New this week are Gangubai Kathiawadi and Aaja Mexico Chaliye: The Tribune India

Gangubai Kathiawadi (Hindi)
Producers: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios)
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Gangubai Kathiawad, starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role, is a biographical crime drama said to be based on the life of a sex worker mentioned in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by S. Hussain Zaidi.

The film revolves around Ganga (Alia Bhatt), a young girl sold into prostitution by her suitor. As the plot thickens, she becomes a prominent figure in the underworld. Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz and Seema Pahwa are in supporting roles while Ajay Devgn will be seen in a cameo.

Licorice Pizza (English)
Producers: Sara Murphy, Adam Somner, Paul Thomas Anderson
Director:Paul Thomas Anderson

The 133-minute romantic comedy Licorice Pizza stars newbies Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman alongside Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Tom Waits and Benny Safdie.

Licorice Pizza was nominated for Best Picture as well as Best Original Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. The film also earned the filmmaker a Best Director nomination. The film is said to be set in the early 1970s and is about an unorthodox youthful romance.

Aaja Mexico Chaliye (Punjabi)
Producers: Ammy Virk, Gurpreet Singh, Daljit Singh Thind
directA: Rakesh Dhawan

After back-to-back hits Puaada and Qismat 2, actor-producer Ammy Virk is here with another highly anticipated drama titled Aaja Mexico Chaliye. Starring Ammy Virk in the lead role, the film revolves around “donkey” visas for Mexico and illegal immigrants. Aaja Mexico Chaliye also stars Nasir Chinyoti, Zafri Khan, Sukhwinder Chahal, Honey Mattoo, Baljinder Kaur, Mintu Kappa, Yasaman Mohsani, Sikandar Ghumman, Shahbaz Ghuman, among others.

Jatt Brothers (Punjabi)
Producer: KV Dhillon
Director: Manav Shah

Singer-turned-actor Jass Manak makes his Pollywood debut with the drama Jatt Brothers, which also stars Nikeet Dhillon and Priyanka Khera.

Valimai (Dubbed in Hindi)
Producer: Boney Kapoor
Director: H. Vinoth

Tamil film Valimai stars Huma Qureshi and superstar Ajith. Kartikeya Gummakonda also plays an important role in this film. Huma plays the role of a policeman in this film and will be seen in action for the first time.

—Dharam Pal

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