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A look at the movies releasing today

entertainment Updated: Feb 18, 2011 01:25 IST

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7 Khoon Maaf
Genre: Drama
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham

Synopsis: 7 Khoon Maaf is based on Ruskin Bond's short story, Susanna's Seven Husbands. It features seven male leads — Naseeruddin Shah plays the oldest husband, Neil Nitin Mukesh as the youngest one, the other roles are played by John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah's youngest son Vivaan Shah and Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko. Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing a negative character. The movie is a romantic misadventures story of an Anglo-Indian woman Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes, a beautiful lass who over the course of thirty-five odd years, gets married seven times due to the untimely and mysterious deaths of half a dozen of her hapless husbands. In this film, Priyanka Chopra’s character ages from 20-65 and will be seen going through seven makeovers as the wife of seven different aged men at various stages of her life, for which prosthetics had to play a heavy part. The strange circumstances of Susanna deaths, makes her a prime accused. Did the husbands deserve to die? Were the murders out of necessity or pure blood-lust? Does Susanna ever find her true love?

I Am Number Four
Genre: Thriller
Director: DJ Caruso
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, and Kevin Duran

Synopsis: I Am Number Four follows the story of John Smith, an extra-ordinary 15-year old alien from the planet of Lorien, and his guardian, Henri, as they run from the Mogadorians, another race of aliens that are hunting down John and the other eight teenage Loriens, who all make up the Garde, living on planet Earth. The Garde consists of all Loriens who have special Legacies and powers. The teenagers are protected by a charm, which only allows them to be killed in a set order. in that order, John is Number Four. Both the Loriens and Mogadorians have a human appearance. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past.

Rabbit Hole
Genre: Drama
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest.

Synopsis: The movie is based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire of the same name. Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple, whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home finds solace in a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason — the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path.

Kaccha Limboo
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sagar Ballary
Stars: Vinay Pathak, Atul Kulkarni, Sarika, Rukshar

Synopsis: Kaccha Limboo is a children’s film that tracks the life of Shambhu, a 13-year old teenager caught in an adolescent phase. Shambu a overweight boy, faces problems at home and with his friends. Low on confidence, Shambhu falters consistently and invariably finds himself to be all thumbs down at the most crucial moments. One day, out of frustration, he runs away from home, and sees an environment that he was never exposed to in his protected life. The film is also about Shambu's parents — played by Atul Kulkarni and Sarika — and their complicated relationship.On his journey of self-realisation, Shambhu bumps into Vitthal, an extremely smart kid who belongs to a nearby fisherman colony. In Vitthal, Shambhu discovers an alter-ego, the sort of individual that he always desired to be. Shambhu is mesmerised by this new world he encounters with Vitthal. Everything is in such stark contrast to the world he had left behind. And everything worked just fine until a sudden turn of events force Vitthal and Shambhu to set out on a train journey in search of a place, where they can find the freedom they desire, a place where they aren't bound by family obligations, a place that they will never have to leave again. But destiny has its own way and this Kaccha Limboo finally rolls out having come of age after a life-changing incident.

Masti Express
Genre: Comedy
Director: Vikram Pradhan
Stars: Divya Dutta, Rajpal Yadav and Johnny Lever

Synopsis: Masti Express is humourous story that has an underlying message attached to it. It is a story of a true hero rising against several odds. It's the story of a common man who is forced and compelled to become a part of death-defying and gruesome situation in order to give a good education to his son. The story shows how a common man emerges a true hero rising against the odds. The story deals with what extremes man can go to be able to provide for his kids. The film, though a social satire, is layered in comedy.

Gnomeo & Juliet
Genre: Animation
Director: Kelly Asbury
Stars: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Maggie Smith

Synopsis: Gnomeo and Juliet is a computer-animated family film based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voice of McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbours. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

The Nutcracker
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane and John Turturro

Synopsis: 1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by distracted, parents, yearns for companionship. On Christmas Eve, Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. He takes her on a wondrous journey where toys assume human form.

How do you know
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: James L Brooks
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson

Synopsis: A romantic comedy centered on a love triangle between Team USA softball player (Reese Witherspoon), who is cut from the team as she passes 30, an executive (Paul Rudd) who finds himself the target of a criminal investigation for corporate malfeasance and a partying major-league baseball pitcher (Owen Wilson) for the Washington Nationals.