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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 02, 2012
First Published: 17:00 IST(2/8/2012) | Last Updated: 02:57 IST(3/8/2012)

It's raining films in Bollywood this monsoon. Sunny Leone's Jism 2, action adventure film Total Recall, Dance Drama Step Up Revolution are among the films that are hitting theatre today. Read on for more.

Jism 2
Genre:
Thriller
Director: Pooja Bhatt
Cast: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, Mohan Agashe, Imran Zahid and Arif Zakaria
Synopsis: This is the second installment of the Jism series, that starred Bipasha Basu and John Abraham. Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone makes her acting debut with this movie. She plays a porn star who is hired by a dashing intelligence officer to become a ‘honey trap’ for a dreaded assassin. In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter-sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice — one that will put her own life in double jeopardy. The film has been mired in many controversied because of the steamy scenes that are regularly being used in the promos. Also, the first poster of the film was reportedly lifted from a fashion poster.

Total Recall
Genre:
Action adventure
Director: Len Wiseman
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel
Synopsis: In a futuristic setting of 2084, after being devastated by World War III, Earth is divided into two superpowers — Euroamerica/Western Hemisphere and New Shanghai/Eastern Hemisphere. Both are locked in a battle for supremacy. In this world lives Doug Quaid, a factory worker suffering from violent nightmares. Quaid visits Rekall, a corporation that provides its clients with implanted artificial memories of the lives they would like to have. McClane, a Rekall representative, finds that Quaid already has his memory erased and demands to know why Quaid came to Rekall. Armed SWAT team shoot and kill McClane and other Rekall employees before Quaid kills all of them. He returns home to his wife Lori who, reveals that she’s really is a secret agent and not his wife. Now, he is on the run and joins forces with a rebel agent named Melina, as he tries to unravel the secrets of his mind.


Step Up Revolution
Genre:
Dance drama
Director: Scott Speer
Cast: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Misha Gabriel
Synopsis: The 4th sequel of the Step Up series revolves around Emily and the streets of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspiration of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in cutting-edge flash mobs, called ‘The Mob’. When a businessman threatens to displace The Mob’s historic neighborhood, Emily decides to get together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

Shuttlecock Boys
Genre:
Drama
Director: Hemant Gaba
Cast: Aakar Kaushik, Manish Nawani, Alok Kumar, Vijay Prateek
Synopsis: The film revolves around the lives of four friends who hail from lower middle class background in Delhi. The one thing that unites Gaurav, Manav, Pankaj and Loveleen is their common love for badminton. Every evening they meet for a couple of games in their neighborhood joking about their lives and pulling each other's legs. This part of the day is the most pleasant part of their otherwise dreary lives. While playing badminton one such night, they decide to take stock of their mediocre lives and do something about it. This decision puts them on a litmus test of determination, courage, luck and spirit of friendship.

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Genre:
Romance-drama
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Cast: Aditya Samanta, Nazia Hussain, Mohnish Bahl, Rati Agnihotri, Farida Jalal, Mukesh Tiwari and Anuradha Patel
Synopsis: The film revolves around two families — Rathore and Choudhary — who are both wealthy hoteliers from Udaipur. An unsolved murder of a family member, combined with business rivalry deepens the enmity between the families. However, fate has other plans. Karishma, a Rathore, and Karan, a Choudhary, meet each other one summer and fall in love, complicating the family dynamics.

Krishna Aur Kans
Genre:
Animation
Director: Vikram Veturi
Cast: AK Hangal, Anupam Kher, Juhi Chawla, Manoj Bajpai, Om Puri, Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar
Synopsis: This animated film is based on the timeless tale of Lord Krishna — one of India’s legendary characters from Indian mythology revered across the globe. The film chronicles his early years — from his birth as the nemesis of his evil uncle Kans, to his combat against innumerable demons, who are sent by Kans to kill Krishna. The film brings to life Krishna’s various adventures and miracles in an aim to fulfill his aim on earth — to put an end to evil.


Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
Genre:
Drama
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Brad Morris and Mark Moses
Synopsis: Set in a not-too-near future, an asteroid named ‘Matilda’ is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end. What would you do if your life and the world were doomed? One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe. But, during his journey he meets Penny and the two get close to each other and after meeting each other, their outlooks — if not the worlds — brighten. The film attempts to explore what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand.

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