New Delhi: Salman Khan’s wrestling film Sultan has crossed the ₹ 200 mark comfortably and shows no signs of slowing down currently. Meanwhile, viewers are already bracing themselves for Rajinikanth’s Tamil gangster drama Kabali, slated for release next week. There is little surprise then that there isn’t much to look forward to in movie theatres this week.
Adult horror comedy Great Grand Masti, originally due to hit screens on 22 July, was leaked online about 20 days before its release and now comes a week in advance. The film, starring Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Urvashi Rautela and directed by Indra Kumar, is quite simply beyond redemption and unfit for human consumption, says Catch News. The template isn’t any different from the first two films in the Masti franchise, but this one is even more predictable in its aggressive desperation to offend. Read more here
Despite the promise held out by the title, this film’s idea of fun is neither great nor grand, says Scroll.in. There are double entendres, of course, and desperation is par for the course. The three lead actors fit their parts so well that they should be worried. Read more here
For Hollywood fans, 3D computer-animated family adventure Ice Age: Collision Course, directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu and starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary, comes to India this week. Hollywood Reporter calls it a disappointing chaotic fifth instalment of the wildly successful computer-animated franchise. Even when the screenwriters attempt to introduce something fresh, the concept never comes to life. Read more here
Variety magazine is more impressed, calling it an infectious chatterbox comedy about the end of the world as we know it. The film’s co-directors create a welcome mixture of tones, letting the apocalyptic asteroid plot furnish a hint of gravitas, and more than that, they allow us to embrace the film’s hypomanic menagerie as a community of crackpots who are maximally silly but also rather vulnerable. Read more here
Allari Naresh’s Telugu film Selfie Raja, Kannada horror comedy Kalpana 2 and Gujarati romantic comedy Romeo Aur Radhika haven’t inspired any reviews yet.