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A look at the movies releasing today

From Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and Freida Pinto's fantasy adventure flick Immortals, there's a lot in store for movie buffs this weekend.

bollywood Updated: Nov 11, 2011 00:45 IST

From Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar starring Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin and Freida Pinto's fantasy adventure flick Immortals, there's a lot in store for movie buffs this weekend.

Rockstar
Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri
Synopsis: Janardan, born and brought up in the middle class locality of Pitampura in Delhi, has a larger than life dream — of becoming a rockstar like western rockers Jim Morrison. But all he gets from his reluctant audience is ridicule and humiliation. A confidante tells him that all artists, especially musical stars have one thing in common. That is: they all have suffered from tragedies of the heart. They all have suffered painful heartbreaks in order to become musical genius. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is no pain in Janardan's life — it is an oasis of peace. Unless he does something drastic, he will never become a rockstar. Heer Kaul is the undisputed diva of the college campus — beautiful, talented, arrogant, rich, and also unavailable. She has broken many hearts.

Janardan hopes she will break his heart too. He sets out to woo Heer with the sole object of getting his heart broken. Rockstar is the journey of this jat boy, who leaves behind Janardan to become Jordan; who traverses highs and lows of life — from a simple naive man to tortured soul, from the pleasure of unaffected friendship to the torment of unrequited love, from a Delhi campus to the international stage. He ultimately gets all that his heart has ever desired, but in the process, loses his heart forever.

The Adventures of Tintin: the secret of the unicorn
Genre: Action-Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Tony Curran, Toby Jones and Ron Bottitta
Synopsis: After buying a model ship called the Unicorn for a pound off a market stall, Tintin initially gets puzzled when the sinister Mr Sakharine shows eagerness to buy it from him, resorting to even murder and kidnapping him — accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy — to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship’s ever cursing master, the drunken Captain Haddock. But Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a Sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn.

Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock, was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when he was attacked by a piratical forebearer of Sakharine, but he still managed to save his treasure and
provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn.

Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic Soprano, the Milanese Nightingale, to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents, Thompson and Thomson the boy hero, his dog and the Captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy and that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure’s whereabouts.

Immortals
Genre: Fantasy adventure
Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt
Synopsis: The film, that was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods, is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy. Years after the Titanomachy, Titan Hyperion declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares, which will allow him to free the rest of the Titans from Tartarus and take revenge on the Olympians who brought about their downfall. In accordance with ancient laws, the gods are unable to take a side in the war between Hyperion and humanity. It is left to Theseus, son of Poseidon chosen by Zeus and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra and a slave named Stavros, to protect his homeland and save the gods.