July Movie releases

Article 15 ”“ Running in Cinemas currently

Cast: Star Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Savani Gupta and Kumus Mishra

Director: Anubhav Sinha

The film draws its title from Article 15 of the Constitution which forbids discrimination against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.

But the reality is that caste discrimination is a malaise that is widespread, especially in the Hindi heartland. This reality is driven home multiple times by the film, with its cast full of stellar performances.

Lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana, following on from the success of Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, plays senior police officer Ayaan Ranjan, who has been partially educated abroad and has to come to grips with the reality of caste discrimination – something he has read mostly about in the media – when one gruesome and unjust murder case lands on his desk.

In real life, Khurrana belongs to the highest grade of Brahmins, and so is at the top of the caste order.

The movie tells a story based in reality, and builds on the 2014 Badaun rape case, in which two teenage women were murdered in Uttar Pradesh. The women were from the Dalit caste, seen as the lowest on the ladder. The police say the women, who were hanged in public, were not raped, however the families to this day insist that they were.

Sinha’s plot details the death of two sisters, and the search for their one cousin who goes missing. The case unfolds just as the protagonist cop Ranjan takes charge of his posting in the rural district of Lalganj. As he investigates, he exposes many forms of discrimination: job quotas, untouchability, honour killings over relationships between people from different castes, rape and torture. The film makes the audience really look at how these things play out in society.


Mr. Black Mr. White ”“ Releasing July 5

Star Cast: Vinay Pathak, Rajpal Yadav and Sanjay Mishra

Director: N S Raj Bharath


Malaal ”“ Releasing July 5

Cast: Sharmin Segal, Meezan Jaffrey

Director: Mangesh Hadawale

”˜Sanjay Leela Bhansali’ new starrer film Malaal is is directed by Marathi director Mangesh Hadawale, a love story of Shiva and Astha played by  Sharmin Segal who has a crush on Meezaan Jaffrey, Javed Jaffery’s son.

In the trailer, the two debutants can be seen delivering some power-packed performances. The love story will not only tug at your heart-strings but will also redefine love for you. Apart from some quirky dialogues, punch-lines and splendid acting chops from the actors, the film is also high on music and is sure to win the hearts of the audience.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly been personally mentoring Meezan and Sharmin since the last few months and ensured they are kept away from the media glare as he wanted them to be a surprise package for the audience.


One Day, Justice Delivered releasing July 5

Star Cast: Anupam Kher, Esha Gupta, Zareen Wahab and Kumud Mishra

Director: Ashok Nanda

Justice Om Prakash Tyagi is known for fair justice but in spite of this he couldn’t give fair judgement in certain cases due to law restrictions. In one such case, he gave the unfair judgement because of lack of evidences and victim’s mother (Zarina Wahab) slaps him in courtroom premise. This incident jolts him from inside and film takes a new turn. Film raises a question that how far we can go to fight against unfair judgement and breaking the law for the fair justice is right or not.


Super 30 releasing July 12

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur

Director: Vikas Bahl

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.


Family Of Thakurganj releasing July 19

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla

Director: Manoj K. Jha

Featuring Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill in the lead roles, the film revolves around the values of family, culture and influence of the new thinking on them.


Penalty releasing July 19

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Manjot Singh, Shashank Arora

Director: Shubham Singh

A story of a North-east Indian football player who’s fighting day and night with the society in order to achieve his dreams. The film covers all kinds of layers in one single film from negative backlashes, social pressures to a complete change over in one’s life.


Jhottha Kahin Ka releasing July 19

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Rishi Kapoor

Director: Smeep Kang

Two boys go to Mauritius to study and love it so much there, that they are reluctant to return home. Rishi plays Omkar’s dad who turns up from the village to surprise him and is in turn surprised by his son’s lifestyle.


Judgementall Hai Kya releasing July 26

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Raj Kumar Rao

Director: Prakash Kovelamudi

The story is about a woman who could be a murderer or a mentally ill person. It talks about mental health, but also has a light-heartedness to it.

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