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From Laapataa Ladies to Dune 2; list of movies, OTT releases this week

New releases in theatres this week include Kiran Rao's 'Laapataa Ladies' starring Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Shrivastava and Ravi Kishan, along with 'Dune 2' and 'Kaagaz 2'.

Laapataa Ladies will be co-produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao and directed by Rao (Photo: Twitter)Premium
Laapataa Ladies will be co-produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao and directed by Rao (Photo: Twitter)

As the weekend nears, one delightful way to bond with family and friends is by catching some of the latest releases at nearby theatres. This week, Kiran Rao directed ‘Laapataa Ladies’ starring Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, and Sparsh Shrivastava along with Ravi Kishan is releasing today. In addition to this, several other movies will also be released today including Dune 2 and Kaagaz 2.

Here's all you need to know about movies releasing this week

Laapataa Ladies: Laapataa Ladies is a story set in 2001 in rural India. It is about two young brides who get separated during a train journey and what happens when Kishan, a police officer, takes it upon himself to probe the missing case. The film talks about a time when mobile phones were precious and the internet and technology had not made everything easily accessible. But, Rao said she feels that the story is still relatable. The film has been produced under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions and Kindling Productions, with the script by Biplab Goswami while Divyanidhi Sharma has jotted down the additional dialogues.

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Dune 2: 'Dune: Part Two' is the second film in the action-packed franchise and also stars Austin Butler. It is a follow-up of Villeneuve's 2021 movie, an ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name. The film features Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya and Javier Bardem.

Kaagaz 2: Kaagaz 2 stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Neena Gupta, and late actor Satish Kaushik in the lead roles and will hit theatres today. The film is produced by Shashi Satish Kaushik, Ratan Jain, and Ganesh Jain through Satish Kaushik Entertainment LLP and Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The trailer showcases Satish's seeking justice for his dead daughter and fighting a case for the ban on political rallies. In the movie, Anupam Kher portrays the role of an advocate who fights Satish's case, and he faces life-threatening obstacles during the legal fight. Anupam Kher claims “Kaagaz 2" was the “passion" project of Satish Kaushik, who passed away last year in March at the age of 66 following a heart attack, as reported by PTI.

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Operation Valentine: The story of Operation Valentine movie revolves around the indomitable spirit of Air Force heroes on the frontlines and the challenges they face protecting the nation. In the movie, Varun Tej plays the role of a fearless IAF pilot who is all set to take on the enemy while Manushi portrays the role of a skilled Air Force radar officer. Inspired by true events, the film is directed by Shakti Pratap Singh Hada and will be released in Telugu and Hindi languages. Salman Khan had unveiled the official Hindi trailer while the Telugu trailer was digitally launched by Ram Charan. The makers of the film had recently hosted a pre-release where Megastar Chiranjeevi was also present. Lauding the film, Chiranjeevi said, "Shakti Pratap Singh did immense research for Operation Valentine, and he met so many Indian Air Force officers to get authorized information. Movies like Operation Valentine should do well, and they evoke patriotism in our hearts. Youth should watch films like these. This movie was shot in 75 days and within a reasonable budget. I feel Shakti Pratap Singh will inspire Tollywood directors," as quoted by ANI.  

Dange: The film is about a rivalry between two friends which takes centre stage at a cultural college festival. In the Hindi version, Harshvardhan Rane and Ehan Bhatt play the key parts, with Nikita Dutta and TJ Bhanu portraying supporting characters. Meanwhile, Arjun Das, Kalidas Jayram, Tj Bhanu, and Sanchana Natarajan star in the Tamil adaptation, dubbed 'Por'. The film is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar who recently said at the trailer launch that, “Creating 'Dange' has been a labour of love. I'm thrilled to share this unique narrative with the audience, and the trailer is just a glimpse into the world we've crafted."

OTT releases this week

Maamla Legal hai: It's a comedy courtroom drama that was released on Netflix on 1 March. Created by Sameer Saxena, this Netflix series features Ravi Kishan, Naila Grewal, and Nidhi Bisht in lead roles.

Sunflower Season 2: Actor Sunil Grover is returning as Sonu Singh in the latest season of the Sunflower series. The ensemble cast of the show also includes Adah Sharma, Ranvir Shorey, among others.

Napoleon: Apple TV+ is serving its audience a film based on the life of military commander Napoleon Bonaparte, who fought against all odds to become an emperor. The film also focuses on his tumultuous relationship with Empress Joséphine.

My Name is Loh Kiwan: The film revolves around the life of a North Korean dictator who is trying to get approved as a refugee. It has been released on Netflix.

Maharani Season 3: Huma Qureshi is back with her hit political drama on Sony LIV. The series is releasing on 7 March.

Hanuman: Teja Sajja's Hanuman is set to make its OTT debut on 8 March. The movie can be watched on Zee5

Merry Christmas: Katrina Kaif and Vejiya Sethupathi's critically acclaimed film Merry Christmas, which was released in January this year will now be streaming on Netflix from 8 March onwards.

Yatra 2: Based on the life of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister later YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the movie will stream on Amazon Prime Video on 8 March.

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Published: 01 Mar 2024, 07:15 AM IST
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