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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: May 03, 2013 02:46 IST
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Bombay Talkies
Genre: Drama
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Vineet Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Katrina Kaif, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Director: Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee
Synopsis: The film marks the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema and consists of four short stories, made by four filmmakers. Karan Johar’s film: An urban couple is happily married or at least it seems so, until the wife meets a new colleague at work which changes her life forever.
Dibakar Banerjee’s film: A failed actor is struggling to make a living. In a turn of events he stumbles upon his last chance to prove himself to the world and more importantly, to his daughter.
Anurag Kashyap’s film: A man from a small town in UP comes to Mumbai to fulfil his ailing father’s last wish which may also save his life.
Zoya Akhtar’s film: A 12-year-old boy is inspired by a film star to break the conventions of society and follow his dreams.

Shootout At Wadala
Genre: Action thriller
Cast: Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Mahesh Manjrekar, Siddhant Kapoor and Ranjeet
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Synopsis: Shootout At Wadala is the sequel of the 2007 movie, Shootout At Lokhandwala, and is based on the book, Dongri to Dubai, written by Hussain Zaidi. The film will dramatise the first-ever registered encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead, which took place at the junction next to Dr Ambedkar college, in Wadala, Mumbai on November 1, 1982. The film also tracks the rise of notorious underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his rivalry with Manya Surve. It talks about the death of Dawood’s brother Shabbir and the encounter of Manya Surve, that was reportedly orchestrated by Dawood.

Side Effects
Genre: Psychological drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law
Synopsis: Side Effects is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin, a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist, intended to treat anxiety, has unexpected side effects.


Chhota Bheem And The Throne Of Bali
Genre: Animation
Director: Rajiv Chilaka
Synopsis: On an invitation from the King of Bali, Bheem and his friends head to Bali to attend the crowning ceremony of their Prince. On their way, Raja Indraverma tells them about the beautiful Bali, and the kids get super excited to visit this land of unlimited landscape. But before they can reach Bali, the kingdom is captured by evil Rangda who also arrests the king and queen of Bali. However, the little crown prince manages to escape and forms an alliance with Bheem in order to take on Rangda, the evil witch who wants to rule Bali. Rangda is a very powerful villain, and has Leyaks as her army who cause destruction and diseases among the people and animals. Now, it is up to Bheem and his friends along with the Prince, to take on the evil witch, fight and defeat her.

Mud
Genre: Drama
Director: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland
Synopsis: Mud is a fugitive who becomes friends with two Arkansas teenagers, Ellis and Neckbone. The fugitive attempts to reunite with his love Juniper, and the teenagers help him evade the bounty hunters who are on his trail, and also help him reunite with his true love.

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