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A look at the movies releasing today

entertainment Updated: Feb 25, 2011 01:30 IST

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True Grit
Genre: Drama
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld

Synopsis: Following the murder of her father by one of the hired hands of Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross ( Hailee Steinfeld) sets out to capture the killer. Chaney made off with her father’s horses and two of his California gold pieces and Ross wants to avenge her fathers’ death. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit” - Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges). Cogburn is often described as the most merciless but he repeatedly rebuffs her attempts to hire him.

Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon), who wants Chaney for his own purposes. LaBoeuf has been pursuing Chaney for several months over a murder in Texas.The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on their journey, and each has his or her “ true grit” tested.

Tanu Weds Manu
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Anand L Rai
Stars: R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut and Jimmy Shergill

Synopsis: The film revolves around two characters Manu and Tanu. Manu (R Madhavan) is a guy from Delhi who has been a working as a doctor in London for the past 12 years. He comes down to India to get married because according to his family it is time. Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) is a girl from Kanpur who is finished her studies at Delhi University. She does not want an arranged marriage because she is in love with a guy named Raja (Jimmy Shergill) and wants to marry him.

Manu falls in love with Tanu as soon as he meets her in Kanpur. However, she asks him to refuse the marriage proposal and he agrees. Manu goes to see other girls but realises that Tanu is the girl of his dreams. Whether they end up together makes up the rest of the story.

Satrangee Parachute
Genre:
Drama
Director: Vineet Khetrapal
Stars: Jackie Shroff, Kay Kay Menon, Zakir Hussain, Rajpal Yadav

Synopsis:
Pappu runs away from his home in Nainital, to Mumbai with four of his friends leaving their parents worried and angry back home. Pappu is in search of a parachute and lands in Mumbai, searching for it in order to fulfil his dreams of
flying. Will Pappu succeed in getting the parachute he’s looking for? How will Mumbai treat these five young kids, who don’t know anyone in the city? Will they ever see their parents again?

The Fighter
Genre: Drama
Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams

Synopsis:
Dicky Eklund Jr’s primary claim to fame is his 1978 boxing match with Sugar Ray Leonard, where Eklund knocked down Leonard, who eventually won the match. In 1996, Eklund, now a crack addict, is in front of the cameras as an HBO film crew is making a documentary on him, the focus he believes (falsely) to be his boxing comeback at almost 40.

For the past ten years, he has also acted as one of the two trainers for his younger half brother, Micky Ward, who is known primarily as a brawler used by other boxers as a stepping stone to better boxers. Both their careers are managed by their tough mother Alice Ward. A move by Dicky and Alice at one of Micky’s fights makes Micky realise that his boxing career is being stalled by the two, who are only looking out for themselves. This stance is fostered by Micky’s new girlfriend, Charlene Fleming who helps him get better at his game and a professional boxer.

Drive Angry
Genre: Action
Director: Patrick Lussier
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner

Synopsis:
Milton (Nicolas Cage) has broken out of Hell to prevent the cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing his infant
granddaughter. He is being pursued by ‘The Accountant’ (William Fichtner), a supernatural operative of Satan who has been sent to bring Milton back to Hell. Nicholas Cage is back in this high-octane action adventure that promises to satiate the true-blue action fans.

Shot in 3-D with fast-paced car chases, the film is about a bad-ass good guy, played by Cage, who chases a bad guy, played by Fichtner, with the help of his supporters.