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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 20, 2012
First Published: 19:22 IST(20/9/2012) | Last Updated: 00:39 IST(21/9/2012)

Heroine
Genre: Drama
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Synopsis: The film is the story of Mahi Arora, a Superstar — the spotlight follows her, the camera loves her, and the paparazzi can’t get enough of her.

For the world, beautiful Mahi is on top of her game, single, successful, very rich and footloose. But Mahi’s inner world is in direct contrast to her outer life prone to intense mood swings, secretly bipolar, insecure, unsure and very lonely. Her only source of happiness is her insane, all pervasive, all-consuming love for the reigning superstar who isn’t quite committed to her. Her focus shifts completely from her career to getting her love requited, and in her attempt to do that began a journey spiralling downwards. This quest for love starts taking her to disastrous depths, yet always saving her just when she’s at the edge. Amid the various ill-fated relationships and career roller coasters, will Mahi be able to retain her position as the No.1 Heroine?

Dredd 3D
Genre: Sci-fi
Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
Director: Pete Travis
Synopsis: Based on the future world of comic series ‘Judge
Dredd’ created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra back in 1977, Dredd 3D is a futuristic neo-noir action film. It tells the story of Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called ‘Judges’ who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of ‘Slo-Mo’ experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation.

A heinous crime calls them to a neighbourhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute-turned-drug lord Ma-Ma and her clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma wages a dirty war against the Judges, proving she’ll stop at nothing to protect her empire. Dredd and Anderson must engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Fire in Babylon
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Michael Holding, Sunil Gavaskar
Director: Stevan Riley
Synopsis: It’s a documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. It highlights the struggles West Indies faced as a country and how cricket acted as a unification factor in bringing the many islands, which became independent from the British colonial rule, together under the banner of a world-class cricketing unit. Featuring stock footage and interviews with several former players and officials, including Colin Croft, Deryck Murray, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and Andy Roberts, the film was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary and was the joint-winner (with Reggae Britannia) of the UNESCO Award at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival 2011.

Moonrise Kingdom
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray
Director: Wes Anderson
Synopsis: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, the film tells the story of two 12-year-olds who
fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. The film’s director is a two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, who has films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Rushmore to his credit.

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