mansukhani
   - Cast: Pooja Hegde, Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, John Abraham, Nora Fatehi, Sonakshi Sinha, Bobby Deol, Dharmendra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sanjay Dutt.
2. Lakeerein
   - Genre: Drama
   - Release Date: 3 November 2023
   - Director: Durgesh Pathak
   - Cast: Ashutosh Rana, Bidita Bag, Anil Rastogi, Tia Bajpai, Gaurav Chopra, Rajesh Jais, Meenakshi Arya, Divya Balayan, Suraj Bhan, Mukesh Bhatt.
3. Farrey
   - Genre: Drama
   - Release Date: 24 November 2023
   - Director: Soumendra Padhi
   - Cast: Alizeh Agnihotri, Juhi Babbar, Prasanna Bisht.

Hollywood Movies to Watch November 2023

4. The Marvels
   - Release Date: November 10, 2023
   - Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will team up with Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and Iman Vallani as Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan in Nia DaCosta's sequel to Captain Marvel.

5. The Holdovers
   - Starring: Paul Giamatti, Tate Donovan
   - Release Date: November 10, 2023.
6. Journey To Bethlehem
   - Release Date: November 10, 2023.
7. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
   - Release Date: November 17, 2023.

Please note that the release dates are subject to change.

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