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A look at the movies releasing today

Here is a look at the movies releasing today. The Dirty Picture, I am Singh and Puss In Boots hits the theatre.

bollywood Updated: Dec 02, 2011 01:16 IST
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the dirty picture

The Dirty Picture

Genre: Drama

Director: Milan Luthria

Cast: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Mangal Kenkre

Synopsis: A makeup girl beco-mes an extra on a movie set and then goes on to become the most wanted heroine of the early 80s. Chronicling the meteoric rise and steep fall of the erstwhile screen sensation - Silk Smitha, The Dirty Picture is set against the colourful and entertaining backdrop of the South Indian film industry of the 80's.



The quintessential siren, Silk, knew her audiences, and it didn't seem like anything would stop the fiercely ambitious starlet to achieve the pinnacle of success, till it did, in the shape of unrequited love.



To the world, she was the queen of sensuality. But at heart, she was just another woman yearning for love in a ruthless world. An unfortunate encounter with deceit and infidelity The Dirty Picturelead to dire consequences.



Legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri sang the film's popular song, Oh La La, that has become quite a rage with the masses adn is repetedly requested on various radio channels. The film, an account of the life of the doomed sex symbol Silk Smitha and Indian films of the 1980s era, has garnered a lot of attention due to its bold subject and picturisation.

Puss In Boots
Genre: Animation
Director: Chris Miller
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis
Synopsis: The film is a spin off of the popular Shrek franchiseand is being pegged as the prequel to the animated movie series. It follows the lovable character, Puss in Boots, on his numerous adventures before his first appearance in Shrek 2, in 2004.

Accompanied by his sidekicks, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws, Puss is pitted against Jack and Jill, two murderous
outlaws in ownership of magical beans which are legended to lead to great fortune and Puss has to protect his town from the outlaws.

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw aka Puss in Boots, becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.

This is the story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend ... The Boots.The film, touted as the perfect family movie for Christmas, has pretty much everything packed in one: action, adventure, fantasy, romance and the gold old drama to keep you on the edge of your seats.

I Am Singh
Genre: Drama
Director: Puneet Issar
Cast: Gulzar Inder Chahal, Rizwan Haider, Amy Rasimas, Brooke Johnston, Puneet Issar
Synopsis: Ranveer is a young, confident and a well settled man in India whose elder brothers Balbir and Bikram Singh are American citizens. Ranveer's parents leave for holiday to the US to meet their sons.

Soon, Ranveer receives a call from his mother who tells him his brother Bikram is dead, his dad is injured and his elder brother Balbir is missing. The cause of this is unknown. Ranveer leaves for the US and tries to find out what happened but in vain. Then he meets Rizwan Haider, who tells him what actually had happened on that day. Some local miscreants had attacked Ranveer's family and absconded.

These people were locals and had the support of the local police and people. Ranveer meets the local Police in Chief, who doesn't want to help him in any ways. Ranveer realises that he has to fight this battle on his own and he gets down on it.