Get Hyped About these April 2018 Movie Releases

Another month, another set of some great movies await our viewing. April 2018 brings a slew of releases from Bollywood, of course, a couple from Hollywood that feature South Asian talent.

Here is your handy guide to this month’s big releases so start planning your Friday sick leaves accordingly.

“Blackmail”

Releasing on: April 6

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh, Divya Dutta, Kirti Kulhari

With a promising cast like this one, “Blackmail” might just be one of the better indie flicks we’ve seen this year. In this dark comedy, Khan stars as Dev, who walks in on his wife sleeping with another man but instead of confronting them about it, he begins secretly blackmailing them for money. It gets complicated for him when someone else figures out he is the blackmailer and then starts blackmailing him. At the very least, they chose an appropriate title for the movie.

“Blockers”

Releasing on: April 6

Starring: John Cena, Geraldine Viswanathan, Sarayu Blue, Leslie Mann

“Blockers” may look like a regular wild Hollywood comedy but we’re not complaining because, for the first time, it focuses on an interracial family whose one half is South Asian. Mitchell and Marcie’s daughter Kayla (Viswanathan) is all set to lose her virginity on prom night in a pact she made with her friends. When their parents find out about this, they set on a mission to stop this from happening. Ya’ know, they became the blockers.

“Missing”

Releasing on: April 6

Starring: Tabu, Annu Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee

This movie is packed with powerhouse performers like Tabu and Bajpayee. To make matters *better*, this film is a thriller in all its glory. They play married duo Mr. and Mrs. Dubey and while on a holiday, their 3-year-old daughter Titli goes missing and is possibly kidnapped. The police, led by Kapoor’s character, begin unraveling the events that transpired before she went missing and how the parents may or may not be involved.

“October”

Releasing on: April 13

Starring: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao, Sahil Vedolyaa

Dhawan’s latest movie shows off his dramatic side, which is perhaps the best proof of his talent. He stars as Dan, a man who is unhappy with his job, which includes swatting flies, in the hotel industry. Dan seems like someone who loves to overthink and complicate situations and is put in an even tougher position when a woman he was once acquainted with is in a health crisis. The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot but it promises to not be a love story, instead, it is a story about love, whatever that means.

“Omerta”

Releasing on: April 20

Starring: Rajkumar Rao, Rajesh Tailang, Rupinder Nagra, Keval Arora

Rao is back with another gritty film after his previous credits like “Newton” and “Trapped.” Based on the life of British-Pakistani terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, the film explores the 1994 kidnappings of foreign tourists in New Delhi, India, by Kashmiri terrorists, for which Omar was arrested. He was also involved in plotting the murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. “Omerta” traces his life after he became a terrorist but doesn’t focus on his backstory.

“Super Troopers 2”

Releasing on: April 20

Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan

A sequel to the 2001 “Super Troopers,” Chandrasekhar returns as the director and actor of this movie. He plays Senior Trooper Arcot Ramathorn, a Vermont state police veteran and second-in-command of his unit. When an international border dispute between the U.S. and Canada arises, his team of wacky state troopers sets up shop in the area to solve the problem. The movie is a bizarre comedy, which is why it works so well.

“Nanu Ki Jaanu”

Releases on: April 20

Starring: Abhay Deol, Patralekhaa, Brijendra Kala, Manu Rishi

Horror comedies are starting to create a wave in Bollywood. First 2017’s “Phillauri” and now this one. “Nanu ki Jaanu” sees the best Deol brother in action as a small time goon named Nanu who believes his high-rise apartment is haunted. No one believes him at first until his friend starts experiencing similar eerie things around the house. The twist? The ghost might just be in love with Nanu.