KI AND KA
Release date: 1 April 2016
The film has the never-seen before lead, pairing Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, who play a couple. The plot revolves around Kabir (Arjun) and Kia (Kareena), a married couple who choose to have a role-reversal. While Kia, a successful and career oriented woman, is the bread-winner in the family, Kabir, a well-educated man without too many ambitions in life, chooses to become her stay-at-home husband. The movie, directed by R Balki, has Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in cameo roles.
NW predict-o-meter: It would be interesting to see the concept of role-reversals, though we pray the makers haven’t gotten carried away with the concept. That being said, for all of those who can’t stop talking about women empowerment, what better than having a man play a ‘wife’ in a relationship? But what we are looking forward to is seeing Kareena and Arjun as a couple, now that the stories of their chemistry and lip-locks are already making news.
Release date: 15 April 2016
It may be a Shah Rukh Khan–Yashraj movie, but Fan is a thriller, with a plot that’s a twist from the duo’s usual fare. Fan is the story of an actor and his fan, where both the characters are played by SRK. The story revolves around the fan Gaurav whose admiration for the megastar Aryan Khanna soon turns into an obsession. The rest of the story is about how the two men discover the other sides of each of their personalities.
NW predict-o-meter: Shah Rukh Khan fans are in for a duel blessing, for they get to see the big man in two roles. Considering the novelty of the theme, we feel the movie is hanging by the hinges.
Release date: 29 April 2016
This is the second Bollywood outing for Tiger Shroff, after his celebrated debut in Heropanti (2014). Like his previous venture, this one, too, is an action-packed romantic drama. Baaghi is a typical Bollywood martial-arts movie, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger. The plot revolves around the love story and hardships of rebels Sia (Shraddha) and Ronny (Tiger).
NW predict-o-meter: As much as this is not our cuppa tea, we are quite sure there are takers for martial art action-dramas with a lot of over-the-top and formulaic dialogues, too. But considering it’s the young Tiger giving it to them, and because it worked in his favour earlier, we’re sure his fans might just welcome Baaghi with open hands.
THE JUNGLE BOOK
Release date: 8 April 2016
The Jungle Book is an upcoming fantasy movie by Walt Disney pictures and directed by Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man and the lead in Chef. The movie brings alive on screen all the characters from the much loved classic by Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book including Mowgli (Neel Sethi), the boy raised by the wolves Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito). Ben Kingsley is the voice behind Bagheera the Black Panther, Idris Alba for the fearsome Bengal tiger Sher Khan, Bill Murray voices Baloo the bear and Scarlett Johansson lends her voice for Kaa, the python.
NW predict-o-meter: The young and the old would be delighted to see their favourite The Jungle Book on screen. Indians have one more reason to look forward to the movie, thanks to for the little Indian boy Neel who plays the lead character.
THE SOUTHERN SKIT
One of the popular south Indian stand-up comedy ensembles Evam Stand-Up brings to you Madrasi Da, the debut solo show of Aravind SA, which has had a successful run in Chennai, Bengaluru and foreign lands like Sydney. In the play, Aravind, the superstar of south’s stand-up comedies, talks about men and women—or the lack of them—in his life. Catch this unique and funny perspective of south-Indian middle-class man. And if you are single like he is too, you might just become his best friend!
When: 3 April 2016
Where: Museum Theatre, Chennai
BOLLYWOOD MUSIC LIVE
Music-maker duo Sachin–Jigar, who created popular tunes such as Dance Basanti, Saibo, Babaji ki Booti, are coming with a great show in Ahmadabad. The concert will offer different sessions of music with some great performances by Divya Kumar, Shruti Pathak, Priya Saraiya and ‘Laadki’ Tanishka, all with a conceptual design. And don’t miss out on the special Gujarati session, too.
When: 15 April 2016
Where: AES Ground, Ahmadabad
BLEND OF SOUNDS
The nation’s heartthrob Arijit Singh, with The Grand Symphony Orchestra, will perform in Chandigarh and Indore this month. The extravagant concert is presented by Carnival Media. The orchestra playing with Arijit comprises a large instrumental ensemble of 45 pieces, which includes drums, violin, trumpet, cello, harp and the flute.
When: 16 April 2016
Where: Parade Ground, Chandigarh
When: 30 April 2016
Where: Labh Ganga Garden, Indore
The wait is finally over for ardent Indian fans of the Emmy-Award-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones. The latest season, brought to you by Star World Premiere HD, reportedly, will address the cliff-hangers from the previous season. So watch Season 6 to know if Jon Snow is indeed dead, if Arya is blind and to know the fate of everybody’s favourite Khaleesi—Daenerys.
When: 26 April 2016 onwards at 10 pm