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Shaitan, X-Men hit theatres

bollywood Updated: Jun 10, 2011 18:58 IST

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Enjoy your weekend as movie goesrs and film lovers will have an interesting variety to choose from. Shaitan, X-Men: First Class, West Is West and Love Express are the films releasing this week.

Shaitan
Genre:
Thriller
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Barmecha and Neil Bhoopalam
Synopsis: Loosely based on the Adnan Patrawala case, where a 16-year-old youngster was killed in 2007 by his friends for ransom, Shaitan tells the story of five youngsters who are out to have a recklessly adventurous time but get involved in a botched crime.
The mantra that defines the youth of today is simple: If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space. But what happens when the edge gives away?

Five youngsters — Amy, Dash, KC, Zubin and Tanya — live in the urban cape of Mumbai. They are young, intelligent, good looking and uber cool. With no hang ups and no boundaries, excitement is what they seek till one moment changes their lives forever. An accident and their actions to cover up lead them through a series of incidents across the roads, streets and bylanes of Mumbai and into the dark side the lurks within all of us. That dark side is referred to as ‘Shaitan’.

Inspector Mathur has been entrusted with the unenviable task of chasing these youngsters down. Through Mathur, the film explores the underbelly of the police system and crime. The confluence of the good and dark sides brings out the ultimate explosion of action, drama and thrill that can be best described as real and raw.

X-Men: First Class
Genre: Action thriller
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy
Synopsis: The film charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. The film reveals the secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names of Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the very first time. Not arch enemies, they were at first the closest of friends, working together with other mutants in order to stop Armageddon. However soon a grave rift opens between them, which begins the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

West Is West
Genre:
Drama
Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: Om Puri, Aqib Khan, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry
Synopsis: The dysfunctional Khan family struggles for survival in England. Sajid, the youngest Khan, is in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father’s tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition and from bullies in school. In a desperate attempt to ‘sort him out’, his father decides to pack him off to his first wife in Punjab, the wife he abandoned 35 years ago. Soon, his second wife reaches India to sort out the mess.

Love Express
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Sunny Bhambani
Cast: Om Puri, Sahil Mehta, Vikas Katyal, Mannat Ravi, Priyum Galav
Synopsis: The film is a romantic comedy about two Punjabi families who try to have a wedding on a train journey. Initially the bride and the groom are least interested in each other and this mutual dissatisfaction coupled with other events leads to serious conflict between the two families and the wedding is called off by the parents. But the real drama starts when the bride and the groom rekindle their romance and get comfortable with each other.