From the Hollywood rom-com This Means War to the Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta-starrer Zindagi Tere Naam and Soha Ali Khan's Chaurahen, take your pick this weekend.
This Means War
Genre: Action romantic comedy
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger
Synopsis: This film can be best described as an action romantic comedy, as it has all the three ingredients rolled into one.
The story is about two top CIA spies — FDR Foster and Tuck Henson, who are best friends.
On duty, the pair are lethal killing machines, but while off duty, FDR is a brash and reckless playboy who hunts for potential hook-ups by faking chance encounters with lonely girls in a video rental store, while Tuck, who hasn’t dated in years, takes to a website to find the love of his life. But their friendship comes to an end when they discover that they have fallen for the same girl, Lauren Scott.
The two CIA operatives then proceed to engage in an all-out war to win the affections of the lady. This battle sees the two suitors summoning all the technology and manpower at their command to engage in a game of one-upmanship, while the woman in question remains blissfully unaware of what’s going on.
So, using the same skills and high-tech gadgetry that they once used to bring down entire enemy nations, FDR and Tucker proceed to fight each other to get their lady love. There’s also a side story featuring a bad guy, Heinrich, who carries out a vendetta against the pair. As to who gets the lady in the end, that’s something you will find out when you watch the film.
Zindagi Tere Naam
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, Ashish Sharma, Priyanka Mehta, Dalip Tahil, Supriya Karnik, Sharat Saxena
Director: Ashu Trikha
Synopsis: Zindagi Tere Naam is a film which brings back the hit pair of the 1980s — Mithun Chakraborty and Ranjeeta. Two stories of romance run parallel in this film. The intensity with which the couple loves is not limited by their respective ages. while one tale has the youth, vibrancy and passion, the other love story is matured and sober. But neither couples are short of intensity in their romance. The film was made in 2008, but is releasing now.
Say Yes To Love
Cast: Aasad Mirza, Nazia Hussain, Aditya Raj Kapoor, Saira Mirza
Director: Marukh Mirza
Synopsis: This is the story of Vijay, a young shy boy, who is molested by a prostitute. This unexpected incident creates turmoil with his emotions, and he develops a fear factor, with his love life taking a beating. But, when Sarah Jones, a bold and beautiful girl, enters Vijay’s life, it brings about a change in him and he starts believing in love once again.
Cast: Zeenat Aman, Soha Ali Khan, Ankur Khanna, Shyan Mumshi, Nedumudi Venu, Arundati Nag
Director: Rajshree Ojha
Synopsis: Chaurahen is almost like snippets of collected photographs, bringing together similar disconnected people in search for something to overcome the mundane reality. In the film, characters are connected, perspectives are skewed, morality is left ambiguous and the gray area between right and wrong is explored, often through overlapping streams of plots. The first story focuses on Farooq and Ira’s relationship in Mumbai. Farooq’s memories haunt him, making him incapable of sharing true love with Ira. She leaves him, and he is left with his demons, ending up alone. The second story is about Dr. Siddharth Bose, a wealthy surgeon in Kolkata who feels trapped in a loveless marriage. To counter this, he embarks on an uncomfortable affair with a much younger woman, Laia, a German tourist en route to discovering India and herself. Their passionate, yet tormented romance, lays the groundwork for one relationship to repair and another to self-destruct. The final story is set in the city of Kochi where the Nair family has to come to terms with the unexpected loss of a family member who died serving in the Indian military.
Cast: Anisha Verma, Karan Mehra, Rajveer Sing Arora, Srishti Sharma
Director: JH Nakra
Synopsis: This is a Love story of a shrewd secretary, her childish boss and her friend who believes in settling down by marrying a rich person. The boss is being exploited by his friend for his many weaknesses. The rest of the story is about how the secretary protects her boss and how they eventually fall in love and enter into a relationship.