Film Friday: 5 of the best films to watch in May

“Film Friday: 5 of the Best Films to Watch in May – From heartwarming biographical dramas to intense political thrillers, May brings a diverse range of must-see movies. ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ takes audiences on an epic journey with stunning visual effects and powerful themes, while ‘SRIKANTH’ offers a refreshingly honest portrayal of a visually impaired entrepreneur. ‘Nayan Rahasya’ and ‘Civil War’ bring captivating mysteries and thought-provoking political drama to the screen, promising an exciting cinematic experience this May.”

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is a thrilling and thought-provoking film that takes the audience on an epic journey. The movie’s stunning visual effects bring the world of intelligent apes to life, creating a captivating and immersive experience. The story is filled with suspense, heart, and powerful themes of survival and coexistence. The characters are well-developed, and the actors deliver strong performances, making it easy for the audience to connect with them. The action sequences are intense and adrenaline-pumping, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Overall, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is a must-see adventure that will leave a lasting impression.


“SRIKANTH” (2024) is a heartwarming biographical drama that beautifully portrays the journey of Srikanth Bolla, a visually impaired entrepreneur. Rajkummar Rao’s authentic portrayal of Srikanth is commendable, capturing the character’s nuances with depth. The film shuns melodrama, instead delivering an inspirational tale of overcoming challenges. It celebrates potential over glorification, offering a new way of seeing the world. The soundtrack, especially the recreated version of “Papa Kehte Hain”, adds to the film’s charm. Overall, “SRIKANTH” is a refreshingly honest and poignant film that leaves a lasting impression.

Nayan Rahasya

“Nayan Rahasya,” a 2024 Feluda mystery, throws our beloved detective into a case involving a gifted boy’s disappearance and a murder. The film boasts a captivating storyline with a unique twist on numbers and codes. While some might find the plot predictable, strong performances, especially by the young lead, keep things engaging. The beautiful Chennai backdrop adds another layer of intrigue. Fans of the Feluda series and those seeking a light, suspenseful watch will enjoy this latest adventure.

Civil War

Buckle up for a thought-provoking ride with “Civil War,” a 2024 political thriller by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Men). Set in a near-future America split in two, with California and Texas forming their own nation, the film dives into a world on the brink. A group of journalists (Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny) race against time to reach the president (Nick Offerman) in Washington D.C. before the rebels do. Critics are calling it intense and disturbing, praising its originality. “Civil War” is not to be missed!

The First Omen

Richard Donner’s The Omen (1976) portrays the Antichrist in the form of a small boy stalking the streets of London, yet to unleash his full diabolical power. Decades later, a prequel delves into the sinister motives of Catholic leaders scheming to bring the Antichrist to Earth. Bill Nighy and Ralph Ineson star as priests in Rome entangled in the Satanic conspiracy, while Nell Tiger Free plays an American nun who uncovers the truth. In an interview with SFX magazine, Free expressed, “Let’s call a spade a spade here: the bar for these kinds of prequels, sequels, and remakes, especially with iconic horror franchises, is not particularly high. I think expectations might be low. It will be satisfying to show what we’ve made. Because I don’t think that it’s what people are going to be expecting, whatsoever.”

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