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The Best New Indian Movies to Watch This Sankranti & Pongal

The Best New Indian Movies to Watch This Sankranti & Pongal


After a week of working on your resolutions for 2020, come revel in your early success as Cinemark celebrates Pongal & Sankranti. We'll do it the only way we know how — with great new movies!

Dedicate this holiday period to more than just the sun – how about a superstar? After Moondru Mugam, Pandian, and Kodi Parakuthuto, Rajinikanthi is back to grace your screens as a hotshot police officer in his latest Tamil movie, DARBAR. You can also swoon over the royal Mahesh Babu or stylish Allu Arjun in their upcoming Telugu films, SARLERU NEEKEVVARU, and ALA VAIKUNTHAPURRAMULOO.

And how could we forget our Hindi movie fans? Let your hearts overflow for the much anticipated Deepika Padukone film, CHHAPAAK, or see real-life couple Ajay Devgan and Kajol in TANHAJI, a historical biopic set in Southern India during the invasion of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Whatever movie is your top choice, finish your rangoli, stuff yourself with all the pongal, & make your way down to a Cinemark theatre near you!


Darbar (Tamil with English subtitles)

The best new Indian movies: Darbar

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In DARBAR, Delhi commissioner Aaditya Arunasalam (Rajinikanth) is posted in Mumbai, as law and order has gone out of control and needs an efficient and capable police officer to bring things back to normal. [January 09, also playing in Hindi with English subtitles and Telugu with English subtitles]

Chhapaak (Hindi with English Subtitles)

The best new Indian movies: Chhapaak

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Malti (Deepika Padukone) was attacked with acid on a street in New Delhi in 2005. Through her story, CHHAPAAK makes an attempt to understand the on-ground consequences of surviving an acid attack in India, and the medical, legal, and social state of affairs that transpires after the acid has been hurled and her face is irreparably burnt. [January 10]

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Hindi with English subtitles)

The best new Indian movies: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

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Tanhaji Malusare was an unsung Maratha warrior during the 17th century Maratha Empire, whose acts of valor and bravery continued to inspire soldiers long after his death in battle. He was endowed with a body of steel, courage of a lion with an agile mind and Chhatrapati Shivaji's closest aide and trusted lieutenant. Ready to lay down his life for his King and country, this brave heart went to war, armed with a few Maratha soldiers to get back the Kondana Fort against the Mughal army headed by Udaybhan. TANHAJI: THE UNSUNG WARRIOR is a visual extravaganza that depicts the life and times of this unsung warrior, whose valor still makes the Nation proud. [January 10]

Sarleru Neekevvaru (Telugu with English Subtitles)

The best new Indian movies: Sarleru Neekevvaru

[Image Credit: Great India Films]

With a title that translates to "nobody can match you," SARLERU NEEKEVVARU follows an Army Major played by Mahesh Babu. His character is deployed to Kurnool on a mission to keep the country safe from external threats. [January 11]

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (Telugu with English subtitles)

The best new Indian movies: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

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The action drama ALA VAIKUNTHAPURRAMULOO is based on the dire situations in a heavily factionalized southern Indian region. Trivikram directs and Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Jayaram, Nivetha Pethuraj and Sushanth star in the story of a cop who takes a unique approach to dealing with the political strife. Thaman S. once again collaborates with director Trivikram on the soundtrack. [January 12]

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