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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Apr 19, 2013 11:12 IST
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Ek Thi Daayan


Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj

Synopsis: Based on a cult, the film revolves around Bobo, India’s leading magician. But unknown to even his girlfriend Tamara, Bobo’s life is falling apart. His constant hallucinations leave him with no option but to seek psychiatric help. Going through regression hypnosis, a terrifying story about his childhood surfaces involving a sinister power called Daayan who has not only destroyed his family but also promised to return to haunt Bobo.

He chooses to ignore it and move on with his life. Just when his career and love life is at full throttle, enters the irresistible Lisa Dutt. Bobo is convinced that she is the daayan. But is she, really or is he simply losing his mind? The film deals with Bobo’s dilemma.

Scary Movie 5


Director: Malcolm D Lee

Cast: Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Charlie Sheen, Erica Ash, Katrina Bowden and Katt Williams

Synopsis: Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activities once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody’s job as a ballet dancer and Dan’s career as an ape researcher, they realise that their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it’s too late.

The Host


Director: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, Jhil McEntyre and Jalen Coleman

Synopsis: Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer is behind this movie. The film revolves around the central character, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan). When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie is ready to risk everything to protect the people that she cares most about. These include Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt). She resolves to protect them no matter what befalls her, proving in the process that love can conquer all in a dangerous world.

The Croods


Director: Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman

Synopsis: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger gets destroyed. When their cave is destroyed, the Crood family must embark on a comedy adventure into strange and spectacular territory in search of a new home. As if patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage) didn’t already have enough to handle, it goes from bad to worse when they encounter an imaginative nomad named Guy (Ryan Reynolds.) With Guy’s help the Croods conquer their fear of the outside world and discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive — each other. Travelling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Texas Chainsaw 3D


Director: John Luessenhop

Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz and Scott Eastwood

Synopsis: After the first massacre in 1974, the town people suspect that Sawyer family were responsible for it and enraged locals surround the Sawyer house, burning it to the ground and killing every member of the family. Decades later a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her grandmother. She decides to bring her friends along on the trip to investigate her inheritance. She uncovers she has inherited a mansion but is yet to uncover the terrors that lurk in the basement.