Mumbai: Attention, cinephiles! Prepare for a cinematic extravaganza this Friday the 13th, as we celebrate National Cinema Day, an ode to India's deep-seated passion for the world of movies. Remember those golden moments when family movie outings over the weekends lit up our weeks? But then the era of inflation emerged and cast its shadow over the beloved tradition of movie-watching. Families, friends, and movie enthusiasts can indulge in a movie marathon at the theatres for just Rs 99. Yes, you heard it right! For a day, folks can set aside their cost concerns to unwind and indulge in the pleasure of watching their most awaited films in the comfy ambience of your nearest cinemas including PVR INOX theatres.
If that isn't enticing enough, we have more. Brace yourself for an exciting lineup of the 10 most anticipated films of 2023 playing at multiplexes across India on this National Cinema Day. Check out the list below:
1. Dumb Money (releasing 13 October)
Dumb Money follows the staggering rise to riches of Redditor and investor Keith Gill, who invested his entire savings in GameStop, a video game retailer. The film shows how he then goes on to write about his investment on Reddit and attracting the mass attention, propelling GameStop's stock value to its all-time high. The film depicts the stock market's dichotomy, that it can either make or mar you.
2. Dhak Dhak (releasing 13 October)
Nothing is more amazing than seeing women go for their goals and succeed in spite of social constraints. Dhak Dhak is the story of four ordinary women who transform into impressive bikers, their on-road adventures, and the heartwarming camaraderie they share. Not just this, this film marks the directorial debut of acclaimed actress Tapsee Pannu.
3. Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (releasing 13 October)
It’s always fun to watch villains being defeated by superheroes and Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie takes this to the next level. Witness a team of superhero pups defeat the enemy and save their city from doom and perish. This film promises endless entertainment with its gripping plot and vibrant visuals.
4. 800 (in cinemas)
800 is not just a cricket biopic; it is a story of overcoming adversity and staying true to your passion. The biographic sports film takes audiences through the life of Muthiah Muralitharan, a refugee who rose to become a cricketing legend. The film appeals to audiences across all age groups and will surely captivate fans of cricket & other sports, do not miss this inspirational tale.
5. Mission Raniganj (in cinemas)
Mission Raniganj has captured our hearts with its heartfelt narrative of a nation’s quest to rescue the stranded labourers in the 1989 Raniganj coal mine disaster headlined by one man. The late Jaswant Singh Gill’s grit helped India’s first successful coal mine rescue mission and one cannot miss witnessing this historic portrayal calmness and bravery of one man on mission.
6. Fukrey 3 (in cinemas)
The first two instalments in the Fukrey film series spread a wave of infectious laughter and Fukrey 3 upholds the expectations. The film has the audiences in splits with the funny antics and bond of a group of friends. Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh are once again out to win your hearts with Richa Chadha with their hilarious performances.
7. Dono (in cinemas)
What’s one of the best places to find love? A wedding! The romance drama Dono starring Garima Agarwal and Rajveer Deol, is a beautiful portrayal of love flourishing between two broken hearts. The film’s refreshing take on modern love and growth along with its depiction of today’s youth and their perception of romance and intimacy is a worthy and fun watch.
8. The Exorcist: Believer (in cinemas)
A terrifying sequel to the iconic The Exorcist, this supernatural horror has spread a dread among the audiences in cinemas. The eerie visuals paired with spine-tingling music along with the suspenseful plot has been a hit among the audiences. The film also sees the return of Chris McNeil, once facing the dark evil that once possessed her daughter. If you’re a horror buff, grab this opportunity to witness true horror that The Exorcist: Believer.
9. Thank You for Coming (in cinemas)
Thank You for Coming is an enjoyable and touching narrative of women embracing their sexuality and womanhood, breaking out of the barrier set by our society. A married woman stuck in an unsatisfactory marriage reunites with her friends and together they embark on a journey of discovering their wants and desires. The film stars Bhumi Pednekar, Kusha Kapila, Shehnaaz Gill and Shibani Bedi as the leading ladies.
10. The Vaccine War (in cinemas)
The Covid-19 pandemic tested our resilience during two years of lockdown, impacting our mental and physical well-being. The sudden isolation and rising death toll worsened the situation and kept us on edge. Amidst the doom, India's medical workers emerged as heroes, working relentlessly to develop a vaccine. Vivek Agnihotri's The Vaccine War tells the inspiring tale of India's battle against COVID-19, highlighting the courage of those who sought a solution in the midst of chaos.
These films promise a mix of laughter, romance, terror, and warmth, each worthy to be watched on the silver screens. This National Cinema Day, watch your favourite film at the nearest PVR INOX theatres at just Rs 99!