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Coastweek -- The eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious (F8) and Bollywood’s much awaited Begum Jaan make a worldwide release this Friday with promise of full on action and drama., writes Nidaa Malik.

The world can’t get enough of Dominic Toretto and his multi-cultural gang, who have grown from simple street racers to heist kings in a Mission: Impossible-Ocean’s Eleven hybrid.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But a mysterious woman seduces Dom back into a world of crime that he can’t escape from, even if it means betraying his friends who then race against time to bring him back.

The crew will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family. In true Fast and Furious style, there is plenty of gun fire, fast car action and amazing stunts.

F8 will unfold an epic battle between Diesel and his former racing friends.

The latest film in the street racing franchise sees many of the old gang returning to the fold – as well as some new but familiar faces starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emma-nuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.

The crime thriller is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language.

Set in the backdrop of late Indian Independence period of 1948, National Film Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji’s Begum Jaan, delves into the grim history of the partition, weaved around the erection of the Radcliffe Line as the boundary between the newly formed nations of India and Pakistan that runs through a brothel housing eleven women.

A cantankerous madam (Vidya Balan) runs her brothel with an iron fist, she is not concerned about Hindustan or Pakistan, her only concern is her business, which is running a loss because of the partition and the resulting riots. 

When some government officials approach Begum Jaan and tell her to evacuate her brothel along with her women within a month’s time, she refuses to budge.

Exasperated at the futile attempts to evict Begum and her women from the house, the officials turn to Kabir (Jisshu Sengupta), leader of a criminal gang, for help.

Thus begins a battle between the brothel occupants against officials trying to evict them from their land.

Police and politicians get involved in the fracas, which turns the border dispute into a full-fledged battleground.

The high-voltage denouement, involving smoking barrels and blazing fires, is a spectacular display of the human spirit.

The movie is a Hindi remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini (2015) and has an ensemble cast of eleven major female characters and also stars Palvi Sharda, Gauhar Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Chunky Pandey and Ila Arun.

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby.

The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delight-fully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase.

The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, the animations is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages screening in 3 and 2 dimension at  CINEMAX.

The computer-animated comedy film is rated GE for some mild rude humor and stars the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Tobey Maguire.

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons.

Baker is a former motorbike rider who’s trying to put his life and marriage back together.

Poncherello is a cocky, undercover FBI agent who’s investigating a multimillion dollar heist that may be an inside job.

Forced to work together, the inexperienced rookie and hardened veteran begin clashing instead of clicking while trying to nab the bad guys.

Director Dax Shepard’s action comedy buddy cop film, Chips, stars Michael Pena, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar and is rated Adults Only for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use.

Best friends Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that’s filled with magical creatures.

Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time to find a mysterious village in the fully animated, adventure-comedy Smurfs: The Lost Village screening in 3 and 2 dimension.

The classic musical romantic fantasy, Beauty and The Beast, is an adaptation of a fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince (Dan Stevens) and a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson) who fall in love.

The drama is rated PG for some action, violence, peril and frightening images and is screening in 3D and 2D at the CINEMAX.

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden in the action and adventure film Kong: Skull Island screening in 3 and 2 dimension.

It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman.

CINEMAX screens last shows of the romantic-comedy Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya and action-thriller Naam Shabana for its audiences.

Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi (Varun Dhawan) and Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything.

This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other in the romantic drama Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Naam Shabana provides the back-story of intelligence agent Shabana Khan (Taapsee Pannu), her journey from being an aggressive girl who carries guilt and a dark past on her shoulders to becoming a spy for the intelligence agency of the country.

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