Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, Padmaavat – 2018 saw some great movies and set the bar pretty high for 2019 as well. Expectations are running high with both the big ticket and offbeat films that are in the pipeline. The scheduled releases cover the full spectrum of emotions. There is romance with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, and comedy in Total Dhamaal. Amavas is expected to send chills up our spines and Kangana Ranaut is fierce as Manikarnika, Queen of Jhansi. But there’s also a selection of offbeat or Indie films that are hitting screens. Will they be able to give mainstream movies a run for their money? Here is a sneak peek at what is expected.
1. Bombairiya – Don’t miss the beginning!
Lost your mobile phone? Expect bizarre adventures to follow as Radhika Apte does in this black comedy. Debutante director, Pia Sukanya, made this film as a tribute to the frenzied city of Mumbai.
2. Yours Truly – The thrill of anticipation on the daily commute
Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt appear together for the first time in this romantic drama. Directed by National Award winner Sanjoy Nag, Yours Truly made its debut at the Busan International Film Festival.
3. Photograph – This ‘jodi’ will surprise you
The lives of two strangers -- Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra -- intersect in the most unexpected way. Photograph will be amongst 112 select movies screened at the renowned Sundance Film Festival 2019.
4. Hamid – “Hello, hello, calling God!”
A young boy tries dialling a number to talk to God about his dead father. The unrest in Kashmir forms the backdrop for this poignant tale of a widowed mother and her son.
5. Pind Daan – A star-studded cast
Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak, Konkana Sensharma and Vikrant Massey are just some of the stars of this movie. Veteran actor Seema Pahwa makes her directorial debut with Pind Daan which is expected to be a family drama.
6. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai – A man’s angst against the realities of life
This is a modern take on the 1980 classic starring Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Manav Kaul now plays the lead who is out to settle scores with the world. It will be interesting to see whether Nandita Das plays seven characters as is being reported.