Six releases on March 4, including the latest Priyanka Chopra starrer and the Oscar-nominated 45 Years.
Jai Gangaajal Prakash Jha revisits his 2003 hit Gangaajal, featuring Ajay Devgn as an honest police officer in Bihar. In the new movie, Priyanka Chopra, most recently spotted holding her own at the Oscars, plays dishy and daring Superintendent of Police Abha Mathur who takes down a beastly politician (Manav Kaul). Jha also appears in the movie as a police inspector who is Mathur’s confidante.
Zootopia In this 3D Disney animated comedy set in a city populated by talking animals, a bunny police officer joins forces with a con artist fox to crack a crime. Directed by Bryan Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush, Zootopia features a menagerie of voice talent, including Ginnifer Goodwin as the bunny, Jason Bateman as the fox, Idris Elba as the cape buffalo police chief, JK Simmons as the leonine mayor, Shakira as a singing gazelle and Kristen Bell as a sloth.
Zubaan Vicky Kaushal of Masaan fame plays Dilsher, the foster son of a businessman (Manish Chaudhary) from Punjab who overcomes his stutter by discovering his singing voice. This is not a spoiler: the trailer says so. Directed by Mozez Singh, the movie stars VJ and Angry Indian Goddesses actress Sarah Jane Dias as Dilsher’s supportive girlfriend and features a score by Ashutosh Pathak.
45 Years Andrew Haigh’s acclaimed third feature explores the strains that develop in the marriage between Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) when news of Geoff’s former girlfriend and one true love surfaces. The timing could not have been worse: the couple is all set to celebrate 45 years of being together. Based on the short story In Another Country by David Constantine, the film fetched Rampling a best actress nomination at the Oscars (she lost to Brie Larson in Room).
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Michael Bay, one of Hollywood’s most proficient action helmers, is back with a war drama based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2014 book 13 Hours. The movie is supposedly based on the true account of how a team of American soldiers defended the American Embassy in Benghazi in Libya from a terrorist attack in 2012. A casualty of the attacks was US Ambassador J Christopher Stevens, who is played by Matt Letscher in the movie. The cast includes James Badge Dale, John Kraskini and Max Martini.
London Has Fallen In 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, Antoine Fuqua depicted an almost successful attack on the White House. It’s time now for Gerard Butler, who played the Secret Service agent who saves the American president from an assault by North Korean terrorists, to turn his attention to London. The British prime minister has died, world leaders have descended on the political and financial nerve centre, and an Islamist terrorist (Alon Moni Aboutboul) is on the prowl. Also starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart.