Every New Year brings various opportunities to explore and that also includes a chance to have a look at the new set of movies. If you are a movie enthusiast, you must have an idea about it. There is no better and easier way of entertainment than watching a movie and that too an Hollywood one.
Hollywood movies are a great source of sensible entertainment. English movies are a great fun to watch and comes in a variety of genres. The year 2018 will see more amazing movies releasing on the screen and here we have compiled a list of 10 Hollywood movies’ trailers you should watch out for in 2018 :
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers series is a treat for any Marvel fan. In this movie, the exceptional avengers are uniting to battle their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos. The movie is much anticipated and is set to release on 25th April. Check the trailer out :
It is yet again another treat for Marvel fans, who are anticipating this movie more than ever after the huge success of its predecessor, Deadpool in 2016. The anti-hero comedy will be releasing on 31st May this year, and is expected to set the screen on fire. Check the trailer out :
Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom
This upcoming American science fiction adventure film, directed by J. A. Bayona, is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series and is getting fans really excited. The film will hit the screens on 22 June. Check this Hollywood movie’s trailer here:
X- Men : Dark Phoenix
Based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men characters, this movie promises excitement and adventure. The cast is star studded with actors like Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. The film will release on 2nd November in USA. Check this upcoming movies’ trailer here :
Maze Runner : The Death Cure
Third in the series, this is another one of the upcoming Hollywood movies of 2018. Based on the book series of a same name,’ Maze Runner’ is an audience’s favourite. It will hit the screens on 26th January. Check its trailer out :
Another one of the most anticipated hollywood movie of 2018 is Tom Raider. Alicia Vikander as the legendary character, Lara Croft, in this movie, will embark on a journey with the hope to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance on an island from where return may or may not be possible. The mystery will unravel on screen on 15th March.
Another treat for Marvel fans comes in the form of Black Panther. The upcoming American superhero movie is intended to be the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, and will release in the month of February.
Isle Of Dogs
After all the action movies, Isle of Dogs is an upcoming American stop-motion animated adventure film, which will make you smile. This movie will also open the Berlin’s Film Festival. It will release on 23rd March.
Red Sparrow is a spy-movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton. The movie is based on the book by same name and is much anticipated by the fans of the book. It is about a female spy whose career ends after an injury and how she manages to still rock the world. It will release on 1st March.
Ready Player One
Ready Player One is an upcoming Hollywood movie by Steven Spielberg, based on a 2011 novel of the same name. The movie deals with the much interesting topic of Virtual Reality. It will release on 29th March. Check the movie’s trailer out :
The movie 'Padmaavati' got into a legal tangle and after a strong protest by the ‘Rajput group’ and ‘Karni Sena’, the screening of movie Padmaavati’ was stopped and the matter was taken to Supreme Court
The movie ‘Padmaavati’ was renamed as ‘Padmaavat’ after huge uproar from a certain section of the society
A group of ‘Rajput group’ (Shri Rajput Karni Sena) is accusing the film director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting history and showing the Rajput community in bad light
‘Shri Rajput Karni Sena’ is a follower of Rajput caste organisation in India
The movie Padmaavat (initially named as Padmaavati) has been in news and creating a wave of the storm since the time of its inception. A group of ‘Rajput group’ (Shri Rajput Karni Sena) is accusing the film director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting history and showing the Rajput community in bad light. After a strong protest by the ‘Rajput group’ and ‘Karni Sena’, the screening of movie Padmaavati’ was stopped and the matter was taken to Supreme Court.
The lead actress of the movie, Deepika Padukone too could not escape off the scornful eyes of the Karni Sena. She has been threatened by the Karni Sena group of physically harming her if the need arises. Earlier, the case was taken up in Supreme Court and the court refused to stay the release of ‘Padmaavati’ over which the Allahabad High Court also declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban of the Bollywood film. Even after getting a clean chit from the apex court, the movie was banned in four states: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana. The protest by Karni Sena was staged at many places, which included burning of school buses and vandalizing public property.
According to some media reports, to calm down the raging row over the film, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had invited historians R.S. Khangarot, Principal of Agarwal PG College in Jaipur and professor B.L. Gupta, retired history professor of the Rajasthan to watch the movie.
Although, the historians who were specially invited to judge the content of the movie claims that Padmaavat does not have anything that may hurt sentiments of any caste or community. But unfortunately, the ‘Shri Rajput Karni Sena’ on Tuesday again claimed that historical facts had been tampered with in the movie.
Who is Karni Sena
‘Shri Rajput Karni Sena’ is a follower of Rajput caste organisation in India. Recently, the ‘Karni Sena’ is in news because of their involvement in violent protests over the movie Padmaavat.
Presently, the ‘Karni Sena’ is headed by Lokendra Singh.
According to the records, Karni Mata is believed to be the deity, who is been worshipped widely in Rajasthan as an incarnation of the goddess Durga.
As per local belief, the goddess was born in an ordinary household and married a man of the Charan caste. Soon, the goddess left her marital house and wandered the deserts of Rajasthan for over 150 years, blessing kings and commoners alike.
The goddess is staunchly followed by the Rajput community and is the presiding deity of the royal houses of Jodhpur and Bikaner, thus occupying a prominent place in Rajput identity.
Take a look at the possible reasons and issues which led ‘Shri Rajput Karni Sena’ raised to stage a brutal protest and are said to be derogatory for them:
Deepika Padukone is shown to be a bold woman
Padmaavat is shown as a skilful warrior and good strategist. This portrayal totally goes against the notion of a woman in an Indian society. To which, Sanjay Leela Bhansali later makes Padmaavati a ‘dutiful’ wife who fans her husband when he is having his dinner.
Queen seemed to be better learned than the brahmins
In one scene, Padmaavati is shown answering all the questions of a learned brahmin with some perfect ease. Now that doesn’t go well with the idea of some people. In the later scene, her husband, Ratan Sen reminds her that she can keep her knowledge to herself and do not interfere in administrative matters.
Contrary to the common belief that it will always be the hero who will save her better half from any trouble, the movie showed the queen saving the king from the clutches of his enemy. It was taken as a blot by some section of the society.
The intellectual one
The move shows Ratan Singh to always boasting about the honour of his clan and kingdom to which, Padmaavat tries to reason with him often giving him the more sensible advice. But why to take the words of a woman so seriously when the honour seems to be at stake.
The independent one
In one of the scene, Padmaavat is seen showing taking decisions over the presence of men around her. Unaware of the authenticity of the matter, how can women take such big decisions on her own? This boils the blood of many.
No unity among Rajputs
The movie shows the ego clashes among the different Rajput kings. When Alauddin Khilji first attacked Chittor, Rattan Singh seeks the help of the neighbouring Rajput kings. But none of them agrees and turns a deaf ear towards him in the war.
Is it really justified for any woman to self-immolate herself, just in case her husband loses his life for any random reason? Doesn’t she have right to live on her own? Can’t a woman remarry like a man do after his wife leaves the earth? We all know that such facts don’t stand at anywhere.
The whole story revolves around a 13th-century Indian queen, Padmaavati. She was the princess of the Singhal kingdom and was known for her exceptional beauty and valour.
Padmaavati was the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, who is the ruler of Mewar. Alauddin Khilji, who was the reigning Sultan of Delhi at that time get caged by the remarkable personality of Padmaavati and thus went to great lengths to fulfil his greed.
Meanwhile, Ratan Sen was killed in a duel with Devpal, the king of Kumbhalner, who was also attracted with Padmaavati’s beauty. To protect their honour, Padmaavati and her companions self-immolated themselves (Jauhar) before Alauddin Khalji could capture Chittoor. After their sacrifice, the Rajput men died fighting on the battlefield.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has added his own flair and interpretation to a Sufi poem written in 1540 by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
The star cast of the movie includes Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khalji, Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Sen and Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, Anupriya Goenka have featured in supporting roles.
Ratan Singh is shown as a steadfast and unflappable ruler, brimming with Rajput pride. His act of valour wins him the confidence of the Mewar kingdom and more importantly, Rani Padmaavat’s heart.
Rani Padmaavati is the key character in the whole movie. The plot revolves around the beauty, brains and valour of Rani Padmaavati. Due to it, Alauddin Khilji becomes obsessed with her and leaves no stone unturned to get her. He is portrayed as an unhinged, barbaric Sultan, who is consumed with a ravenous libido for power and flesh.
Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji is seen as an unhinged, barbaric Sultan, who is consumed with a starving ruler for power and flesh. He unleashes a beastly image on the screen with a scarred face, black eyes and a greased torso.
The scenes of flex muscles between Alauddin Khilji and Ratan Singh are some of very enthralling one.
Mehrunissa (Aditi Rao Hydari) gets the shock of her life when she discovers her husband Alauddin’s true nature.
The cinematographer has some beautifully jaw-dropping scenery. The effects of the action/ war scenes could have been better as expectations raised by a film of this scale. The songs are quite worthy of providing light entertainment. Overall, the movie Padmaavat is a visual delight for the audience and the hype created by the different sections of the society goes well to promote the movie.
‘The Times of India’ has rated it 4 out of 5, but ‘Firstpost’ reviews are not that encouraging for the movie ‘Padmaavat’, as they have rated it 1 out of 5, whereas ‘IMDB’ has given it 7.4 out of 10.
The critic seems to be impressed with the plot and the acting done in the movie. They have reviewed ‘Padmaavat’ as a strong performance combined with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s stroke of visual brilliance.