From Ram Gopal Verma's Not a Love Story based on the Neeraj Grover murder case, to Sanjay Dutt's comic avatar in Chatur Singh Two, check out this week's celluloid offering.
Chatur Singh Two Star
Director: Ajay Chandok
Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel, Suresh Menon, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Gulshan Grover
Synopsis: Chatur Singh Two Star is an infamous member of the Mumbai Police Department who, in his career, has been most successful at botching up cases and making a fool of himself. In spite of being a disgrace to the team, Chatur has just been handed the biggest case in the department's history, this being the perfect chance for him to prove everyone why he is the best officer they have. Chatur takes off on the secret mission to South Africa and immediately creates trouble for all. His antics are hazardous to health and he is totally clueless, yet keeps stumbling on all the right clues thanks to a little help from a girl named Sonia.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale
Synopsis: On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson has it all. She is married to a famous spy hunting TV reporter, just had a baby and has intelligent twin step kids Rebecca and Cecil. But in reality, Rebecca and Cecil don’t want her around and her husband wouldn’t know if he lived with a spy, which is exactly the case — Marissa’s a retired secret agent and her world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division. Now, she has to juggle being a wife, mother and .... a spy.
Director: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake
Synopsis: Elizabeth Halsey is a Chicago middle school teacher who curses at her students, consumes alcohol, smokes marijuana and only shows movies while she sleeps through class. She plans to quit teaching and marry her wealthy fiancé, but when he dumps her, she resumes her job as a teacher. She tries to win over substitute teacher Scott Delacorte, who is also wealthy. Amy Squirrel, a dedicated teacher and Elizabeth’s colleague, also pursues Scott while the school’s gym teacher, Russell Gettis, makes advances on Elizabeth which she rejects.
Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant
Synopsis: A remake of the 1985 original, a teenager named Charley Brewster strongly suspects that his new neighbour — Jerry Dandrige — is a vampire who is responsible for a string of recent deaths in the area and also responsible for several disappearances in and around the town. When no one he knows believes him and thinks he is hallucinating, he decides to investigate the matter on his own. Soon, he enlists the help of Las Vegas magician and self-declared vampire expert Peter Vincent, in order to help him take down Jerry.
Sahi Dhande Galat Bande
Director: Parvin Dabas
Stars: Anupam Kher, Parvin Dabas and Sharat Saxena
Synopsis: Four friends - Rajbir, Sexy, Ambani and Doctor - are given a job which will give them enough money to make all their dreams come true. But to achieve the same, they will have to go against their conscience and the village, Kanjhawla, to which they belong. Goading them on to make this job successful is their boss, Fauji, who stands to gain the most from the job’s success in order to realise his dreams of becoming a politician. During their mission, they come across a multitude of crazy characters which includes a guru and his wrestlers, a bunch of smart ass kids, a raging chief minister, a scheming Businessman, the leader of the village, and a host of others. The film is actor Parvin Dabas’s directorial debut and is a blend of action, comedy and high dose of drama that hurtles along against a landscape of both rural and urban India mixing with it some eccentric characters.
Not a Love Story
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal, Ajay Gehi and Urmila Matondkar
Synopsis: In the summer of 2008, an aspiring starlet was doing the rounds of the Mumbai film industry in order to find fame in movies. In the course of her efforts, she meets a man who lends her a helping hand. She got into a relationship with this man in spite of already having a boyfriend back in her home town. But her boyfriend comes to know of her illicit affair. One fateful morning, her boyfriend lands up at the apartment in which she was staying with that man. The raging boyfriend kills the man and then cuts him up in pieces before disposing of his body. The film, directed by maverik director Ram Gopal Varma, is based on the Neeraj Grover murder case. Grover was a television executive found murdered in May 2008; a crime for which Kannada actor Maria Susairaj and her boyfriend Lieutenant M.L. Jerome Mathew were arrested. Mathew was eventually found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and for destroying evidence. Susairaj was acquitted of the killing itself, but found guilty of destroying evidence. The killing and subsequent trial received significant media coverage.