2023 is a strong start for the movies. The first half of the year certainly had a lot to offer audiences in terms of movies and streaming-only content. A diverse list of films, in terms of plot, budget and genre, has been featured by major studio blockbuster projects, pictures from the festival round being shown in theaters, and original releases. Popular online release. Halfway through 2023 has seen its fair share of films that will be the highlight of almost every year. Whether or not these films made an impression on the public, there’s no denying that they became the talk of the town (some more than others) upon their release. From the spy thriller Pathaan that knocked it out in the first month of the year to the Adipurush that created a lot of buzz for its marketing tactics recently, here are a few trending films of the year for now.
Directed by: Shantanu Bagchi
Actors: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra, Paremeet Sethi, Mir Sarwar, Zachary Coffin
A spy thriller about the animosity between India and Pakistan in the 1970s, featuring Sidharth Malhotra after his laudable performance in Shershaah, is the ideal recipe for a gripping drama. . The fictional story is based on real events, including Pakistan’s secret development of nuclear weapons after the Indo-Pak War of 1971. In Pakistan, a top secret nuclear weapons test was carried out. appears in the 1970s. Amandeep Singh, an Indian undercover agent, must reveal everything to shed the label of “traitor’s son” and continue a happy married life with a blind woman. Pakistani name is Nasreen and a baby is about to be born.
Directed by: Siddharth Anand
Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, Ashutosh Rana
Pathaan is an ambitious action-thriller that appeals to a wide audience and lives up to expectations, being an event film as it marks Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen after four years. absent. The story revolves around India’s decision to revoke Article 370 (the special status of Jammu and Kashmir) and how it affected a Pakistani officer who demanded compensation from India for his “mistake”. He extends an olive branch to the mighty Jim, a former RAW agent who has been commanded by his own people. He is accompanied by his partner Rubina, a former ISI agent played by Deepika Padukone whose motives are ambiguous. They travel across continents while playing an adventurous game of betrayal and revenge. The three battle each other in an attempt to destroy and protect the worlds they value most.
Directed by: Rohit Dhawan
Actors: Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Sanon, Manisha Koirala, Ronit Roy
The film is a remake of the Telugu film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, revolving around Bantu (Kartik Aaryan). He has endured the energetic speech of his father Valmiki all his life until he learns that he was indeed swapped at birth and the heir to a powerful family. . He moves into their mansion to protect them from the onslaught of drug lords and assist the family in solving their problems.
Director: Rahul V Chittella
Actors: Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee, Simran, Amol Palekar, Suraj Sharma, Kaveri Seth, Utsavi Jha, Talat Aziz
The Batras were living in their 34-year-old New Delhi home for the last four days before it was demolished for development. When the matriarch makes the decision to move to Puducherry and live independently, she wants to spend one last Holi as a family. The film deals with each family member’s individual backstory as the house is being packed, uncovering their secrets, family dynamics, and what the future holds for them.
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar
Directed by: Luv Ranjan
Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Anubhav Singh Bassi, Dimple Kapadia, Boney Kapoor, Hasleen Kaur, Inayat Verma, Monica Chaudhary
When a “player” discovers a girl as a worthy match and thinks love is a mind game, the results are chaotic. Mickey (Ranbir Kapoor), a commercial breakup expert, travels to Spain with his best friend Dabbas for a bachelorette party (Anubhav Singh Bassi). On his intended trip for singles, Dabbas is joined by his fiancée Kinchi (Monica Chaudhary) and her companion Tinni (Shraddha Kapoor). Mickey and Tinni eventually fall in love. There are a lot of events in the script, so without revealing any plot points, the sequel is a romantic comedy with strong family-centered humor.
Ms. Chatterjee Vs Norway
Directed by: Ashima Chhibber
Actors: Neena Gupta, Rani Mukherjee, Jim Sarbh, Anirban Bhattacharya, Mithu Chakraborty, Soumya Mukherjee, Kristjan Sarv
The real-life experience of Sagarika Chakraborty, an Indian woman whose child was kidnapped by the Norwegian government, is the basis for the film. In 2012, Sagarika made headlines for her battle with the Norwegian government to regain custody of her children. The film follows Indian immigrant Debika Chatterjee (Rani Mukerji) as she struggles to gain custody of her children after Norwegian childcare services place them in foster care. She was deemed unfit to raise them. The whole incident even led to a diplomatic problem between India and Norway.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Directed by: Farhad Samji
Actors: Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh, Jagapathi Babu, Raghav Juyal, Siddharth Nigam, Shehnaaz Gill, Jassie Gill, Palak Tiwari
Salman Khan’s character, Bhaijaan, commits to living a single life to take care of his three younger bhais. They already have a partner but Bhaijaan still flies alone. Therefore, they scramble to find a match for him. Enter Bhagya Laxmi (Pooja Hegde) who not only fits all the criteria but also bears the same name as Bhaijaan’s long-dead ex-girlfriend. It is worth noting that this relationship is much more complicated than it seems as Bhagya’s Hyderabadi family has a dark and troubled past.
Director: Apoorv Singh Karki
Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha, Jai Hind Kumar
This is the story of a lawyer for Sessions Court in Jodhpur, who fought a five-year battle to bring justice to a little girl who was sexually assaulted by a powerful god. The story is based on real events. The film is the biography of the humble lawyer Rajasthani PC Solanki, who successfully brought justice to the young girl by means of the POCSO Act.
Directed by: Ali Abbas Zafar
Actors: Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ankur Bhatia, Vivan Bhathena, Zeishan Quadri, Mukesh Bhatt, Vikram Mehra, Sartaaj Kakkar, Amy Aela
In Gurugram, an NCB officer (Shahid Kapoor) and his team bust a drug deal, prompting the drug lord (Ronit Roy) to kidnap the NCB officer’s son in exchange for a bag of cocaine. Left with no other choice, the NCB employee agreed to receive the bag from NCB headquarters and deliver it to his club in exchange. He quickly became suspicious of his colleagues after visiting the club and exposing several NCB spies.
Director: Om Raut
Actors: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh
The epic Ramayana is described in the Adipurush by Om Raut. The Seeta swayamwar story, Rama’s adventures as a child, and other events that preceded his vanvas (exile) are all flashed through in the film. It begins directly with Ravana kidnapping Seeta. It then describes the war Ram fought to get Seeta back.