Gangubai Kathiawadi, Love Hostel, Licorice Pizza: 7 movies and shows to see and where to watch them

With COVID cases dropping, more movies are releasing in theaters and to packed audiences. If you’re heading to a movie theater, Alia Bhatt’s star Gangubai Kathiawadi should be at the top of your options. Next up should be Licorice Pizza, which was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture. In regional languages, Valimai (Tamil) and Bheemla Nayak (Telugu) are likely to draw crowds due to the star power of Ajith Kumar and Pawan Kalyan respectively. However, if you prefer to stay home and browse OTT services, Love Hostel on ZEE5 looks promising with its plot and talented cast.

Love Inn: ZEE5

Love Hostel was released on February 25.

Sanya Malhotra, Vikrant Massey and Bobby Deol’s latest film is stark, glossy noir. With honor killing at its heart, it presents the story of Sanya and Vikrant who are in the crosshairs after leaving religious lines for love. Bobby Deol’s Dagar is hired to find the couple and kill them. Directed by Shanker Raman, the film is financed by Shah Rukh Khan and Drishyam Films. In her review of the film, Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express wrote, “Compared to Shanker Raman’s ‘Gurgaon’, Love Hostel “has more immediacy in its execution, which makes its uninterrupted violence more impactful.”

Read the Love Hostel review here.

Gangubai Kathiawadi: At the cinema

alia bhatt Gangubai Kathiawadi was released in theaters on February 25.

Sanjay director Leela Bhansali is an adaptation of the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by Hussain Zaidi. Alia Bhatt tries out for the lead role of Gangubai. The film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, chronicles the journey of a girl who is forced into prostitution and how she became one of the most respected women in Kamathipua, the red-light district of mumbai. The film received positive reception from critics. In her review of the film, Shubhra Gupta praised Alia’s portrayal of Gangu writing, “What elevates it above your standard Bhansali show is Bhatt’s willingness to go the extra mile. At the end: Beneath the swearing, drunken binges and speeches -on the catwalks, some of whom pose as “actors”, Alia Bhatt makes her Gangubai real.

Read Gangubai Kathioawadi’s review here.

The Fame Game: Netflix

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Madhuri Dixit debuted on the digital platform with the Netflix series created by Sri Rao, The Fame Game. In the series, she plays the role of a popular star, Anamika Anand, for whom fame is expensive. The series also stars Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Lakshvir Saran, and Muskkaan Jaaferi, among others. According to Madhuri, the show tries to show “the other side of fame, and we show how dangerous it can be.”

Read The Fame Game review here.

Valimai: At the cinema

valimai trailer Valimai was released on February 24.

Ajith Kumar plays a cop in director H Vinoth. Prior to its release, the film garnered attention for its well-choreographed action sequences. The film also stars Kartikeya, Huma Qureshi, Yogi Babu, Pugazh, and Sumithra. IndianExpress.com’s Manoj Kumar R thought that director H. Vinoth’s distinct voice was missing from Valimai. In his review, he wrote, “Vinoth’s idea of ​​creating an urban legend goes awry when the film fails to distinguish Ajith Kumar’s off-screen character from Ajith Kumar’s character in Valimai.”

Read Valimai’s review here.

Bheemla Nayak: At the cinema

Bheemla Nayak Release Date, Bheemla Nayak Bheemla Nayak is helmed by Saagar K. Chandra.

Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati star Bheemla Nayak is the Telugu remake of the 2020 Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum, which starred Prithviraj and Biju Menon in the lead roles. Manoj Kumar R gave the film a 2 star rating and wrote in his review, “We at Bheemla Nayak have no idea where the story is set. The film is a very superficial reading of Ayyappanum Koshiyum’s text. The original Malayalam was more than a clash of egos between two men. These were various communities, cultures, social and moral codes, toxic homes and other elements that contributed to the conflict between Ayyappan and Koshy. The Telugu remake, however, is about one man and one man only – Bheemla Nayak aka Pawan Kalyan.

Read Bheemla Nayak’s review here.

Lamb: Mubi

The horror drama, Lamb, starring Noomi Rapace, is directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson. The film’s official description reads, “A couple on a remote sheep farm find a mysterious newborn baby and decide to raise him as their own, but soon face the consequences of defying nature’s will.” IndianExpress.com’s Rohan Naahar found Rapace to be the film’s “most important emotional anchor”. In his review, he wrote, “As a grieving Maria, she is stoic and sad; frenetic and ferocious. What he does not convey through traditional techniques such as sound and music, Jóhannsson communicates using Rapace’s face.

Read Lamb’s review here.

Liquorice Pizza: In the cinema

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman with Licorice Pizza is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film was nominated for an Oscar in three categories: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Indian Express’ Shalini Langer gave the film a four-star rating and in her review, called the film “a warm, sunny, enjoyable nostalgic trip”.

Read the Licorice Pizza review.

Linda G. Ibarra