A look at the movies releasing today
Director: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Ronit Roy, Soha Ali Khan, Shriya Saran, Shabana Azmi, Rahul Bose, Shahana Goswami, Seema Biswas
Synopsis: Midnight’s Children is a rivetting personal story of Saleem and his changeling twin Shiva, who are both born at midnight on August 15, 1947, just as India gained its independence from the British Raj. In the film, we learn about other children born on the same night and time who, like Saleem,
possess special powers and can communicate with each other telepathically.
Director: Kamal Haasan
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose
Synopsis: Wiz and Nirupama have a marriage of convenience. Each has an agenda and seem to have achieved their wishes in three years of matrimony. Nirupama gets her Ph.D and Wiz runs his dance class in New Jersey unhindered by each other. All is fine till Nirupama aspires for more and wants to opt out of the marriage. She cannot cite any specific reason to leave Wiz as there is nothing much to complain about. So, she hires a detective to rake up something on him to feel better about her decision to part. But soon, all hell breaks loose.
Deewana Main Deewana
Director: KC Bokadia
Cast: Govinda, Priyanka Chopra, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra, Johnny Lever and
Synopsis: Rahul is an easy going and happy-go-lucky guy, who falls head over heels in love with Priyanka’s character. He wants to win her over and in order to achieve this, he keeps getting into trouble and keeps making many mistakes. In order to impress her, Rahul weaves a web of lies that ultimately gets exposed and due to this, the girl he loves starts hating him.
Director: Avinash Kumar Singh
Cast: Farooque Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Amala Akkineni, Swara Bhaskar
Synopsis: Book A Coffee is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle-aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the cafe she runs. Amaya, Leela’s only child is a firebrand 22-year-old writer. The two share a great relationship. Into this mix, enters Jayant Sinha — a 60-year-old retired photographer, who continues his chosen profession as a hobby today. He is passionate about people and the memories they create. He soon becomes good friends with Amaya, with whom he decides to co-author a coffee table book titled, Memories of The Busy Bazaar. The book’s title has its own story and adds a subtle but intriguing undercurrent to the narrative woven around it.
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram, Vinay Virmani, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani and Monica Dogra
Synopsis: The film revolves around three Davids in three different parts of the world, in three different eras.
1975, London: 30-year-old David works for Iqbal Ghani, a Mafia don. David is poised to take over the empire until a revelation changes the course of his future.
1999, Mumbai: 19-year-old David is a musician from a family of devout Christians. A happy-go-lucky teen, he loses his smile when his family gets dragged into a political issue. 2010, Goa: 40-year-old David is a fisherman, who falls in love with the deaf and mute Roma. But, she’s engaged to his best friend Peter.
Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Peter Stormare
Synopsis: In this modern spin on the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
Bullet To The Head
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater
Synopsis: After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington DC detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy, killers of their respective partners. The film is based on a graphic novel.
Director: Mahesh Kodiyal, Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Asha Bhosle, Padmini Kolhapure and Ram Kapoor
Synopsis: Mai is a touching story centering on the present day mother-daughter relationship. Asha Bhosle plays the mother, while Padmini Kolhapure makes her comeback to the big screen as the daughter. The film tells the story about a woman who is abandoned by her son, and then goes to live with her daughter and son-in-law.