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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Sep 30, 2011 01:32 IST

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Vinay Pathak is back with what he does best - comedy. John Abraham, Genelia D'Souza starrer Force too hits theaters today. Pooja Batra marks her Bollywood comeback with Hum Tum Shabana. Here're all the films cinelovers can catch today:

Force
Genre: Action-romance-social
Director: Nishikant Kamat
Cast: John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza
Synopsis: John Abraham plays an undercover senior narcotics officer, ACP Yashvardhan, in pursuit of an underworld gangster. He believes that the only way to eradicate crime is to give criminals the bullet — not handcuffs. Yashvardhan is a hardheaded officer who ensures that justice is served. While he takes on a significant operation to crack down on India’s drug cartels, he encounters an enemy who wants to get his revenge for the damage done to his business by the narcotics team. He meets Genelia D’Souza’s character, whose love pushes him to make a choice between pursuing his chase or having a life with her.

Tere Mere Phere
Genre: Comedy-romance
Director: Deepa Sahi
Cast: Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Jagrat Desai
Synopsis: Tere Mere Phere is a look at the battle of the sexes. A couple, Pooja and Rahul, who have the perfect marriage, set out on a dream honeymoon in a motor home driving. As they get too close for comfort, the gilt of romance begins to rub off, and a series of absurd fights follow. Soon they get embroiled with a local Himachali small town guy (Vinay Pathak) and his girl ( Riya Sen).

Hum Tum Shabana
Genre: Comedy-romance
Director: Sagar Ballary
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba, Pia Trivedi
Synopsis: Two guys, one girl, seems like a simple enough love triangle right? Wrong! There is nothing simple about this madcap story, especially when the rivalry of the two guys, Rishi (Tusshar Kapoor) and Kartik (Shreyas Talpade), to woo naive and youthful Shabana (Minissha Lamba) lands them into a crazy contest of epic proportions. Soon enough, this battle to win over the female protagonist, turns into a desperate battle to lose the girl! With a comic guru like Sagar Ballary at the helm, a super-talented comedic cast and a crackling music score, the comical extravaganza is laden with fultoo romance, crazy bhais, rapchik items and dhamaal fun.

Model-actor Pooja Batra is back in Bollywood with Hum Tum Shabana, where she is playing herself. “Yes, I play myself in the film. I’m judging a pageant as Pooja Batra to select the next Miss India. Sagar Ballery wanted me for the role as he thought I would do justice to it, as I have judged many Miss India pageants in real life too,” says the former Miss India Asia Pacific.

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Genre: Action-thriller
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda, Jimmy Shergill
Synopsis: Shot back to back at Devgadh Baria and neighbouring areas in Gujarat, the much talked about Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is a modern-day take on Guru Dutt starrer 1962 classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. It is a story of intrigue and betrayal between a beautiful begum (Mahie Gill), her nawab husband (Jimmy Shergil) and an ambitious young boy (Randeep Hooda). The nawab and his begum live in their ancestral house, trying to maintain their financial condition. A rival political party wants to eliminate the nawab and plants a boy as the begum’s driver to spy on them. The begum, suffering from a lack of attention from her husband gets romantically involved with the boy, who seems to be giving more of his time to her, and all hell breaks loose.

Chargesheet
Genre: Suspense-thriller
Director: Dev Anand
Cast: Dev Anand, Jackie Shroff, Riya Sen
Synopsis: Dev Anand returns to the silver screen as an ex-high ranking Police Officer Gambhir Singh to investigate the high profile murder of Bollywood actor Minnie and shockingly discovers a web of sex, lies, and the infamous Bollywood-Underworld-Politician-Police nexus. A reflection of our present times, the movie also stars Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in a special cameo appearance.

Drive
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman
Synopsis: Drive is a heist film about a Hollywood stunt performer, Driver (Gosling), who moonlights as a getaway driver. Shannon (Cranston) is part mentor, part manager for Driver. Since he knows what a great talent Driver is behind the wheel, he either peddles him to film and television directors in the entertainment business or to the thieves, who need an accomplished getaway driver, taking a cut for his own pockets. The real trouble begins when Driver gets entangled in his neighbour Irene (Mulligan) and her young son Benicio’s life, and one day finds Irene’s husband (Isaac) and Benicio standing behind a bloodied man in a garage. The film is actually adapted from the 2005 James Sallis’ novel of the same name. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and even received a standing ovation.