This Article is From Sep 02, 2016

Today's Big Release: Akira

Today's Big Release: Akira

A poster of Akira.


  • Akira stars Sonakshi Sinha and is directed by AR Murugadoss
  • Island City is an indie film with Vinay Pathak
  • Janatha Garage is the first time pairing of Mohanlal and Jr NTR
New Delhi: It's time for a thrilling and action-packed weekend with AR Murugadoss' Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha headlining the long list of releases on Friday.

Akira, which also stars Anurag Kashyap in a supporting role, is a remake of the Tamil sleeper hit, Mouna Guru. The film is the second collaboration between Sonakshi and Mr Murugadoss, and the actress will be seen packing some serious punches in hard-core action sequences in the film. Sonakshi hopes that the film will inspire more female actors to take up such roles.

Next up is Vinay Pathak's indie film Island City. Ruchika Oberoi's drama comes to the Indian screens after a tryst at the Venice International Film Festival. The film deals with three inter-woven stories with the constant theme of the city of Mumbai. It co-stars Ashwin Mushran, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Chandan Roy Sanyal.

Lesser known comedy Yeh Toh Two Much Ho Gaya starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Arbaaz Khan also releases today.

From Hollywood comes Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez's chilling horror, Don't Breathe. Fede is known as the director of the Evil Dead reboot from 2013, and the film stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang in key roles.

Fans of superstar Jackie Chan will rejoice as the actor's bilingual action comedy Skiptrace also releases today. The film is based on a story by Jackie himself.

From the regional section, multi-starrer Janatha Garage will hit screens today. The film is already making headlines due to its cast which includes Mohanlal, Jr NTR, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, and a special song with Kajal Aggarwal.

Mahima Choudhary's Bengali crime thriller Dark Chocolate, Sasikumar starrer Kidaari in Tamil, and Punjabi film Darra complete the round-up.