Holiday: a soldier is never off duty now
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: AR Murugadoss
Synopsis: Captain Virat Bakshi, an Army man, comes back home to Mumbai for his holidays. His family takes him to see a potential bride, but he feels the girl is extremely introvert. But later, on another occasion, he finds out that she is actually a boxer and is surprised by her gregarious personality. Soon, he develops feelings for the girl, and gets down to wooing her. But, at one point, an anti-social activity in the heart of Mumbai gets him involved in something of national importance. Virat, being a patriot and a special agent in the Indian Army, is dragged into a huge network of terrorism. The rest of the story revolves around him fighting hard against the head of the gang of terrorists.
The World Before Her
Director: Nisha Pahuja
Synopsis: Through dramatic vérité action and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, The World Before Her attempts to sweep back the curtain to reveal the intimate stories of young women determined to win a beauty contest and the forces that oppose them. These include Hindu fundamentalists who view pageants and their “international” beauty standards as immoral and a symbol of rapid Westernisation of India; so protests are common. Yet amid pageant dazzle and heated rhetoric, director Nisha Pahuja ensures that the faces and voices of India’s young women remain at the centre.
Cast: Inaamulhaq, Ravi Bhushan, Sharib Hashmi, Waseem Khan, Kumud Mishra
Director: Nitin Kakkar
Synopsis: The movie is based on Sunny — an affable Bollywood buff and a wannabe actor, who goes with an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to work on a documentary film. One day after pack-up, an Islamic terrorist group kidnaps him. When the group’s leader finds that his gang members had mistaken their prisoner for an American crew-member, he decides to keep him hostage until they locate their original target. Sunny finds himself on an enemy border amid guns and guards. The house in which he is confined, belongs to Aftaab, a Pakistani whose trade stems from pirated Hindi films, which he brings back every time he crosses the border. On this shared wavelength, Sunny wins some brownie points with his stern guards and ends up becoming friends with them. Soon, the two factions realise that they share a human and cultural bond. The film attempts to show how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence.
Edge Of Tomorrow
Genre: Sci-fi action
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton
Synopsis: An alien race has hit Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside special forces warrior, Rita Vrataski. And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.