There’s no doubt that all eyes are on Gully Boy this week. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the movie has already received critical acclaim internationally when it premiered at Berlin last week and is now all set to take the Bollywood box office by storm. Gully Boy is based on the real-life stories of Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy. It will introduce Indian film audiences to gully rap and the soundtrack is already on everyone’s playlists. But apart from Gully Boy, there are eight more movies releases across all film industries of India that you need to look out for this week. Some of them feature your favorite superstars and one film has even been nominated in the Oscars! Check out the top movie releases of the week here:


Director: Björn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce
Language: English

Behind a great man, there’s always a greater woman. This holds true for the Castleman family, where Joan is secretly writing the bestsellers that have made her husband Joe famous and also won him a Nobel Prize in Literature. The film interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful ambition with the portrait of marriage, compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. After having won many awards, Glenn Close is also set to be a strong contender at the Academy Awards for Best Actress.

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Director: Rajath Ravishankar
Cast: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh
Language: Tamil, Telugu

With plenty of action, adventure, romance, and thrills, this movie is about a road trip inspired by the life of former Indian cricket captain and star all-rounder Kapil Dev. Most of the portions of the film include bike stunt sequences that will be thrilling to catch on the big screen.


Director: Omar Lulu
Cast: Priya Prakash Varrier, Mohammed Roshan
Language: Malayalam, Tamil

A long-awaited musical love story and coming-of-age drama, Oru Adaar Love follows the life and times of a group of schoolmates who are best buddies. As they journey through the most memorable times of their lives, lasting friendships are forged and extraordinary tales of romance blossom. This film is also releasing in Telugu as Lovers Day and in Kannada as Kirik Love Story.


Director: Girish Panicker
Cast: Raadhika Sarathkumar, Sampath Raj
Language: Malayalam

The film revolves around a mother and her four sons as they deal with a life of crime. Things take a surprising turn with the arrival of a young man named Mustafa, bringing unexpected twists and turns to the tale.


Director: Sameer Vidwans
Cast: Bhagyashree Milind, Lalit Prabhakar
Language: Marathi

This biographical drama recounts the life of Anandibai Joshi, who was the first female physician of India. The story chronicles her years of studying medicine at the Woman’s Medical College in Pennsylvania in the late 19th century and her subsequent return to India, followed by an early death.


Director: Mr. Kumar
Cast: Chandan Achar, Suchendra Prasad
Language: Kannada

Chemistry of Kariyappa follows the story of a 32-year-old man and his father, a lawyer that helps him with “smart life equations”. The film is inspired by a real-life incident and is set to be a comedy entertainer.


Director: R. Chandru
Cast: Upendra, Rachita Ram
Language: Kannada

Santhu is a young man who does not believe in true love. He keeps himself busy and his college alive with his mischievous antics. A few years later, Santhu meets his college lover Dharmika and falls in love all over again. Whether he changes his immature ways for Dharmika forms the rest of the story.


Director: Amarjit Singh
Cast: Binnu Dhillon, Sargun Mehta
Language: Punjabi

An out-and-out comedy entertainer, Kala Shah Kala follows the struggles of a guy trying to find the love of his life. While this would otherwise be an easy task, this young man finds himself rejected multiple times because of his dark complexion. How he finds true love forms the rest of the story.

How many films will you be watching in theatres this weekend? Don’t forget to pre-book your tickets for the above movie releases and skip the queues at the box office window!