Priyadarshan's action thriller Aakrosh, starring Bipasha Basu and Ajay Devgn, and Mani Shankar's action-adventure movie Knock-out release on Friday. Check out movies previews of today's releases.
Genre: Action thriller
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Akshay Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal
Synopsis: The film revolves around a lower cast guy who had gone along with his two friends to a village — Jhanjhar in Bihar, his native place, to watch Ramleela. These three students of Delhi University go missing in the dusty village. In the previous three months, there was no clue about where they vanished. Media and student movements all over Bihar take a pivotal step in getting hint of these students. Its then government, appoints two CBI officers, Pratap Kumar and Siddhant Chaturvedi to find out the truth under it. Investigat-ing in Jhanjhar becomes a tough task for these officers as the local police force, headed by Bhuma Ram, with the help of local MPs and landlords, run a major branch of Shool Sena. The two officers cannot break the ice with local Low Caste Community, due to years of fear instilled in them by regular and highly planed Shool Sena attacks. Soon there is mayhem in the village, with riots, burning of houses and killing of peasants in broad daylight. Slowly Pratap with Siddhant’s help starts cracking the case by exerting his influence upon Geeta (a victim of the same inhumanity), who acts as a final key to the investigation.
Director: Chetan Desai
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Mukesh rishi, Ashutosh Rana (voice)
Synopsis: The Epic being considered India’s most expensive 3D animation film at R24 crore, tells the story of Ramayana stylised in a contemporary manner. The full length animation required a team of 400 artists, animators and technicians, over 100 high end computers. The story begins with Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, the eldest son of King Dasharath.
At a “Swayamvar” to select the most heroic groom for ‘Sita’. Rama breaks the indestructible bow of Lord Shiva and wins the hand of Sita. King Dashrath plans to crown Rama as his heir and retire. But his wife, Kaikei has other plans. She claims the two boons Dashrath had granted to her long ago, when she had saved his life. First, she demands that her own son Bharat, be crowned as the king and second that Rama be exiled from the kingdom for fourteen years. Dashrath is devastated but Rama decides to honour his father’s promise. Bharat refuses to be a part of his mother’s conspiracy. Rama, Sita and Laxman settle down in the
jungle of Chitrakoot and complete thirteen years of exile. Very soon, begins the epic battle between the forces of good and evil, an amazing demonstration of heroism, and super powers.
Director: Mani Shankar
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Irrfan Khan, Gulshan Grover, Sushant Singh
Synopsis: In just two hours — 11am to 1pm — an enigmatic vigilante pulls off an incredible, mind
blowing coup and a new chapter of Indian history is written. Sanjay Dutt plays a new age lone ranger, who has the latest weapons to manipulate and trap his elusive target. The target (Irrfan), is a street smart investment banker. Through a brilliant play of truth and pretense, Sanjay strips Irrfan of his arrogance and attitude, locking him in a tangle beyond redemption, leading to the biggest ‘counter heist’ in the history of this nation. Hot on the trail of these two men, is a hard-nosed television journalist, played by Kangna Ranaut. She will stop at nothing, till she is faced with the ultimate call of conscience —choosing between another man’s life or herself. As the film reaches its action packed climax, every
citizen of this country becomes a witness to the live action that unfolds before television cameras.
Director: Josh Gordon
Cast: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Victor Pagan
Synopsis: Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (Bateman) objections, decides it’s time to have a baby — even if it means doing it by herself… with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later, when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute-though slightly