Friday Release Movies: The Ranbir-directed Brahmastra continues to be a success at the box office, and it appears that it broke the two months of BO drought in Bollywood. The film is now in its second week and is dominant at the box office.
Mid-week releases Silambarasan starrer Tamil film “Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu” or “VTK” is also doing well in this state. Tamil Nadu state. The box office of Telugu as Oke Oka Jeevitham clears the shares of the distributor, making it the 13th clean-hit this year. Other Friday movies failed to make it there.
This week was a mixed one on OTT platforms, too. Akshay’s Cuttputlli is a disappointment, as is another platform, it’s Criminal Justice with a new episode every week as well Rings of Power has glued viewers to their screens. This week, we’ve got hopes for domestic releases since some fresh titles appear to be coming our way.
So let’s examine these Friday movies at the box office, or on the OTT platforms.
R Madhavan fresh from the popularity in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect returns with a suspense thriller called Dhokha round D Corner. The film stars Madhavan as well as newcomer Khushali Kumar, who play a blissfully married couple. The film will be released in cinemas on September 23. The trailer promises to be an interesting suspense thriller.
Chup is a psychological thriller, which stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Pooja Bhatt and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the main lead. R Balki directed the flick and it is bankrolled by late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Jayantilal Gada, Anil Naidu and Gauri Shinde under Hope Production.
Pradeep Khadka-Kristina Gurung starrer first Indo-Nepali movie Prem Geet 3 is gearing to hit the screens this Friday. It is the third installment in the superhit franchise Prem Geet. Produced by Santhosh Sen and directed by Chhetan Gurung and Santosh Sen. It will see a wide release worldwide on Sept 23 and will simultaneously release in Hindi.
Tamanna Bhatia is playing a bindaas, badass desi Pehelwan in her upcoming film titled Babli Bouncer. It also stars veteran actor Saurabh Shukla, and CKA fame Abhishek Bajaj in key roles. Set to stream on 23 September 2022 on Disney+Hotstar in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.
Long awaited Telugu film “Krishna Vrinda Vihari” is all set to grace the silver screens on Sept 23. The romantic comedy stars Naga Shaurya and Shirley Shetia in the main leads while it also has Radhika Sarathkumar, Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji, Satya and Rahul Ramakrishna in key roles.
The rom-com Atithi Devo Bhava revolves around Srikant Shirodkar, a stand-up comedian which is being played by Pratik Gandhi (Scam 1992), and directed by Hardik Gajjar. It will be direct to digital release on Zee 5, this Friday. Along with Pratik, it stars Jackie Shroff and Sharmin Segal in pivotal roles.
The highest grosser movie of all time Avatar is gearing to re-release in theatres on Sept 23, it comes 3 months before the arrival of its much-anticipated sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which was earlier tentatively titled Avatar 2.
Lou is an action thriller and features the oscar winner Allison Janney in the main lead. It will start streaming on Sept 23 on Netflix. It is directed by Anna Foerster and written by Maggie Cohn and Jack Stanley and produced by J.J. Abram, Hannah Minghella and Jon.