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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 11, 2013
First Published: 17:10 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:54 IST(18/7/2013)

BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta
Synopsis: This film is based on the life of celebrated Indian athlete, Milkha Singh, and  talks about his perseverance as an athlete and also his human spirit. Also called the “Flying Sikh” — world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh — who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India’s most iconic athletes. The title of the film comes from the last words spoken by his father, which was to save his life during the riots while partition.

SHORTS
Genre: Drama
Director: Anirban Roy, Neeraj Ghaywan, Rohit Pandey, Siddharth Gupt and Sloak Sharma
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Preeti Singh, Richa Chadda, Satya Anand, Huma Qureshi and Vineet Singh
Synopsis: This film is a compilation of five short films. The first film, Sujata, is a riveting tale of a young girl, who is struggling to come out of the clutches of her tormenting cousin brother. In the second film, Mehfuz, the city has turned violent. But, far away in the border of the town, a man takes care of all the dead around.
The third film is Audacity, about a 13-year-old girl who has her first real confrontation with authority when her father forbids her to play the American dance music she loves. Epilogue, the fourth film, is about a relationship that has already fallen apart and is just about to snap. The fifth and final film, Shor is about a couple from Banaras, Lallan and Meena, who are consumed by their pursuit to survive in the city of Mumbai.

PACIFIC RIM
Genre: Action adventure
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba
Synopsis: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that takes millions of lives and consumes humanity’s resources. To combat Kaiju, a special type of weapon gets devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers prove defenseless in the face of Kaiju. The forces defending mankind then turn to two unlikely heroes — a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee — who team up to defeat Kaiju.

BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAIN
Genre: Comedy
Director: Amit Vats
Cast: Raj Kumar Yadav, Anshuman Jha, Gulshan Grover, Divya Dutta, Adil Hussain and Tejaswani Kolhapure
Synopsis: This slice-of-life film revolves around four youngsters who are grappling with their own unique situations that make their life a roller coaster ride. From impotency to socially dysfunctional girlfriends and fending off materialistic parents, these friends go through the most hilarious, embarrassing and thought-provoking moments together.

SIXTEEN
Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Raj Purohit
Cast: Highphill Mathews, Izabelle Leite, Mehak Manwani, Wamiqa Gabbi and Zakir Hussain
Synopsis: The film depicts an India where the pace of growing up has multiplied by several times from the days gone by. In the times of the Internet, Page-3 and more than 300 television channels, innocence is the first casualty. The youth-oriented movie is based on the teenagers growing up in an ever-changing and evolving India. Sixteen is a story about lost innocence and teenage heartache that are now prevailing in urban India.

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