Movies This Week: Rajinikanth’s Petta, Ajith’s Viswasam, Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, Anupam Kher’s The Accidental Prime Minister, Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama – Vote for Your Favourite
Movies This Week: Rajinikanth’s Petta, Ajith’s Viswasam, Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, Anupam Kher’s the Accidental Prime Minister, Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama – Vote for Your Favourite

This week in Bollywood is going to be one political affair. Two movies, accused of being political propaganda for the ruling party is releasing on January 11, and they are bound to create outrage on social media, if they haven't done it already. So there is Uri: The Surgical Strike and The Accidental Prime Minister coming out this, and they are not the only exciting movies to thrill the movie lovers this week. PM Narendra Modi Biopic, The Accidental Prime Minister – 5 Movies Accused of Being Political Propaganda That You Can Expect in 2019.

If you are a fan of South movies, there are some very big releases coming out this week thanks to the holiday of Pongal. Among Tamil releases, Rajinikanth's Petta and Ajith Kumar's Viswasam are fighting for who is getting the bigger pie. In Telugu we have Nandamuri Balakrishna's NTR biopic slugging it out with Ram Charan's Vinaya Vidheya Rama. All in all, it is an exciting week to watch out for South movie lovers and political aficionados. Here's a proper look at these films.

NTR Kathanayakudu

Nandamuri Balakrishna plays his own father in latter's biopic, the first part of which is releasing on January 9. The first chapter will look into the late NTR's cinematic journey as well as into his personal life. Krish is the director, who had earlier ditched Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika to focus on this. Vidya Balan plays NTR's wife, while the movie also features cameos from Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen, Rakul Preet, Tamannaah and others essaying real-life personalities. NTR Biopic Trailer: Nandamuri Balakrishna and Vidya Balan's Bonding Looks Beautiful in Krish Jagarlamudi's Film.


Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth teams up with the talented director Karthik Subbaraj in this gangster entertainer. Petta has created a sensation among Thalaiva fans owing how young he is looking in the promos. The movie also boasts of a delectable supporting cast in Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran Bagga, M Sasikumar, Trisha Krishnan, Bobby Simha and Guru Somasundaram. Petta is also releasing in Hindi.


Whenever Ajith Kumar and director Siva collaborate, the result is always a blockbuster. Their latest offering, Viswasam, is expected to go the same path as Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam. To make matters more interesting, reigning box office queen Nayanthara is the female lead in the film. Nayanthara BEATS Rajinikanth to Become the Biggest Crowd-Puller in Tamil Cinema - See Poll Results

Uri: The Surgical Strike

Based on India's surgical strikes on Pakistan's terrorist outposts after 2016 Uri terror attack, Uri is a fictional retelling of the army's operations. The movie stars Vicky Kaushal in his first solo mainstream lead role. Directed by Aditya Dhar, Uri also stars Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal.

The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam Kher plays the former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh in this political drama, based on real-life incidents. Inspired by a book penned by Singh's former media adviser Sanjay Baru, the movie recounts the former PM's controversial tenure and also stars Akshaye Khanna as Baru. The Accidental Prime Minister has been in the news after Congress accused the movie of showing the Gandhi family in poor light.

Vinaya Vidheya Rama

After delivering a huge blockbuster last year with Rangasthalam, Ram Charan returns to play the lead in another action thriller in Vinaya Vidheya Rama. The movie is directed by Boyapati Srinu. Kiara Advani is the female lead, while Vivek Oberoi is playing the main antagonist.

Battalion 609

Battalion 609 marks the big screen debut of television actor Shoaib Ibrahim (also Bigg Boss 12 winner Dipika Kakkar's spouse). The war drama also stars Elena Kazan, Farnaz Shetty, Vishwas Kini, Vicky Ahuja.

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