Three south Indian films, Ezra, Mersal and Jai Lava Kusa made it to the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival this year. The fest was on from July 12 to 22 and these three films were screened to a positive response from the audiences.
Mersal, an action thriller, was directed by Atlee with the story penned by the Baahubali writer Vijayendra Prasad. This Tamil film starred Vijay in the lead role with three leading ladies Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, and Nithya Menen in the star cast. The Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman has scored music for Mersal. The film crossed the Rs 250 crore mark at the box office.
Ezra is a Malayalam film that had Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role. A supernatural horror thriller, the film was directed by Jay K. It had Priya Anand playing the female lead with Sujith Shankar, Vijayaraghavan, Sudev Nair and Ann Sheetal in the star cast. Ezra went on to gross Rs 50 crores at the box office making it a huge commercial success.
The Telugu movie Jai Lava Kusa, an action drama, was also screened at the film fest. Directed by KS Ravindra, the film starred Jr NTR in the lead role with Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas playing his heroines. Jai Lava Kusa grossed around Rs 175 crores at the box office.
Besides these three movies from south India, three Hindi films Secret Superstar, Mom and Tiger Zinda Hai also made it to the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. Secret Superstar is a musical drama film, written and directed by Advait Chandan, and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film had Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun and Aamir Khan in the lead roles.
Mom is a crime thriller film directed by Ravi Udyawar and produced by Boney Kapoor, Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja, Naresh Agarwal and Gautam Jain. The film has Sridevi as a vigilante. Tiger Zinda Hai is an action thriller, directed and co-written by Ali Abbas Zafar. It stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sajjad Delfrooz.
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