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Aarakshan hits theatres

Centered on the controversial issues of reservation in education system, Aarakshan is a a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict, and rebellion, which tests the charatcers’ love, friendship and loyalty. Here're other movies releasing today.

bollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2011 11:55 IST
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Aarakshan

A look at the movies releasing today:

Aarakshan
Genre: Drama
Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and Prateik
Synopsis: Prabhakar Anand is an idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state's best. His loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar, will do anything for his sir. He also falls in love with Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi. Centered on the controversial issues of reservation in education system, the story is a a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict, and rebellion, which tests the charatcers’ love, friendship and loyalty.

Captain America: The First Avenger
Genre: Action
Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected for military service. Everything changes when Dr Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr Erksine gets assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany’s head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left aside and is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins.

Will To Live
Genre: Drama
Director: Charles Schettler and Paul Emami
Stars: Geoffrey Broderick, Anusha Singh and Erik Altemus
Synopsis: The film, inspired from a true story, is the fight of a courageous father for his son ailing from cancer. Against all odds, he makes his adventurous journey into the forests of Himalayas in the quest of a rare herb that may cure his son’s illness. Battling the depths of the jungles, the story explores the intensity of a father’s love. How far will he go to save his child’s life?

Phhir
Genre: Thriller
Director: Girish Dhamija
Stars: Rajniesh Duggal, Adah Sharma and Roshni Chopra
Synopsis: The suspense drama has a connection to an earlier film of the same banner, 1920. The film intersperses between future and past. Disha, a clairvoyant sets out to help Rajneish, a doctor in search of his missing lawyer-wife. Disha gives him some clues that take him closer to unravel the mystery.

Final Destination 5
Genre: Horror
Director: Steven Quale
Stars: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta
Synopsis: In the fifth installment of the horror series, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of co-workers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time and twist of fate, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda.

The Devil’s Double
Genre: Thriller
Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier and Raad Rawi
Synopsis: Baghdad, playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought — but for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request — to be Uday’s ‘fiday’ — his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

Winnie The Pooh
Genre: Animation
Directors: Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall
Stars: Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson and John Cleese
Synopsis: This all-new hand-drawn animated movie reunites audiences with the philosophical ‘bear of very little brain’ and his friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and last, but not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for the bear who simply sets out to find some hunny, his favourite food.

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