Movies to watch out for in August – Fankick


2019 has been a slow year for movies all over India. Except for Gully Boy and Kabir Singh along with other small waves like Uri: The Surgical Strike and Article 15, Bollywood is having a bland season. Even though August is not an exception, a couple of biggies like Mission Mangal and Saaho, which are releasing this month, are the only hope to bring the party back to Bollywood.

We are here with this month’s FanKick Boom and let’s see what are the movies you should look out for in August from all over India.

Manmadhudu 2 (Telugu):

With its prequel’s name as its strongest asset, Manmadhudu 2, starring Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh is slated to release on August 9th. Actor/Director Rahul Ravindran, who proved to be a decent director with his debut Chi La Sow, has some big names this time. With Akkineni Nagarjuna as the lead, Rahul is back with Manmadhudu 2, a clear contrast to both its prequel and Rahul’s first.

Releasing August 9th

Mission Mangal (Hindi):

Akshay Kumar, the biopic digger is back with yet another movie based on a real story. Aiming to the skies this time, the Padman actor leads the movie Misson Mangal, a sci-fi based on ISRO’s Mangalyaan, the Mars Orbiter Mission. Also starring Vidya Balan, Tapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha among other star cast, Mission Mangal is set to release on Independence Day.

Releasing August 15th.

Batla House (Hindi):

Based upon the controversial encounter operation which took place in 2008, Batla House is a biographical drama/mystery which is being released on Independence Day. Starring John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Shankar among others, Batla House was directed by Nikhil Advani of Kal Ho Naa Ho fame.

Releasing August 15th.

Ranarangam (Telugu):

After being tanked at the box office with Padi Padi Leche Manasu, Sharwanand is back with Ranarangam. In what can be called as his zone or his area of expertise, Sharwa can be seen as a self-made mafia emperor in this crime action thriller. Also starring Kajal Aggarwal and Kalyani Priyadarshini, Ranarangam is going to be released on Independence Day.

Gang Leader (Telugu):

Nani, who usually have multiple movies a year in his filmography is back with his second movie of the year. Still flying in the high of Jersey, the future megastar is going to hit the screens with Gang Leader, named after one of the cult hits of Megastar Chiranjeevi. This rib tickling revenge drama, which was directed by Vikram K Kumar, is all set to lock horns with Prabhas’ Saaho on Aug 30.

Releasing August 30th

Saaho (Hindi & Telugu):

After Baahubali, the pan-India star Prabhas is back with an action thriller Saaho. Directed by the young Sujeeth, the movie has already raised expectations to paramount, thanks to the splendid promos. The movie is being made in multiple languages and also marks Shraddha Kapoor’s debut in south Indian cinema. This bilingual is also being dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam.

Releasing August 30th.

Will this lineup going to raise the bar and satisfy the movie goers who have been waiting for a good treat of cinema?

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