What to watch this week in Theatres: Maharaja, Inside Out 2, Chandu Champion and more

Narayani M

Maharaja - June 14

Written and directed by Nithilan Saminathan, Vijay Sethupathi's 50th film tells the story of a barber who seeks revenge after his home gets burglarized. The also film boasts an ensemble cast including Mamta Mohandas, Anurag Kashyap, Divya Bharti and Abhirami among others.

Inside Out 2 - June 14

A sequel to Pixar's 2015 Oscar-winning film, Inside Out 2 sees Riley being confronted with new emotions as she goes through puberty. Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Tony Hale, Lewis Black, and Liza Lapira play Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust respectively in this film which is directed by Pete Doctor.

The Watchers - June 14

The Watchers is a horror adventure film set in the remote forests of Galway where mysterious creatures in the forest house humans as pets. It marks the directorial debut of Ishana Night Shyamalan and stars Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Oliver Finnegan, and Olwen Fouere.

Chandu Champion - June 14

Headlined by Kartik Aaryan, Chandu Champion is based on the life of the country’s first paralympic gold medallist Murlikant Petkar, who was a jawan of the Craftsman rank in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers in the Indian Army. The movie is directed by Kabir Khan.

Grr... - June 14

Directed by Ezra-fame Jay K, Grrr is a comedy centred around a man played by Kunchacko Boban who stumbles into the enclosure of a lion named Darshan and how the zookeeper played by Suraj Venjaramoodu attempts to save him. Interestingly, the film was shot with a real lion.

Harom Hara - June 14

Harom Hara, starring Sudheer Babu in the lead role, is set in the '80s which sees the actor playing a young man who is pushed into the illegal arms trade, where he rises up in ranks to become the ruler of the business. The film, which is directed by Gnanasagar Dwaraka, also stars Malavika Sharma as the female lead.

Yevam - June 14

Yevam, headlined by Chandini Chowdary, sees her playing a cop struggling to fit in and prove her worth in a space dominated by men. Things get serious when she takes on the case of a series of killings, in which all the victims were young women. Prakash Dantuluri wrote and directed the film, which also stars Vasishta Simha as the main antagonist.

Music Shop Murthy - June 14

Written and directed by Siva Paladugu, Music Shop Murthy tells the story of a middle-aged music shop owner (Ajay Ghosh) who finally decides to pursue his ambitions of becoming a famous DJ and is helped by another DJ professional (Chandini). The film also features Amit Sharma, Amani, Bhanu Chandar, and Dayanandh Reddy in the supporting cast. 

Love Li - June 14

Directed by Chethan Keshav, the film stars Vasishta N. Simha, Stefy Patel and Sadhu Kokila. Love Li follows Jai, an Orphan who rises from humble beginnings to become a gangster. He finds love but danger lurks as mysterious events threaten his life.

Kotee - June 14

In his quest for an honest fortune to provide for his sister's marriage and a future in the corrupt Janatha city, a truthful common man - Kotee, played by Dhananjaya, defies the powerful gang leader. When Kotee's defiance leads to mounting debts, he faces a life-altering choice to eliminate or be eliminated. Parameshwar Gundkal, a seasoned journalist-turned-TV honcho, brings his storytelling experience to the director's chair for Kotee.

Shivamma - June 14

Directed and written by Jaishankar Aryar, Shivamma (played by Sharanamma Chetti) is a mid-day meal cook in a village government school who is the sole breadwinner. Her family is in the process of finding a groom for her daughter, but Shivamma falls prey to a pyramid marketing scheme that she believes will solve all her problems. The film is backed by Rishab Shetty.

Chef Chidambara - June 14

Chef Chidambara, directed by Anand Raj, is a dark comedy which revolves around an earnest restaurateur whose aim is to save his property on his ancestral land and lead a peaceful life with his lover Anu. But when he crosses paths with Mona, the young wife of his old loan shark, his life goes topsy turvy. It stars Aniruddha Jatkar, Nidhi Subbaiah, Rachel David, Sharath Lohitashwa, Shivamani, KS Sridhar and Mahantesh in lead roles.