This June is jam packed with entertainment at the multiplex. Coming your way is:
(All dates per Indian schedule. Check your local listings)
Fool N Final – Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapur, Arbaaz Khan, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever… let me put it this way: half of Bollywood and Mike Tyson in a special appearance. Directed by Ahmed Khan. Now playing everywhere.
Swami – Juhi Chawla and Manoj Bajpai in South Indian get up star in this Ganesh Acharya film. What’s this all about? The trailers refuse to tell us. Appadiya? Watch it unspoiled on June 8.
mp3 Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar – The Maine Pyaar Kiya of our times? Promos includes brief and mysterious allusions to the Eiffel Tower. And then the heroine, a very pretty doll-like young lady, says something about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes being “the most romantic couple” of our times. Watch dumb little children fall in love on June 8. Xenu will be pleased.
The Train – Do you want to watch Emraan Hashmi lead a troubled life, juggling multiple women? Then June 8 is your lucky day! Here’s my favorite song from it:
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom – Lara Dutta falls in love with Abhishek Bachchan the day Princess Di dies. And Bobby Deol saves Priety Zinta from Superman. How can I keep away from this on June 15?
Chain Kulli ki Main Kulli – Ok, so Rahul Bose is annoying. But this time he has a smart alec kid with him. On a sidenote, why are movies about cricket better than actual cricket? Figure it out on June 22.
Aap ka Surroor: The Moviee – Yes, I know that’s not how ‘movie’ is spelled. But when you have the awesome Himesh Reshammiya making his debut on the big screen, one ‘e’ is simply not enough. Come on people, you know you want to see this movieeee! I can seeee it in your eyes! June 29.
Apne – June 29 is apparently a day reserved for hubris blessed by the gods. Because this is the day you get another treat! Big Daddy Dharmendra will come onscreen with his two little boys, Sunny and Bobby. Aww! Isn’t that sweet?
Awarapan – Emraan Hashmi is just like Sunny and Bobby Deol. No, he’s not starring in a movie with his dad and his career is going rather well, thank you. Instead, he’s releasing a second film this June 29. What’s it about? Well, if you care so much about it, buy a ticket.
(All dates per U.S. schedule unless otherwise noted )
Ocean’s Thirteen – Crime, hi-jinks, revenge… oh, who cares! It’s eye candy galore! George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and gang. Plus Al Pacino. Sorry, Al. Hey, you’re one hell of an actor. And Ellen Barkin for the boys. Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta Jones phoned it in this time. Releases June 8 everywhere.
Hostel Part 2 – Eli Roth is back to scare the pants off you! The big screen is set to explode in gore this June 8. Not for the faint of heart.
Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer – So the first movie was kind of stupid. Never mind, things can only improve… or so we hope. If the movie’s half as good as Dawn Olsen’s preview, we’ll all be happy this June 15. Indians included.
A Mighty Heart – So you’ve got Brangelina fatigue. Haven’t we all? But this is about Marianne Pearl and her husband Danny, just one of many reporters killed every year around the world. The numbers keep increasing. See the most famous example, June 22.
Ratatouille – An animated film about rats. Oh, shut up, you know you’ll take the kiddies to this one. June 29.
Sicko – And he’s back! Michael Moore, the man who splits the country right down the middle comes back to theatres this June 29 with a documentary on healthcare in the United States. Say what you will about him, but the man knows how to work a camera. I’ll watch.