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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Oct 07, 2011 11:56 IST

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Friday is back with an eclectic mix of movies ranging from action-comedy, romance, drama to si-fi. Here's a look at movies releasing this weekend.

30 Minutes or Less
Genre: Action-comedy
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson
Synopsis: Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life has nothing spunky besides his affair with his best friend Chet’s (Aziz Ansari) sister and of course, his goofy pal. However, his life collides with the big plans of two criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The duo kidnap Nick and force him to rob a bank with a time bomb strapped to his chest. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task and no hope to survive, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins and other goons on the way, flamethrowers and their own tumultuous relationship that has gone sour because of Nick’s affair with Chet’s sister. What follows next is fun, frolic and adventure.

Rascals
Genre: Comedy
Director: David Dhawan
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut
Synopsis: Expect the unexpected in comedy from David Dhawan and what comes out is Rascals. The movie is about the joys of conning where Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn play two cool competing conmen trying to out-scheme each other in consistently amusing and surprising setups.

It is a fun ride into the lives of ever lying conmen who would do anything foolish to meet their ends while competing with each other and leaving you bursting out in guffaws with their stupidity. But when both fall for the same girl (Kangna Ranaut), the competition reaches an all new level as both men constantly attempt to outwit each other to win over the petite beauty, who has even donned a bikini for the first time in the flick.

Since much of the comedy involves people taking advantage of one another, Dhawan claims to have put everything forward in such a manner that the movie becomes an enjoyable journey throughout with an interesting twist at the end. The movie also stars actors Arjun Rampal, Lisa Haydon, Chunky Panday and comedian Satish Kaushik.

Soundtrack
Genre: Drama
Director: Neerav Ghosh
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma
Synopsis: Soundtrack is the journey of a supremely talented DJ and musician, Raunak Kaul (Rajeev Khandelwal). He lives life in extremes until it all starts to go south when he is diagnosed with a hearing disorder that ultimately leads to his going completely deaf. Then Gauri (Soha Ali Khan), herself born deaf, enters his life, and leads him from his dark state to a happier place where one day, miraculously, he finds a way to make music again. The movie is an official remake of Canadian film It’s All Gone Pete Tong.

Love Breakups Zindagi
Genre: Drama, romance
Director: Sahil Sangha
Cast: Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza
Synopsis: Jai (Khan) and Naina (Mirza) are settled in their lives but are still missing something. Govind (Cyrus Sahukar) is on his way to another major
relationship. Sheila (Tisca Chopra) has stayed single for a long time waiting for Mr. Perfect. Ritu (Umang Jain) lives on breakups and ice cream. Arjun (Satyadeep Misra) and Gayatri (Auritra Ghosh) are the perfect couple on the brink of a dream wedding. Dhruv (Vaibhav Talwar) and Radhika (Pallavi Sharda) are driven workaholics. Watch these characters as they learn that even if you don’t go looking for love, it will come looking for you.

Real Steel
Genre: Sci-fi
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly
Synopsis: Real Steel is a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near future (2020), where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up pugilist, who lost his chance at a title when a giant steel robots took over the ring. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, get one last shot at a comeback against all odds with the power of will against steel in the ring.

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