Bollywood and Hollywood Releases This Week (September 20)

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September 20 marks the release of six films hitting the Indian screens including three Bollywood and Hollywood outings each. The Bollywood releases are Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala’s multi-starrer Prassthanam; Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor’s The Zoya Factor; and Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s Bollywood debut Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Talking about the Hollywood offerings in India, the big one is Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood as the fifth and, possibly, the final instalment of the famous action franchise. The other two Hollywood releases are Ansel Elgort and Jeffrey Wright’s ‘The Goldfinch’ and Maggie Smith, Jim Carter’s ‘Downton Abbey’Prassthanam Trailer Video: Sanjay Dutt’s Political Drama is All About Legacy and Revenge.

Before you plan to watch any new releases out on September 20, here is everything you need to know about these Bollywood and Hollywood outings this week. Ahead of Rambo: Last Blood’s Release, Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo 4 to Have Special Screenings in Select Cities in India


Deva Katta-directed Prassthanam is a political drama starring an ensemble cast of Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, and Amyra Dastur in prominent roles. The film is an official remake of a 2010 Telugu movie by the same name. The plot revolves around an internal family feud arising due to uncertain political circumstances. Sanjay Dutt himself has produced the movie.

 The Zoya Factor

Helmed by Abhishek Sharma, Dulquer Salmaan and Sonam Kapoor-starrer The Zoya Factor is based on Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 novel of the same name. The film revolves around Zoya Solanki (Sonam Kapoor) who becomes Team India’s lucky charm at the time of 2011 Cricket World Cup and her confrontation with the captain of the team Nikhil Khoda (Dulquer Salmaan) who doesn’t believe in this idea of luck. The film is a light-hearted romantic comedy and also stars Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher in major roles.

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

Father Sunny Deol turns director for son Karan Deol’s Bollywood debut with romantic drama Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. The film also stars debutante Sahher Bambba paired opposite Karan and their chemistry looks promising going by the trailer of the film. Beautiful picturesque hilly terrains from Himachal Pradesh is one of the reasons to catch this film on the big screen.

Rambo: Last Blood

Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo returns in the fifth instalment of the famous Rambo franchise. The film is a sequel to 2008 film Rambo IV with the Edge of Darkness fame Adrian Grunberg taking the director’s seat to helm this action-packed movie. The plot revolves around the protagonist Rambo who reaches out to Mexico to rescue his niece who has been kidnapped by the Mexican cartel.

The Goldfinch

Directed by True Detective fame John Crowley, The Goldfinch is an official adaptation of Donna Tartt’s 2013 novel of the same name. The film stars Ansel Elgort as a young man who as a child loses his mother in a terrorist bomb attack and how this is all connected to a mysterious painting called The Goldfinch. The film also stars Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles.

Downton Abbey

Michael Engler-directed Downton Abbey is a British period drama based on the 2010 TV series of the same name. The film is set in 1927 and depicts an official state visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley family’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside. The film stars Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. The rest of the supporting cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton among others.