By Ariba Dangra
Eid means an endless stream of sheer khorma and dawats. That’s what the world likes to believe. And it is true for a few, but if truth be told, Eid, for us, is the time to walk around in our PJs all day long and do nothing at all. It is like going up to the Himalayas in the search of our true self – it is that rejuvenating. The self- reflection might get a bit too monotonous after a while and that’s when anxiety and FOMO kicks in. That’s cue for you to step into your hip Eid outfits and head out either alone or with friends, that’s a personal choice for you to make.
Since eating out is so passé, we suggest you watch movies! Well, even that’s predictable, but it’s better than stuffing your face with bread baskets.
We’ll witness all kinds of movies – from soppy romances to animated comedies – this Eid. Here is a list and we suggest you take your pick and make your bookings now!
Mehrunisa V Lub U
Yes, we know the name is way too cheesy. But don’t we love to binge on some desi sleaziness from time to time? This Danish Taimoor and Sana Javed starrer will remind you of the good old Kajol-SRK days (we don’t know if that’s a positive thing or not though). In one of the songs we saw Sana prancing about in a sari atop a snow clad mountain while Danish revolved around her romantically.
If you liked Yasir Nawaz’s directorial debut, Wrong Number, then you’ll like this masala movie too. Apart from the masala-ness, the movie intends to convey a very important message, according to the makers.
Yalghaar means ‘attack’ in English and is a Pakistani action film directed by Hasan Rana. It took too long to come out because of the special effects and logistical issues that came with making a movie on Swat Operation. Yes, the film is based on a true story revolving around Pakistan Army’s operation clean-up in northern areas of the country.
Apart from the different plot and budget, it has a star-studded cast including Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf, Sikander Rizvi, Aleeze Nasser, Ayesha Omer, and Sana Bucha.
To make it even more special, the director, Hasan Rana, has revealed that this film is a tribute to the children who lost their lives in Peshawar attack in 2014.
The Salman Khan starrer might not release on Eid, but it’s in the pipeline and is expected to hit the screen soon. Meanwhile, online streaming is the way to go!
There are people who feel Khan’s character resembles his role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan but true “salu” fans swear that Tubelight has a different plot altogether.
It promises to be an entertaining film. Shot in a small town in Northern India, it tells the story of a man’s unconditional love for his family and his belief for doing good deeds. Yes, we have already seen Kabir Khan and Salman Khan doing ‘good’ time and again, hence, we’re excited.
Despicable Me 3
The film is back and so are our favourites – minions! The team who introduced Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 and Minions in our lives, are back to take us on an adventure featuring Gru, Lacy, their three daughters – Margo, Edith and Agnes – and most importantly the Minions.
The trailer suggests that Gru will meet his long-lost brother, Dru, and joins him for one last crime stint. Let’s hope we have a ball watching this sequel.
Transformers: The Last Knight
It’s been ten years since we have been watching robots on the big screen and guess what? We are still not bored. The 10th anniversary of the franchise is being marked with the fifth film in the series: Transformers – The Last Knight. It brings back Mark Wahlberg to the main lead and we’re so excited! It hits the theatres on 25th June so go grab those tickets!