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A look at the movies releasing on Friday

bollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2014 19:15 IST
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Director Saket Chowdhary's Shaadi Ke Side/Effects is about a young couple, Sid and Trisha, who ­finally get married, after ­overcoming their fear of tying the knot. Check out the preview of Friday releases.

Shaadi Ke Side/Effects
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Saket Chowdhary
Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Vir Das, Ram Kapoor
Synopsis: The film is a sequel to Pyaar Ke Side Effects, which was released in 2006. It is about a young couple, Sid and Trisha, who ­finally get married, after ­overcoming their fear of tying the knot. After marriage, they are left to deal with the not-so rosy realities of life.

As the story progresses, the couple experiences many comic events. The desperate attempt of Sid and Trisha to deal with each other's ­fantasies and nature, while also ­coping with the pressure of being a new parent, gives birth to hilarious situations. The two try to rediscover love during this journey.

Mr Peabody & Sherman
Genre: Animation adventure
Director: Rob Minkoff
Cast: Ty Burell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Stephen Colbert, Stephen Tobolowsky, Mel Brooks, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell, Zach Callison, and Dennis Haysbert
Synopsis: The most ­accomplished dog in the world and a mischievous boy use their time machine to go on the most outrageous adventures. But they ­accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Now Mr Peabody must come to their ­rescue.

300: Rise of an Empire
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Noam Murro
Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro
Synopsis: The film is a sequel to the 2006 film, 300.This time, the story pits the Greek ­general Thermistokles against the massive invading Persian forces, ruled by the mortal- turned-god, Xerxes, and led by Artemisia, the vengeful ­commander of the Persian army. Knowing his only hope of defeating the ­overwhelming Persian armada will be to unite all of Greece, Thermistokles ultimately leads the charge that will change the course of the war. The film has been directed by Noam Murro.

Dallas Buyers Club
Genre: Biography/drama
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Griffin Dunne, Dallas Roberts
Synopsis: The film is set in Dallas of 1985, when people who ­suffered from AIDS were ­ostracised by friends and family. It traces the struggle of a Texan cowboy Ron Woodroof, who ­smuggles ­pharmaceutical drugs into Texas for AIDS patients, after he himself is diagnosed with it. Doctors tell him he has 30 days to live. He discovers an effective drug across the border and starts selling it through his Dallas Buyers Club, much to the ­unhappiness of the authorities.

Genre: Mystery/action-thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Michelle Dockery
Synopsis: On an international transatlantic flight from New York to London, among the many ­passengers is a veteran federal air marshal, Bill Marks, who starts receiving a series of text messages ­threatening to kill one passenger every 20 minutes, unless the ­government transfers $150 million (`930 crore approx) into a secret account. At 40,000 feet in the air, they even find a bomb on-board. While the marshal tries to uncover the hijacker among the passengers, the authorities on the ground start ­putting him under suspicion. The suspicious off-shore account is found to be under Marks' name. Now, Marks has the challenging task of uncovering the actual mysterious hijacker to prove he isn't the one, while also ­saving the ­innocent passengers.

Genre: Road drama
Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Synopsis: An aging father decides to travel to Nebraska from Montana to claim a million-dollar sweepstake that he believes he has won. His estranged son sees the ­lottery letter to realise that it is actually a mail scam to make a ­person ­purchase magazine ­subscriptions. Thus, he sends his father home. But eventually, he grudgingly agrees to drive his father to Nebraska to claim the prize.