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A look at the movies releasing today

Here is a look at the movies releasing today.

bollywood Updated: Dec 09, 2011 01:25 IST
Ladies VS Ricky Bahl

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Ladies VS Ricky Bahl
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma
Synopsis: Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra), a brash 19-year-old girl from Delhi falls in love with Sinny Singh, a fitness trainer. Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma), a 28-year-old successful corporate woman in Mumbai does business with an art dealer called Deven Shah. Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma), a 24-year-old hardworking widow from Lucknow makes a new friend, the shy Iqbal Khan. Three very different girls have one common thread - they get cheated by each of these three men. But the problem is that they are actually one man - Ricky Bahl (Ranveer Singh), a suave and charming conman who revels in the game and is only after money. A chance encounter brings these three women together and they vow to take down Ricky Bahl and get their money back. The next step is the actual plan. Enter Ishika Desai (Anushka Sharma), a young and ambitious girl having street smart ways. The furious trio, one professional conman and a girl who loves adventure. Will the conman be conned himself? Or will he get away again this time? The game is set in Goa and the rules are made as they go long.

Ye Stupid Pyar
Genre: Romance-drama
Director: Rakesh Jain
Cast: Jatin Khurana, Noopur Patwardhan and Akansha Shivhare
Synopsis: NRI Abhishek Khurana (Jatin Khurana) marries an Indian girl on his visit to India. Soon they fly off to US. On their first wedding night, his wife, Neha (Noopur Patwardhan) breaks down because she doesn’t want to leave her father alone. Sensing this, Abhishek joins his Bangkok office instead, in order to be close to India, and offers Neha to celebrate their wedding night at their new destination, Thailand. All things go well until Abhishek bumps into Simran, his college sweetheart. This leads to complication in Abhishek’s blissful married life. Will the newly-married couple be able to solve the crisis?

New Year’s Eve
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Lea Michele and Halle Berry
Synopsis: This romantic comedy intertwines several stories of a bunch of New Yorkers as they navigate their way through romance over the course of New Year’s Eve. Legendary actor Robert De Niro plays a bitter dying man in a hospital, while Michelle Pfeiffer essays the role of a frustrated executive secretary who finally decides to tackle her unfulfilled resolutions piled up over so many years. While Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays a producer of the famed Times Square New Year’s Eve show, Ashton Kutcher essays the role of a guy who hates New Year’s Eve whil his love interest is played by Glee actor Lea Michele.

Lanka
Genre: Drama
Director: Maqbool Khan
Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Arjan Bajwa and Tia Bajpai
Synopsis: Jaswant Sisodia rules the city of Bijnor. After his parents’ death, Jaswant was brought up by his father’s man Friday, Rajbir. Rajbir and his 14-year-old son were the only family known to Jaswant. Rajbir’s son was in awe of his mentor; some day he would want to be like him. Soon, Rajbir gets killed and his son has to flee the city.
Soon, the policemen responsible for Rajbir’s death get killed by Jaswant who goes on to became the undisputed kingmaker of Bijnor. 10 years later, Jaswant, now in his forties, is still too engrossed to give love a thought, until one day. Jaswant falls in love with
20-year-old Anju who comes to live in Bijnor with her family. The institution of marriage never fascinated Jaswant. So he forces her into a relationship without her consent. One day, Rajbir's son, now in his early thirties, arrives in Bijnor.
His mentor, Jaswant welcomes him with open arms. Rajbir’s son never questions his mentor. But after meeting Anju, the human in him takes over. Torn between his loyalty for his master and empathy for Anju’s plight, he searches for an answer. Would it be right for him to turn his back on the man who taught him to walk?

Machine Gun Preacher
Genre: Action-drama
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon
Synopsis: Machine Gun Preacher is an action biopic film about Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a biking preacher-defender of Sudanese orphans. He was a former gang biker who now dedicates his life and resources to rescue children in the war zone of South Sudan.
The film tells the story of Childers and his efforts to save the children of South Sudan in collaboration with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) against the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The film is an adaptation of Childers’ memoir — Another Man’s War. Childers was a an alcoholic drug-using biker from Minnesota. Upon his release from prison, his wife (played by actor Michelle Monaghan) persuades him to go to church with her where he is eventually converted.
Later, on a chance trip to Uganda to build homes for refugees, he moves north to build an orphanage. Soon, he gets drawn to the place and it is from here that he leads armed raids to rescue children from the Lord’s Resistance Army.