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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Oct 12, 2012 02:10 IST

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Aiyyaa


Genre: Romantic comedy


Cast: Rani Mukerji, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Amey Wagh


Director: Sachin Kundalkar


Synopsis: Meenaxi, a dreamy Maharashtrian girl with an extra sensitive sense of smell, is in search of love. Hilarity ensues when she has to juggle between her reality, her choices and being a traditional Marathi girl. After getting attracted to the fragrance of a mysterious artist, she daydreams about him. She spies on him, only to discover that he works in an incence factory. Meanwhile, her family has found a good boy for her. Complications arise, as she has to decide between an ideal husband and possibly true love.



Bhoot Returns


Genre: Horror


Cast: Manisha Koirala, Alayana Sharma and JD Chakravarthy


Director: Ram Gopal Varma


Synopsis: A sequel to the 2003 hit Bhoot, this film is about a family trapped in a terrifying supernatural situation. The movie tells the story of an engineer, who along with his wife, his son and daughter, moves into a house situated near his work place. Soon, a series of inexplicable things happen to his family and over a period of time, he is forced to accept that there are supernatural elements in the house. By the time he decides to leave with his family, one of his kids disappears, seemingly swallowed by the house.



Looper


Genre: Sci-fi adventure


Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt


Director: Rian Johnson


Synopsis: In a future society, time-travel exists, but it’s only available to those with the means to pay for it. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, it sends the target into the past, where a hitman known as ‘looper’ finishes the job. As Joe Simmons, a looper, waits for his next target, he’s shocked to meet his future self, who’s been sent back in time to be killed by him, in order to close Joe’s own ‘loop’.



Chittagong


Genre: Period drama


Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Delzad Hiwale, Raj Kumar Yadav


Director: Bedabrata Pain


Synopsis: Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, Chittagong is a true story of a 14-year-old boy Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs. For the first time in Indian history, the British army is defeated by an army of schoolboys and their teacher, Masterda. Called a traitor by his peers, Jhunku impulsively joins the movement, which forces him to confront his self-doubts.



Taken 2


Genre: Action thriller


Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace


Director: Olivier Megaton


Synopsis: Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills, gets kidnapped along with his wife. They are held hostage during their family


vacation in Istanbul. Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the some advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.



Makkhi


Genre: Thriller


Cast: Nani, Samantha Prabhu, Sudeep


Director: SS Rajamouli


Synopsis: This is the dubbed version of hit Telugu film, Eega. The film is about Sudeep, who who will do anything to get what he wants. When he falls for Bindu, he wants her at any cost. However, a guy called Nani loves Bindu. Though Bindu loves him too, she doesn’t say so. The story takes a turn when Sudeep kills Nani to get Bindu. But Nani is born again as a fly, and vows revenge.



Prem Mayee


Genre: Romance


Cast: Sanjay Suri, Chandrachur Singh and Shreya Narayan


Director: Shekhar S Jha


Synopsis: The film chronicles people in love and the circumstances that push them, only to realise how love brings out the best and worst in us. The film also throws light on marriage and relationships at workplace.



In the Name of .. Tai


Genre: Social drama


Cast: Dr Nishiganda Wad, Asrani, Dr Vilas Ujawane, Mahesh Thakur


Director: Ujjwal V Thengdi


Synopsis: The film is based on the life of a dedicated village woman, respectfully called Tai. She works tirelessly towards protecting


farmers’ land against corrupt politicans and builders.

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