July Releases for the Couch Potatoes
Over the past four years, India has witnessed the growth of streaming platforms. Since multiplexes and theatres have closed down due to the pandemic, movie-buffs have stuck to the new digital entertainment medium. Interestingly, movies of the new normal keep getting better, and the movie fanatic hooked for the upcoming list. And the period of fewer outings and more in-house plans has undoubtedly made us couch potatoes. OTT platforms have bought old and upcoming movies, shows, documentaries and authorized their content. Well, this month of 2021 looks pretty crucial in terms of release. From Toofan to the most anticipating movie, The Suicide Squad would be streaming this month. So, grab your popcorn and pencil in the releasing dates for the upcoming and long-awaited blockbusters that will also make their homes in worldwide theatres.
Gunpowder Milkshake assures an exciting story about a sisterhood of elite assassins. It is an action-packed thriller blended with a comedy set for a highly anticipated release. The film is directed by Navot Papushado, making his English-language display debut, and co-written by the director and Ehud Lavski. The creators and cast have veiled information about the exciting project, but the story is finally disclosing on July 14 on Netflix in the United States. The first official trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake, chiefly featuring the secret sisterhood, the Librarians, assists Sam (Karen Gillan) to rescue a child caught in her crosshairs. It also exposes that Sam has met her mother in fifteen years before she finds her on the doorstep with a child in tow and requests her help. The mother-daughter bond over the action as they both put their deadly skills to practice. Gunpowder Milkshake is an exciting adventure in the criminal underworld with Sam's novel and toxic found family.
Initially planned for theatrical release, Farhan Akhtar's Toofan would now move to a direct-to-digital release on Amazon Prime Video on July 18. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film witnessed the journey of a wannabe boxer and street thug from Mumbai and his journey in sports. Farhan has cast as a national-level boxing player. It has also stared Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal. As per the makers, the film "presents the story of a goon from the streets of Dongri set against the backdrop of boxing, his fall and triumphant comeback against all odds in life."
Declaring the release date, Farhan tweeted, "With humility, love and in dedication to the fighting spirit of the beautiful people of our nation, our film 'Toofaan' will be releasing on July 16. #ToofaanOnPrime." (Source- The Indian Express)
Headlined by Akshay Kumar, Bell Bottom will be among the first films in India to be released in theatre after the second brutal hit of the pandemic. Ranjit M. Tewari directs the film. The film is an action thriller that starred actors Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta Bhupathi. It was also the foremost Hindi film to be shot and finished during the pandemic. The film is slated to release on July 27. In the movie, Akshay Kumar is enacting the role of a RAW agent from the 80s and the story is based on the plane hijacks that took India by storm back then.
Akshay posted a clip on the social media handles of his character of a RAW agent walking past a board with the release date inscribed on it. The caption cites, "I know you have patiently waited for the release of #Bellbottom. Couldn't be happier to finally announce the release of our film. Arriving on the big screens worldwide #BellBottomOn27July." (Source- The Indian Express)
The Suicide Squad
The Suicide Squad is another live-action film influenced by the comic book title, following David Ayer's Suicide Squad from 2016. James Gunn's take is defined as more of a sequel to the comics, and it's been clarified one does not have to watch the first movie to understand this one. Although The Suicide Squad features some returning characters from Ayer's movie, it seems to be more of a soft restart to the film series. Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison enter the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are brought to the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Its June trailer shows that Starro would be the villain in The Suicide Squad, or at least the antagonist since almost all the protagonists are "villains" — that's the whole point. The Suicide Squad is released in theatre in the UK on July 30 and comes out in cinemas and on HBO Max in the US on August 6.
The Green Knight
The Green Knight is an epic fantasy adventure influenced by the evergreen Arthurian legend. It presents the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who commences on a daring quest to tackle the eponymous Green Knight. Green Knight is a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain resists ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers to develop a more profound journey to define his character. It has also proved his value in the eyes of his family and kingdom by tackling the ultimate challenger. Innovative filmmaker David Lowery comes to a new and bold turn on a classic tale from the round table knights. The very first trailer of the movie was released in February 2020. After being postponed due to the pandemic, now it is set to release on July 30, 2021.