JULY 30 ZEE5
A remake of the French film A Gang Story, the film is about the rise and fall of four friends’ rustling operations across the Nepal-India border. It chronicles the friendship between four criminals. This gang of four is nabbed by the police and serve their time in jail. However, two men who once ruled the drug smuggling, gunrunning and looting struggle in their own different ways to escape their past and start a new life after being released.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Starring: Vidyut Jammwal, Shruti Haasan, Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Kenny Basumatary
Friendship, Feature Film
JULY 31 Amazon Prime
It is a bio-pic on Shakuntala Devi, who was also known as the ‘human computer’. The movie throws light on the extraordinary life of the mathematical genius. The film will show how we all as child start our mathematical journey from basic tables and how Shakuntala Devi started off with complex mathematical problems.
Director: Anu Menon
Starring: Vidya Balan, Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra
Biography, Feature film
JULY 31 SONY LIV
It is a war thriller based on the theme of Indian Army and Uri Surgical Strike. Avrodh is based on Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor’s book India’s Most Fearless. Every Indian knows about the surgical strike but not enough people know the ‘real’ story behind it. The film follows some diplomatic and mostly military preparations for the strike.
Director: Raj Acharya
Starring: Amit Sadh, Darshan Kumaar, Madhurima Tuli
JULY 31 Disney+ Hotstar
Nandan Kumar comes across a suitcase and discovers it is full of cash. He knows nothing about who it belongs to, where it’s from, or how it got there. Nandan has to decide whether or not to take it or leave it. He takes the suitcase and soon enough, finds himself being chased by a notorious gangster, an honest cop and a Minister, who want the suitcase at any cost.
Director: Rajesh Krishnan
Starring: Kunal Khemu, Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz, Ranvir Shorey, Rasika Dugal
Drama, Feature Film
Raat Akeli Hai
July 31 Netflix
When a newly married landlord is murdered, a misfit cop’s investigation is complicated by the victim’s secretive family and his own conflicted heart. Raat Akeli Hai follows police officer Jatil Yadav who is out to investigate the
murder of a local politician. While his family continues to call it an accident, Jatil believes there’s more to what meets the eye. From the
politician’s first wife to daughter to even his widow, everyone is a suspect for him.
Director: Honey Trehan
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Shweta Tripathi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shivani Raghuvanshi
Crime, Web film
My Client’s Wife
JULY 31 Shemaroo ME
A defending lawyer uncovers the hideous truth about his client’s wife. It tells the story of a married couple and the crimes of which they accuse each other. The plot thickens as Hashmi’s character enters the scene as an inquisitive lawyer. Who is to be trusted? What is real? What is fiction? The film is said to be an ode to Hitchcock.
Director: Prabhakar Meena Bhaskar Pant
Starring: Anjali Patil, Sharib Hashmi, Gireesh Sahedev
Mystery, Thriller, Web film
The Last Narc
JULY 31 Amazon Prime
In 1985, DEA agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena is kidnapped, tortured and murdered by Mexican drug lords. Special agent Hector Berellez reveals the truth about the conspiracy behind Camarena’s murder that stretches from Mexico to Washington, D.C. The Last Narc aims to tell the true story of who this fallen hero really was, and what really happened to him once he made life difficult for drug cartels. It also follows the one man who risked everything to find out the truth.
Director: Tiller Russell
Starring: Hector Berrellez, Geneva Camarena, Jorge Godoy
August 3 Netflix
Immigration Nation, as the title suggests, is about Immigration in the United States. The film tracks the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the experience of immigrants in the US following President Donald Trump’s election in 2017. With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, this Docu Series takes a deep look at US immigration today.
Director: Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz