The latest theatrical releases and OTT aren’t for the faint hearted. Be ready to be on the edge of your seats with the horror of A Quiet Place Part 2, the thrill of Bhramam and the suspense of The Guilty. And if you’d rather stay in your comfort zone, there’s the Telugu drama Kondapolam.
A quiet place, part 2: in theaters
A Quiet Place Part 2, which is the sequel to the 2018 hit movie, A Quiet Place, has finally hit theaters in India. The Emily Blunt star takes the Abbott family’s escapades with the destructive alien forces and listens to the sound. While director John Krasinski’s Part 1 was one of the best horror movies of the past decade, Part 2 doesn’t create a similar spooky experience. In his review of the film, The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer wrote: “As soon as they step out of their family home, A Quiet Place Part 2 breaks the bond we forged with the Abbotts. And he never finds it again.
Read the A Quiet Place 2 review here.
Bhramam: Amazon Prime Video
Remake of Andhadhun, star of Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhramam examines the life of pianist Ray Mathews, in an essay by Prithviraj Sukumaran, who claims to be blind. His musical journey is interwoven with suspense, inspiration, confusion and drama as he becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. According to Manoj Kumar R of indianexpress.com, Bhramam is a nice remake of Andhadhun. He feels that director Ravi K Chandran has innovated as much as he can in the material he has in hand.
Read Bhramam’s review here.
The culprit: Netflix
The Guilty is an American adaptation of the exciting Danish drama Den Askyldige. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator. One night he receives a call from a distressed woman who changes his life. The film promises a captivating experience, and the credit goes to its lead actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it also stars Christina Vidal and Riley Keough.
Read the review of The Guilty here.
Kondapolam: In the cinema
If you want to watch light drama, Telugu Kondapolam movie is also shown in theaters. Written and directed by Krish Jagarlamudi, the film stars Vaishnav Tej and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. In her review of the film, Gabbeta Ranjith Kumar of indianexpress.com wrote: “Rakul Preet’s character, Obulamma, is a surprise. His character supported by the author adds weight to the film. Vaishnav Tej is good, but Sai Chand is the real surprise.
Read Kondapolam’s review here.
Jagte Raho: ZEE5
The 1956 film Jagte Raho, starring Raj Kapoor, examines the hypocrisy of civilized society. It revolves around a homeless person who is looking for water but who is mistaken for a thief by the police. In his weekly column, Bollywood rewind, Sampada Sharma of indianexpress.com wrote of the film: “Jagte Raho is an immersive experience with its precise storytelling and stellar acting, but it is the soundtrack of the film that adds a layer of hope to it. an otherwise dark story. It’s one of those Raj Kapoor movies that deserves a lot more attention than it gets. Looking at it in 2021, it might not feel contemporary, but it’s still a heartbreaking story. “
Romeo + Juliet: Google Play
If you’re a die-hard romantic, you can watch the 1996 Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes movie Romeo + Juliet. As the name suggests, the movie is an adaptation of the popular play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. While the play has had many screen adaptations, filmmaker and co-writer Baz Luhrmann created magic with his sensitive writing and presented a modern take on Romeo and Juliet’s love story. Indianexpress.com’s Anvita Singh recommended the film in her weekly column Hollywood comeback. She wrote: “Romeo and Juliet is a well shot movie that brings out the best of its tracks. Both were not only lovely, but also very good performers. Danes was particularly convincing as Juliette. His chemistry with DiCaprio was off the charts.