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A look at the movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Aug 23, 2013 03:01 IST
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Madras Cafe
Cast: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Rashi Khanna
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Synopsis: A political spy thriller, set against the backdrop of Sri Lankan civil war. Vikram Singh is an Indian Army special officer appointed by the Research and Analysis Wing to conduct covert operations in Sri Lanka shortly after Indian Peace Keeping Force was forced to withdraw. Upon visiting Sri Lanka, he ends up uncovering a larger conspiracy.

Genre: Animation-adventure
Cast: Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra and Brad Garrett
Director: Klay Hall
Synopsis: This 3D computer-animated adventure sports comedy film revolves around Dusty Crophopper, a cropduster plane who works at a cornfield and dreams of becoming a racer. His dreams are scorned by his boss, Leadbottom, and his forklift/mechanic friend, Dottie. However, he is supported by his fuel truck friend, Chug. Together, they train for qualifiers of the upcoming Wings Across the World race.

The Light: Swami Vivekananda
Genre: Biogrpahy
Cast: Deep, Gargi, Premankur, Courtney Stephens
Synopsis: The film tracks the life and journey of the great hindu sage, Swami Vivekananda. The story traces His transition from the prodigal Narendra Nath Dutta to coming across Sree Ramakrishna and taking the tenets of Hinduism the world over. Different events from his life — from his childhood days to meeting mystic saint Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar, to Vivekananda’s travel to Northern India, the US and Europe, have been captured in the film.

Genre: Biography-drama
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Synopsis: The film is based on the life of iconic American entrepreneur Steve Jobs. The film tracks his life from 1974, when he was a student at Reed College, to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. The film opens in 2001 with Steve Jobs introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting. It then flashes back to Reed College in 1974 when Jobs had already dropped out due to the high expense of tuition. The film then moves forward to 1976 where Jobs is working for Atari and develops a partnership with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak after he sees that Wozniak has built a personal computer (the Apple 1). The film tracks various events in between, and ends with Jobs recording the dialogue for the Think Different commercial in 1997.

Kick-Ass 2
Genre: Action-comedy
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Synopsis: This superhero comedy film is based on the comic book of the same name, and is a sequel to the 2010 film, Kick-Ass. The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins a group of normal citizens who’ve been inspired to fight crime in costume. But they faces a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist transforms himself into the world’s first super villain.