It’s going to be a musical and action-packed month, as franchises begin and end. Mark your calendars for the cinematic entries this August!
Cast: Dulquer Salman, Irfan Khan, Mithila Palkar
Irfan Khan’s road-trip doesn’t end after Piku, he’s right back with the debutante Dulquer Salman to journey to Kochi. As they take the quirky Mithila Palkar on the way, the movie promises to brim with inspiration and laughter.
Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Ashutosh Rana, Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor plays the head of a Muslim family, who tries to reclaim its lost honour. Also starring the young and resilient Taapsee Pannu supporting this vision, Mulk is going to seed the sows of familial love.
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, Rajkummar Rao
If the cast hasn’t already caught your attention, leave it to the teasers and posters to do the rest. Aishwarya Rai Bachhan plays the ravishing diva romancing Rajkummar Rao, and we’re still figuring out who the titular character is!
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Cast: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Waters, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper
Honey, honey, they are back! The radiant cast of Mamma Mia goes again with a married Amanda Seyfried recounting the adventures of her mother. The reunion has almost all the original members returning, including Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.
Cast: Mila Kunis, Sam Heughan, Kate McKinnon, Justin Thoroux
These gorgeous ladies definitely know to how to clean up their mess. The return of the ex-boyfriend-cum-CIA agent throws Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the middle of a gripping action thriller.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings, Hayley Atwell
Remember yourself as a child? Christopher Robin definitely doesn’t. Winnie the Pooh and the gang from Hundred Acre Wood return to reignite the lost spirit of imagination in our not-so-young boy.
The name says it all–the action thriller pivots around the bustling city of Mumbai and the dark hues of crime. Also, John Abraham waltzing around in a black vest? We’re listening.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy
India’s victory lap at the Olympics boasts of 28 medals in its kitty, and the visionaries in Bollywood are all set to take us back 70 years to witness the first gold medal, which marked us for greatness. Akshay Kumar returns in a gripping biopic and watch out for Mouni Roy as she makes her debut!
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey, Iko Uwais
The Transformers actor is back in action, pulling covert operations and leaving a thrilling trail behind. The movie’s anticipated to be the starting point of a franchise and that sure marks a long journey for the actor.
Happy Phhir Bhaag Jayegi
Cast: Diana Penty, Sonakshi Sinha, Aparshakti Khurana, Jimmy Shergil, Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal
Happy returns, and she’s all set to run away again. Diana Penty dons her quaint salwar-kameez to play the eponymous character, along with the original cast, which will also feature Sonakshi Sinha.
Cast: Tripti Dimri, Mir Sarwar, Avinash Tiwary
Imtiaz Ali returns to narrate a tale out of the celebrated folklore. Set in the verdant lands of Kashmir, watch newcomers Tripti Dimri and Mir Sarwar test the strength of love as the youth faces hurdles of a contemporary context.
Cast: Kodi Smit McPhee, Leonor Varela, Jens Hulten
Albert Hughes takes us back to the Ice Age, with a man on a mission fighting to survive. He befriends a wolf on the way, and thus establishes the first account to friendship between man and canine.
Cast: Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade
The revolution which you’ve been witnessing through the internet is about to come alive on the big screen. Sketched as a prequel to The Purge series, the movie traces the origins of the first 12-hours of moral anarchy.
Yamla Pagla Diwaana: Phir Se
Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda
The family returns, and a laugh riot is about to ensue! The three actors will don the same shoes but reroute the story to a different setting, and you can watch newcomer Kriti Kharbanda in this family comedy-pack.
The Little Stranger
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter
And that’s just how you end August, with a gothic drama chilling your nerves in this Lenny Abrahamson movie. Watch Dr. Faraday navigate the stealthy passages in a country estate in the summer of 1947.