There's something for every movie buff this Friday, as Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se, Ram Gopal Varma's crime thriller Rakht Charitra, and comedy Phas Gaye Re Obama release today.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Genre: Advnture/ Fantasy
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg (voice)
Synopsis: This latest Narnia extravaganza will see Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, who along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb - find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond.
Phas Gaye Re Obama
Genre: Crime/ Comedy
Director: Subhash Kapoor
Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Amol Gupte, Amit Sial
Synopsis:This comedy set against the backdrop of global recession/meltdown that originated in USA.
The film traces the journey of Om Shashtri, an American citizen of Indian origin, who loses all his wealth overnight to the global recession & has been asked to vacate his home by the bank unless he pays up $100,000 (mortgaged amount) within 30 days.
Seeing no other option Om comes to India to sell a small piece of an ancestral property. But within days of landing in India he is kidnapped by a 'recession-hit' underworld gang who think that he is still a millionaire.
What happens to Om, is he able to save his home, how did the 'poor' gangster cope with their 'poor' catch & what do small town Indian gangsters have to say to President Obama...is largely forms the rest of the story.
The film, showcases how global recession/ meltdown impacted lives from an America based businessman to underworld dons in the dusty plains of small town India.
Rakht Charitra - 2
Genre: Crime/ Action
Director: Ram Gopal Verma
Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Surya, Priyamani, Zarina Wahab
Synopsis: This a biographical tale of Paritala Ravi from Andhra Pradesh, a prime accused in a number of murder cases. It is the story of a man`s phenomenal rise to power and a story of the most intense blood curdling conflict ever heard of between two individuals. Moreover, the story is also the ultimate statement on the often heard disastrous consequences of a fatal mixture of caste, crime, family feuds and politics.
In the Part 2, the rising power meets its nemesis.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Vishakha Singh, Sikander Kher
Synopsis: 1930, British India: In the province of undivided Bengal lies the sleepy, peaceful port of Chittagong. In this unassuming little town a revolution is about to begin; a revolution which will forever wake all of Chittagong and inspire the entire nation.
April 18. 1 night. 5 simultaneous attacks. A band of 64 - 56 innocent yet fearless young boys, 5 defiant revolutionaries, 2 determined young women, and an idealistic leader - Surjya Sen, a school teacher by profession.
This group of 64 represents a little-known chapter in history; a forgotten night that reigned terror on the British through a series of calculated attacks. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a true story of these forgotten heroes and the narrative takes us through every step of the action from the initial trepidation, to the thrill of the attack, to the underground movement, daring escapes and tragic captures, and most importantly, their undying legacy.
A period thriller, the film is based on the book DO and DIE: The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34 by Manini Chatterjee.