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A look at the movies releasing today

This week Bips-Madhavan's Jodi Breakers and Ritiesh-Genelia's Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya will see the light of the day. Also a host of Oscar-nominated films are hitting Indian theatres today.

bollywood Updated: Feb 24, 2012 00:32 IST
Jodi Breakers

This week Bips-Madhavan's Jodi Breakers and Ritiesh-Genelia's Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya will see the light of the day. Also a host of Oscar-nominated films are hitting Indian theatres today.

Jodi Breakers
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: R Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya and Helen
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary
Synopsis: After his divorce, Sid has become a break-up specialist, helping wronged parties out of bad relationships. He guarantees a quick, easy and final freedom to his clients. A chance encounter with Sonali takes his so-called business to new levels. Both embark on a journey taking them through some hilarious cases that they solve with some wit and some vile. That is, till love happens.

Unexpected twists and turns, however, turn their worlds upside-down. A chain of incidents lead them to some unexpected situations. Sid has a lot of explaining to do but he has very little time to course-correct. The original ‘Jodi Breakers’ have to turn ‘Jodi Makers’ this time.

The Artist
Genre: Romance, comedy
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Synopsis: George Valentine, Hollywood’s beloved star of the 1920s, is enjoying the success of his new film, The Russian Affair. He enjoys his work and the adulation he receives by being a movie star. Peppy Miller is an aspiring young actor, who runs into Valentine at a movie premiere, which ends up being the launching pad for her Hollywood acting career. The advent of talking pictures brings a reversal to their fortunes as Kinograph, the movie studio where Valentine is under contract, is looking for fresh faces now.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
Genre: Drama
Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Thomas Horn
Director: Stephen Daldry
Synopsis: Oskar is a boy who is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in New York City. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by a restless mind, Oskar begins searching the whole of New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he had found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him.

Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
Genre: Romantic comedy
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’souza, Om Puri, Smita Jaykar, Tinu Anand
Director: Mandeep Kumar
Synopsis: Newlyweds Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza star in this romantic comedy that highlights how unusual
situations bring people together and change their lives in unimaginable ways. Mini is a vivacious girl, whose father wants to marry her off to a brash boy. Enter Viren, Mini’s father’s employee. When he comes to her house to claim some pending money from her dad, Mini uses an argument between them to flee with Viren in the guise of a kidnapping.

My Week with Marilyn
Genre: Romance-drama
Cast: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh
Director: Simon Curtis
Synopsis: My Week with Marilyn is based on two books by Colin Clark and revolves around the making of the comedy-romance film, The Prince and the Showgirl, which had released in 1957. Michelle Williams portrays the character of the late star and pop icon, Marilyn Monroe. The film
primarily documents a week that Clark, a production assistant, spends with Marilyn in Britain, after her husband and playwright Arthur Miller, leaves the country. Young Clark seizes the opportunity to befriend the platinum blonde beauty, and give her a taste of everyday life in England.

Moneyball
Genre: Biography-drama
Cast: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill
Director: Bennett Miller
Synopsis: Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane is in a fix. The team he has carefully trained and brought together is to be gutted. His team’s star performers are shifting to other teams that offer more money. So, Billy, who is financially under pressure, must find another way to build a competitive advantage if he wants to win the World Series. Beane scrambles to field a credible team, but his owner won’t raise his budget and his scouting staff is stuck in the past. Then, Beane hires and listens to Peter Brand, a recent Yale grad who evaluates players using Bill James’ statistical approach. Beane assembles a team of no names who, eventually start winning games.

Carnage
Genre: Black comedy
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly
Director: Roman Polanski
Synopsis: The story of Carnage is centered on parental differences. After two boys get into a physical fight in a playground, the parents of the ‘victim’ invite the parents of the ‘bully’ over to their Brooklyn
apartment to work out their issues. Though their meeting is initially intended to be a short visit, with a polite discussion on childbearing, it soon escalates into verbal warfare. Aided by some liquor, the couples begin to turn on each other and finally each on their own spouse. Soon, all parents start revealing their true colours.