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Written by Omair Alavi

Geostorm*** 

*ing:  Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris

Directed by Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin is back and this time, he brings with him the mother of all disasters – Geostorm. The writer of Independence Day, Godzilla, and Stargate makes his directorial debut through a film where an airplane falls from the sky and into a street and where the US President is not to be trusted. With a satellite that once saved millions of lives but has now gone rogue, it’s a different kind of apocalyptic world. Interesting choice for a debut.

The plot revolves around a satellite designer called Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) who is sent into outer space to investigate errors in the satellite he created. What he discovers is much worse; the equipment was deliberately sabotaged by someone on Earth who has an ulterior motive and that the President of the United States (Andy Garcia) might not be the man people think he is. Jake’s brother Max (Jim Sturgess) tries to help him before the world falls prey to Geostorm that will not only damage Earth (in parts) but also destroy the satellite station Jake is on. Do the brothers manage to save the world and the lives of millions? Watch the film to get the answers.

Geostorm has an ensemble cast that includes Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Abbie Cornish other than Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess. However, the special effects in the film remain its strongest component. The audience may not find the trailer likable but the witty script, the suspense quotient and the twists and turns in the plot will keep you guessing until the very end.

Only the Brave***

*ing: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly, James Badge Dale, Andie MacDowell

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

Some films, based on real incidents, don’t necessarily depict a happy ending. Only The Brave is one such movie that follows the real-life disaster of Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013 where the Granite Mountain Hotshots laid down their lives while trying to save their county from wildfire. The film takes the audience into the lives of the heroes who showed courage in the face of danger and perished, knowing that they had done their best.

Geostorm*** 

*ing:  Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris

Directed by Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin is back and this time, he brings with him the mother of all disasters – Geostorm. The writer of Independence Day, Godzilla, and Stargate makes his directorial debut through a film where an airplane falls from the sky and into a street and where the US President is not to be trusted. With a satellite that once saved millions of lives but has now gone rogue, it’s a different kind of apocalyptic world. Interesting choice for a debut.

The plot revolves around a satellite designer called Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) who is sent into outer space to investigate errors in the satellite he created. What he discovers is much worse; the equipment was deliberately sabotaged by someone on Earth who has an ulterior motive and that the President of the United States (Andy Garcia) might not be the man people think he is. Jake’s brother Max (Jim Sturgess) tries to help him before the world falls prey to Geostorm that will not only damage Earth (in parts) but also destroy the satellite station Jake is on. Do the brothers manage to save the world and the lives of millions? Watch the film to get the answers.

Geostorm has an ensemble cast that includes Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Abbie Cornish other than Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess. However, the special effects in the film remain its strongest component. The audience may not find the trailer likable but the witty script, the suspense quotient and the twists and turns in the plot will keep you guessing until the very end.

Only the Brave***

*ing: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly, James Badge Dale, Andie MacDowell

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

Whenever Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty have joined hands, they have created magic. It seemed about time that they ventured into the world of magic once more and through Golmaal Again, they have come up with a film that is on its way to success. The gang is back after seven years but it seems as though they never left. The chemistry between all of them is still unmatched and if you can swallow magic over logic, this is the film for you.

Whenever Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty have joined hands, they have created magic. It seemed about time that they ventured into the world of magic once more and through Golmaal Again, they have come up with a film that is on its way to success. The gang is back after seven years but it seems as though they never left. The chemistry between all of them is still unmatched and if you can swallow magic over logic, this is the film for you.

The story revolves around a bunch of orphans led by Gopal (Ajay Devgn) who return to their orphanage after the death of their mentor. Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Laxmans (Shreyas Talpade & Kunal Khemu), Pappi (Johnny Lever), Babli (Sanjay Mishra), Vasooli (Mukesh Tiwari) and Lucky (Tushaar Kapoor) find out that their mentor’s death was no accident and they decide to solve the homicide case as a way of giving him closure. With the help of Anna (Tabu) and an unordinary source, they are steered in the right direction. In the process, there is laughter as well as some haunted moments but they are mixed together so well that the audience will end up enjoying the film.

Rohit Shetty is a master of comedy and here he shows that he can give people like Ram Gopal Verma a run for their money with hints of horror. Johnny Lever steals the show with his short-term memory loss act while the regulars impress as always. Some of the situations are borrowed from Hollywood flicks such as Home Alone and Fallen but they don’t look awkward as they are made to be funny. The film may not be as logical as Bollywood’s latest releases but being illogical is its biggest strength. The way it is leading the charge at the box office, it might end up becoming Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty’s biggest film to date.

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Omair Alavi