May Movie Releases

Month of May has interesting Bollywood movies lined up for release. Honey Singh fans will see him in Zoravar looking for his long lost brother and so is Aishverya as Daljit Kaur in ‘Sarbjit’ who struggles to get her brother Sarbjit Singh out of Pakistani jail. A fine performance by Ranjit Hooda as Sarbjit who by mistake strayed into Pakistan and was caught and incarcerated in a 4ft by 5ft cell for  23 long years.

And ‘Azhar’ the movie is based on the life of cricketer Azharuddin…



Releases May 6, 2016

Director: Vinnil Markan

Screenplay: Sagar Pandya

Cast: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Bani J, Mukul Dev,

Produced: PTC Motion Pictures, Rajiee M. Shinde, Rabindra Narayan


Synopsis: The story is an emotional journey of a young Indian soldier, Special Agent Zorawar Singh (Honey Singh) and his search for his long-lost father. Once thought to be dead, Zorawar traces his father to Durban and flies into the city to try and resolve the mystery. It is in Durban that he is faced with the conflict of choosing good or evil because his choice affects the entire family.



Releases May 13, 2016

Director: Tony D’souza  

Written by:  Rajat Arora

Music by: Amaal Malik

Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin

Nargis Fakhri as  Sangeeta Bijlani, the second wife of Azharuddin


Synopsis: “Azhar” is based on a few highly talked about incidents and facts in Azhar’s life, Azharuddin, who ended up becoming  the  country’s most controversial sportsman yet. From setting world records that are yet to be broken, to getting embroiled in the first ever match fixing scandal the country witnessed, the film traces Azhar’s insurmountable highs and his tremendous lows.

The film begins with Azhar as a young child from a middle class home in Hyderabad who dreams of becoming a cricketer and captures his entry on sheer merit in the professional arena of Indian cricket as a teenager. Drawing parallels with his personal and professional life, we are introduced to a young and shy   Azhar who’s arranged marriage with Naureen throws light on his private  world that was forever closed to the media and the public glare. His rise as the captain of Indian cricket team shows us the metamorphoses of the man who enjoys a flamboyant life style and has become accustomed to the adulation of fans and the media.   At this point, Sangeeta enters the scene. Azhar’s eventual marriage with the actress changes his life forever.

Even  as Azhar is set to create a record of having played 100 test matches, the biggest twist in his career comes when he is accused of being involved in the match fixing scandal. The first ever controversy of this magnitude, witnessed by the country, cuts short his career bringing him much shame and ignominy.

From being labelled a living legend, Azhar  becomes an accused. How that change happens and what Azhar goes through when faced with life-damning allegations- form the crux of the story. Though the film is not a biopic, for the first time, Azhar, the film, provides us with the inner view of a much publicized life and times, of the cricketing hero who fell from grace and changed the gentleman’s game forever.





Releases on  May 20, 2016

Director: Omung Kumar

CAST ”“ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, RandeepHooda, RichaChadda & Darshan Kumaar

Producer:  Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshika Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar

Screenplay: Utkarshini Vashishtha and Rajesh Beri

Dialogues : Utkarshini Vashishtha


Synopsis: This is the sordid saga of a man, Sarbjit whose destiny was penned by two warring nations. A simple man, a farmer, a wrestler, a son, a husband, a father and a brother, whose only misfortune was that he was an Indian who strayed in to Pakistan. Incarcerated for 23 years, in a 4ft by 5ft cell”¦his life became a daily struggle to retain his sanity”¦to keep the memories alive, to fuel the hope everyday”¦bereft of human kindness or company”¦he breathes”¦he lives. His only solace lies in his sister, Dalbir, the woman who refused to give up. For 23 years, she fought to have her voice heard, knocked on every door, crashed every government bastion, shifted politics, influenced policy decisions”¦she ran on sheer grit and will power, faced disappointment after disappointment. But she knew that it was her fighting spirit which kept her brother alive.

India- Pakistan relations soured and prospered through, the Kargil War, attack on Indian parliament, Mumbai attacks”¦acts of terrorism, bombings and executions. Yet she persevered, the name Sarbjit was kept alive, for 23 years. His two daughters, who had not even a glimmer of memory of their father, lived in the comfort that whole nation was with them in their loneliness. Dalbir made that possible.

Tears were shed to move governments, starve to death campaigns sprouted all over the country, the nation united, came together, to join one sister in her struggle to get her brother back home. SaveSarbjit mission brought to light the plight of 100’s of prisoners who are languishing in jails, Pakistani and Indian both. Dalbir was the voice of those mothers, sisters and wives and children, who have lost their loved ones to an inane enmity lasting over 60 years.

Sarbjit came back to us in a coffin”¦but would we ever be able to return smiles across borders? Would Sarbjit’s saga ever ensure that even one family would get their festivals back?

A sister fights on.

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