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A look at the movies releasing today

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 03, 2014
First Published: 13:41 IST(3/1/2014) | Last Updated: 13:43 IST(3/1/2014)

Yesteryear classic Sholay releases in a 3D makeover today. Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street also opens on Friday. What's more? Mr Joe B Carvalho and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty also hit theatres. Read on for previews.

Sholay in 3D
Genre: Thriller-drama
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan and Jaya Bachchan
Synopsis: This iconic 1975 film is being re-released in 3D format. The story revolves around ex-police inspector Thakur Baldev Singh, who recruits two convicts Veeru and Jaidev in order to avenge the brutal killings of his family members by the notorious bandit Gabbar Singh. Thakur brings Jaidev and Veeru to a small village that is the main target of Gabbar. When Gabbar learns that Jai and Veeru have come to kill him, he starts murdering all the residents of the village, one by one.

The Wolf Of Wall Street
Genre: Drama-satire
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler
Synopsis: The Wolf of Wall Street tracks the life of Jordan Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker, who served 20 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive securities scheme that involved widespread corruption on wall street, and in the corporate banking world. The film is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name. 

Mr Joe B Carvalho
Genre: Comic thriller
Director: Samir Tewari
Cast: Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffery, Soha Ali Khan and Vijay Raaz
Synopsis: General Kopakabana, ruler of a small island in Africa, has managed to ensnare Gehna,
daughter of a liquor baron from Bengaluru. But Gehna rejects him the minute they come face to face. After dumping Kopa, Gehna quickly hitches up and decides to marry Lohesh, son of a prominent diamond merchant. An angry Kopa vows to never let the wedding take place. MK, India’s top don, is a leading contender for the title of wedding destroyer No. 1, but loses out to the ominous and mysterious master-of-disguise Carlos. Carlos reaches India with a mission to accomplish, while MK too wants the same job. Enters the naive and simple-minded detective Joe B Carvalho, who only recently graduated from cases that required him to find people stealing cable connections to looking out for a young Nina Khurana, who is supposed to have eloped with an ageing servant Ramlal. Joe, in search of Nina, accidentally lands up in Carlo’s hotel room. And, MK mistakes him for Carlos. Worse, Shantipriya, the cop assigned to tackle Carlos, is also Joe’s ex-girlfriend, and starts to believe that the man she used to love has turned into a brute killer!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Genre: Drama-fantasy
Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Jon Daly and Adam Scott
Synopsis: A day dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

47 Ronin
Genre: Action-adventure
Director: Carl Rinsch
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ko Shibasaki
Synopsis: 47 Ronin takes a leaf out of ancient Japan’s most enduring tale. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi, leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

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