An old woman on her deathbed tells her daughter about the man who was born old and aged in reverse. That man is the handsome Brad Pitt, born hideously old and ugly. He is abandoned and grows up the hard way, learns to walk/run, fights the World War… the works. The film is quite reminiscent of Forrest Gump. Brad Pitt was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the Oscars for this role. He has little work in the film, but impresses with his understated style. Also starring Cate Blanchett and Taraji P. Henson.

JUNCTION

The movie is a remake of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal and introduces writer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao’s son Ravindranath as the hero. Naina plays the female lead. The film revolves around the lives of beggars, slum dwellers living and surviving at the mercy of a local don Kota Srinivasa Rao.

SIDDHARTH THE PRISONER

Just released from prison, Siddharth Roy, a once famous writer, completes a new manuscript. As he is about to reconcile with the world, he finds fate has other plans for him. Director Pryas Gupta’s film comes with little publicity and has a cast led by Rajat Kapoor. Let’s hope the script will make up for the lack of hype.

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