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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 18, 2013
First Published: 16:52 IST(18/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:01 IST(19/7/2013)

Ship Of Theseus
Genre:
Drama
Cast: Sohum Shah, Amba Sanyal, Faraz Khan, Neeraj Kabi
Director: Anand Gandhi
Synopsis: If the parts of a ship are replaced, is it still the same ship? An experimental photographer struggles with the loss of her intuitive genius as an unexpected aftermath of a physical change; an intellectual monk confronts a complex ethical dilemma with a long held ideology, and a young stockbroker, following the trail of a stolen kidney, learns how intricate morality could be.

D-DAY
Genre:
Thriller
Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shruti Haasan, Huma Qureshi, Nasser, KK Raina
Director: Nikhil Advani
Synopsis: Nine years ago, Wali Khan was sent into Pakistan by the chief of RAW Ashwini Rao to report the activities of the most wanted man in India. Nine days ago, Rudra Pratap Singh of Indian Armed Forces’ Marcos unit, Zoya Rehman, RAW explosives expert, and Aslam, a petty thief recruited by RAW, infiltrate Pakistan to join Wali Khan and carry out the mission and capture the man who was going to break all ISI protocol and security and attend his own son’s wedding. This man could have been abducted and brought back to India to face justice that day. But whether it happens or not forms the rest of the film.

Ramaiya Vastavaiya
Genre:
Romance-drama
Director: Prabhu Deva
Cast: Sonu Sood, Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Randhir Kapoor,
Synopsis: Ram is a pampered young boy of billionaire couple Siddharth and Ashvini. Sona is a simple girl from a small village, who has been brought up by her hardworking brother Raghu. When Ram meets Sona, the two fall in love. But Sona’s brother hates the wealthy, and Ram’s mom too doesn’t like Sona. Now, Ram has to face impossible challenges to be able to have Sona in his life again.

White House Down
Genre:
Acton thriller
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast:Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Synopsis: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service, of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the place is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Red 2
Genre:
Action
Director: Dean Parisot
Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren
Synopsis: In this high-octane action-comedy sequel, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites with his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world.

Turbo
Genre:
Animation
Director: David Soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg
Synopsis: A garden snail named Turbo dreams of becoming the world’s fastest snail. However, his fascination with speed makes him an outsider in his slow snail community and is a constant embarrassment to his older brother Chet. After a freak accident one day, Turbo realises he’s been given the power of incredible speed and sets out to do the impossible: compete against the best racers IndyCar has to offer.

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