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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Aug 31, 2012 00:08 IST

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Enjoy this weekend with the following movies:

From Sydney With Love
Genre
: Romance-drama
Cast: Sharad Malhotra, Karan Sagoo and Evelyn Sharma
Director: Prateek Chakravorty
Synopsis: Meghaa, a small-time girl, earns a scholarship to go to a university in Australia. Coming from a conservative middle class background, life and culture in Sydney shocks her. Under her cousin Kalpana’s guidance, Meghaa slowly embraces her new life in Sydney. She makes friends and meets and falls in love with Rohit — a fellow student at the university. But, love always comes with complications.

Joker
Genre
: Drama-adventure
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba, Javed Jaffrey
Director: Shirish Kunder
Synopsis: In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were drawn, due to an oversight Paglapur village didn’t find a place in either country. It had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region and in the melee that ensued during partition, the asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur. While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated, with no electricity, TV or sanity. Now, decades after the world forgot this village, Raj, a NASA scientist, and his wife Manali reach Paglapur and change things around.'

Sonakshi-Akshay in Joker


I M 24

Genre: Romantic-drama

Cast: Manjari Fadnis, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey

Director: Saurabh Shukla

Synopsis: Shubendu is a simple, honest, 42-year-old balding writer, whose simple life turns around after he falls in love with a 22-year-old beauty queen. For the the first time in his life, he lied and told her in an online chat that he was 24 years old. His roommate, Gagan, helps him cook up more stories. What follows is a roller coaster ride of lies, cover-ups, goof-ups and contradicting tales.



Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid

Genre
: Social drama

Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Parvin Dabas and Suhasini Mulay

Director: Nila Madhab Panda

Synopsis: A well-heeled family from New Delhi travel to a far-off village in Haryana. Shreya, the tomboy of the family, visits the village for the first time and she, along with her brother Sam, get quite disappointed after seeing no lakes or grasslands. instead, they see dusty alleys, dried up ponds and hostile playmates.



The Campaign

Genre: Political satire

Director: Jay Roach

Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis

Synopsis: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina

district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man is the naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.







Bel Ami

Genre: Romance-drama

Directors: Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas

Synopsis: Georges Duroy is a penniless soldier returning from war. He travels to Paris in a search for ways to improve his social and financial status. He uses his wit and powers of seduction to charm wealthy women. The film chronicles his rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential women.



Shark Night 3D

Genre: Thriller

Director: David R Ellis

Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Chris Carmack

Synopsis: When seven college friends pack their swimsuits for a weekend of fun activities at their friend Sara’s lake house, little do they know that they’ll be attacked by 15 species of sharks, lurking in the water, and with no transportation or phone signals, they face a fate they would never imagine.



Hit and Run

Genre: Action drama

Directors: David Palmer and Dax Shepard

Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper

Synopsis: The film revolves around a young couple who risk it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them to an opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip gets complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past a federal marshal, as well as a band of misfits.