The first Friday of November offers a melange of movies ranging from drama to comedy, horror to musical, for the audience.
“Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana”, “1920: Evil Returns”, “Future To Bright Hai Ji”, “Ata Pata Laapata”, “Sons of Ram”, “Main Krishna Hoon” and “Le Gaya Saddam” – all hit the screens Friday.
All are bound by a common string – a small budget, but the ones which have had a good buzz around them are Kunal Kapoor-starrer “Luv Shuv…” and Vikram Bhatt’s “1920: Evil Returns”.
Co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Anurag Kashyap, “Luv Shuv…” celebrates the lovable quirks of a Punjabi joint family. It revolves around a secret recipe for a famous chicken curry ‘Chicken Khurana’, which forms the plot’s crux. Also featuring actors Huma Qureshi and Rajesh Sharma, the film is Sameer Sharma’s directorial debut.
If “Luv Shuv…” promises to take the audience on a laughter ride, there is “1920: Evil Returns”, which could give goosebumps.
Directed by Bhushan Patel, the story of the supernatural thriller revolves around Jaidev Verma, played by Aftab Shivdasani. He portrays a famous poet who lives the life of a loner as he is unable to meet the love of his life. He stays with his sister Karuna (Vidya Malvade), who is his support system until he meets Smruti (Tia Bajpai).
The next option on the big screen is “Ata Pata Laapata”, a musical satire attempts to expose the selfish attitude of people in power. The film is the directorial debut of actor Rajpal Yadav and features him alongside Asrani, Ashutosh Rana, Vijay Raaz, Vikram Gokhale and late actor Dara Singh.
“Future To Bright Hai Ji” encapsulates the misfortunes of a lower-middle class family with big aspirations. It features actors Aamir Bashir, Sonal Sehgal, Satish Kaushik, Asrani and Neelima Azim.
Among the eclectic mix is “Le Gaya Saddam”, based on the Muslim divorce system. Directed and produced by Amjad Khan, the movie has actor Raghubir Yadav playing the lead role of a loving and caring grandfather named Saddam.
There’s also something for kids this week – “Main Krishna Hoon”, featuring actress Juhi Chawla, is the story of an orphan boy, Krishna, who is unhappy being alone in an orphanage. Juhi plays the owner of the orphanage. The film also has Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan and Rajneesh Duggal in cameos.
The week offers some animation too – 3D animated film “Sons of Ram”, is a contemporary tale of brotherhood, courage and adventure, set in the backdrop of the epic Ramayana. The film narrates Luv and Kush’s journey through enchanted forests into the revered land of Ayodhya.
The film is directed and written by Kushal Ruia. Popular singer Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice for the character of Sita. The film will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
So pick your genre, and your movie.