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This week, Y’s Editor, Nishad Padiyarath, takes a look at the newly released Renegades, Simran, Adam Joan and American Assassin.




Renegades


Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, J.K. Simmons, Sylvia Hoeks and Ewen Bremner

‘Renegades’ is about a team of Navy SEALs on assignment in war-torn Europe who discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake –rumoured to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners. But in a deadly turn of events, they are detected by the enemy and left with only 10 hours to carry out their mission. The film stars J.K. Simmons (‘Whiplash’) and Sullivan Stapleton (‘300: Rise of an Empire’), is directed by Steven Quale (‘Final Destination 5’ and ‘Into the Storm’) and is an original story written by Luc Besson (‘Taken’ and ‘Lucy’).

Oman Release Date: 14 September 2017


American Assassin


Starring: Dylan O’Brian, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan and Taylor Kitsch

Twenty-three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of 14, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA deputy director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.

Oman Release Date: 14 September 2017


Simran


Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Catherine Dyer and Jeff Rose

Kangana Ranaut is back and how! The actress, who took home the National Award for her leading role in ‘Queen’, returns as yet another captivating character of a girl who is fond of living life to the fullest, gambling and shoplifting. Is she a kleptomaniac or does she often steal things to feel liberated?

Kangana plays a Gujarati divorcee, Praful, in the Hansal Mehta film, who lives life on her own terms and takes it easy as life unfolds around her.Going by the looks of the trailer, ‘Simran’ seems to promise a lot of fun, adventure and a look at the many sides of a character we haven’t seen the actress perform yet. The diva, who slips into several costumes and disguises to pull off robberies, has quite a few action and chase scenes here and there. Playing the hero of the film again, there isn’t a doubt that she will surely raise the bar of her own standards of acting. The film that also stars Soham Shah was widely shot in Atlanta in the US.

Kangana made her first public appearance at the trailer launch of the film post her recent accident on the sets of another film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ in Varanasi in which she received a gash on her forehead that left her with several stitches.

‘Simran’ ran into controversies much before the trailer release as Kangana was rumoured to have taken over the editing of the film apart from meddling with the script. However, director Hansal Mehta had denied such reports terming them as completely false.

Oman Release Date: 14 September 2017


Adam Joan


Starring: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mishti Chakraborty, Bhavana, Rahul Madhav, Siddique, Naren and Jaya Menon

Adam Joan Pothen (Prithviraj), a young planter from Kottayam, falls in love with Amy (Mishti Chakraborthy), a choir singer in his hometown, and marries her. The young couple’s romance goes for a toss when they start their lives with Adam’s family in Scotland.

Prithviraj seems to be on a quest for thrillers this year, and ‘Adam Joan’ is his second such film this year after ‘Ezra’. Its debutant director Jinu Abraham has tried to infuse suspense and thrilling elements to keep the audience on the edge of their seats with haunting background scores.

Oman Release Date: 14 September 2017