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Filmy Friday: ‘Titli’, ‘Main Aur Charles’, ‘Guddu Ki Gun’ release today

With three intriguing releases - Titli, Guddu Ki Gun and Main aur Charles - this proves to be a good week for the viewers.

Titli, Guddu Ki Gun, Main aur Charles With three intriguing releases – Titli, Guddu Ki Gun and Main aur Charles – this proves to be a good week for the viewers.

The Box Office is still reeling under the debacle of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Shaandaar’, giving comedy ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2′ maximum opportunity to grow its stakes. The three releases today (October 30) seem to have an undefined future at the ticket windows and hence, given that the Luv Ranjan directorial a chance to survive another week.

The first release this weekend is Yash Raj Films’ ‘Titli’. The movie is being hailed as one of the hard hitting indie films ever made in India. The movie’s trailer was modified to suit the taste of Indian audiences and hence, one can imagine how hard and deep the movie is slated to hit.

Marking Kanu Behl’s directorial debut, ‘Titli’ stars Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and newcomer Shashank Arora. The movie has been produced by ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ director Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films.

The movie tells the story of Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood, who plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to ‘settle’ him.

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‘Titli’ received rave reviews when it was first screened at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival where it was the official selection in the Un Certain Regard section, and has since then travelled to 22 international film festivals, winning eight awards and has opened to immense box office success in France and Germany.


The film hasn’t been promoted at all and thereby, stands a chance only if the word of mouth is good enough.

The second release is Randeep Hooda starrer ‘Main Aur Charles’, which is not a biopic on the ill-famous “bikini killer” Charles Sobhraj, but a larger than life account of his adventures.


The setting of the movie takes us back to the ’80s and how Sobhraj conned tourists. The writer-director Prawaal Raman’s detailing looks intricately woven and hence, promising. With a good mix of intrigue, and sex, ‘Main Aur Charles’ does make for an interesting watch.

Charles Sobhraj is considered to be one of the most suave conmen in modern history and ‘Highway’ star Randeep has captured the nuances of his character perfectly.

Also starring Richa Chadha, Saurabh Sarkar, Satyaendra Gupta, Sandeep Punia, Lucky Morani, Vipin Sharma, Dijana Dejanovic, Mandana Karimi, Alex O’Neil, Shanti Mei and Anastasia, the movie has been promoted decently and like ‘Titli’ looks to thrive on a good word of mouth.


Another release this weekend is Kunal Kemmu starrer ‘Guddu Ki Gun’. Coming out as a movie in which a male has been objectified for the very first time, the movie has a limited reach due to its risque subject.

The dialogues too appear bold enough for the Indian audiences and hence, stands to derive extreme reactions. Not promoted well, the movie may well become a coming-of-age comic caper or a dud with further demeaning Kunal Kemmu’s career. Helmed by director duo Shantanu Ray Chhibber and Sheershak Anand, the movie also stars Bengali actress Payel Sarkar, who makes her Bollywood debut with the project and Aparna Sharma.

With three intriguing releases, this proves to be a good week for the viewers who like their movies a bit different and distinct in looks and taste.

First published on: 30-10-2015 at 09:22:05 am
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