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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Oct 24, 2013 19:02 IST
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Mickey Virus
Genre: Comic thriller
Director: Saurabh Verma
Cast: Manish Paul, Puja Gupta, Varun Badola, Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary
Synopsis: When Delhi Police comes across a case revolving around hacking, they begin the search to find a computer hacker who can help them crack the case. The head of the police team, ACP Siddhanth, stumbles across Mickey Arora, a lazy but street-smart hacker who can actually help them solve the case. Mickey runs a grocery store during day time and creates virus for anti-virus companies at night. He is also head -over-heels in love with a character he has created in his video game called, Kung Fu Chameli. Being a lazy-bone, he wants to escape work and dream about Kung Fu Chameli. Little does he know that ACP Siddhanth accompanied, by inspector Bhalla, are tough nuts to crack.

The Fifth Estate
Genre: Thriller
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten and Jamie Blackley
Synopsis: The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and the powerful. On a shoestring budget, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organisations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society — and what are the costs of exposing them?

Amour
Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert
Synopsis: Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne’s harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple’s hopes for some dignity prove a dispiriting struggle even as their daughter enters the conflict. In the end, Georges, with his love fighting against his weariness and diminished future on top of Anne’s, is driven to make some critical decisions for both.

Ishk Actually
Genre: Romance
Director: Anish Khanna
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Neha Ahuja, Neha Gehlot, Ann Mitchai, Rayo Bakhirta, Siddharth Van Shipley
Synopsis: Gia is at crossroads in her life, with the arrows pointing towards Neil in one direction and Kabir in the opposite direction. She grapples with making a decision as she’s torn between the two worlds that she’s been living in. Love is the unanswered emotion that leads to a series of life altering situations. Amazed at life’s sense of timing, she treads along a path that she believes will lead to true love in her life.

Sooper Se Oopar
Genre: Comedy-drama
Director: Shekhar Ghosh
Cast: Vir Das, Kirti Kulhari, Deepak Dobriyal, Gulshan Grover, Mohan Kapoor and Yashpal Sharma
Synopsis: Ranvir’s fortune is in the dumps and selling his ancestral land in Mumbai is the only way to survive, while Kukreja has to get this land to stay away from the wrath of a ‘bhai’ and also achieve his dream of becoming a builder. For both Ranvir and Kukreja, this plot means everything. But the key to the land is Ranvir’s mama — Madho Singh Rathore, in Mandwa. Since the will wasn’t made in Ranvir’s name, Madho has to give the NOC. Now, Ranvir has to get his mama to Mumbai within a month and Kukreja has to stop him from reaching Mumbai.

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