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A look at the movies releasing today

This week has lot to offer to film lovers of every age group. From Ragini MMS to Luv U…Mr. Kalakaar,Stanley Ka Dabba to Shagird, here's all you need to know about these films.

bollywood Updated: May 13, 2011 01:13 IST
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Ragini MMS

This week has lot to offer to film lovers of every age group.

Ragini MMS
Genre: Thriller
Director: Pawan Kripalani
Cast: Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav
Synopsis: Ragini MMS is a sensuous paranormal film, that has a quintessential couple, Ragini and Uday, who set out to have a dirty weekend at a friend’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Mumbai. The weekend getaway quickly changes gears as they find themselves in a house that has been rigged with cameras. The cameras that were meant to capture love-making are witness to something that is beyond the realm of human understanding, something metaphysical. Within the confines of this house, Ragini and Uday are now at the mercy of an unexplainable paranormal force. With sundown approaching, what will the new entrants of the house do? Watch the film to know.

Arthur
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jason Winer
Cast: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner
Synopsis: Irresponsible but charming, Arthur Bach has always relied on two things in his life to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of his lifelong nanny, Hobson that helps him keep out of trouble. Now, Arthur faces his biggest challenge — choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or choosing an uncertain future with the one thing that money cannot buy — Naomi, the only woman he has ever truly loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and love, and some unconventional help from his nanny Hobson, Arthur takes the most expensive risk of his life which helps him in finally learning what it means to become a mature man.

Stanley Ka Dabba
Genre: Children’s drama
Director: Amole Gupte
Cast: Divya Dutta, Raj Zutshi, Rahul Singh, Amole Gupte
Synopsis: A boy arrives in school much before any of his classmates to drum away his blues on empty benches. He stuffs himself with water instead of nutritious food that his schoolmates relish during the lunch break. He covers up for his lack of social rank with the finesse of the most seasoned diplomat. This boy is Stanley, the protagonist of Stanley Ka Dabba. The film throws light on the everyday life of a school going child who is having tough life at home. The character, Stanley, tugs at your heartstrings with his indomitable spirit, while warding off the hostile world he is surrounded by at all times, everywhere. The film shows how this spirited child rises above his choking real life situation to set an example for all whiners to learn from, even emulate.

Shagird
Genre: Action
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Nana Patekar, Mohit Ahlawat, Zakir Hussain and Anurag Kashyap
Synopsis: The movie, reportedly based on real life incident, is a gritty cop drama taking place in Delhi, in the life of two Delhi Crime Branch officers, Hanumant Singh, a veteran officer whose tactics and ethics are questionable. He mentors Mohit, a new junior officer who has his own principles. Hanumant Singh and Bunty Bhaiya work for politician Rajmani Singh, who rules the state unfairly. The film asks the audience to decide what is necessary, what is heroic and what crosses the line in the grey zone of law, crime and politics.

Luv U…Mr. Kalakaar
Genre: Romance
Director: S. Manasvi
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Rao and Ram Kapoor
Synopsis: Sahil is an artist and a good human being. Happy being a cartoonist, he designs characters for animation shows, advertisement, print media and mascots for corporate firms. He falls in love with a management student, Ritu who is free spirited and fun loving. The two however, have to face several obstacles in their path.

Priest in 3D
Genre: Drama
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q
Synopsis: A a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, Priest is set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined in his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-happy sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.