As another Friday dawns upon us, bringing with it the excitement and expectation of new films set to hit silver screens. And if you’re a true movie-buff, then along with the upcoming Bollywood and Hollywood, South products, too, would feature high on your radar. So, if you’re among those who lap up entertaining films irrespective which industry they emanate from, then we’ve got good news for you. This coming Friday will see two eagerly awaited South releases — one each from Tamil and Telugu cinema — opening in theaters. On one hand you have Tollywood star Kartikeya’s 90 ML while at the other end of the spectrum, there’s an interesting Kollywood sports-drama, Jada. So, what are the drawing points of these films, which merit a trip to the theatre. Let’s find out:
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1.) 90 ML: An Authorized Drinker (Telugu)
Director: Sekhar Reddy
Cast: Kartikeya, Neha Solanki, Ravi Kishan, Satya Prakash
Synopsis: A youth, born with a rate medical disorder, is compelled to consume 90 ML of alcohol thrice a day. Things get further complicated when he falls for a girl from a conservative family who hates those who smile and drink.
Reasons to Watch: Post RX 100, Kartikeya has developed a solid fan-following in his own right, and he’s tailor-made for such rebellious angst-ridden roles as evidenced by the trailer, which has amped up everyone’s curiousity. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see popular TV actress on the big screen as also Ravi Kishan in the antagonist’s role.
2.) Jada (Tamil)
Cast: Kathir, Roshni Prakash, Kishore, Yogi Babu
Synopsis: A local community pin their hopes on a young football player to win a tournament for their glory.
Reasons to Watch: Kathir has proven his acting chops in films like Vikram Vedha and Pariyerum Perumal, and post the blockbuster Bigil, released earlier this year, where he played the supporting lead to Thalapathy Vijay, the actor is steadily gaining attention among the masses, too. Though the trailer looks slightly derivative of other sports films, you never know the fresh spin South filmmakers can weave on time-tested tropes, especially those helmed by debutants with a burning desire to leave an impression.
So, which of these two will be your South pick this week? Tweet and let us know