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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2012 00:26 IST

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Cocktail

Genre:

Romantic-comedy


Director:

Homi Adajania


Cast:

Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty, Deepika Padukone, Randeep Hooda, Dimple Kapadia



Synopsis:

When Veronica and Meera start living together in London, they have very different agendas. Meera is an introvert recovering from a hoax marriage to Kunal Ahuja, who duped her off her savings on the pretence of setting up a base for them in London. She is living with Veronica till she gets a job. Veronica, on the other hand, is a wild-child, constantly looking for distractions to escape facing issues of troubled upbringing.



Though poles apart, the two forge a close friendship. Soon Gautam enters their lives, moves in with them and has a fling with Veronica. Initially Meera hates Gautam, but gradually they all become close buddies.



The Intouchables

Genre:

Drama


Directors:

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano


Cast:

François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny



Synopsis:

The Intouchables is a French film based on a book titled You Changed My Life, written by Abdel Sellou. The movie showcases the development of an improbable friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic, and a poor man from the ghettos, who is hired as his live-in carer.



Philippe is a rich aristocrat in Paris, who becomes a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. He requires a live-in carer. A young and poor offender turns up for an interview for the job, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. Gradually, the two men develop an unlikely but close friendship.



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Genre:

Thriller


Director:

Timur Bekmambetov


Cast:

Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper


Synopsis:

The movie explores the secret life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President, and the untold story that shaped America. The makers of the film bring a renewed voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.



The vampires’ principal enemy is one of American history’s most beloved figures, whom many consider America’s greatest president. This story covers 45 years in Lincoln’s life, spanning from 1820 to 1865, and is set in Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana and Washington DC.