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Movies releasing today

bollywood Updated: Feb 03, 2012 01:21 IST

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Staying Alive, Chronicle, Gali Gali Chor Hai, Man on a Ledge and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island are the movies that will be releasing today.

Staying Alive
Genre: Drama
Cast: Anant Mahadevan, Chandan Sanyal, Saurabh Shukla and Navni Parihar
Director: Anant Mahadevan

Synopsis: The film is based on a true story of a journalist called Aditya, whose third heart attack lands him to the intensive cardiac care in hospital. On the neighbouring bed is an underworld kingpin, Shaukat Ali, who has just suffered his first heart attack. While Aditya scoffs at death, Shaukat is petrified. Gradually, the two unlikely hospital inmates strike a love-hate relationship.

Chronicle
Genre: Drama-horror
Cast: Michael B Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell
Director: Josh Trank

Synopsis: Chronicle is a science fiction film revolving around a group of three high school friends who gain powerful supernatural abilities after making an incredible discovery. Soon, they start using them for mischief and personal gains. But, one of them begins to use their superhuman powers for darker purposes which leads to bigger problems in the boys’ lives. Soon, the boys find their lives spinning out of control and their bond gets tested as they all embrace their darker sides.

Gali Gali Chor Hai
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Mugdha Godse, Annu Kapoor and Vijay Raaz
Director: Rumi Jaffery

Synopsis: The story is about Bharat, a part-time cashier and part-time ‘Hanuman’ at the local Ramleela, who lives in Bhopal with his father Shivnarayan and wife, Nisha. Nisha, a school teacher, loves Bharat but tends to doubt him.Bharat’s sole ambition in life is to graduate from his role as ‘Hanuman’ to ‘Lord Ram’ some day. That puts him at loggerheads with Sattu Tripathi, brother of the local MLA, who plays Ram. His older brother, MLA Manku also has issues with Bharat, who refuses to let out an extra room to him for his re-election campaign. Soon, a chain of events trap Bharat, who finds himself dealing with made-up testimonies, lazy judges and corrupt characters.

Man on a Ledge
Genre: Action-adventure
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell
Director: Asger Leth

Synopsis: An ex-cop-turned-con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The New York Police officers immediately respond to a screaming woman and calls dispatch of their officers. More officers arrive with the SWAT team, tactical command and fire-fighters. The police then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, things aren’t as straightforward and clear-cut as they appear to be.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Genre: Action-adventure
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine and Vanessa Hudgens
Director: Brad Peyton

Synopsis: The film is a follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit, Journey to the Center of the Earth. This new 3D adventure film revolves around a youngster called Sean Anderson, who reprises hi role from the previous film. He receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. It’s a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather, Hank, joins in his quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful and strong-willed daughter, the group sets out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant, who happens to be his grandfather, and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.