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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 11, 2013
First Published: 16:47 IST(11/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:57 IST(12/4/2013)

Nautanki Saala
Genre:
Romantic comedy
Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Evelyn Sharma, Gaelyn Mendonca, Rufy Khan, Pooja Salvi and Sulbha Arya
Director: Rohan Sippy
Synopsis: Nautanki Saala revolves around two principal characters — Ram Parmar (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Mandar Lele (Kunaal Roy Kapur). One night Ram Parmar bumps into Mandar Lele, who is a troubled and lonely guy. Soon, the two bond well and become good friends. But, then follows a comedy of errors where all of Ram’s acting skills are tested to the utmost limit as he improvises his way through a hilarious real life drama, complemented by the loose cannon that is Mandar. Actor Abhishek Bachchan makes a guest appearance in the film.

Commando
Genre:
Action
Cast: Vidyut Jamwal, Pooja Chopra and Jaideep Ahlawat
Director: Dilip Ghosh
Synopsis: During a mission, the chopper of a special-ops secret agent for the Indian Armed Services is shot down and is now behind enemy lines. From here on he embarks on a survival mission battling physically challenging environment and gun totting enemies in foreign land. This commando then uses his intense training, well-honed survival and combat skills against the enemy in the face of this extreme environment.

Oblivion
Genre:
Sci-fi, action
Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Synopsis: Following an alien invasion 60 years earlier which nearly destroyed the planet, former Marine commander Jack Harper is one of the last few drone mechanics stationed on Earth. Jack lives in an airborne tower floating thousands of feet above the Earth which he and his colleague are part of the operation to clean up the remaining forces of the invasion and extract the planet’s remaining resources. Nearing the end of his mission, Jack rescues a stranger from a crashed spaceship, but gets captured by an insurgency led by the mysterious Malcolm Beech.

The Place Beyond The Pines
Genre:
Drama
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan and Bruce Greenwood
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Synopsis: A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a travelling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider’s son.
In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper), who is looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption.

The sweeping drama unfolds over 15 years as the sins of the past haunt the present day lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they have inherited. The only refuge can be found in the place beyond the pines.

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