Seven Summer Movies To Cool Off With


It’s a beginning of the summer season and that means planning your summer getaway. May be it’s a pool party or glamping in the wilderness, or beer bongs or the good old bantas. But if your summer celebration is happening sans the page-three rooftop hot party, fret not, because there’s an alternate option to spending your sweltering summer afternoons. For a few hundred bucks and no dress code required, you can escape to the closest movie theater to cool off with the lineup of the hottest movies ready for their summer release.

Based on the newly released soundtracks, movie previews, or simply cast & crew, here’s my summer go-to movie guide:

1. Chasme Buddoor (5th April)

If you are a real Hindi movie buff, you know which Chasme Buddoor I’m talking about. Yes, this cult classic by Sai Paranjpye, starring Farooq Sheikh, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi and Deepti Naval, is re-releasing on the same day its remake by David Dhawan is getting released. Though it would be interesting to see how the vintage humor is revived in the remake, all my money is on the original one!

2. Nautanki Saala (12th April)

After winning several hearts last year in an upbeat modern Vicky Donor, Ayushmann Khurrana leads with Kunal Roy Kapoor of Delhi Belly (2011) fame in this film by Rohan Sippy based on the French film After You. And, if you are looking for the breezy, romantic song for this summer, you’ve just got one in its music album: Mera Mann Kehne Laga by Falak Shabir.

3. Ek Thi Daayan (18th April)

Kannan Iyer’s directorial debut is a romantic-suspense-thriller starring Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma and Huma Qureshi. It has one of the most credible names associated with it as a writer, producer and music composer: Vishal Bhardwaj. Its first song Yaaram is already creating a buzz for its catchy tune and contemporary lyrics by Gulzar. Nonetheless, its spooky trailer has registered in mind not to miss this one.

4. Shootout at Wadala (1st May)

Based on S. Husain Zaidi’s Dongri to Dubai, this film, directed by Sanjay Gupta, is a prequel to Apoorva Lakhia’s 2007 crime film Shootout at Lokhandwala (which Gupta co-wrote). The thrill to revisit Bombay of ‘70s with its multi-star cast, which comprises of John Abraham, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, makes it an assured one.

5. Celluloid Man (3rd May)

Indian cinema industry turns 100 years old this year. 3rd May, 1913 marked the release of India’s first full length feature film Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke. Exactly 100 years later, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s documentary about the founder of National Film Archives of India, P K Nair: Celluloid Man, will find its theatrical release in cities across country after being screened at various film festivals. It’s time to celebrate cinema!

6. Go Goa Gone (10th May)

After surprisingly terrific Shor In The City (2011), the director-duo Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru returns this summer with a film which has ‘Goa’ in the title. With nothing substantial on table as of yet, this film is already awaited for its bankable directors and cast including Saif Ali Khan and Vir Das.

7. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (31st May)

Just after his debut Wake Up Sid! (2009), Ayan Mukerji was one filmmaker to look out for. His upcoming film, produced by Karan Johar and Ronnie Screwvala, stars one of the most sizzling pairs: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Now that Johar has already drawn parallel lines between this film and Imitiaz Ali’s superhit Jab We Met (2007), promising entertainment is expected.

That’s all, folks! Make this summer a memorable one!

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